As planners, our couples are always asking us for our opinion on engagement photo shoot locations within the Greater Toronto Area. And so, we suggest locations based on their love story and style. If you are looking for an engagement or wedding photo shoot location in Toronto, we have curated our list of top 6 outdoor and indoor photo shoot locations that we feel bring forward rich history, jaw-dropping architecture and a romantic ambiance. If you want more options or are looking for a planner to help you through your wedding planning journey, feel free to contact us here.
1. Aga Khan Museum
Known for its artistic exterior, muted design and overall architecture, Aga Khan Museum makes for the perfect outdoor location for couples looking for a bold and edgy photo shoot. Built in 2014, the museum showcases contributions made by Muslim communities to world heritage and is located in North York, just north of Eglinton Avenue.
2. Front Street & Esplanade Area
The vibrant neighbourhood of St. Lawrence Market District hosts one of Toronto’s most historic buildings, the Gooderham Building also known as the Flatiron Building. Wedged between two major city streets, Front Street and Wellington Street, the building’s use of red brick, Roman arches and overall rich history makes a great engagement outdoor session for couples looking to spark a bit of romance.
Permit: Not required for outdoor photography
3. Distillery District
If you and your fiancé are the artistic type who enjoy galleries, dance and music, then the Distillery District is the perfect photo shoot location for you. With cobblestone streets, a rustic feel and an option to theme your session with the holidays, this Toronto district makes a great outdoor engagement during any season of the year.
4. Knox College
Located in the heart of downtown, Knox College is a college belonging to the University of Toronto. Full of rich history, jaw dropping architecture and a pretty courtyard, Knox College is one of the most popular destinations for engagement and wedding photo shoots in Toronto. The college has medieval-like staircases, cascading arches and several areas with natural lighting that look stunning during the day. The Knox College is also a handy spot for a rainy day.
5. Art Gallery of Ontario
Encompassing interesting angles, geometry and architecture, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) makes for both a historic and modern engagement photo shoot. There are several hidden gems full of rich history and culture, renowned masterpieces and beautiful art that are perfect for stunning engagement and wedding photography. With different scenery, tones and colours, the AGO is a great indoor engagement photo shoot venue for the couple looking to tell an enticing love story.
6. Casa Loma
If you are looking to tell your love story in the traditional fairytale fashion, then the perfect engagement photo shoot venue for you is none other than, Casa Loma. Located in midtown Toronto and great for both outdoor and indoor photo shoots, Casa Loma is a historic house and museum with royal exteriors, enchanting interiors and an overall romantic ambiance. Known as Toronto’s majestic castle, Casa Loma makes for the perfect venue to tell your Cinderella story.