15 scenic Toronto locations to take the coolest Instagram pics this summer

Jul 13 2016, 9:29 pm


Well, we got a little taste of summer the past few days and boy did it feel good.

Of course, it also looked good too.

Which got us thinking about the best Toronto Instagram locations in the city. You know, where you can take in some of the city’s most scenic spots while also snapping a few envy-inducing pics.

See also

So we’ve rounded up everything from scenic parks and beaches to local street art for you to discover. Just remember, pics or it didn’t happen…

High Park

There’s more to High Park than the cherry blossom trees. The hiking trails, lakes, streams, manicured gardens and lush greenery are definitely a must see, not to mention they make the perfect Instagram photo backdrop.

Nathan Phillips Square

Buzzing round Doors Open with the boy @a.wandering.tony #blogtodot16

A photo posted by Adam Brace (@embracecreations) on

Give your feed a dose of Toronto pride by snapping a pic in front of the city’s bustling Nathan Phillips Square.

Sugar Beach

Gonna make this Toronto’s next mainstream destination point lol #yourewelcome 👙🐚💦

A photo posted by Sam Lyjak (@samlyjak) on

This sweet spot is known for its white Muskoka chairs, pink umbrellas, and amazing skyline views. Definitely worthy of an Instagram selfie.

Scarborough Bluffs

if only my GPA was this high

A photo posted by brianna (@briannawally) on

Head east and you’ll find yourself surrounded by some of the most scenic views in all of Ontario. This stunning lookout needs to be at the top of your summer Instagram bucket list.

Canoe Landing Park

Canoes from the six 🚣🏻

A photo posted by Marco (@thewhitewillow) on

Douglas Coupland’s “Red Canoe” at Canoe Landing Park  is one of our favourite spots to snap an Insta pic. What could be more Canadian than an incredible view of the CN tower from the comfort of a big red canoe?

Allan Gardens Conservatory

A photo posted by Stef (@stefeleoff) on

You’ll feel worlds away from the city at this century-old greenhouse. With hundreds of tropical plants from around the world, you’ll always manage to find the perfect backdrop for an Insta pic.

Polson Pier

There are few things more memorable than watching the sun set 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).

Queen West Angel Wings

Tried to reach angel status, didn’t quite make it 👼🏼

A photo posted by Paige Exell (@paigexell) on

Reach angel status by snapping a pic in front of @Durothethird‘s latest installation at Brooklynn Bar on Queen West.

On the Water

long wknd views 👀

A photo posted by crisprosperi (@crisprosperi) on

While the Toronto Island is usually the go-to spot to take in Toronto’s incredible skyline, we’re quickly learning that some of the best views can only be seen by boat.

Graffiti Alley

Sight seeing with @cassandramillah 🎒🎨✈️ #graffiti #graffitialley #toronto

A photo posted by Natalie Dopson (@natdop) on

Tucked behind Toronto’s bustling Queen Street West, you’ll find some of the city’s best graffiti art. Every nook of this strip houses unique and colourful designs that are definitely worthy of an Instagram post.

Kensington Market

A photo posted by Mona ♈️🐪🤔 (@mona_el) on

Liven up your Insta feed with a pic taken in the city’s artsy neighbourhood Kensington Market neighbourhood. Here you’ll find eclectic shops filled with vintage clothes, handmade goods, and fresh fruits and veggies, countless restaurants, and plenty of photo opportunities.

Trinity Bellwoods Park

Summer sun(days)

A photo posted by KATIE (@lifeasakitten) on

During summer in Toronto, day-drinking and Trinity Bellwoods Park go together like footlong hotdogs and Blue Jays games. Make sure to spend at least one sunny afternoon in this park before summer ends.

Toronto Blue Jays Game


A photo posted by 🙋🏼🎥 (@ericaischill) on

Whether you’re a die-hard Jays fan or a supportive bandwagoner, you can be sure to snap an Insta worthy pic or two at a game no matter where you’re sitting.

Toronto Island

🤗😝✌🏼️ #torontoislands #bestview

A photo posted by LORE (@loresnijkerss) on

No Toronto summer could be complete without a visit to the island and a shot of the stunning skyline taken from the beach. Though you’re going to have to wait a while before you can head over

Woodbine Beach

It’s a beautiful day to immerse yourself in some lemonade. #🍋 #beyoncé

A photo posted by M!M! (@misquared) on

It’s hard to believe you can find so many incredible beaches so close to the city. If the inviting turquoise water and soft sandy beach wasn’t enough to get you to Woodbine Beach, rumour has it you can find a number of Pokémon here too…

Ainsley SmithAinsley Smith

+ Photos