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The 14 best places to snap sunset pics in Toronto (PHOTOS)

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DH Toronto Staff May 06, 2019 9:27 am

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Everyone has that one friend who always seems to be at the right place at the right time, snapping the most epic sunset photo.

As the old saying goes, “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” So, rather than envying these sunset photos, go out and capture your own.

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Not sure where to begin? Here’s a curated list of spots that are definitely worth your camera’s attention.

So, get your cameras (and phones) ready, these spots will give you the best view of the setting sun when it hits the horizon in Toronto.

Polson Pier

 

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There are few things more memorable than watching the sunset over the city skyline at Polson Pier. Make the experience even more memorable by enjoying a bottle (or two) of wine. We won’t judge (or tell).

Riverdale East Park

 

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Regardless of the time of year, Riverdale Park East is a must-visit for stunning sunset shots.  Located on Broadview Avenue, this park is the spot to admire the city from afar as its skyscrapers loom in the background.

Along the DVP

 

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Sure, getting stuck in traffic is everyone’s worst nightmare. But there’s something about seeing the sun setting in the distance to give you all the feels.

Along the Waterfront

 

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On a clear night, head down to the waterfront and get ready for an incredible view of the city, with the sun setting in the background.

Humber Bay Park

 

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Located west of the city, you’ll find Humber Bay Park, home to some of the most scenic views in all of Toronto. Heres you’ll find sweeping lake and city skyline views, which come alive when the sun sets.

From the streets

 

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If you’re heading home from downtown as the sun sets, make sure to look up. Chances are you’ll be greeted with a stunning sunset view and if you’re lucky, the CN Tower might make an appearance.

Toronto Islands

 

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It’s no secret that you can see some of the most stunning views of the city from the Toronto Islands. On a clear night, take to the waters and get ready for an epic sight.

Marilyn Bell Park

 

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If you head just west of Ontario Place, you’ll stumble upon Marilyn Bell Park, which is home to a beautiful boardwalk along the lake shore, where you’ll be able to capture the sun dramatically set over the lake.

Sugar Beach

 

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At Sugar Beach you’ll be able to take in the sunset from the comfort of a Muskoka deck chair. Just be careful where you sit, as the Redpath Factory can block out the setting sun.

Thompson Hotel Rooftop

 

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Whether you’re a hotel guest or you’re just stopping by, no visit to the Thompson Hotel is complete without trying to capture a breathtaking sunset from the rooftop—preferably with a cocktail in hand.

Colonel Samuel Smith Park

 

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Head to Etobicoke’s Colonel Sam Smith Park and you’ll be able to catch the sunset as it sets across the lake with the marina in the distance.

Grenadier Pond (High Park)

 

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There’s more to High Park than the cherry blossom trees. The next time you’re there, head to the east side of Grenadier Pond, and you’ll find a peaceful spot to catch the sunset with the city skyline illuminated in the distance.

Sunnyside Park

 

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Another great spot to catch the sunset along the waterfront is at Sunnyside Park, where you’ll discover some of the best east-facing views of the skyline.

Leslie Street Split

 

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While it’s a bit of a trek from downtown, a visit to Leslie Street Split is always worth it. Here you’ll not only be able to take in the setting sun, but you’ll also be able to enjoy views of both the split and the city skyline in the distance.

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