We've all seen the classic Toronto Instagram photos: the skyline from Polson Pier, the "Love in your Love" installation at the Distillery, the typical Scarborough Bluffs landscape and the Pan Am Games Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square.
We're over it. Realistically, you could look like you have the coolest life ever without even leaving the GTA...there are endless opportunities to take a cool shot in Toronto. And you can be sure that you won't look like a Toronto basic in the process. Here are a few for starters:
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1. Cloud Gardens
(14 Temperance Street) The Cloud Gardens Conservatory is like a mini tropical rainforest in the middle of the city.
Photo via @charleigh16
2. Chester Hill Look Out
(10 Chester Hill Rd) This hidden gem offers one of the best views in the city.
Photo via @imchungry
3. Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
(Lakeshore Avenue, Centre Island) This is Toronto's oldest landmark, and is also rumoured to be haunted.
Photo via @bar_raval
4. Bar Raval
(505 College St) Go for the stunning architecture and the delicious food.
Photo via @rafaschenfeld
5. The Redway Road Staircase
(Crothers Woods) You can marvel at the stunning scenery and get a booty workout at the same time.
Photo via @nijolee
6. Regina George's House
(11 High Point Road, Bridle Path) Yes, Regina George's house in Mean Girls is actually a home in Toronto. And it's for sale.
Photo via @michaeljohnston5
7. Trinity College Quadrangle
(University of Toronto) #QuadGoals
Photo via @eyesanew
8. Commerce Court
(199 Bay St) Sometimes all you have to do is look up!
Photo via @sarahchristieshow
9. The Half House
(54 1/2 St. Patrick St) This is not an optical illusion, Toronto is just a strange place.
Photo via @adventuresofjessicalee
10. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
(61 Claireville Dr, North Etobicoke) It's hard to believe this gorgeous Hindu Temple exists in Toronto and is open to the public!