Despite the warm weather we’ve recently been experiencing in the city, fall is officially here in Toronto and we couldn’t be happier.
And as Torontonians, we’re pretty spoiled when it comes to scenic views and sights, especially during autumn when the beautiful colours are on full display in the background.
Give your Insta feed a much-needed dose of fall this season by heading to one of the best places to take fall pictures in or around the Toronto area.
From local university campuses to scenic parks and beaches, we’ve rounded up every incredible spot to take a Toronto fall photo. Just remember, pics or it didn’t happen…
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What: The Toronto Islands are always a welcomed escape from the city, especially in the fall when the postcard-worthy fall foliage is at its peak – giving you, even more, reasons to visit.
Where: Toronto Islands
What: Nothing is more synonymous with fall than being surrounded by acres of pumpkins. And Torontonians are pretty lucky when it comes to pumpkin patches. The GTA is surrounded by incredible farms and pumpkin patches, giving you the ultimate fall photo backdrop.
Where: Various locations throughout the GTA
What: Nothing will get you more psyched for fall than watching the afternoon sun filtering 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.
Where: 99 Edenbridge Drive, Etobicoke
What: 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 fall foliage Instagram bucket list.
Where: 100 Humber Bay Park RD West, Toronto
What: Regardless of what season it is, Trinity Bellwoods Park is one of the best spots in the city to take in some scenic views. Pack a thermos filled with coffee (and Baileys) and spend an afternoon with your friends wandering through the park as you take in the beautiful fall colours.
Where: 790 Queen Street West, Toronto
What: Edwards Gardens is definitely one of the most underrated 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.
Where: 755 Lawrence Ave East, North York
What: 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.
Where: 27 King’s College Cir, Toronto
What: 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.
Where: 1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto
What: While it’s no secret that the Scarborough Bluffs offer incredible scenic views year round, it’s pretty incredible when you can view the changing colours 300 feet above the ground. Spend an afternoon walking along the trails bordering the bluffs, as you enjoy the views of Lake Ontario and the autumn foliage.
Where: 61 Undercliff Drive, Scarborough
What: As a student, there’s something peaceful about getting to study outside, especially during the fall when you can take in the stunning foliage at the same time. York University’s sprawling Glendon Campus is covered in large trees with colourful leaves, creating the perfect backdrop for your next study date.
Where: 2275 Bayview Ave, North York
What: There’s really nothing quite as spooky (or as festive) than paying a local cemetery a visit during the fall. Nestled in the Rosedale Ravine, the Necropolis Cemetery feels worlds away from the bustling city. Explore the grounds, pay your respects, and take in the sights and sounds of the season.
Where: 200 Winchester Street, Toronto
What: 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.
Where: 550 Bayview Ave #300, Toronto
What: Easily one of the best places to take a walk in the entire city, Kay Garner Beltline Park explodes with colour during the fall months. The trail follows an old railway line and is a great way to see the city along former ravines and through hidden green spaces.
Where: 378 Mont Pleasant Road
What: Head west to The Beaches and you’ll discover unparalleled scenic views, especially during fall. Pack a picnic and enjoy a fall afternoon strolling along the boardwalk as you take in the mesmerizing fall scenery.
Where: 77 Kew Beach Avenue, The Beaches
What: 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.
Where: Zoo Rd, Toronto