We asked 10 amazing photographers for their favourite Toronto wedding photo locations and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Each photographer submitted their expert opinion along with one of their photos from that location. Read on for a list showcasing the best spots for wedding or engagement photos, including some hidden gems you wouldn’t even expect. Thanks so much to Gloria, our summer intern, for putting this list together.
Submitted by: Wedding Editorials
“We love Cherry Beach because we can get a bit of everything there,” says Geehae. “It’s a downtown location near the distillery district with beach, forest and industrial structures! It works well with itineraries that force us downtown (which is quite often). The open space is great for accommodating large group photos which is somewhat difficult to do in the heart of Toronto. Not sure about the rules now but we’ve never had problems with not having a permit.
The location also works great for engagement sessions as you don’t need to worry about things like parking. And who doesn’t like a little stroll by the lake?”
Bobbette & Belle
Submitted by: Artiese Studios
Therese submitted this unexpected, yet very lovely location in front of their iconic cake wall. This is a great indoor option, but make sure to ask in advance. Have your cake and eat it too!
Toronto’s Nooks and Crannies
Submitted by: A Brit & A Blonde
Jessica shares, “We adore all of Toronto’s fun ‘lil nooks and crannies and alleyways that are always full of fun surprises. We love this image here from the downtown core”. This fun yellow wall can be found off Leader Lane, off Wellington.
Submitted by: Purple Tree Wedding Photography
“One of our favourite spots to shoot in Toronto is Osgoode Hall”, says Svetla. “Definitely a hidden gem in the heart of Toronto, with lots of different backgrounds for small and big groups. It’s also nice as it has covered areas which can be used in case of rain or harsh light. The beautiful building is surrounded by a quiet park (so you get that too) and it’s never too busy there. It’s also a perfect location for downtown weddings logistically. Also as a bonus, the City of Toronto doesn’t require a permit to shoot there.”
Submitted by: Heidi Lau Photography
Heidi shares, “My favourite photo location is the Scarborough Bluffs, also known as Bluffers Park for both weddings and engagements. It offers a beautiful natural backdrop all year round. The bluffs itself are spectacular but all the water, rocks and tree-lined pathways provide a lot of options that also aren’t too distracting. When a couple has their photographs taken here, the scenery compliments them and keeps them the focus of the shoot. The natural and neutral colours go well with any colour scheme too. The downside is that it’s a bit of a trek to get there so you would need to allow for some extra time, but it’s worth it – plus, there’s plenty of parking there.”
Submitted by: Fungke Images
Kevin shares, “Liberty village has so much to offer, from the textures, architecture and how the buildings shape the light in interesting ways, the possibilities are endless. Not to mention, it offers cover from inclement weather.”
Humber Bay Park East
Submitted by: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company
Mike considers this location to be a hidden gem. Humber Bay Park East is located at Parkside & Lakeshore.
“I love shooting here because it offers a natural setting, pretty shoreline and view of the city all within 20 minutes of downtown. Since it is located in Toronto’s west end, you get beautiful golden sunsets during the summer and fall months.”
Ashbridge’s Bay Park
Submitted by: Joee Wong
This beautiful beach side park can be found on the waterfront Toronto’s east end and is Joee’s favourite location.
Submitted by: Mango Studios
Melissa sent us this lovely photo from Evergreen Brickworks, which is nestled next to the the Don River and is very close to the DVP.
“The Mango Team absolutely loves Evergreen Brickworks as a creative photo location. It’s a large, unique landscape makes in an ideal spot to take a couple for creative photos because every visit is new and exciting. We love the trails, pond, brick buildings, and the incredible view of the Toronto skyline. You can easily find intimate nooks to tuck into or wide, expansive views to impress.”
The Crystal Ballroom (King Edward Hotel)
Submitted by: Aron Goss Photography
Aron’s hidden gem is the Crystal Ballroom, located in a locked room on the 17th floor of the King Edward Hotel. **Note this location is only available to couples getting married here. It is not always available and may be under construction currently.
How to find more photo locations
On the topic of beautiful Toronto wedding photo locations, Aron Goss has recently launched Scoutt, a new interactive map platform, designed for the professional photographer but being enjoyed by wedding planners and brides alike. Photographers can add a portfolio image to a map and show the exact spot it was taken in. It’s a wonderful way to find new photographers and new photography locations at the same time. We think it’s a pretty awesome tool!
Scoutt is currently being offered for free while in Beta so sign up now.
Scoutt from Aron Goss on Vimeo.
About the author: Gloria is a summer intern with Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events, studying at Humber College’s Event Management program. She loves finding out about new trends, and seeing all the details of a wedding come together.
Rebecca Chan is a Toronto wedding planner and day of wedding coordinator providing sophisticated planning for the style-savvy couple. Whether you need planning assistance or wedding day coordination, Rebecca can help you create your dream wedding day. Contact her today, she'd love to hear from you.