Please be aware that the TTC will not approve any scripts that depict any of the following activities:
- Suicide or attempted suicide by train or pushing to track level
- Recreation of real life traumatic and violent events (e.g. subway crash)
- Scenes which endanger others through potential copy-cat
- Explicit scenes of sexual assault on transit property
All requests are to be submitted in writing including a script and/or brief outline/story board of the film’s/commercial’s plot, the location of filming, date, time, duration and crew size, including talent.
It is advisable that when filming requires special effects, a train or access to track level, a meeting with TTC staff be held as soon as possible to discuss details.
For platform only (no trains, track level, special effects or stunts) filming – your work plan (see description below) must be submitted 5 business days prior to start of film shoot (the “film shoot” includes set-dressing, prep, filming and wrap). If your prep includes placing lights in tunnels, changing advertising above the power rail, or any work required at track level, this falls under the next category.
For track level or train (stationary or moving) filming – a completed work plan is required 13 business days in advance of the start of the film shoot (the “film shoot” includes set-dressing, prep, filming and wrap).
NOTE THAT THE TTC WILL CONSIDER FILMING PROPOSALS THAT DIFFER FROM THE SCHEDULES SHOWN, ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.