A Torontonian’s “VIEWS” of Toronto
Here’s a super short post of my adventures in Toronto, to keep ya’ll entertained until I actually go on vacation. I’m anxiously waiting to get on a plane so I the fun can really begin. In the years I’ve been in and out of the city, I’ve rarely had the chance to hike my camera around and get some good photos, so today was a good day! When you live in this city and follow a billion Toronto photographers, it’s hard to resist a nice six-side photoshoot.
Today consisted of me running through the six, literally (Enjoy my consistent Drake references in this post). Due to some work related activities, I put on an incredibly Canadian looking outfit and went on a mission running around Toronto taking pictures of some great landmarks and a wolf ( long story). I think I ended up walking 10km today and it is safe to say that I am dead tired.
First, let’s talk about good old city hall. I have to say, that the addition of the Toronto sign to Nathan Philips Squared has definitely increased the number of TO instas that don’t feature the CN tower. It’s basic, but I LOVE it. Nothing says Toronto more than a big sign that just says Toronto right? It’s fun, its colourful and make a great photo- op. The best part about arriving early in the day is that NPS was empty and I was able to get photos of the sign without random people in my shot (mostly). Now I’m not going to tell you how to take a “good” photo of this sign, or of any landmark because that’s up to you. I take what photos are aesthetically pleasing in my opinion and strongly encourage you to do the same. I just think that this is a great spot to tinker around with your camera and grab some fun and ridiculously Toronto cliché shots. Or you can be me and just crawl into the sign. Take your pick.
Now everyone knows that life (and photography) in Toronto basically centres around this absurdly tall tower we call the CN tower. My number 1 piece of advice to anyone trying to take a photo is to get as far away as possible, but as close as possible. I know that makes absolutely zero sense, but I caught this great shot right off Simcoe and King near Roy Thomson Hall. I feel like it captures such great architecture and our lovely six god (aka the CN Tower). The tower is still visible and clear, but I’m not far away enough for it to be really small. Unless you wanna go for a crawl on the great Toronto sidewalks, I would avoid being too close. I also headed into Roundhouse park at the foot of the tower later, but found it much harder to capture a full shot without ending up on the floor. The lighting today wasn’t optimal from that angle, but I know from experience if you head to the very south end of Roundhouse park you can capture some great shots. You will have to sacrifice being on your feet though 😉
Also, I just really wanted to share this fun capture of me fooling around. I love “candid not candid” shots and I thought my hair and outfit was on point. I’ve recently become a huge fan of Peace Collective, so you’ll see me rocking a lot of their gear for the next while. At least this obsession supports a great cause!
Tune in soon! I hope to have more interesting things to share in the near future.