Top 10 Locations for Photography in Toronto!

Happy New Year everyone,

I wish you all great health, happiness, success and peace of mind for 2017. A new year means new chances and new opportunities!

With that being said, it is time to move on to today’s topic and today we will talk about the best photography locations in Toronto. I am a huge lover of photography, and  Toronto is a dynamic city and there are some great spots for taking photos.

So let’s take a look at my top 10 picks.

 

1.Scarborough Bluff Park

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For beautiful scenic photos, Scarborough Bluff is the place to explore. The Bluff Park is located in the Scarborough district, which forms much of eastern portion of the Toronto waterfront. I went to the park for the first time last summer and it was stunning, there are some hiking trails and of course, the beach. You will feel as if you have gone on a tropical vacation, well almost.

2. Distillery District

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The Distillery District has an industrial look, but yet classy. It is located east of downtown and  it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Dstillery (former distiller of alcoholic beverages). The architecture depicts the Victorian era industrial look, it is quite beautiful and different from the typical city architecture. I like going there because it feels like you are somewhere else, I love historic architecture more than modern design.

3. Graffiti Alley

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Street art is my favorite and the Graffiti Alley has endless alleys of graffiti art. The Graffiti Alley is located in the Fashion District, and it runs south of Queen Street West from Spadina Avenue to Portland Street beginning at 1 rush lane. It has a unique charm and it is a great spot for edgier photos.

4. Evergreen Brick Works

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Evergreen Brick works is a former quarry and industrial site located in the Don River Valley. The park offers lots of fun activities and events for the family such as farmers market, restaurants and shops. Evergreen Brick Works has a lovely view of downtown Toronto, surrounded by trees. This is also a great spot for hiking, and discovering new spots in the park to gain a different perspective of the city.

5. Harbourfront.

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The Harbourfront in our city is dynamics place, there is so much to see and do. You will get a great view of Lake Ontario, the beautiful harbour and a view of the Toronto Islands.

6. Toronto Islands

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The islands are buzzing with people in the summer time, there is so much to see and explore. The islands offers a wonderful view of the Toronto’s skylines, while exploring the islands you will finds many beaches, gardens, the lighthouse and so much more.

7. Toronto Light Festival

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There is something brand new coming to Toronto this winter to keep us entertained and encourage us to leave our house without hibernating all the way till Spring. The Toronto Light Festival will be running from January 27 to March 12, 2017! According to their website, you are expected to see this at the festival. I am personally very excited about this one, and I can’t wait to go and explore the cool light installations.

Discover lighting creations of
every size and type.

View installations appearing
to float in the sky.

Experience magical light sculptures, breath taking light canopies, neon artworks & futuristic laser formations.

8. Polson Pier

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Polson Pier was previously known as, The Docks Waterfront Entertainment Complex, it is located in the largely industrial Port Lands area along the shore of Toronto Harbour. It is a great spot for photography because it offers a different angle of the city, and it looks very interesting in the winter time when everything is frozen.

9. Humber Bay Arch Bridge

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This summer I decided to go on a short photography trip to the Humber Bay Bridge, it is located south of Lakeshore Blvd. West. It has a stunning scenic lookout of the city, if you ever come down to south Etobicoke, make sure you come down for a visit.

10. Young-Dundas Square

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Think of it as a smaller version of Times Square! I was lucky enough to complete my undergraduate degree in the heart of downtown Toronto, so that meant I was always in Younge-Dundas Square. This part of the city is buzzing with people and it is probably the busiest spot in the city. You will find large billboards, street performers and many exciting events happening there. It’s a must see.

Ok, this concludes today’s top 10 list pf photography spots in Toronto! Of course, there are many more places, so I’ll be writing a part two post soon.

I’m curious to know, which is your favorite photography location in Toronto. Let me know in the comments below, and with that being said I’ll see you all soon!

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A Glimpse Of My Life! Update Post.

Hello everyone,

I was thinking for a while and I came to the conclusion that I have never written an update post where basically chat with you guys. So today is the day when I write my first update post and Itell you all about my weekend shenanigans.

It’s Victoria Day weekend here in Canada and I couldn’t be happier, I work with children and it can be very tiring. So the longer my weekends can be, the better! When it comes to long weekends, I never plan anything major and I like to keep it low key. However, for this long weekend I wanted to do something special and visit some places in Toronto that I haven’t visited before. I have mentioned this before, but I was born in Bulgaria, Sofia and I’ve been living in Canada for 12 years. You would think that living here for so long I would’ve visited pretty much all of the famous tourist spots. Wrong! This year I decided to change that, so I went to the Distillery District and on boat cruise. I really, really enjoyed both outings and of course I took pictures to share on my blog.

Let’s start with the Distillery District, but first let me tell you a little bit about its history. The Distillery District was formerly known as Gooderham and Worts, the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in Canada. In 2003, the district was introduced as a place for arts, entertainment and culture. The Distillery District is not that big, but what I loved about it was the Victorian-era architecture. I am a huge fan this era and I felt so great being surrounded by these beautiful buildings. There was a market outside and people were selling variety of products such as jewelry, paintings, sweets, cds, clothes and so much more. Here are some pictures from the District.

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This is the entrance to the District, it was a chilly day, but that didn’t stop people from coming and having fun.

editedThe markets at the Distillery District are awesome, my favorite table at the market was the one in this picture. At first, I thought these were real cupcakes, but they are actually soaps. It is so pretty and colorful.

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There were many unique shops, but I really liked the furniture store. They had a lot of retro furniture and my favorite item was the type writer. I honestly wanted to buy everything in that store!

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Since my friend visited the Distillery District a few times, she was basically my tour guide. She took me to a chocolate store and as soon as I walked inside, I was sucked in by the chocolate smell. I turned into a giddy child and I wanted to buy every chocolate I saw, they had a huge selection. I also got to see a man using a melangeur that crushes the nibs of the cocoa beans into a rich brown paste called chocolate liquor.

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This shop was inside a small shopping centre and the sold variety of foods such as sandwiches, gelato and sweets. Look at those cupcakes, they look divine lol. I’m not a huge fan of cupcakes, but these look delicious.

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This was inside the shopping centre, I loved the architecture!

Now let’s move on to the second portion of my weekend adventures on the boat cruise. I was browsing on google trying to find fun activities to do on the weekend and I came across Mariposa cruises. I read reviews and their deals, so I was sold and went the next day to buy two tickets for me and my mom. The cruise was great and I really enjoyed seeing Toronto from the water. The tickets I bought were for brunch, so we boarded the boat at 11:30am and finished the tour at 2:00pm. The boat went around some of the islands and it was neat to see these places. The food was delicious, let’s just say I went for second and thirds (I was very hungry lol). I’ve been wanting to go on a boat tour for a while and I’m glad I finally did it. Here are some pictures.

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This horse was near the harbor, his name is Bob 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you want me to write more update posts. I have also created a YouTube channel, but I haven’t started uploading any videos, let me know if you want me to film vlogs or other fun videos.

See you soon!