Best Photo Spots in Toronto

Most of us love to travel somewhere, whether near or far, and take super cool photos for our Instagrams – here is a list of some of the best locations in Toronto where you can get great photos!

 

Get the CN Tower in there! 

Did you really visit Toronto if you didn’t take a picture of the CN Tower? No. Here are 4 cool locations you can visit to get the ideal touristy photo for your trip.

 

Chester Hill Lookout 

Chester Hill Lookout is a pretty secret observatory deck located along Don Valley Parkway where you can see a picturesque view of the Toronto skyline while stepping away from the hustle and bustle of the city. (credit: @3rdi_open / Instagram & @christina.tucci79 / Instagram)

 

Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak 

This location is more of an adventure than walking up to a wall or an attraction. Have a nice relaxing time, get in the water & snap a photo. At this location, you can take pictures of the CN tower that you cannot get on land or far out at sea. (credit: @princesss.leya / Instagram)

 

Riverdale Park East 

At Riverdale Park East, you can capture a hillside view of the Toronto Skyline. The park covers over 104 acres, so there are a lot of different locations and angles that you can take advantage of. (credit: @shannonkwan_ / Instagram)

 

Park Hyatt Rooftop Lounge

Here you can get more of a city view of the CN Tower. Now, this is a 4-star restaurant, so you should stop in and have lunch or get a drink while you are there. You don’t even have to try and get artsy with the photo – sit down at a table, maybe pose, and you will easily be able to capture the perfect picture. (credit: @tjtindale / Instagram)

Murals 

In today’s day and age, murals are a huge trend and are something that everyone seeks out so they can have a colourful and unique photo to share with all their friends.

 

Make Good Mural

The Make Good Mural is a giant mural on the side of a building covered in eye-catchingly bright colours. No matter what angle you take the photo from you will be able to capture the beautiful designs. This mural can be found at 835 Bloor Street West. (credit: @hitherecendie / Instagram)

 

Sunglasses Mural 

The Sunglasses Mural is a touch of some California vibes in Toronto – with the beautiful pastel colours it is perfect to lighten up any feed. This mural can be found at 768 Queen Street West. (credit: @jennweatherhead / Instagram)

 

Underpass Park 

Underpass Park is a strategic park located beneath the Eastern Avenue, Richmond, and Adelaide overpasses. It is home to a skateboard park, basketball courts, and a ton of amazing graffiti art pieces. (credit: @ian.mcgillivray / Instagram)

 

Graffiti Alley

Graffiti Alley has quickly become one of the most popular tourist attractions in downtown Toronto. The alley has become a bright and welcoming area for anyone to visit. It is located at the intersection of Spadina Avenue and Queen Street West. (credit: @_adriengrant_ / Instagram & @burchard8 / Instagram) 

Let’s get artsy 

Here is a list of some spots in Toronto where you can get some creative, unique, and super artsy photos. Although for most locations it won’t necessarily look like you are in Toronto, the photos will look amazing!

 

Nathan Phillips Square

Now I know I mentioned that you cannot go to Toronto and not get a picture with the CN Tower. But Nathan Phillips Square is another perfect location to get that typical Toronto picture. Whether you visit in the summer or winter there is plenty of opportunity for you – whether you are with the iconic Toronto sign or skating around with City Hall in the background. (credit: @tfutchh / Instagram & @travelwithtinsley / Instagram) 

 

Casa Loma 

Casa Loma is an amazing castle in Toronto with thousands of indoor and outdoor locations for you to snap a photo at. I would recommend a picture in the garden since you can get that taste of nature but include the castle in the background. (credit: @chestiee / Instagram)

 

Museum of Illusions 

The Museum of Illusions offers an intriguing visual, sensory, and educational experience through a variety of new and unexplored illusions. Although it costs anywhere $23-28 to get in, there are so many opportunities for some super cool photos. (credit: @khadijasummers / Instagram) 

 

June Callwood Park 

AKA the Pink Park – it brings a splash of colour to the otherwise boring beige concrete lining the city – it’s not hard to miss and can be found at 636 Fleet Street. (credit: @katiechoi_ / Instagram) 

 

John Fluevog Shoes Vog Vault 

John Fluevog Shoes is home to this anti-gravity space that used to be a real TD bank vault. You can take a nice vintage photo at 686 Queen Street West. (credit: @karlaylayu / Instagram)

 

Village of Yorkville Park

The Village of Yorkville Park is a compact park in Toronto that is surrounded by upscale shops and restaurants and is home to a variety of events throughout the year, such as Holiday Magic Tree Lighting, Icefest, and Music in the Park. This park houses many unique and non-traditional pieces that will truly make your photo. (credit: @tiffschoi / Instagram)

 

Art Gallery of Ontario 

The Art Gallery of Ontario (also known as AGO) is free for the majority of individuals to visit. It is a beautifully built building found right in the heart of Downtown Toronto and holds 95,000 art pieces in a range of styles. You can take a picture with the amazing wooden staircases or with a sculpture – AGO is yours to discover. (credit: @allthingscoveted / Instagram & / @biancavenerayan / Instagram) 

A Little Extra

Sports Murals 

Toronto is a huge sports city as it is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto FC, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Rock, and many more. Some murals will pop up every once in a while to promote these teams. Like the Raptors historic championship run in 2019 – there was a mural of “The Shot” from Kawhi Leonard that popped up and a Championship Starting Five mural that scaled the front of a whole building (credit: @markanthonystudios / Instagram / © markanthony.ca). Unfortunately, a lot of these murals get covered up after all the hype has passed. If you are interested in seeing what kind of murals are currently out there check out this Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/StreetARToronto.

 

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