Toronto is one of the best cities in the world with so many diverse, amazing, and accessable locations that we use as the perfect backdrop for our photos.
Every Toronto wedding photographer has their favourite photography locations and we thought I'd hare some of our favs (some require a permit).
Edwards Gardens, Toronto
A beautiful botanical park with a fountain, staircase and bridge. Parking available.
Very busy during summer weekends.
Location: 777 Lawrence Ave E.
Guild Park and Gardens, Toronto
Located on the Scarbourgh Bluffs. At one time an artists’ community. Filled with parts of historic
Old Toronto buildings saved from the wreaking ball. Parking is available. Gorgeous gardens.
Location: 201 Guildwood Parkway.
Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto
Historic indoor greenhouses. Great anytime of the year, but especially in the winter for a touch of green.
Street parking is available.
Location: 19 Horticultural Avenue (south side of Carlton Street between Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets)
Osgoode Hall, Toronto
A stunning 1800s historic building, with colourful manicured gardens, cobblestone pathways and ornate
iron fencing. No parking.
Location: NE corner of Queen Street and University Avenue
High Park, Toronto
Incredible gardens and a wonderful pond. Parking is available in the park.
Location: Bloor Street and Parkside Avenue (just north of the QEW)
James Garden, Etobicoke
A traditional park with lots of trees, flowers, bridges, some water. Parking is available.
Location: Edenbridge Drive (east off Royal York Road)
Distillery District, Toronto
An historic distillery built in 1832. Lots of interesting backdrops – cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, and old brick buildings. Very busy in the summer. Parking is available.
Location: Mill St. (Between Parliament St. and Cherry St.)
Cherry Beach, Toronto
Situated on Lake Ontario (East end of Toronto), featuring a sandy beach, wooded areas and a boardwalk. Parking is available.
Location: at the south end of Cherry St.
TD Centre, Toronto
Urban environment, tall skyscrapers, concrete walls, and small greenspace. Parking is available.
Location: Bay St. & Wellington St. W.
St. Lawrence Market, Toronto
City architectural landmark, farmers’ market, indoor food market. Parking is available.
Location: Front St. & Jarvis St.Permit:
Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto
Beautiful courtyard, grounds and Gothic style architecture. Parking is available.
Location: 7 Hart House Circle (U of T Campus)
Glendon College, York University, Toronto
Beautiful Rose gardens, treed pathways, an old manor, and stone walkways. Parking is available.
Location: Bayview Ave.& Lawrence Ave.
Black Creek Pioneer Village, North York
Fully restored rural Ontario 19th century village. Parking is available.
Location: Steeles Ave. & Jane St.
Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto
Comprised of distinctive industrial buildings, a quarry garden, surrounded by parkland. Very busy Saturday mornings until mid-afternoon with a farmer’s market. Parking is available.
Location: Bayview Avenue and Pottery Road
Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto
Situated on Lake Ontario, featuring beaches, Victorian architecture, iron gates, Courtyard with fountain, treed areas and a boardwalk. Parking is available.
Location: Lakeshore Blvd. and Colborne Lodge Drive