Engagements, Planning & Tips

Finding the perfect spot among all the possible engagement session locations in Toronto can be overwhelming! There are so many incredible places in and around the city that are both beautiful and fun to visit! Your engagement location is probably the most important decision you will make for your upcoming session: where you choose to have your photos can determine the entire feel and mood your gallery will have! You want the space to be beautiful and romantic, and give you the most amazing photos ever! Toronto has so many buildings, views, and locations that would each tell a different version of your engagement story! We are here to help you choose a location that you love, are confident with, and are excited for!

Below you will find a list of some of our favourite places we’ve photographed in Toronto, and we would love to visit again! They all come highly recommended by us and our couples have all love them as well! We’re excited to help you find a location you adore now and for the years to come as you look back on your photos!

 

1. Osgoode Hall

Osgoode Hall is the perfect place to go if you can’t decide between romantic architecture and beautiful greenery. With creamy stonework, cobblestones, iron fencing and gates (that are landmarks themselves), and mature trees that protect you from the view of the city, Osgoode Hall will give your photos a classic elegance that will only add to your own romantic story as you retell it to your children and grandchildren. It’s a timeless backdrop that will accentuate your fairy-tale photos.

Fun Fact

Built in 1832 as a law school, it now houses the Great Library of the Law Society as well as a number of courts. The building shows its age beautifully and is a designated National Historic Site. Nestled deep downtown, it’s accessible but still offers a fresh view than what you’d expect in the city.

Osgoode Hall // Marianne & Andrew

 

2. R.C. Harris Treatment Plant

The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant may seem like an unconventional location, but its beautiful cream stone and view of the lake makes it the perfect place if you want a clean but industrial backdrop to your photos. A fairly unknown location, your photos here will be unique, epic, and will contribute to the rich history the plant has! The stonework is pristine, and when reflecting the light of the setting sun can transform into the pearlescent blush you see below! If Art Deco is your thing, this is the place to have your engagement photos!

Fun Fact

Opened in 1941, the R.C. Harris Plant replaced a school and an amusement park that had once stood on the land. Known as the Palace of Purification, the plant provides approximately 30% of Toronto’s drinking water. It was intended to be both functional and an architectural marvel and was fashioned in the Art Deco style. The cathedral-like structure boasts marble entrances, unique teal trim, and an unparalleled view of Lake Ontario.

R.C. Harris // Jenny & Derrick

 

3. Toronto Islands

The third recommendation we have for engagement session locations in Toronto are the Toronto Islands! The Toronto Islands are well known for the summer crowds that wave in on ferries to make the most of the beaches, parks, and yacht clubs. And lesser known are beautiful and often bypassed sites that offer some of the most beautiful backdrops we’ve photographed. The islands are great for unexpected and fresh garden-inspired photos. Water features, stone bridges (that look like they once graced the cover of a Nicholas Sparks novel), and an incomparable view of the CN Tower all contribute to how amazing this location is.

Toronto Islands // Jessica & Wesley

 

4. Novotel Hotel

Nestled in Toronto’s downtown core, you’ll find the Novotel Hotel’s outdoor corridor on the south side of The Esplanade. The Chateau-style hotel is on a quieter street but faces popular restaurants and is still within walking district to Toronto’s theatre district.

Novotel’s most beautiful facade is its northern corridor which is a popular route for pedestrians on their morning and evening commutes. The corridor is a stunning ode to old-world grandeur and luxury, despite having only been built in 1979. The grey stone columns and arches create a clean and classic backdrop for your session, while the cast iron lanterns ground the photos and add a touch of romance.

Novotel Hotel // Andrea & Michael

 

5. Financial District

The financial district is one of the most underrated locations for engagement photos. The perfect location for a modern couple, the financial district has some of the most recognizable streets and buildings having been used as a replacement for New York City in many films and TV shows. At almost every corner there’s a whole new scene, made up of granite, metal, and glass. Clean lines and neutral tones communicate luxury, maturity, and an urbanity unique to Toronto. Its high-end meets street sense in the best way. It’s just really really cool.

Financial District // Naomi & John

 

6. Yorkville

Our final recommendation for engagement session locations in Toronto is Yorkville. Yorkville may be only steps away from the high-end shopping of Bloor Street, but it offers a quaint small-town feel with its historic buildings and niche shops. Warm and romantic, it’s a great place for engagement photos or a date, Hallmark-style!

Fun Fact

Yorkville has a incredibly varied and fascinating history, having been a breeding ground for authors like Margaret Atwood and musicians such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, who memorialized Yorkville Avenue in her song “Night in the City”. Now known for its Mink Mile (the 7th most expensive shopping street in the world), Yorkville is a hub of history, culture, shopping, and good food. It embodies the word “bustling” even on a mid-week evening and there’s always something beautiful to look at!

Yorkville // Carrie & Steve

 

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Engagement Session Locations in Toronto

Engagements, Planning & Tips

Finding the perfect spot among all the possible engagement session locations in Toronto can be overwhelming! There are so many incredible places in and around the city that are both beautiful and fun to visit! Your engagement location is probably the most important decision you will make for your upcoming session: where you choose to have your photos can determine the entire feel and mood your gallery will have! You want the space to be beautiful and romantic, and give you the most amazing photos ever! Toronto has so many buildings, views, and locations that would each tell a different version of your engagement story! We are here to help you choose a location that you love, are confident with, and are excited for!

Below you will find a list of some of our favourite places we’ve photographed in Toronto, and we would love to visit again! They all come highly recommended by us and our couples have all love them as well! We’re excited to help you find a location you adore now and for the years to come as you look back on your photos!

 

1. Osgoode Hall

Osgoode Hall is the perfect place to go if you can’t decide between romantic architecture and beautiful greenery. With creamy stonework, cobblestones, iron fencing and gates (that are landmarks themselves), and mature trees that protect you from the view of the city, Osgoode Hall will give your photos a classic elegance that will only add to your own romantic story as you retell it to your children and grandchildren. It’s a timeless backdrop that will accentuate your fairy-tale photos.

Fun Fact

Built in 1832 as a law school, it now houses the Great Library of the Law Society as well as a number of courts. The building shows its age beautifully and is a designated National Historic Site. Nestled deep downtown, it’s accessible but still offers a fresh view than what you’d expect in the city.

Osgoode Hall // Marianne & Andrew

 

2. R.C. Harris Treatment Plant

The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant may seem like an unconventional location, but its beautiful cream stone and view of the lake makes it the perfect place if you want a clean but industrial backdrop to your photos. A fairly unknown location, your photos here will be unique, epic, and will contribute to the rich history the plant has! The stonework is pristine, and when reflecting the light of the setting sun can transform into the pearlescent blush you see below! If Art Deco is your thing, this is the place to have your engagement photos!

Fun Fact

Opened in 1941, the R.C. Harris Plant replaced a school and an amusement park that had once stood on the land. Known as the Palace of Purification, the plant provides approximately 30% of Toronto’s drinking water. It was intended to be both functional and an architectural marvel and was fashioned in the Art Deco style. The cathedral-like structure boasts marble entrances, unique teal trim, and an unparalleled view of Lake Ontario.

R.C. Harris // Jenny & Derrick

 

3. Toronto Islands

The third recommendation we have for engagement session locations in Toronto are the Toronto Islands! The Toronto Islands are well known for the summer crowds that wave in on ferries to make the most of the beaches, parks, and yacht clubs. And lesser known are beautiful and often bypassed sites that offer some of the most beautiful backdrops we’ve photographed. The islands are great for unexpected and fresh garden-inspired photos. Water features, stone bridges (that look like they once graced the cover of a Nicholas Sparks novel), and an incomparable view of the CN Tower all contribute to how amazing this location is.

Toronto Islands // Jessica & Wesley

 

4. Novotel Hotel

Nestled in Toronto’s downtown core, you’ll find the Novotel Hotel’s outdoor corridor on the south side of The Esplanade. The Chateau-style hotel is on a quieter street but faces popular restaurants and is still within walking district to Toronto’s theatre district.

Novotel’s most beautiful facade is its northern corridor which is a popular route for pedestrians on their morning and evening commutes. The corridor is a stunning ode to old-world grandeur and luxury, despite having only been built in 1979. The grey stone columns and arches create a clean and classic backdrop for your session, while the cast iron lanterns ground the photos and add a touch of romance.

Novotel Hotel // Andrea & Michael

 

5. Financial District

The financial district is one of the most underrated locations for engagement photos. The perfect location for a modern couple, the financial district has some of the most recognizable streets and buildings having been used as a replacement for New York City in many films and TV shows. At almost every corner there’s a whole new scene, made up of granite, metal, and glass. Clean lines and neutral tones communicate luxury, maturity, and an urbanity unique to Toronto. Its high-end meets street sense in the best way. It’s just really really cool.

Financial District // Naomi & John

 

6. Yorkville

Our final recommendation for engagement session locations in Toronto is Yorkville. Yorkville may be only steps away from the high-end shopping of Bloor Street, but it offers a quaint small-town feel with its historic buildings and niche shops. Warm and romantic, it’s a great place for engagement photos or a date, Hallmark-style!

Fun Fact

Yorkville has a incredibly varied and fascinating history, having been a breeding ground for authors like Margaret Atwood and musicians such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, who memorialized Yorkville Avenue in her song “Night in the City”. Now known for its Mink Mile (the 7th most expensive shopping street in the world), Yorkville is a hub of history, culture, shopping, and good food. It embodies the word “bustling” even on a mid-week evening and there’s always something beautiful to look at!

Yorkville // Carrie & Steve

 

Stay Tuned for More Engagement Session Resources!

 

Engagement Session Locations in Toronto

Date:

April 15, 2021

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Finding the perfect spot among all the possible engagement session locations in Toronto can be overwhelming! There are so many incredible places in and around the city that are both beautiful and fun to visit! Your engagement location is probably the most important decision you will make for your upcoming session: where you choose to have your photos can determine the entire feel and mood your gallery will have! You want the space to be beautiful and romantic, and give you the most amazing photos ever! Toronto has so many buildings, views, and locations that would each tell a different version of your engagement story! We are here to help you choose a location that you love, are confident with, and are excited for!

Below you will find a list of some of our favourite places we’ve photographed in Toronto, and we would love to visit again! They all come highly recommended by us and our couples have all love them as well! We’re excited to help you find a location you adore now and for the years to come as you look back on your photos!

 

1. Osgoode Hall

Osgoode Hall is the perfect place to go if you can’t decide between romantic architecture and beautiful greenery. With creamy stonework, cobblestones, iron fencing and gates (that are landmarks themselves), and mature trees that protect you from the view of the city, Osgoode Hall will give your photos a classic elegance that will only add to your own romantic story as you retell it to your children and grandchildren. It’s a timeless backdrop that will accentuate your fairy-tale photos.

Fun Fact

Built in 1832 as a law school, it now houses the Great Library of the Law Society as well as a number of courts. The building shows its age beautifully and is a designated National Historic Site. Nestled deep downtown, it’s accessible but still offers a fresh view than what you’d expect in the city.

Osgoode Hall // Marianne & Andrew

 

2. R.C. Harris Treatment Plant

The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant may seem like an unconventional location, but its beautiful cream stone and view of the lake makes it the perfect place if you want a clean but industrial backdrop to your photos. A fairly unknown location, your photos here will be unique, epic, and will contribute to the rich history the plant has! The stonework is pristine, and when reflecting the light of the setting sun can transform into the pearlescent blush you see below! If Art Deco is your thing, this is the place to have your engagement photos!

Fun Fact

Opened in 1941, the R.C. Harris Plant replaced a school and an amusement park that had once stood on the land. Known as the Palace of Purification, the plant provides approximately 30% of Toronto’s drinking water. It was intended to be both functional and an architectural marvel and was fashioned in the Art Deco style. The cathedral-like structure boasts marble entrances, unique teal trim, and an unparalleled view of Lake Ontario.

R.C. Harris // Jenny & Derrick

 

3. Toronto Islands

The third recommendation we have for engagement session locations in Toronto are the Toronto Islands! The Toronto Islands are well known for the summer crowds that wave in on ferries to make the most of the beaches, parks, and yacht clubs. And lesser known are beautiful and often bypassed sites that offer some of the most beautiful backdrops we’ve photographed. The islands are great for unexpected and fresh garden-inspired photos. Water features, stone bridges (that look like they once graced the cover of a Nicholas Sparks novel), and an incomparable view of the CN Tower all contribute to how amazing this location is.

Toronto Islands // Jessica & Wesley

 

4. Novotel Hotel

Nestled in Toronto’s downtown core, you’ll find the Novotel Hotel’s outdoor corridor on the south side of The Esplanade. The Chateau-style hotel is on a quieter street but faces popular restaurants and is still within walking district to Toronto’s theatre district.

Novotel’s most beautiful facade is its northern corridor which is a popular route for pedestrians on their morning and evening commutes. The corridor is a stunning ode to old-world grandeur and luxury, despite having only been built in 1979. The grey stone columns and arches create a clean and classic backdrop for your session, while the cast iron lanterns ground the photos and add a touch of romance.

Novotel Hotel // Andrea & Michael

 

5. Financial District

The financial district is one of the most underrated locations for engagement photos. The perfect location for a modern couple, the financial district has some of the most recognizable streets and buildings having been used as a replacement for New York City in many films and TV shows. At almost every corner there’s a whole new scene, made up of granite, metal, and glass. Clean lines and neutral tones communicate luxury, maturity, and an urbanity unique to Toronto. Its high-end meets street sense in the best way. It’s just really really cool.

Financial District // Naomi & John

 

6. Yorkville

Our final recommendation for engagement session locations in Toronto is Yorkville. Yorkville may be only steps away from the high-end shopping of Bloor Street, but it offers a quaint small-town feel with its historic buildings and niche shops. Warm and romantic, it’s a great place for engagement photos or a date, Hallmark-style!

Fun Fact

Yorkville has a incredibly varied and fascinating history, having been a breeding ground for authors like Margaret Atwood and musicians such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, who memorialized Yorkville Avenue in her song “Night in the City”. Now known for its Mink Mile (the 7th most expensive shopping street in the world), Yorkville is a hub of history, culture, shopping, and good food. It embodies the word “bustling” even on a mid-week evening and there’s always something beautiful to look at!

Yorkville // Carrie & Steve

 

Stay Tuned for More Engagement Session Resources!

 

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