The 12 Most Instagrammable Places in Toronto
If you thought your Instagram couldn’t get much better, wait until your followers see what you share from Toronto. This city is full of amazing sites, culture, and selfie spots to make your followers swoon. If you’re headed to the city, make sure to check out these incredibly Instagrammable places in Toronto!
1. Start off strong at a bright coffee shop
Start the day with a strong brew and inspiring views. This downtown Toronto coffee shop gives you unobstructed views to watch the world go by, as well as plentiful windows to light up your morning and selfies!
2. Find Toronto’s secret garden
Leave the fresh aroma of coffee and find your way to a city space to smell the roses! You’ll feel like your miles away from city life in this stunning garden studio. You can even take a step back into your childhood and snap a pic reading Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden in the adorable swinging chair.
3. Get your hands dirty at a fully functional woodworking shop
Find inspiration from local artisans in the Toronto area. This cute little woodshop is used to make luxury furniture, and it’s a dream for artsy photoshoots. The uniqueness of this space makes it one of our top picks for the most Instagrammable places in Toronto.
You’ll find all the tools you would expect to find in a working woodshop, like planers, table saws, and drill presses. Shift around workbenches and use hand tools as props to get that perfect “look” that will make your Insta followers envious.
4. Find your inner Picasso at the Art Gallery of Ontario
While you’re feeling creative, check out the Art Gallery of Ontario. This art museum is one of the most distinguished in North America and also features stunning architecture. See how creative you can get photographing the angles and curves of the spiral staircase in the center of the museum, or stun your followers with the beauty of your favorite of the more than 90,000 works of art.
5. Join the street art scene at an awesome graffiti room
If street art is more your style, this space is a little outside Toronto, but it’s worth the journey. You could spend all day in this graffiti room, appreciating the art, reading the quotes, and pondering the cultural references. This space is a can’t-miss for any Kobe Bryant fans, where you can admire the tribute to one of basketball’s greatest stars.
6. Live like royalty at a versatile photo studio
As soon as you enter “The Queen’s Manor,” you’ll feel like royalty. This hidden gem features a hand-carved large stone mantel, a built-in bookshelf, and a silver candle chandelier. This location’s natural lighting and beauty will make your pictures pop and leave your followers wondering if your next post will be with the Queen of England.
7. It’s 5 O’clock somewhere…
It’s not just booze you’ll find in Toronto’s Distillery District. This location is home to more than 40 boutiques with a vibrant music and events scene. You’ll have more Instagram-worthy shots than you know what to do with! The other great thing about the Distillery District is how excited they are to have you come down and snap some shots.
Social media influencers don’t need permission or permits to take photos down here; in fact, the staff is happy to accommodate your special requirements and ensure site access if you send them an email at least 24 hours in advance. All the photo opportunities and the helpfulness of the staff make this location one of the most Instagrammable places in Toronto.
8. Turn up at a vibrant, LED-lit studio
If you’ve always dreamed of making music videos or performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, this is the place for you! “Light Room Plus” is a dancing and filming space with dimmable LED spotlight walls, overhead floodlights, and an entire front-faced, all-wall mirror. By the time you walk out of this light room studio, you’ll have an Insta feed that makes you look like a full-blown A-list celebrity!
9. Enjoy a plant-filled space with a rooftop retreat
If you’re looking for seclusion and spectacular views, check out this downtown studio with exclusive access to Toronto’s skyline. This spot is a picturesque date night! Cook a fantastic meal on the top floor and then take a trip to the rooftop to eat, drink a glass of wine and admire the city views. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with your honey and share photos of that mouthwatering meal!
10. Take a cruise on a ferry to Toronto Islands
Toronto’s Island Park, or “the island” as residents know it, is a picture-taking paradise. Make your way to the park via Ferry and then spend the day on the beach, picnicking, BBQing or dining at one of the island’s many restaurants. If you choose to picnic, make sure to snap a shot of your picnic digs with the CN Tower in the background! And if you’re really brave, you can also visit Toronto’s only nude beach here (maybe skip the pictures)!
11. End on a very high note at the CN Tower
A trip to Toronto wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Canada’s most recognizable icon! The CN Tower definitely sits high on the list of the most Instagrammable places in Toronto. It’s no surprise why! Spanning more than 550 meters, the communications and observation tower gives you a view of every corner of Toronto. Plan to arrive an hour before sunset so you can capture those perfect “golden hour photos.”
12. Check out Toronto… and beyond!
We know that Niagara Falls isn’t technically in Toronto, but it’s hard to resist putting this natural wonder on the list of most Instagrammable places in Toronto. After all, it’s less than an hour and a half away!
If you’re looking for a day trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and check off a bucket list item, take the drive down to the falls and “explore the roar”! You’ll be sure to capture some photos you wouldn’t have been able to get anywhere else.
Not all of these spaces are open to the public, but you can book every private space we highlighted here on Peerspace. Peerspace is easy to use—simply perform a search with what you’re looking for and you’ll be instantly matched with high-quality photos to visualize the space, detailed descriptions of its amenities, and reviews from real people who have used the space.