Having Insta followers is the equivalent of being high class or royalty these days. With all of the unique places in Toronto, it’s pretty easy to find some artsy locations to have a spontaneous photo shoot! These are the top ten places you’ll have to snap in order to up your game on the ‘gram.
Nathan Phillips Square
Nathan Phillips Square/ Courtesy of @hypetoronto
Nathan Phillips Square is one of the most visited tourist destinations on our list, but also in all of Toronto. Even though it’s not underground enough, this spot will give you thousands of new views if you tag the location on your pic! Be sure to get the iconic Toronto sculpture in the back of your photo or even the infamous, (and expensive) duck.
Summer Rooftop (Drink In Hand Optional)
The Porch/ Courtesy of @meghanoliver_
Patio season in Toronto is nothing, compared to summer rooftop season. There is nothing more exciting than sipping on a bellini while watching the sunset over the majestic skyline. If you’re out partying up in the skies with your friends at rooftop locations like The Pilot or The Porch Toronto, be sure to take a selfie.
The Brooklynn Wings
Brooklynn Bar/ Courtesy of @michellesylviafit
The Brooklynn Bar is one of the most Instagrammed spot in all of Toronto, and for one reason, the wings. The wing mural outside of the Brooklynn Bar is a giant pair of wings that allow posers to take pictures as angels. The painting was crafted by the world renowned artist, Duro the Third, who has made his way into Insta fame for being commissioned by brands like Nike and Absolut. The hipster in you definitely wants to take a pic with these wings!
A Queen West Stroll
Queen West/ Courtesy of Melissa Amato
Queen West is undeniably hip these days, but it is also recognized as being one of the “coolest” streets in the world. This eye-gasmic street offers up cars in walls, street food to die for, and little boutiques that your Instagram fans are dying to see. Quickly take a snap of this neighbourhood and you’ll take a deep dive into internet stardom.
Cabana Pool Bar/ Courtesy of @acrosbuddhas
Cabana is basic, but it’s Insta effects are undeniable. Cabana Pool Bar is a great Toronto summer destination, which offers up cool drinks while sitting out poolside. The bar’s resident djs, Manzone and Strong play every Sunday to give guests amazing hits while sipping on refreshing cocktails. Cabana will light up your weekend and your Instagram all at the same time!
Graffitti Alley/ Courtesy of @melissamatopoetry
Graffitti Alley, located right before Queen West hidden behind businesses and shops, is for the artistic ingenue in all of us. The walls of this alley are completely covered with beautiful graffitti with a rich artistic story behind it. The art is the perfect background for a photo shoot or just a simple traveler’s walk.
Anywhere Drake Is
Drake/ Courtesy of @champagnepapi
If you can take a picture of Drake, great. f you can take a picture with Drake, consider yourself in the public eye. Most recently, Drake was spotted cruising down King Street in his prime lamborghini. Your Insta is sure to blow up if it was YOU and Drake in that lambo. Bonus points as well if you can get Scarborough native, The Weeknd also in the picture!
The CN Tower
CN Tower/ Courtesy of @cntower
The CN Tower is the most Insta’d place of all of Toronto! So, why not join the millions of people who take this photo when they visit this amazing city? This location is such a great example of the amazing “views” that the 6th has to offer!