You wouldn’t stop updating your Instagram feed or story once you are here in Toronto because there is just so much to capture and share! Being the largest city in Canada, Toronto is known for the performing arts scene and movie production, so be sure to attend one or two concerts and watch a 3D movie with your family and friends. Apart from those, explore this alluring city by taking part in the activities mentioned below. Read on to find out more about all the Instagrammable tours and spots you can experience during your trip to Toronto and of course glam up your feed!
Are you into architecture and posing at the monuments? Take up the Classic Distillery District walking tour because you are going to visit this city’s breathtaking history and architecture. In addition, you will explore the largest whiskey distillery where you can try chocolates and beer samples. Now, who doesn’t love chocolate tasting? If your soul is screaming this tour, then sign up for a fruitful walk around the city!
Toronto: Distillery District Walking Tour
Duration: 1 hour
If you want to visit the attractions that you shouldn’t miss around Toronto but not too sure how to go about it, this tour would be a great option for you. This is a small group tour around highlights like the Kensington market, Chinatown, Graffiti Alley and more. With a guide helping you learn about these spots, it will be a great opportunity for you to click awesome pictures to update your feed because there is so much to see and shop till you drop.
Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
If the Middle-Eastern art is your thing, you have to pay the Aga Khan Museum a visit! It is said to be an incomplete Toronto visit if you miss this museum. Filled with up to the 8th century Islamic artifacts, the museum is a unique place to visit. Some of the unconventional elements of this attraction are how the light (used to build this building) will animate the building such as having patterns on walls, illuminating the roof and more. There are also exhibition galleries and a 350-seater theatre available in the stunning museum. Just imagine the amount of mindblowing pictures you can achieve with this museum.
Aga Khan Museum Admission with Round-trip Transportation
Duration: 5 hours
Up to a collection of 9000 works of art, this art gallery is the most eminent museums in Canada. Art scene lovers, look this way, there is so much to appreciate here in this museum. This site is well-known for its gleaming showcase of glass and wood around an entire city block, the popular spiral staircase and so much more. Just imagine all the stunning shots you could possibly take at this artistic place. Start thinking of poses already so that you can look as professional as the social media influencers do.
Art Gallery of Ontario Admission
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
I would kill to go for this tour because the sunset is a must-watch in any vacation. If you are as crazy as me about sunsets, sign up for this Toronto night tour with the tower sunset for eye-catching lights and the infinite beauty of the sky. Landscape or scenery photographers, this is your chance to catch the breathtaking sunset and even the city lights. I can already imagine how magical this will look in the night! Watching this city glow in the night is worth a strike off your bucket list! So don’t hesitate to sign up for this one.
Toronto: Small Group Evening Sightseeing Tour
Duration: 3.5 hour
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6. Relax at the Nathan Phillips Square
Nathan Phillips Square is an active public space right in the heart of Toronto city. Many community and special events are hosted here including concerts, Remembrance Day Celebrations, the Cavalcade of Lights over the Christmas holidays and the city’s New Year’s celebrations. As part of the square, the Peace Garden is a pretty and restful place to relax after a busy day exploring the city. Of interest to capture on camera is the Law Courts Sculpture Garden and Sculpture Court where Winston Churchill stands proudly.
Nathan Phillips Square
Address: 100 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: Nathan Phillips Square
Opening hours: 24 hours
This colorful location in Toronto is ideal for taking the best images. Normally, graffiti is something to be frowned upon. However, Graffiti Alley is where legalized street art can be created and enjoyed by anyone walking in the area. It allows street artists the chance to express themselves legally with brilliant colors. Among the artwork, there are murals and political statements and people generally express their views here with different kinds of colors and paint.
Toronto Walking Tour - Arts, Food & Culture (GROUP TOUR)
Duration: 120 to 170 minutes
Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival hilltop castle surrounded by gardens in Downtown Toronto. It used to be the residence of Sir Henry Pellatt, a Toronto financier and was built between 1911 and 1914. Now a historic house museum, the castle has been the filming set for television and films. It is also a popular spot for weddings and, naturally, is the perfect place to capture castle-related selfies to share with your friends.
Toronto: Small Group City Sightseeing Day Tour
Duration: 6 hour
This public park is located on Queen Street West and used to be the home of the University of Trinity College. These days the park offers sporting facilities such as ball diamonds, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and an artificial ice rink. There is also a leafy and attractive picnic area, a children’s playground and wading pool. The park is also home to the Trinity Community Recreation Center.
Toronto Queen West Pastry Crawl
Duration: 2 hours
10. Enjoy an afternoon at the June Callwood Park
This park has been dedicated to the internationally acclaimed author, journalist, TV host and community activist June Callwood, who died in 2007. The park was opened in 2014 and features an interesting and colorful, bright pink geometric design, ideal for taking original images to post on social media.
June Callwood Park
Address: 636 Fleet St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: June Callwood Park
Opening hours: 24 hours
This bohemian neighborhood of Toronto attracts tourists and artists alike to browse its vintage boutiques, indie shops, and quaint art spaces. It is the perfect place to buy original and unusual gifts and souvenirs to take home with you. There is also a variety of bakeries, specialty grocers and cheese shops in the market. Relax and dine in one of the many cafes and international restaurants or enjoy a drink in a trendy bar. The tree-lined streets of Kensington Market are also lined by attractive Victorian houses.
Kensington Market and Chinatown, Toronto with Snack & Drink
Duration: 2 hour
12. Unwind at the Sugar Beach
This whimsical beach is the second urban beach in Toronto and was created from a former parking lot. The name “Sugar” doesn’t refer to the sand, however, as the beach is located next to the Redpath Sugar Factory. It is close to Queens Quay on the waterfront and features brightly colored beach umbrellas and comfortable beach chairs and is the perfect place to relax and imagine you are on a Mediterranean beach.
Address: 25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, Ontario M5A 0B5, Canada
Opening hours: 24 hours
The Art Gallery of Ontario (the AGO for short) is an art museum housing almost 95,000 pieces of art dating from the 1st century to the current time. It is considered to be one of the largest art galleries in North America. Varying exhibitions and art installations are held at the art gallery, keeping the interest fresh for visitors.
Art Gallery of Ontario: General Admission Ticket
Duration: 1 day
14. Enjoy the view from Polson Pier
Polson Pier is a popular spot to take panoramic images of the iconic Toronto skyline. It is also an entertainment complex located in the Port Lands area of Toronto, next to the Toronto Harbor. One of the options available on the pier is the Cabana Pool Bar, where a range of international cuisine is served, including barbecue menus. Rebel is a concert hall and nightclub on the pier and the Lakeview Drive-In is also located there, next to the driving range.
Address: Polson St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: Polson Pier
Opening hours: 24 hours
15. Get some amazing shots at Spadina Avenue Bridge
The Spadina Avenue Bridge crosses over the railway tracks in the city and also spans a portion of Lake Ontario. Spadina Avenue itself runs from the Gardiner Expressway to Bloor Street, while Lower Spadina Avenue, pictured here, carries on to the lake, with benches to sit and enjoy the view.
Spadina Avenue Bridge
Address: Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: Spadina Avenue Bridge
Opening hours: 24 hours
Have fun exploring Toronto
Enjoy all the many attractions of this photogenic city and share your experiences with friends by taking selfies at the most Instagrammable places in Toronto, Canada.
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