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


Contact

Zaib Shaikh
Film Commissioner & Director of Entertainment Industries
416-392-3376
zshaikh2@toronto.ca
Alok Sharma
Manager, Tourism Services
416-395-0258
alok.sharma@toronto.ca 
Eric Jensen
Manager, Film & Television Office
416-392-1333
ejensen@toronto.ca
Harold Mah
Manager, Event Support
416-395-7326
hmah@toronto.ca
Michele Alosinac
Film Sector Development Officer
338-3253
malosin@toronto.ca
Mike Tanner
Music Sector Development Officer
338-3255
mtanner@toronto.ca


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