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The 10 most Instagrammable places in Toronto

When looking at your Instagram feed, there are always iconic locations that make photos pop. In Toronto, these locations feature the city's history, community and culture as vibrant and ever-changing.

Here are my picks for the 10 most Instagrammable places in Toronto.

The waterfront
From The Beaches in the east to Sunnyside in the west and across to the Island, Toronto's waterfront is home to many an Instagram moment. My favourite place to take photos is by the tall ships at Harbourfront, but Polson Pier might be the most stunning. #torontowaterfront, #towaterfront

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Graffiti Alley
This alleyway just south of Queen West runs from Portland to Spadina and showcases some of the best street art in the city, making for colourful, humourous and sometimes provocative Instagram photos. #graffitialley, #graffitialleytoronto

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Anywhere with a good view of the CN Tower
ClichĂŠ for a reason, the CN Tower is the flagship structure of our city, and is viewable from many of the places on this list. #cntower, #cntowertoronto

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Casa Loma
Showcasing a Gothic Revival style with a fantastic view of the skyline, Casa Loma is host to many a dramatic Instagram photo. #casaloma, #casalomatoronto

distillery district

Distillery District
The Distillery is popular for its cluster of cobblestone roads lined with repurposed Victorian brick industrial buildings housing art galleries, artisanal shops and restaurants. Take photos of sculptures while walking down Gristmill Lane or stop into El Catrin for a selfie. #distillerydistrict, #thedistillerydistrict, #distilleryto

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Trinity Bellwoods
A good photo of the giant community park in the heart of the city usually features nature, dogs, bikes, refreshments and your friends. #trinitybellwoods, #trinitybellwoodspark, #bellwoodspark

kensington market

Kensington Market
Instagram photos of Kensington let the neighbourhood be the star. Public art, music and dancing on Pedestrian Sundays are all familiar shots, as is the coffee and food from around the world. #kensingtonmarket, #kensingtontoronto, #pedestriansunday(s)

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The AGO
The Frank Gehry designed building houses iconic art exhibits and events. The rounded staircases here show up regularly. #artgalleryofontario, #agotoronto, #ago1st

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Evergreen Brick Works
Whether capturing the grandeur of the Lower Don ravine, the eco-friendly architecture, or the art, history and community that thrives in it, the Brick Works has everything it takes to make a great Instagram photo. #evergreenbrickworks, #torontobrickworks

bellwoods brewery

Bellwoods Brewery
This flagship bar and bottle shop features colourful beer with iconic designs, exposed wood, and a white picket fence encased patio with a central view of Lower Ossington. #bellwoodsbrewery, #bellwoodsbeer

What did I miss? Add your favourite places to take Instagram photos in Toronto to the comments.

Photos (in order) by ab4_to, mollysimmonite, lau.cifer, mobilebomb, videojey, studiogabe, bora.vs.bora, evelynrockon, carlylerouth, and jaimestein.

Writing by Evelyn Shaller-Auslander.


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