- You can take photos of anything, but if in taking the photo you break other laws, such as trespassing, then you're in trouble.
- You can't violate others' privacy by taking photos of them in places where it's reasonable for them to expect privacy (i.e. a bathroom).
- You can't trespass on someone's property to take a photo if either indicated by a sign, or being told directly by the owner. Disobeying this means a trespassing charge. There are certain exceptions to this in the Trespass to Property Act.
- You can take photos of any building, provided you're not on private property, or invading someone's privacy (like pointing a telephoto lens in someone's home). Even on TTC property, they have their own set of private rules that prohibits commercial photography, and they could technically tell you to not take pictures there.
- Nobody can threaten to destroy your camera, photos, or force you delete photos taken as this would be considered assault and/or criminal mischief.
I got to wondering what are the laws of taking pictures in Toronto. From what I understood before, anything in a public place is fair game. Cops, families, buildings, animals, and so on...Seems like most are more or less common sense, but take a look just in case. I got the info here.
9/12/2012 02:35:50 am
You should always respect the law. I would also suggest if you are not certain of what you can do, you can contact city officials and verify.
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