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The top 10 places to take engagement photos in Toronto

Taking engagement photos in Toronto will have you posing for pictures in some of the city's most scenic spots. Whether you're looking to snap something sentimental by the water or get goofy in graffiti alley, one of these places will help capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Here are my picks for the top places to take engagement photos in Toronto.

The Port Lands
Let's face it, waterfront engagement photos are nothing new. Luckily, Toronto has some options that won't have your pics looking like beach stills from a Shania Twain video. Skip Ashbridge's Bay in favour of Polson Street something a little different (and less sandy).

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High Park
High Park offers endless photo opportunities in its expansive grounds. Take advantage of the of fauna and flora for some nature-infused images. If you go right time of year, you may be able to get some shots under the coveted cherry blossom trees.

On a Ferry
Taking photos on a ferry makes the statement that your relationship is really going places (cheesy, but true). Plus, you'll get the Toronto skyline as your background, which outdoes any average park bench or beach. Hey, if you fell in love in the city, why not show it off in all its glory.

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Evergreen Brick Works
This former quarry is the ideal place to snap photos with your loved one. The brick laden-back drop will have you and your fiancee taking centre stage. Plus, if you love how your photos worked out, you can always book the venue for your special day.

Graffiti Alley
Looking for the perfect place to snap something truly unique? Try Graffiti Alley. The street art is the perfect backdrop for those who err on the less traditional side of things. A huge plus, you don't have to book the alley or pay any absurd costs to take your pictures. Just show up and get to posing.

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The Distillery District
The Distillery District is a tried and true option as far as engagement photos are concerned. The Victorian Industrial Architecture makes for the perfect backdrop and the streets get excellent sun exposure during the day, so you can skip the studio lights.

Guildwood Park
This spot is ideal for those who want to go the traditional photo route. Many a couple has posed in front of the Corinthian columns and embellished archways at Guildwood for good reason: they make for a great image that will stand the test of time.

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Under the Gardiner
If you don't want to take the traditional route, skip the ROM and opt for some cost-free pictures under the Gardiner Expressway. You and your beloved are sure to stand out against the predominantly concrete backdrop. Or, if you like something a little more jazzed up, you can head to Underpass Park, which is a lot more colourful due to the newly graffitied pillars.

Spadina Museum
If you want to give your engagement photos a theme, try snapping them at Spadina Museum. The building looks as though it was plucked from an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and is well-loved for is photogenic grounds. It's the perfect place to don Gatsby-esque attire and show off your love.

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Humber Bridge
If you're looking for something with a little more architectural oomph, try snapping your engagement pictures on the Humber Bridge. You'll have plenty of backdrop options at this spot: the skyline, the water, or even the bridge itself can be used to amp up your photos.

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Photos by Victor Shum, Gabriel Li, David Liang, Neil Ta, Kat Gatti, Gable Mak


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