Post # 1
We want to have our wedding photos taken down by the lake with a view of the Toronto skyline. I’m thinking Cherry St. (Cherry Beach and surrounding area) but don’t want to have to pay for a photo permit.
I just got off the phone with Toronto Parks and Permits and they told me that the beach is considered a park and would require a permit, but couldn’t give me information about taking photos on the street. I’m fairly certain that Cherry St. has a great view of the skyline and we could just take pictures there. Have any bees recently taken formal photos near this area that could provide me with some insight?
PS – If any bees have any suggestions of *permit-free* places by the lake with a great view of the Toronto skyline I would also appreciate it 🙂
Post # 2
Hi fellow Toronto bee!
Ok…this will sound ghetto at first, but hear me out…my FAVOURITE view of the Toronto skyline is from the T&T grocery store on Cherry street (I often stand in their parking lot and watch the sun set, haha–222 Cherry St.) It’s a great way to view Toronto from the “other side” of the lake, without having to actually cross the lake…I highly recommend checking this area out. Maybe you can find inspiration by visiting, and if you like Chinese food (I’m marrying into a Chinese family), stop in and visit the hot food bar at T&T!
Another thought, have you visited 1) Riverdale park (just south of Broadview and Danforth, absolutely gorgeous) or 2) Withrow Park for a more distant view (at Chester station)…
Final thought, I don’t know if the recent flooding would affect this…but maybe you could ferry over to the city island and have some pictures taken from there?
I hope this stream of thought can prove helpful for you. It isn’t well thought-out on my end, but I’m also looking to have some pictures taken with the TO skyline and these are my own preliminary thoughts.
🙂 Happy planning!
Post # 3
If you go done polson st (just off of cherry) there is a huge parking lot and has an amazing view of the city. I would just make sure there is no events going on at the venue Rebel before going down there because if there is you won’t get any peace and quiet!
Post # 4
Thanks for the great suggestions. I didn’t think of the T&T…I’ll have to check out their parking lot.
Unfortunately, ferrying over to the island is out of the question as we have a really tight schedule.
Post # 5
I thought you couldn’t get to the Island at all right now? Did that change?
Post # 6
Thommy Thompson Park also offers some pretty cool views of the skyline. It’s only open from 4-9pm on weekdays (in case you’re getting married on a Friday), or else 5:30 am to 9 pm on weekends. I’m not sure if you need a permit to shoot here, I think you just need to get permission from the TRCA (conservation authority).
Post # 7
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Post # 8
I had my wedding this past year at Berekeley Church and our photographer lucastphotography.com suggested we decided go down to Polson Pier to get a skyline photos. It turned out amazing and we didn’t have to get any permits!