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Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Camera Crew in Toronto

Beverly Boy Productions can help you book a camera crew in Toronto to cover the many amazing sites you will want to visit here. If you are at a loss, though, on where to start, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a list of the reasons you need to hire a camera crew in Toronto to help you make your project the best it can be.

  1. Royal Ontario Museum

One of the best ways to learn all you can about Toronto and possibly narrow down some places to film is to visit the Royal Ontario Museum. This museum houses a large collection of cultural and historical items, including a permanent collection of 3,000 minerals and gems, fossils, Roman antiquities, First Peoples art, and more. It’s a nice, quiet location to get some interviews done while you learn about the region, so you can hire a videographer for filming and enjoy your visit as you get work on your film done.

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  1. St. Lawrence Market

Speaking of having fun while working, you can get in a lot of shopping while filming with a camera crew in Toronto at St. Lawrence Market. You can get food, gifts, clothing, books, antiques, and anything else you can imagine from one of the 120 vendors in the market. If you want to capture the hustle and bustle of the market, hire a camera crew in Toronto for a day and let loose as you shop ‘til you drop!

  1. Casa Loma

If you want something unique and not what you would consider for a Canadian film, hire a cameraman and check out the Casa Loma. This 18th-century Gothic Revival castle was designed by architect EJ Lennox and completed in 1914. It’s lavish, luxurious, and rich and it can make a beautiful scene for any film.

  1. Climate

The climate in Toronto is semi-continental, with warm and humid summers, cold winters, and mild Spring and Fall seasons. Because of its position on Lake Ontario, the winters are warmer and the summers are cooler than most other areas in the region, but there is some rainfall during certain months that can hurt your plans of filming. That is why you need a film crew in Toronto that can help you map out the best dates for filming in this fun city.

  1. Permits

Of course, no matter where you film in Toronto, you will need a permit to do so. This will require you submitting paperwork, documents, paying fees, waiting, possibly re-submitting, repaying, and waiting longer- if you don’t get it right the first time. But you can nix all that trouble when you find a camera crew in Toronto that knows how to handle the permitting process for you. It’s well worth your time and money to have a crew handle the permits for you.

  1. History

The history of Toronto starts approximately 12,500 years ago when Indigenous people moved here for hunting. The French first set up trading posts in 1720, and in 1786, the British arrived. The history is varied and rich, and the region grew and prospered over the years to become a major economic, cultural, and political hub.

 

  1. The Entertainment District

If you are filming, you know about entertainment, so why not stop and visit the famous entertainment district while in Toronto? Bars, clubs, theaters, restaurants, and more draw 30,000 people every weekend to this fun area of Toronto, and you can join them for some dancing, drinks, and incredible shots that will help your video production in Toronto look more vibrant and exciting than you planned.

  1. Guild Park

This unique 88-acre public park includes formal gardens, forest, architectural fragments, the Greek Theater, and public artwork, so that you get nature and art in one. You can get some good shots of both here, or even do some fun interviews, film some events, or just relax after a long day of filming.

  1. Queen Street

If you want B Roll that makes your mouth drop and adds a bit of eclectic and eccentric fun to your film, then head over to Queen Street with your camera crew. It is so similar to New York City’s Soho that Queen Street is often compared to it, and you can enjoy dining, nightlife, art, fashion, and bookstores all in one place.

  1. Food

Any and all camera crews for hire in Toronto will be able to tell you some of the best food you can eat in this magnificent city. But if they can’t agree, you can make the executive decision to take them to one of these wonderful locations for dining.
A. St. Lawrence Market. It isn’t just for shopping- even Anthony Bourdain praised the food at this outdoor market, so don’t miss out!
B. Gran fritto misto. The gran fritto misto platter of fried and crispy rapini, zucchini, cauliflower, and other seasonal veggies along with fantastic seafood. It’s huge, so share!
C. Moo Frites. So, you can get fries almost anywhere you go, but Moo Frites fries their spuds Belgian style- thick cut, golden and crispy fried in beef fat, and fluffy on the inside. Skip the ketchup and choose from one of the 18 different house-made sauces to dip your heavenly fries into.

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