Filming in Oakville

Filming permits, policies, requirements and contacts in the Town of Oakville.

The Town of Oakville's unique charm has made it a growing destination for directors, producers and location managers. With scenic natural assets, historic neighbourhoods and architecture, the town is a picturesque backdrop for the film and television industry. 

The Economic Development office provides a one-stop shop for filming in the community. To start the permit process and determine applicable fees, please submit a film request. The Film Liaison will be in contact with you to coordinate the upcoming film project in Oakville.


Filming requirements

Permit and insurance requirements for filming in Oakville vary depending on the purpose and scope of the filming. 

The Town of Oakville commercial filming requirements vary depending on the location and scale of the film project. Review the guidelines and forms below to determine other applicable requirements. Once the film location has been selected, the Film Liaison will work with you to ensure all necessary paperwork is complete.

For all commercial film projects, a certificate of insurance for general comprehensive liability in the amount of $5 million, naming the Town of Oakville as additional insured is a requirement. 

Filming on Municipal Streets

In addition to the forms listed below, neighbourhood notification and consent is required for film projects taking place on municipal streets. The Film Liaison will provide the letter template to inform the neighbourhood. 

Filming in Town Parks and Facilities

The Film Liaison will coordinate the facility rental and parking permit process. 

UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)

Review the Government of Canada UAV and drone guidelines to determine requirements. 

Other requirements

Two documents are required for student filming in Oakville. Connect with the Town's Film Liaison to submit required documentation and get started on your film project.

  • Letter from the academic institution confirming program enrolment
  • Certificate of insurance indicating coverage for student(s) filming in Oakville where the Corporation of the Town of Oakville (1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON, L6H 0H3) must be listed as an additional insured. Liability coverage should be a minimum of $2 million.

Find your perfect filming location

Explore Oakville's town maps to identify your ideal filming location.

Find a filming location

Register your property for filming

List real estate assets as potential filming locations with the Ontario Film Commission.

Register your property

Contact us

Questions about filming in Oakville? Contact the Film Liaison for more information on how to get started.

Call: 905-845-6601, ext. 3127