City of Toronto

Film & Entertainment Industries

Film & Entertainment Industries staff supports all aspects of the city's film, music, tourism and entertainment industries.

Film, Television & Digital Media

  • The Toronto Film, Television & Digital Media Office co-ordinates and issues permits for all location filming that happens in Toronto
  • Staff issue over 3,000 permits for more than 1,300 film, television and commercial projects filmed each year

Live & Recorded Music Development

  • Staff liaise with the individuals and firms that form Toronto's music industry
  • EDC leads several partnerships to encourage advancement of the industry in Toronto

Event Support

  • EDC staff lead the City's inter-divisional Event Support Team – a one-stop shop for event producers
  • Staff provide logistical support and advice to organizers that produce the hundreds of festivals, and events within Toronto each year
  • The Event Planning Guide and EventPaL are two online tools created to help event planners

Tourism Services


Zaib Shaikh
Film Commissioner & Director of Entertainment Industries
Alok Sharma
Manager, Tourism Services
Eric Jensen
Manager, Film & Television Office
Harold Mah
Manager, Event Support
Michele Alosinac
Film Sector Development Officer
Mike Tanner
Music Sector Development Officer

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