These are the 12 best viewpoints in Toronto (PHOTOS)

Apr 15 2019, 7:14 pm

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Whether you live in Toronto or you’re just visiting, checking out the top attractions, including the best views is a must.

And it just so happens that Toronto’s skyline can really take your breath away, which is why we’re sharing some of the most impressive spots in the city where you can snap a pic of these stunning sights.

Visit these rooftops, parks, and observation decks for the most stunning views of Toronto.

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Toronto Island

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No matter how short or long your time is in Toronto, no visit is complete without a visit to the island and a shot of the stunning skyline taken from one of the many beaches.

Kost Restaurant


Whether you’re coming for dinner or a drink, you’ll feel like your on top of the world at Kost, the rooftop restaurant inspired by the Baja Peninsula, located on the 44th floor of Toronto’s luxurious Bisha Hotel. Here you’ll find unparallel panoramic views of Toronto, unlike anything else you’ll find in the city.

Polson Pier


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).

Humber Bay Park


Located west of the city, you’ll find Humber Bay Park, home to some of the most scenic views in all of Toronto. Featuring sweeping lake and city skyline views, this stunning park and its surrounding walking trails need to be at the top of your spring Instagram bucket list.

Trillium Park


The next time you’re passing through Ontario Place, make sure to pay Trillium Park a visit, where you’ll find a view that will make you forget that you’re in a concrete jungle thanks to its picture-worthy skyline and waterfront views.

Bathurst Street Bridge


Crossing the Bathurst Street bridge offers a new glimpse at the downtown core, as you take in the skyline from a totally new angle.

Riverdale Park East


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

Ireland Park


When walking or jogging along Toronto’s waterfront, treat yourself to an incredible view of the city from Ireland Park, which is dedicated to celebrating the story of the Irish in Canada.

Chester Hill Lookout


While it’s a bit of a trek from downtown, the Chester Hill lookout is secluded, yet popular, spot to take in the scenic views in the distance.

Thompson Hotel Rooftop


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

Kensington Market Parking Garage

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If you’re looking to switch it up from the many lakeside viewpoints, head to this parking garage on St. Andrew Street in Kensington Market where you’ll find one of the most urban views the city has to offer.

CN Tower

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There’s no way we could finish a list of scenic viewpoints in the city without including the CN Tower observation deck. While this view ain’t free, it’s definitely worth the fee to see the panoramic views of Lake Ontario, the downtown core and the Greater Toronto Area. If you really want to liven up the experience, you can always take in the views as you complete the Edgewalk.

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