There’s no denying that a lot of us look up how Instagrammable places are before visiting, and luckily there are plenty of cute and Instagram-worthy spots in Toronto.
As a local, I love wandering around cute Toronto neighbourhoods and scouting out Instagrammable spots in the city.
Whether you’re looking for cute and colourful buildings or aesthetic European-inspired architecture, you’ll definitely find cool and Instagram-worthy Toronto spots on here that’ll tickle your fancy.
I also have a blog post on indoor Instagram Toronto spots if you’re looking to take pictures inside some cool local places and restaurants!
Here are some of the best spots to take Instagram-worthy pictures in Toronto.
Most Instagram-worthy spots in Toronto
What’s more Instagram-worthy than an airy conservatory full of lush botanicals and florals?
Allan Gardens is one of the prettiest and most Instagrammable places in Toronto, and there are so many cute photo spots inside the conservatory.
The staff at Allan Gardens can be pretty strict if you’re taking photos without a permit, so don’t go overboard with your Instagram shots.
My friend and I got kicked out because we were wearing dressier outfits (even though we were taking iPhone photos), while the elderly tourists were taking photos without any problems.
We came across a photographer with two models there, and they got kicked out for having a professional camera!
LOCATION: 19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto, ON
Casa Loma is a historic mansion that was built sometime in the early 1900s, and it’s one of the most unique landmarks in Toronto.
There’s an entrance fee to go inside, but you can also just take photos in front of the mansion for free!
The gardens at Casa Loma are probably my favourite part of the entire place – it literally looks like an absolute fairytale during the summer months.
If there are any events going on at Casa Loma, it’s totally worth buying tickets to both enjoy the event and get access inside.
LOCATION: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON
The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of my fave places to visit in Toronto, and it has plenty of unique spots inside to take all your Instagram photos.
Whether it’s a mirror selfie in the epic Yayoi Kusama exhibit or an artsy shot in front of a Group of Seven painting, there are plenty of cool Instagram photo opportunities in the AGO.
You can also bring multiple outfits and change in the bathrooms, if you want to be efficient with getting your #content!
Oh, and entrance to the AGO is free if you’re 25 and under, which is sweet.
If you’re not 25 and under, it’s still worth getting an AGO Pass so you can come and go as you please and take all the Instagram photos to your heart’s content.
Otherwise, just grab a regular ticket to the AGO!
LOCATION: 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON
If you’re into old timey vibes and historic buildings, you’ll want to stop by the George Brown House.
George Brown House is actually just a few minutes away from the AGO, so you might as well make a quick photo stop if you’re already in the area!
I don’t know if you can go inside the building as I haven’t tried, but the exterior sure is super cute!
LOCATION: 186 Beverley St, Toronto, ON
Cocktail Emporium is probably one of the most popular buildings in Kensington Market that you’ll see on Instagram.
I mean, look at that adorable pink exterior – it’s begging to be posted on Instagram!
I’ve been scolded by an employee for taking photos outside here, so just try to be respectful and not spend too long here!
Their store is also a great spot to shop for cocktail-themed souvenirs and unique gifts in Toronto.
LOCATION: 20 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON
Lou Lou’s Flower Truck may gosh darn well be one of the cutest flower shops ever.
It’s pretty much a flower shop on wheels, and they travel all around downtown Toronto throughout the summer.
We asked permission before taking photos in front of the truck, and my friend decided to buy some flowers afterwards!
You can check out Lou Lou’s Instagram to keep an eye out for their locations.
LOCATION: Various locations
What’s more Toronto than shooting Instagram photos by the iconic Toronto sign?
It’s a recent addition to the city, but they definitely kept it up after the Pan Am Games for a reason.
You’ll have to visit during quieter hours if you don’t want too many tourists all around it, because it’s pretty much always surrounded by tourists.
You can also get some nice shots on the viewing platform by walking up the stairs at Nathan Phillips Square.
LOCATION: 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
Osgoode Hall is located right next to Nathan Phillips Square, and it’s always a neat spot for taking Instagram photos in Toronto.
The historical architecture of Osgoode Hall is beautiful, and the area is usually pretty quiet!
When the flowers bloom in the spring, Osgoode Hall is absolutely gorgeous.
Of course it’s pretty here all year round, but the vibrant spring flowers definitely make it even more special!
If you’re looking for more places to take photos during the spring, I’ve got a blog post all about cute spring photo spots in Toronto.
LOCATION: 130 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
Of course, we can’t forget the iconic Distillery District with its adorable historic buildings and cobblestone streets.
There are plenty of cool Instagram photo spots within the Toronto Distillery District (like the big red heart or the love lock installation), but pretty much everywhere in the neighbourhood is Instagrammable!
While the Distillery District has strict rules about taking photos without a permit, you’re allowed to take photos for “fun” (AKA not an #ad).
LOCATION: Distillery District, Toronto, ON
The Gooderham Building is a neat historical building in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, and it makes for a chic background for our Instagram shots.
It’s probably one of the most popular Toronto buildings on Instagram!
It’s also known as the Flatiron Building, and it’s a designated historic site here in Ontario.
This photo spot is across the street at the middle pedestrian crossing, and you’ll have to be patient to get a shot with no people in it, but it’s worth it for the ‘Gram.
LOCATION: 49 Wellington St. East, Toronto, ON
Union Station is massive, and the prettiest part of it is definitely the side facing Front Street.
The main train station hall inside is also really beautiful!
If you’re hungry, stop into the Union Station food court and grab some of the best cheap eats in Toronto.
LOCATION: 65 Front St. West, Toronto, ON
The exterior of the Fairmont Royal York is absolutely stunning, and the interior is just as beautiful – they actually renovated it a few years ago!
I especially love the window displays during the holidays, which get filled with festive decorations.
Fun fact: the Queen stays at the Royal York whenever she comes to Toronto!
LOCATION: 100 Front St. West, Toronto, ON
One of my go-to photo spots in Toronto is Graffiti Alley – you can’t really go wrong with some cool murals as a backdrop for your Instagram photos.
It’s located on a little street just south of Queen West between Richmond and Spadina.
Graffiti Alley is home to some of the most street art in Toronto, and you’ll find plenty of people snapping photos here on a nice summer day.
Which means there’s pretty much always someone there to help you take photos!
Spend some time wandering around and checking out the different street art in the area – it changes every so often.
A bright pink wall and a plethora of green plants?
Sounds like a millennial’s dream (or maybe just my dream).
Crown Flora is a pretty floral studio on Queen West, and they’ve got an adorable pink wall on the side of their building.
It may just be a pink wall, but you won’t find too many plain coloured walls around Toronto!
LOCATION: 1233 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON
Temporarily transport yourself to the streets of Europe under this pretty walkway outside the Novotel Toronto Centre.
It’s one of the prettiest places to take Instagram photos in Toronto, and plenty of bloggers and Instagrammers take their pictures here.
Throw on a midi or maxi dress and twirl around for some cute photos!
LOCATION: 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON
Toronto Post Office
The Toronto Post Office was built sometime in the 1800s, and it served as a post office (duh) back in the day.
It’s now a designated National Historic Site of Canada, and it’s a pretty building you won’t hear much about.
You’ll find a few other beautiful Victorian-style buildings located on Toronto Street as well!
LOCATION: 10 Toronto St, Toronto, ON
Trillium Park is located at Ontario Place, and it offers up one of the most gorgeous skyline views in all of Toronto.
It’s a fairly new park in the city, and it’s a nice spot to bike in Toronto or just take a walk around.
Pay a visit during sunset for even prettier views of the skyline, and maybe even bring some snacks for a fun picnic!
I especially love it during fall season with all the pretty fall colours.
LOCATION: 955 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON
Get the iconic silhouette-in-front-of-the-jellyfish shot at Ripley’s Aquarium here in Toronto.
If you’re visiting with your S/O or BFF, holding hands would make for a super cute Instagram photo idea here.
The underwater tunnel is another cool spot inside the aquarium if you want to snap a photo opp with the sharks!
LOCATION: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
Roundhouse Park is right by the touristy CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium, but don’t let that steer you away from exploring it.
Within the park is the Toronto Railway Museum, a little museum of old trains.
It’s actually a really cool location for Instagram photos, especially if you like that rustic, old timey look!
Afterwards, head over to the Rec Room Toronto for some fun games and delicious eats.
LOCATION: 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
The Harbourfront may be a touristy neighbourhood, but you can get definitely plenty of cute Instagram photos here.
My favourite spots to take photos here are right by the water, the grungy-looking garage behind Boxcar Social, and the red brick wall beside the Natrel Rink.
Can you tell I come here to take photos often lol?
I also have a blog post all about things to do at the Toronto Harbourfront if you’re looking for more fun things to do in the area!
If you’re looking for places to eat in the area, I’ve also got a blog post all about the best Harbourfront restaurants.
LOCATION: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
Enjoy the pink umbrellas in all their cuteness at Sugar Beach.
It’s definitely prettier (and warmer lolz) during the spring and summer, but you can come here all year-round if you want to.
It would even be cute in the snow and make for some unique shots, if you’re looking for Toronto winter photo spots!
LOCATION: 11 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON
The Toronto Islands is always a fun getaway within the city, and it makes for some fun nature shots you can’t really get in the downtown core.
Go stand-up paddle boarding (one of my fave water activities in Toronto) and get some epic views of the Toronto skyline from the water.
The ferry to and from the Islands offers some nice Instagram photo opps as well – bonus points if you get a pretty sunset photo over the skyline.
If you’re looking to visit the islands, I’ve got a blog post all about how to spend a day at the Toronto Islands!
LOCATION: Toronto Islands, Toronto, ON
Billy Bishop Airport is one of the best spots to see the Toronto skyline, and this spot is pretty much always secluded.
You can walk right through the airport to get to this spot, even if you’re not flying anywhere!
LOCATION: 2 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON
Polson Pier is another one of the best spots to see the Toronto skyline.
Park right at the end of the road and walk over to the dock to get your cool city shots!
I used to love going to T&T in the area, but they closed down their location here. *tear, tear*
LOCATION: 11 Polson St, Toronto, ON
The Scarborough Bluffs is one of the most beautiful and Instagram-worthy spots in all of Toronto.
When you take a walk around here, you won’t even believe it’s actually in Toronto.
It’s stunning all year round, but my favourite season to visit has to be during the fall.
The changing colours of the leaves and the crashing waves just makes it so much more beautiful!
LOCATION: Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto, ON
Instagram-worthy spots in Toronto:
- Allan Gardens Conservatory
- Casa Loma
- Art Gallery of Ontario
- George Brown House
- Cocktail Emporium
- Lou Lou’s Flower Truck
- Nathan Phillips Square
- Osgoode Hall
- Distillery District
- Gooderham Building
- Union Station
- Fairmont Royal York Hotel
- Graffiti Alley
- Crown Flora Studio
- Novotel Toronto Centre
- Toronto Post Office
- Trillium Park
- Ripley’s Aquarium
- Roundhouse Park
- Harbourfront Centre
- Sugar Beach
- Toronto Islands
- Billy Bishop Airport
- Polson Pier
- Scarborough Bluffs
Of course there are tons more Instagram-worthy spots in Toronto, but these are just some of my favourite ones.
Honestly, any places in Toronto can be Instagrammable if you’ve got an eye for it and can get a good shot in!
Be sure to check out some local tours as well, if you’re looking to do some fun and unique activities.
If you’re looking for even more Instagrammable places in Toronto, here are some other posts you might enjoy:
- 25 Instagram-Worthy Indoor Spots in Toronto
- 19 Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants in Toronto
- 12 Most Instagram-Worthy Toronto Brunch Spots
- 19 Most Instagram-Worthy Toronto Coffee Shops
- 10 Instagram-Worthy Dessert Spots in Toronto
- 21 Most Instagram-Worthy Toronto Street Art & Walls
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