6 places to capture a frameable view of Toronto’s skyline

Love photographing while you are on vacation? Nothing beats a skyline shot of the city you are visiting. We’ve got 6 suggestions for the best vantage points of Toronto, as seen by Ontario instagrammers.

1. Toronto Island Ferry
Photo by @AlexStrohl

Take a short 10 minute ride on the Toronto Island Ferry  and find yourself in a place of beautiful contrasts. Behind you – beautiful parkland, in front of you the bustling sky-scape of Ontario’s biggest city. *Bonus tip – In winter, the ice covered lake makes photos particularly memorable.

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2. Toronto Waterfront Trail
Photo by @smaku

The waterfront trail runs along the shoreline of  Toronto, and extends through Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton. Grab your bike and camera and enjoy the lakefront, and beautiful perspectives of the skyline in the distance.

Toronto Waterfront Trail

3. The Thompson Hotel Rooftop

The accommodations are beautiful, and the location perfect for an urban escape, but an added bonus of staying at Toronto’s Thompson Hotel is access to one of the most stunning views of the city – the perfect place to photograph a sunrise or sunset.

Toronto Sunset from Thompson Hotel4. The Harbourfront Centre
Photo by @Radiohead28

The Natrel Rink at the Harbourfront Centre is one of the most picturesque skating rinks around. Just steps from Lake Ontario, enjoy a skate on this ice with the CN Tower as your backdrop.

radiohead285. Evergreen Brickworks
Photo by @jzngeorge

Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre that also boasts a spectacular view of the city. Wander north on their trails, then look south for a stunning view of the city and Lake Ontario in the distance.jzngeorge6. Casa Loma

After you explore the castle’s historic grounds, climb to the top of the east turret and peek through the window to get this view of the city.

CN tower from Casa Loma
Where is your favourite place to photograph Toronto’s skyline from?  Tag your best shot #DiscoverON!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Adya says:

    from Polson Pier. I love this place; whenever I go to T&T, i make sure I visit this place to see the beautiful skyline of Toronto.

  2. I think Alex Strohl’s (#1) picture is actually from Polson Pier and not the Toronto Islands. But the Toronto Islands has an amazing vantage point as well.

  3. mumzstuff says:

    Chester Hill Lookout

  4. Great information and photos! I just love the Toronto skyline!

  5. Paul D says:

    Toronto waterfront.

  6. Reba ronald says:

    I was there at Harbourfront Centre couple of months back, while I was on a business visit. I loved the place at night. I was staying at a walkable distance at Skydome City (MAC Furnished Residences, Toronto), and by evening I’ll walk to Harbourfront and simply sit and watch the crowd. I loved the place, even though crowded, it was so peaceful for me. The view of skyscrapers had a different feel than what I experience in NY.

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