One of the best photo opportunities at the Art Gallery of Ontario is the Galleria Italia. Famed architect Frank Ghery’s 50 foot high wooden beams were made to look like the inside of a tipped canoe.
Brookfield Place is an internationally acclaimed public space with the stunning vaulted Allen Lambert Galleria, a favourite backdrop for visitors. The space is also used for prominent exhibitions and art installations.
Adjacent to the Gardiner Expressway and Roger’s Centre, Douglas Coupland’s Red Canoe is a snapshot of Canadiana where you can also get a great view of the CN Tower in the background.
This Gothic Revival style house has 98 rooms on 5 acres of gardens has served as a location for movies such as X-Men, Strange Brew, Chicago, The Tuxedo, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Warehouse 13, Twitches Too and The Pacifier.
A short walk or street car ride from The Eaton Centre is Chinatown. It’s one of three Chinatowns in the city and borders on Kensington Market , a bohemian mix of vintage shops, funky restaurants, cafes and bars in addition to Latin American markets and food stalls.
EdgeWalk offers the best background shot and vantage point of our fair metropolis from the ledge of the CN Tower. You can’t take your own photo here but two photos and a video are included in the experience price.
One of the most interesting pieces of art in Toronto is a former City News truck bursting through the wall of the CTV building at the corner of Queen and John, the location of the news channel’s former headquarters.
As the largest enclosed Outlet Mall in Canada, Dixie Outlet Mall features over 135 stores with brand name merchandise often at 30% to 70% off regular retail price. Shoppers are sure to find the brands they’ll love with stores like Aeropostale, Jacob Outlet, Nine West Shoe Studio, Guess, La Vie en Rose, Naturalizer Outlet, Costa Blanca Outlet, Aldo, The Bombay Company Outlet and many, many more! Strollers and wheelchairs available at Guest Services.
Our square is reminiscent of New York’s Times Square with myriad billboards in the background. The lights and colours showcase the excitement of our downtown core. (stand on the northeast corner for best shot)
The City room is the glass-enclosed main lobby of The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, home to operas and ballets. It provides a view just as dramatic as the performances.
South of Queen Street, our city-sanctioned alley complete with the works of arts from graffiti artists showcasing the underbelly of Queen Street. In the crevices of back doors and against the walls, this is a colourful setting for shutterbugs.
Will Alsop’s colourful table-top structure located beside the Art Gallery of Ontario has caused a lot of controversy since its inception in 2004. A photo at this structure illustrates the quirky side of the city.
Toronto is home to more than 13,500 new inhabitants — mostly of the gilled variety — at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Get up close and personal with diverse sea life, from corals to cuttlefish and sand tiger sharks to sea turtles. The aquarium focuses on conservation issues and provide an interactive educational experience.
This $5 million sculpture at the Shangri-La Hotel’s exterior on University Avenue is inspired by a twisted root and covered with flights of stainless steel birds (also known as peace pigeons). It’s difficult not to want to take pictures of it.
The crystal-shaped structure of the ROM’s exterior captures the attention of passersby. You can get some great shots from the upper levels of both the Museum Tavern and Roof bar at the Hyatt across the street.
This park features a variety of sculptures and green space that provide memorable photos. Artist Jill Anholt’s dramatic “Light Showers” sculptures rise almost nine metres from the ground and provide the most striking photos.
Sherway Gardens is one of Toronto’s premiere, upscale shopping destinations. Anchor stores include Holt Renfrew, Sporting Life, Hudson’s Bay and Sears. From labels to designer brands, Sherway offers the best selection of shops in a sophisticated and elegant environment. Stores include A&F, Victoria’s Secret, LaCoste, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, Coach, GEOX, The LEGO Store, Aritzia, BCBGMAXAZRIA, and so many more. Spend the day shopping the city’s best selection in a relaxed environment. Enjoy lunch under the tented Gourmet Fair or a selection of bistros throughout the centre.
Inspired by the shorelines of Ontario’s Great Lakes, it replaces a narrow sidewalk with impressive curves that soar up to 2.6 metres above the lake and provides a great photo backdrop.
Square One is located in the heart of Mississauga, one of Greater Toronto Area’s largest and wealthiest suburban cities. The Centre is home to over 350 stylish, exciting and exclusive premium retailers such as Harry Rosen, Hugo Boss, BCBG, Zara, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Whole Foods, Coach and Crate & Barrel. Square One is the top retail destination for a first class shopping experience. With 40 great places to dine including: Earls Restaurant & Bar, Moxie’s Bar & Grill, Panera Bread Bakery, Canyon Creek and more! Conveniently located at the interchange of Hwy. 403 and Hwy. 10. Approximately 28 km from downtown Toronto and 16 km from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Great picnic fare can be discovered at The St. Lawrence Market, ranked by National Geographic as the world’s best food market. Try the famous peameal bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery.
Named for its proximity to the Red Path sugar factory, this beach is a sweet spot to lounge in the summertime. The pink umbrellas dotting the beach with Lake Ontario in the background are fun images to remember from your Toronto jaunt.
The Distillery District is another one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods It was Toronto’s first distillery –which produced almost half of Ontario’s total spirit production in 1871— and is now home to high-end boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. You can take a tour here or may be lucky enough to see a movie or TV show being filmed here.
The Ontario Science Centre offers hundreds of interactive exhibits.
Toronto Eaton Centre is a place like no other. Its spectacular glass galleria soars above a fascinating selection of more than 230 retailers, restaurants and services. Located in the heart of the city, it is one of the most interesting and exciting shopping experiences you will find anywhere.
Toronto Eaton Centre is Canada’s premier shopping destination and is an experience that defines elevated living, offering international retailers unrivaled by any other shopping in downtown Toronto. Truly a unique destination that offers an urban vibrancy and exciting possibilities with every visit.
Toronto Eaton Centre is located at the south-west corner of Yonge Street and Dundas Street. Conveniently located on the subway line, Dundas Station and Queen Station.
Looking for that picture perfect postcard shot of your trip? Whether you’re shooting from the islands or on the ferry, this is one of the best vantage points of our city’s skyline.
Go wild over Da Mao and Er Shun, the Toronto Zoo’s visiting giant pandas. The breeding duo arrived spring 2013 for an extended stay. And what will happen if the city’s most-talked-about couple produces a baby? Pure “panda-monium,” we predict.
Situated in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Yorkdale is the city’s premier retail destination, boasting the largest number of first-in Canada stores and luxury brands. With more than 250 stores including Mulberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, David Yurman, Burberry, kate spade new york, Tory Burch, Ted Baker London, Massimo Dutti, Zara Home and Tumi. Yorkdale is also home to Canada’s largest Apple store and the country’s only showroom for the prestigious electric-powered Tesla sports car.