10 Cozy Fall Photoshoot Ideas in Toronto

Bursting at the seams with cultural events, beautiful parks, and friendly people, Toronto is one of Canada’s crown jewels along the East Coast. Just like its West Coast cousin, Vancouver, the city of Toronto is overflowing with picturesque locations that will make your fall photos stand out. And thanks to Peerspace, tracking down beautiful photoshoot ideas in Toronto is a breeze! 

Every autumn, Canada’s most populous city transforms into a kaleidoscope of red, orange, and yellow, which draws in tourists from all across the world. Whether you’re looking for an intimate indoor studio or an open outdoor venue, you’re sure to find the perfect spot among this list of our favorite photoshoot ideas in Toronto. Snuggle up and dive in! 

1. Feel right at home at this St. Lawrence sunrise loft

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If you’re looking for cozy, fall vibes in the heart of the city, you’ve come to the right place. As its name suggests, the studio’s east-facing views provide beautiful views of the sunrise, making this venue ideal for morning photoshoots abundant with natural light. Thanks to beautiful bookshelves, an elegant chaise lounge, and a rich color palette, this St. Lawrence studio is oozing with charm. It’s the place to be for anyone who wants to shoot pics with a homey, autumnal vibe without having to brave the Canadian elements.

2. Snap an autumnal pic for the ages at a moody sunset loft

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If this listing looks familiar, that’s because it’s the previous listing’s sister studio! Located in the same building in St Lawrence, the Sunset studio’s windows face west, making it ideal for those who want golden afternoon light in their shot. Just like the Sunrise studio, the Sunset studio boasts a rich color palette of rich browns, reds, and greens, and statement pieces like an upright piano and a wooden swing truly set this space apart. Want to know the best part? You can book both the Sunrise and Sunset studios directly on Peerspace today! 

3. Wander beneath falling leaves at James Gardens

Located along the west banks of the Humber River, this former Canadian estate is one of the most peaceful parks in Toronto. James Gardens is home to several terraced stone pathways that wander beside sparkling streams and springs. Enormous trees of all kinds line the rolling green fields and flower gardens, and they always put on a stunning show in the fall. This is one of the best photoshoot ideas in Toronto for those who want autumn leaves and lots of them! 

4. Cozy up at a chic, contemporary studio loft in Niagara

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Boasting impressive 16’ ceilings, rustic exposed brick, rich hardwood floors, and for pharaonic windows, this charming Niagra studio is overflowing with character. A massive chalkboard and stacks of books provide scholarly touches, and the loft’s neutral color palette exudes warm, cozy vibes that are ideal for those who want an intimate location to shoot their fall photos. This is also one of the most economical studios on our list for photographers on a budget!

5. Kick back beneath the skylight and string lights at a New York-style loft

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Channel New York vibes for your fall photos at this airy loft studio in Little Portugal. The studio’s shining feature is its towering French arch windows, which serenely overlook the city streets. The open space also has textured brick walls, a wooden ceiling, a skylight, and warm string lights that provide a cozy feel. This romantic venue would be perfect for couples who want to shoot their fall engagement photos in the heart of the city!

6. Inject urban charm into your fall photos at Evergreen Brick Works

If you love all things rustic, historic, and industrial, you’ll be right at home at the Evergreen Brick Works. This former manufacturing district provides a peek right into Toronto’s rich past. You’ll found countless photo opportunities amid the restored heritage buildings in the market and surrounding community gardens.

Evergreen Brick Works is also home to some of the most Instagram-worthy murals and street art in the city thanks to its collaborations with local artists. And keep an eye out for the farmer’s markets that take place every Saturday for impromptu shots with fresh fall produce!

7. Feel like a bohemian queen at a downtown urban photo studio

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Rustic charm is the name of the game at this St. Lawrence studio in Downtown Toronto. Located in a beautiful heritage building, the weathered brick walls, woven tapestries, and eclectic décor provide casual vibes for those who adore the grunge-chic look. The studio also has a set of backdrops provided for photographers who want more options, and there’s even a full kitchen where you can refuel after a long shoot! 

8. Channel your inner vintage diva at this intimate Riverside production studio

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One of the most unique photoshoot ideas in Toronto, this open-concept, 1800-square-foot studio houses five different sets ideal for professional photographers and their clients, each with a unique vintage flair. Each set features a rich color palette and elegant furniture and props to lend that certain je ne sais quoi to your photoshoot. 

The studio also provides discounts to small production teams of five people or less! If you want to book an unforgettable fall photoshoot at this one-of-a-kind studio, check its Peerspace listing for more information! 

9. Show off your academic side at the University of Toronto campus 

Autumn is the season for heading back to school and hitting the books. What better way to show off your academic side than with a photoshoot at one of Canada’s most prestigious universities? Whether you’re a current student, an alumnus, or just a fan of all things academic, the University of Toronto’s beautiful campus provides plenty of Instagram-worthy scenes to keep your followers engaged all autumn long. Just be careful not to disturb the students and faculty when snapping your masterpieces! 

10. Inspire awe with pictures shot at Scarborough Bluffs

Located along Lake Toronto’s shoreline in the Scarborough district, the Scarborough Bluffs are one of the most stunning geological features in all of Canada. Reaching heights of over 90 meters in its highest point, the bluffs stretch along 15 kilometers of beautiful sparkling water.

While it’s a bit of a drive from the city center, the trip is worth it. This is without a doubt the premier destination for pro photographers and Instagram stars alike to capture breathtaking views of Canada’s natural beauty in the autumn. Just grab your camera and get ready for an adventure! 

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