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If you’re looking for a chic, vibrant, and unique background to showcase your newest investment pieces, you may not even need to book that ticket to fly away to a fashion capital like Milan or Paris. Toronto is well known for both its street style and naturally stunning scenery that works well as makeshift studios. Whether you are in search of a natural landscape, a grungy graffiti- style mural, or a wow-factor skyline, our hometown of the 6ix has you covered. Check out our list of Instagram approved locations in Toronto to help make your next selfie shoot come to life.
The Restoration Hardware Café, Yorkdale Mall- 3401 Dufferin St
Dine on appetizers under a canopy of chandeliers and trees, or make your way to the rooftop on a clear day for a scenic background of the Toronto skyline at the Restoration Hardware Café. If a photoshoot often leaves you with an appetite,this hotspot may be an ideal place to kill two birds with one stone.
While it may be a little late for admiring those majestic, exotic cherry blossoms, Toronto’s High Park is still a popular destination for all manner of photography. Often coveted for engagement shoots, the spacious city park can also help you set the stage for your next #ootd snapshot. While you’re on set, bring along goodies and your favourite blanket for a relaxing daytime picnic, or simply soak up the sunshine and greenery without leaving the city limits.
The Kate Moss Mural Behind Portland Variety- 587 King Street W.
Pose like a runway model alongside the best in the business, Kate Moss. Although you may not actually be hanging out with the British catwalk sensation and wild child of the 1990s, you can always soak up the aura of this edgy supermodel with this mural. Painted to depict Moss’ high cheekbones, intense eyes and golden locks, the mural is about as effortlessly fashion forward as it gets.
Lavelle Rooftop- 627 King Street W.
This rooftop offers a chic atmosphere, cocktails, and a panoramic view of the city that makes a nice backdrop for your latest look. Whether you want to pose by the outdoor pools while sipping your champagne, or simply mimic the look of a sun getaway vacation without leaving downtown, the setting here can allow you to pose like a pro.
Sugar Beach- Queens Quay E.
Sugar Beach is littered with millennial pink umbrellas that are sure to make pictures stand out on your friends’ Instagram feeds. Although bikini weather seems to come and go during a typical Canadian summer, the natural beauty of this urban beach is always there. Stand by the girlish umbrellas for a playful snap, or don your beachwear to bring summer fashion to life. While you’re there, bring along your squad for a low key day of picnicking, beach volleyball or sunbathing.