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Our top picks for the best places to take fall photos in Toronto

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Ainsley Smith Oct 18, 2016 6:50 am 941

Toronto has plenty of postcard-worthy views and sights, especially when the beautiful colours of fall are on display in the background.

If you’re looking to capture the city’s vibrant energy this season, make sure to stop and snap a few pics at these must-visit locations this fall.

Here are our 12 picks for the best places to take fall pictures in or around the Toronto area.

Riverdale Farm

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Located in the heart of Cabbagetown, Riverdale Farm is seven acres of lush green space that Toronto residents are welcome to explore. Spend an afternoon wandering the grounds, visiting the farm animals, and watching the farmers complete their daily chores.

University of Toronto Campus

Located in the heart of downtown, the stunning U of T grounds are filled with hundreds of trees, thus making it a prime spot to check out fall foliage in the city. In addition, the older buildings and courtyards make for incredible photo-op backdrops.

Centre Island

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The Toronto Islands are always a welcomed escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, especially in the fall when the postcard-worthy fall foliage is at its peak – adding major incentive to visit.

Toronto Waterfront

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Spend an afternoon either walking, cycling or rollerblading along the waterfront boardwalk, where you’ll be able to take in views of Lake Ontario, the city skyline, and the stunning fall foliage.

Edwards Gardens

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Edwards Gardens is definitely one of the most underrated botanical gardens in the city. Filled with acres of trees, a stunning pavilion, and even a small waterfall, Edwards Gardens definitely has some great spots to snap some pics.

High Park

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You can’t be a true Torontonian without paying High Park a visit, especially during the fall when the grounds are filled with vibrant colours. The best part is you’ll feel worlds away from downtown despite still being in the city.

Evergreen Brickworks

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On a crisp fall afternoon, grab your favourite warm beverage and stroll the surrounding trails of the Don Valley. Make sure to check out the vibrant fall foliage and the Farmer’s Market, as they’ll act as the perfect photo backdrops.

Trinity Bellwoods

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Regardless of what season it is, Trinity Bellwoods Park is one of the best spots in the city to take in scenic nature views. Pack a thermos filled with coffee (and Baileys) and spend an afternoon wandering through the park as you take in the beautiful colours.

Humber Bay Park

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Head slightly west of the city and you’ll find yourself surrounded by some of the most scenic views in all of Toronto, as Humber Bay Park features sweeping lake and city skyline views. This stunning park and its surrounding walking trails need to be at the top of your fall foliage Instagram bucket list.

Rouge Park


If you’re looking to take in some stunning scenery, Rouge Park is definitely worthy of a visit, especially at the height of fall when the changing leaves are at their peak.

Whittamore’s Farm

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Nothing is more synonymous with fall than being surrounded by acres of pumpkins. Whittamore’s Farm is a bit of a trek from the downtown core, but it’s definitely worth the commute.

James Gardens


There are few things more memorable than watching the afternoon sun filter through branches filled with golden leaves at James Gardens. If you’re hoping to witness the ultimate display of fall colours, this park is definitely worth paying a visit.


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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is always on the hunt for her next avocado toast.

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