One of the questions most commonly received at Tourism Toronto is where to get the best photos in the city. From ice cream shops and cafes to street art and architecture, everyone has their own favourites.
Here are six of our top picks:
Located at Nathan Phillips Square near City Hall, the Toronto sign was originally installed as part of the 2015 Pan American Games. See it in all its multicolour glory during the day or lit up in various ways at night. Especially convenient for anyone doing business across the street at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, the tallest all-hotel structure in the city.
Capture the most picturesque postcard photos from the Toronto islands. Choose from several boat tours from operators like Mariposa Cruises, which are scheduled throughout the day. Or better yet, take a kayak or canoe out with your group for a healthy team-building exercise.
This internationally acclaimed public space blends historic Toronto architecture with modern design; it’s no wonder this location is often used as a backdrop for filming TV shows and Hollywood blockbusters. The space is also used for special events or for prominent exhibitions and art installations.
Galleria Italia at AGO
Aside from the exhibits and installations, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a photo-worthy architectural gem in itself. Inspire your group with a private tour of the AGO’s world-class art collection, or create a customized team-building activity. Then, celebrate afterward with a reception in the Galleria Italia designed by famed architect, Frank Ghery.
This historical landmark is one of North America’s only castles and has served as a venue for special events, and even as a location for movies like X-Men and Chicago. Capture the 1900’s elegance of the interiors or take in the majestic views of the castle and city from the five-acre estate gardens. Your group might also enjoy the thrilling Casa Loma Escape Series.
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Considered one of the most beautiful museums in the world, it is another example of the new-meets-old architectural fusion seen throughout the city. The crystal-shaped structure added to the building in 2007 is what captures the attention of many but inside, you’ll also find engaging team-building sessions among dinosaurs, mummies and medieval armour.