Written by Missy Amato
Toronto is definitely the city for dreamers, artists, and poets! These top five locations will get your artistic juices flowing, without all the *hipster* noise.
St James Park
Yes, this park is an attraction for those without a home, but the ambiance of this rustic, yet stunning floral location will have you writing a novella in no time. During the summer months, the park hosts cultural events, including live jazz music, as well as free yoga classes. Don’t let it’s sketchy reputation fool you!
Cherry beach is one of the best Toronto beaches, and you don’t even need to take a ferry to get there! The beach is slightly off the beaten path, but the location’s Promise Cherry Beach event will change your life forever. Promise Cherry Beach is a little secret techno party that only locals know about, which take place Sundays during the summer months. A beach filled with hippies and music can help any struggling artist!
Courtyard At Knox
Although this location isn’t so secret, the UofT courtyard transports guests into a Victorian state, filled with Ivy League nostalgia. The Knox courtyard is secluded, yet is highly accessible to the public. Enjoy sipping on a latte while reading a classic in this quaint and romantic getaway.
Mt Pleasant Cemetery
Yes, it’s a tad creepy to be walking around a cemetery in the middle of the day, but it’s time to break the stigma. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is located in Northern Toronto and is perfect for clearing your head when the city can be giving you anxiety. The upkeep of the grounds proves that even the most surprising of places, can feel magical
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto is one of the most beautiful Hindu temples in the world, and is inspirational to people of all different faiths. The Etobicoke temple is made from hand crafted Italian marble, and literally glows at night time. The intricacy of the temple will impress any creative into getting their brush to canvas
These top five locations will have you creating art in no time, and will let you fall in love with Toronto all the more!