This series on my blog makes me so happy because everything is aesthetically pleasing (even though there’s only one other post in it). For the second post in this series, I thought I’d show some great places to take photos, specifically OOTD photos for fashion bloggers. I’m sure other fellow bloggers could relate to having the perfect Instagram feed and wanting to go to the cutest places for photos. I thought I’d categorize it into a few different sections since every blogger has a different aesthetic, I think this should cover most of them!
1) Aga Khan Museum
The ROM and the AGO are the typical places to go when you think of museums and galleries in Toronto. If you go a bit north of the city, you’ll find the Aga Khan Museum; it’s is filled with Islamic art which is so much different from Western art (which is what most people are used to seeing). The exterior of the building is very modern for those who are into the minimalist design.
2) King and Bay St
This is such a popular spot for street photographers. There’s a great open space and in between two buildings, you can see the CN Tower. Since the surrounding buildings are black, it makes for such a perfect street style shot where you don’t need to worry about cars driving by.
3) Marble Wall by First Canadian Place
There’s a little waterfall outside of First Canadian Place with a sitting area in the summer but right beside it is a gorgeous marble wall! It’s perfect for photos and there’s also stairs so you have stuff to work with.
4) Royal Ontario Museum
Obviously I had to include the ROM. I’ve taken more than one outfit post there! The glass addition to the museum is my favourite to take photos with but because it’s an addition, the older portions of the building make for a great photo op as well.
5) Kit and Ace on Queen St.
Hidden behind Kit & Ace on Queen St. W. is a little sitting area/patio-type. It’s roofless so it’s perfect during the summer for when you want to take a little break from shopping.
6) Colette Grand Cafe
The cliché blogger place to brunch is 100% Colette Grand Cafe. Outside of it is their patio area where this photo was taken. It’s the perfect place to start your patio season.
7) Harbourfront Centre
I usually go to the Harbourfront Centre for Beaver Tails but this photo was taken by the parking lot entrance. The glass construction with the etched dots make it so cute to add to your Instagram feed.
8) Louis Vuitton Window Display, Bloor St.
If you can’t afford to buy something at LV, might as well take a photo outside with their window display that’s there all year right?
1) University of Toronto
Good ol’ school. As stressful as university can get, it definitely helps being able to walk around a beautiful campus. This in itself could be a separate blog post because of how many Instagrammable places there are. The most common places to take photos are: Convocation Hall, University College and Hart House.
There’s so many places in Yorkville to shoot at! I’ve shot a bunch of outfits there considering my school is in walking distance from it. My favourites there are Pink Tartan and Scollard St. There’s also a bunch of cute cafés and restaurants around the area if you want to take a break. The typical blogger places to go there are Planta and Sorry Coffee Co.
3) Club Monaco on Bloor St.
This particular area of Club Monaco is right beside the Gardiner Museum. It’s a small area but it totally works for an outfit photo. If you’re here in the summer, they have a gorgeous flower market and they also serve coffee and have seating outside.
4) King St. W.
King St. is a go-to for my friends and I when we take photos. The entire area from University and King to Yonge and King perfectly matches all of our aesthetics. For old city vibes to more modern city vibes, you’ll find somewhere for an awesome #OOTD post.
5) Distillery District
I absolutely love walking around the Distillery District. The entire place is cobblestone so you get that old town feeling. Whether you’re into the grey or red bricks, you’ll find something that matches your feed!
6) Canadian National Exhibiton
Taking photos by the Arc de Triomphe is on my list of things to do when I visit Paris but if you can’t go either then try taking photos at the CNE!
7) Osgoode Hall
Last summer, Osgoode was my GO-TO for photos. It always had perfect lighting and the building is gorgeous. It’s right beside Nathan Philips Square so you know it’s walking distance from the Eaton Centre.
8) Manulife Financial, Bloor St.
9) Novotel Hotel, St. Lawrence
1) Graffiti Alley, Queen St. W.
Grafitti alley isn’t my aesthetic but it is fun just to walk around there and the surrounding areas on Queen St. W. Take a trip down there and I’m sure you and your friends will find so many photo ops!
2) Art Gallery of Ontario
As much as I love art and learning about the history of art, I can’t help but make sure I get an #OOTD photo. Maybe it’s the blogger in me but anyways, find your perfect outfit spot anywhere in the AGO. My favourite is taking photos with the spiral staircase!
Kensington is full of a bunch of shops if you’re into the one of a kind/second hand stuff. They also have a cute cafe called FIKA where there’s a wall with open books!
I love exploring Toronto so I decided to visit Cabbagetown one day and didn’t really expect to find much but I did find this wall! It’s so different and matches my aesthetic more than walls you’d find in Grafitti Alley. Also, I’ve NEVER seen people take photos here so be ahead of the crowd and get yours.
BRIGHT AND LIGHT COLOURS
1) Wall by King St. E.
When you go passed the Distillery District on King St. E., there’s a bunch of cute cafes but also there’s an old auto shop that’s pink. It’s so cute to take photos with in the summer if you’re not into the neutral tones at the Distillery District.
2) Crown Flora Studio
This very LA type wall is outside of Crown Flora Studio on Queen St. W. (by Dufferin). If you’re in the mood to get succulents or anything like that then visit this cute place! They also have the most adorable dogs that roam around the shop that you can play with.
3) Paradise Wall on Queen St. W. and Cameron St.
Buy an ice cream cone and take a photo by this wall for the perfect summer #OOTD!
4) Heart Wall, Wish Restaurant
Right beside this cute brunch place is a small alleyway that has this white heart on a light grey brick wall. Unless you have a wide angle lens, it’s best to use a phone for outfit photos here!
5) Allan Gardens Conservatory
Allan Gardens is perfect any time of the year because it is a conservatory. Although, I try not to go in the winter because you will definitely be carrying your coat since it gets very humid inside! Instant glasses fog up haha
6) June Callwood Park
This little area is part of June Callwood Park that’s near Fort York! It’s perfect for the warm weather. Jusy relax, have a milkshake while relaxing here.
This post was pretty lengthy which is why I kept my writing to a minimum! Leave a comment down below which location was your favourite or if I left any Toronto locations out 🙂