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The Most Instagrammable Spots In Toronto

By Toronto Bucket List

Snap your way through the city at Toronto’s most instagrammable spots


Published February 27, 2020

In today’s day and age, Instagram has become the prime sharing platform when it comes to documenting our daily doings. It’s second nature to post everything we do, everything we eat, and everywhere we are. In a city like Toronto, there are a plethora of places worth visiting and sharing. 

Polson Pier

 
 
 
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If you’re looking for pristine views and shots of Toronto’s iconic skyline, look no further than the Polson Pier. Situated in the city’s docks by the water, the pier is also home to picturesque venues like Rebel and Cabana Pool Bar. Catch a sunset by the water with the urban jungle ahead of you, or enjoy it lit up in the peak of night.

Where: 11 Polson St, Toronto, ON M5A 1A4

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Sugar Beach

 
 
 
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A beach day is almost inevitably a photo opportunity--throw in some pink umbrellas, and you’ve got an Instagram classic. Sugar Beach features both sandy and grassy hangout areas, making for the perfect afternoon getaway within the city. Enjoy a day out on the bayfront in the city’s sugar and candy themed beach park.

Where: 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6

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Lavelle Rooftop

 
 
 
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Lavelle invites you to the city’s premier rooftop experience sitting 16 stories above, featuring a colossal pool, a series of bars, and a modern French eatery. With Toronto’s skyline right before your eyes, it doesn’t get better than this for a lavish day or night out. The 16,000 square foot complex is your destination for a panoramic view and elevated city experience.

Where: 627 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

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Toronto Sign at Nathan Phillips Square

 
 
 
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Every major city has that one sign you can’t help but take a photo of. In Toronto, you can find that right in the heart of the city, at Nathan Phillips Square. The grand sign is constantly changing in colour and design, with special events and holidays dictating its display. The illuminated letters, along with the pond and City Hall backdrop make for a scenic photo.

Where: 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1

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Eaton Centre Pedestrian Bridge

 
 
 
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Enter the twisty turny pedestrian bridge linking Saks Fifth Avenue to Toronto’s Eaton Centre; a creative entry to a premier shopping experience. Designed by WilkinsonEyre and Zeidler Partnership Architects, the alluring skywalk peers over Queen Street West and is perfectly crafted for Instagram – especially when it comes to lighting.  

Where: 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1

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Gooderham (Flatiron) Building

 
 
 
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Dating back to the 19th century is a heritage building in the Financial District associated with the famous Gooderham family. ‘Toronto’s Flat Iron’ was designed by Toronto architect David Roberts Jr with the intent of following the layout of the streets that formed a point –and he did just that. Fun Fact: The picture worthy, narrow building also has a backside mural that looks like the painting’s edges are peeling away.   

Where: 49 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C9

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Angel Wings at Calii Love by Colette Miller

 
 
 
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We’ve all wished we could have wings at one point or another. Street Artist Colette Miller turned that wish into a reality, with her angel wings mural that is part of the Global Angel Wings Project. Thousands of visitors flock to the interactive piece, snapping photos of the wings that can now be found worldwide.

Where: 367 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K1

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Lab Sense

 
 
 
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Welcome to ‘the house of liquid nitrogen ice cream’ that brings you futuristic frozen treats and floral backdrops – a match made in Instagram heaven. Enjoy a smoky cold concoction in an aesthetically pleasing setting, from flavours like Tiramisu to Matcha. Additionally, you can enjoy ‘nitro fruity melts,’ all of which are free of artificial flavours. Lab Sense even features a ‘ball bath’ for your inner youth where you can waste the day away and capture silly photos. 

Where: 386 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X9

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Cocktail Emporium

 
 
 
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Step inside the cocktail emporium, your “one-stop shop for all things cocktails,” but not before grabbing a cool photo on the outside. The pink exterior, with its vintage Miami vibe, has been the backdrop of plenty of Instagram photos in the city. The inside is just as aesthetically pleasing, being as creative as the Kensington neighbourhood it’s situated in. From hand-curated recipes to your very own glassware and bar tools, the Cocktail Emporium aims to provide you with all things to satisfy your cocktail fix. 

Where: 20 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2J7

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Vog Vault 

 
 
 
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Tucked within a former bank vault is the world’s first gravity defying ‘Vog Vault.’ Within John Fluevog’s shoe store, visitors have the chance to take an illusive, upside down photo in a recreated library, making for a unique experience and photo op. 

Where: 686 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E7 (inside of John Fluevog’s Shoes)

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(Cover Photo Courtesy of toronto.ca)

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