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10 Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in North York

10 Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in North York

There are plenty of cute and Instagram-worthy spots in North York if you know where to look.

I worked in North York at my previous full-time job (Yonge & Sheppard, specifically) and I was surprised once I got to know the area how many cool spots there were!

As someone who grew up in the suburbs of the GTA, it was definitely a trek to have to go all the way downtown to find any cool spots that weren’t the mall or the movie theatre.

Thankfully with the boom of Instagram, photo-worthy places have popped up everywhere around the GTA.

North York is a hotspot for some of the best Asian food spots, which a lot of this list will be comprised of.

Let me know in the comments if you guys have any other recommendations for Instagrammable places in North York!

Here are some of the best places to take Instagram pictures in North York.

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Instagram-worthy spots in North York


Short and Sweet Bakeshop | the best Instagram-worthy spots in North York, Ontario | top Instagrammable places in Toronto, Canada | Toronto cake shop | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

Short & Sweet Bakeshop

Short & Sweet is a super cute and dreamy little bake shop in North York serving up adorable cakes, cupcakes, and more.

I don’t think they have milkshakes anymore, but they’ve got plenty of delectable and Instagrammable treats.

They’ve also got an adorable neon sign in-store!

LOCATION: 1945 Avenue Rd, North York, ON


The Alley North York | the best Instagram-worthy spots in North York, Ontario | top Instagrammable places in Toronto, Canada | Toronto bubble tea shop | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

The Alley

When it comes to bubble tea shops, The Alley has aesthetic down pat.

Their location at Yonge & Finch is tiny, but it’s got cool concrete and brick walls that make the perfect backdrop for your Instagram shots.

Also, any drink I’ve ever tried from here has been amazing!

The Morning Dawn and Northern Lights Aurora Series drinks look great for photos and taste as wonderful as they look.

LOCATION: 5431 Yonge St, North York, ON


MeNami

MeNami at Yonge & Finch is one of my fave restaurants in North York.

They make their udon from scratch here, and their Potato Cream Udon is literally to die for!

The interior of the restaurant is absolutely beautiful and filled with natural light during the day, with a mix of rustic and industrial decor.

Even their front door is Instagram-worthy!

LOCATION: 5469 Yonge St, North York, ON


Cheese Garden

If you’re in the mood for Asian pastries and baked goods, you’ll want to stop into Cheese Garden, one of Toronto’s best cake shops.

Their space is bright and aesthetically pleasing, and their cakes are fluffy and decadent.

They have all kinds of delish and modern takes on classic Japanese cheesecakes, including their Uji Matcha Cheesecake and Double Fromage Cheesecake!

LOCATION: 5291 Yonge St, North York, ON


Ladurée Yorkdale

Enjoy the pink and teal decor of your dreams at the Yorkdale location of iconic French pastry brand, Ladurée.

Ladurée may be inside a mall, but it’s still one of the cutest and most Instagrammable spots in North York!

And even though they’re a chain, they do make some dang delicious macarons.

LOCATION: 3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON


Restoration Hardware

I wish the entire store could be my home, but I’ll take it on my Instagram feed instead.

Every floor of Restoration Hardware is absolutely stunning, but the top floor is definitely my favourite!

If you haven’t heard of Restoration Hardware, it’s a bougie furniture store based out of California, and their only Ontario location is inside Yorkdale Mall.

You’re not allowed to shoot any photos here with an actual camera, but you can take photos with your smartphone.

The restaurant is gorgeous as well, and the food is amazing (and Insta-worthy, of course).

Their burgers are also *chef’s kiss*.

LOCATION: 3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON


Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Ontario

Aga Khan Museum

You’ve probably seen the aesthetic white walls and pool reflections of the Aga Khan Museum on your Instagram feed.

The Aga Khan Museum is a museum of Islamic art, Iranian art, and Muslim culture, and it’s absolutely gorgeous both inside and out.

You won’t be able to take photos inside the museum itself, but the exterior of the museum and the Ismaili Centre next door are super Instagrammable!

LOCATION: 77 Wynford Dr, North York, ON


Black Creek Pioneer Village

Anyone else remember churning butter during their field trip to Pioneer Village in grade 3?

While Black Creek Pioneer Village might not sound exciting to you as an adult, they actually have a lot of cool stuff going on.

From escape games to haunted walks, it’s a fun spot in Toronto to try a new activity with your friends.

Plus, the historical buildings make for some cool Instagram photos!

LOCATION: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON


Toronto Botanical Garden

The Toronto Botanical Garden is an absolute gem in Toronto, and it’s so beautiful during the spring and summer months.

There’s a mini waterfall, a nice bridge over the creek, and plenty of pretty flowers.

Admission to the gardens is free, though parking is paid.

They also host free concerts on some evenings during the summer!

LOCATION: 777 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON


IKEA North York | the best Instagram-worthy spots in North York, Ontario | top Instagrammable places in Toronto, Canada | Insta worthy walls in Toronto | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog
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IKEA North York

Who would’ve thought IKEA would be such a great shooting location?

Coloured walls may be rare to find in North York, but you’ll find an abundance of yellow and blue at IKEA.

You can also fake the showrooms inside as real homes if ya manage to hide all the sale tags…

I did see someone shooting photos inside one of the bathtubs at IKEA last time I went!

LOCATION: 15 Provost Dr, North York, ON


Instagram-worthy spots in North York:

  1. Short and Sweet Bakeshop
  2. The Alley
  3. MeNami
  4. Cheese Garden
  5. Ladurée Yorkdale
  6. Restoration Hardware
  7. Aga Khan Museum
  8. Black Creek Pioneer Village
  9. Edwards Gardens
  10. IKEA North York

You don’t always have to go downtown to find all the cool and Instagrammable places.

There are tons of great Instagram-worthy spots you can visit in North York!

Food tours are another fun way to experience Toronto’s food scene, and this Kensington Market food tour, Canadian food tour, and craft brewery tour are all fantastic options!

Have you guys been to any of these photo spots in North York? What are some other Instagram-worthy places in North York? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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The best and most Instagram-worthy spots to visit in North York! Located just north of Toronto, this area has plenty of adorable restaurants and Instagrammable places.
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