Over the past few years, we've witnessed the rise of Instagram and the fame that can come from unique content creation. From influencers right here in Toronto who have built MASS followings to others who have used their following to push for social justice, it's obvious social media is the way of the future.\nWhat I love about following influencers on my Instagram is how often I take their advice to heart, especially when it comes to restaurants I want to try out or skincare products I want to purchase. Why? I appreciate honest reviews of products and places when deciding on a purchase!\nTo make things easier for you, I've compiled a list of Toronto girls who are slaying the Instagram game right now. From social media queens who will give you all the deets on what restaurants you should visit, to ah-mazing fashion inspo, you really can't go wrong.\n@ragsxruby // Toronto, Ontario\n@ragsxrubyembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Lifestyle and Photography\nWhy She's Killing It: Ruby is a Toronto-based influencer whose content speaks for itself. From incredible looks that will give you so much fashion inspiration to creative content you really can't go wrong by following her. Also, she's a fan of travelling and during these cold winter months, I can use all of the travel motivation I can get.\n@moderndayshivalry // Toronto, Ontario\n@moderndayshivalryembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Fashion & Photography\nWhy She's Killing It: Shivani Sharma is a Toronto-based influencer who first broke into the social media scene after posting a video on YouTube of a Kylie Jenner Transformation. Like, come on, can you not see the similarity? The video racked up over 3,000,000 views and skyrocketed this Torontonian to Instagram-queen status.\n@tashaleelyn // Toronto, Ontario\n@tashaleelynembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Lifestyle\nWhy She's Killing It: Tasha Leelyn is a Toronto-based Lifestyle influencer who got her start on YouTube. Over the years, she's changed a lot (she used to have bright pink hair) and in turn, has reshaped the type of content she posts. From beautiful outfits to adorable vintage home items, she definitely is one of the coolest people I follow. Oh, I've also met her in person a few time and she's is the sweetest person!\n@jessicailam // Toronto, Ontario\n@jessicailamembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Lifestyle & Travel\nWhy She's Killing It: I feel like Jessica Lam is my spirit animal. Why? She loves food, shopping and travelling! From trips to some of Toronto's hottest restaurants to visit Zion National Park with her man, she's definitely one of the most diverse content creators I know. I suggest all of you tap on that follow button asap!\n@torontoshay // Toronto, Ontario\n@torontoshayembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Fashion\nWhy She's Killing It: Shannae is one of the coolest influencers (and moms) in Toronto if you ask me! not only is she always posting FIRE photos of her outfits that make for great inspo, but she's also sharing adorable photos of her young daughter who is most definitely inheriting her mom's iconic fashion choices. On top of being very successful in the Toronto social media realm, she has also been featured in InStyle and Who What Wear.\n@thisrenegadelove // Toronto, Ontario\n@thisrenegadeloveembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Lifestyle\nWhy She's Killing It: Lauren is a Toronto-based influencer that doesn't simply run a successful Instagram page, but also a blog! She uses her platform as not just a way to share her love for wine (me, too), but also to empower women and men! One of my favourite posts she ever shared was her struggle with going to the gym and what motivates her to keep going. I feel like posts like this do a great job of breaking down this facade that being healthy is easy. Keep up the great work Lauren!\n@bintaelle // Toronto, Ontario\n@bintaelleembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Lifestyle\nWhy She's Killing It: Binta Elle is from Toronto, Ontario and is one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram. She posts a lot about her favourite restaurants in Toronto (YES, Kôst) and also cute looks that will give you some great inspiration for your own winter wardrobe.\n@chloezhaang // Toronto, Ontario\n@chloezhaangembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Lifestyle & Beauty\nWhy She's Killing It: Chloe Zhang is a Toronto influencer who shares my love for fashion and skincare. If you're looking for a classy person to follow who's going to give you all the beauty tips on products you should be trying it's Chloe. On top of her love for skin care, she also has a great sense of style and her interior decorating skills are on point.\n@christinagcheng // Toronto, Ontario\n@christinagchengembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Fashion & Lifestyle\nWhy She's Killing It: Christina Cheng has to be one of the coolest Torontonians out there. Not only is she a mom who can rock any look, but she's also doing her part to raise awareness on important organizations such as SickKids. In addition to her love for philanthropy and fashion is her love for skincare. She often provides her followers with super cool and innovative product recommendations such as upcoming skincare brand Youth to the People.\n@blousesandhouses // Toronto, Ontario\n@blousesandhousesembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Art\nWhy She's Killing It: Toronto-based artist, Johanna Martin, is everything I love in an influencer: creative and honest. She posts amazing photos of her sketches on her page that use incredible pastel colours. In addition, she also posts photos of delicious foods that match the aesthetic of her account. Another unique thing about Johanna is how a lot of her art is inspired by rock and quartz. You don't see that every day!\n@nickibats // Toronto, Ontario\n@nickibatsembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Lifestyle\nWhy She's Killing It: Nicole is a Toronto-based content creator who shares my love for a good avocado toast. When she's not posting iconic photos of her scrumptious brunches, she can be seen posting photos of her bomb outfits.\email@example.com // Toronto, Ontario\firstname.lastname@example.org via\nType of Instagrammer: Athletics\nWhy She's Killing It: Maria is a pro-Canadian tennis player who resides in Toronto, Ontario. When she's not slaying it on the court, she's busy building her online following and posting incredible photos. From eating rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches to travelling the world, she really lives her best life.\n@hangry_foodies // Toronto, Ontario\n@hangry_foodiesembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Food\nWhy She's Killing It: Anh is a food blogger from Toronto, Ontario who should be on every restaurant's PR list. From delicious photos of some of the hottest dishes at Toronto best restaurants (such as, Toca) to scrumptious desserts that are technicolour, you really can't go wrong following her...just know you may get a little bit hungry.\n@katielbroad // Toronto, Ontario\n@katielbroadembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Photography\nWhy She's Killing It: Katie is a Toronto-based photographer, who, to be honest, doesn't seem to be in Toronto very much because she's always posting photos from around the globe! What I love about Katie though is how she's able to capture places and buildings in Toronto that are often taken for granted. We live in such a busy city that is always on-the-go and I feel like sometimes we forget the beauty that is around us. Katie does an incredible job at bringing that back to us.\n@aimhernandez // Toronto, Ontario\n@aimhernandezembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Photography\nWhy She's Killing It: Aimee is another Toronto-based photographer who posts incredible photos of Toronto and other major cities from across the globe. What I love about Aimee is she has her content separated by different places in the world in her highlights section making it easy to look up a specific location you'd like to see photos of.\n@laurenevasheriff // Toronto, Ontario\n@laurenevasheriffembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Fashion\nWhy She's Killing It: Lauren has one of the most on-point pages of any of the girls I follow. Not only is she always posting adorable looks, but also sharing great fitness, hair and travel tips!\n@melhwang // Toronto, Ontario\n@melhwangembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Lifestyle & Travel\nWhy She's Killing It: Oh, gosh. Where do I even begin? Well, if Mel and her boyfriend aren't relationship goals for you than I don't know what is. If she and her man aren't travelling the world, then she's busy renovating her home. On top of her keen sense of cute interior decorating and love for travelling, Mel also has a love for beauty and skincare! Where can you possibly go wrong with following her?!\n@allthingscoveted // Toronto, Ontario\n@allthingscovetedembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Fashion & Lifestyle\nWhy She's Killing It: Danielle is a Stylist and content creator from Toronto, Ontario who loves to share photos of herself in some of Toronto's coolest neighbourhoods, check out some of Toronto's best coffee shops, and share with her followers her love for fashion. If you're looking for an all around good person to follow then Danielle's your girl.\n@lilveggiekween // Toronto, Ontario\n@lilveggiekweenembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Fashion & Lifestyle\nWhy She's Killing It: Liz is a Toronto-based fashion icon who is always posting her new looks and new hair colour. In addition to being known for her fashion statement, she is also a vegan who often shares her love for animals on her channel.\n@nataliealysa // Toronto, Ontario\n@nataliealysaembedded via\nType of Instagrammer: Fashion\nWhy She's Killing It: Natalie is the last one on our list and happens to also be a fashion influencer. She's best known for almost ALWAYS wearing sunglasses in her photos (why not, right?) and posts tons of fashion inspiration for her followers regardless of the season. Make sure you check her out!