The permissibility of, and operational requirements for, filming activity is contingent on Provincial Emergency Orders.
Productions are required to comply with all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations, including those that pertain to reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Regulations, guidance and resources:
For the most up-to-date information and guidance about COVID-19, please review the following resources managed by other stakeholders:
- Ontario Provincial Regulations
- Ontario Section 21 Health and Safety Advisory Committee Film and television industry health and safety during COVID-19
- Ontario Public Health COVID-19 Guidance for the Film and Television Production sector
All enquiries related to film permits can be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 613-580-2424 ext. 38368.
Background on the Film By-law
Filming activity in Ottawa is governed by the Film By-law. The Film By-law is designed to provide a consistent process for the industry when seeking City approvals. It will support Ottawa in becoming a ‘Film Friendly’ destination.
The Film By-law will also provide greater coordination of City services as they relate to filming and help minimize any potential disruption to residents, businesses and institutions during filming events.
No matter the scale of your filming event, Event Central can assist you in determining if you require a film permit.
You can contact Event Central by email at email@example.com or by phone at 613-580-2424 ext. 38368