Discover the Top 8 Photo-Worthy Locations for the CN Tower

Whether you’re visiting or living in Toronto, one thing’s for sure: you’ll probably want to take pictures of Toronto’s landmark: the CN Tower. After almost 10 years in Toronto, believe me, I know a thing or two about it. In this article, you’ll find the 8 best spots to photograph the CN Tower. All the locations mentioned are free of charge.


Olympic Island

For the best view of the CN Tower, you’ll need to take the ferry to Centre Islands on the Toronto Islands! You can read my complete guide with everything you need to know before visiting the Toronto Islands to make sure you’re well prepared.

In the end, all the views from the islands are beautiful. But I recommend the view from Olympic Island.

Green Parking, 20 St Andrew Street

Our second stop to photograph the CN Tower will be in a very popular part of town: Kensington Market. But you’re going to have to get some height. Indeed, it’s at the top of the Green Parking that you’ll have a beautiful view of the city.


Hanlan’s Point Island

So yes, we’re going back to the Toronto Islands again. But this time on the other side. Hanlan’s Point Island is much quieter. There are no amusement parks or residential areas. You’re closer to the airport. And you’ve got the nudist beach. Right next to the ferry boarding point, you have a lovely view of the CN Tower.

Trillium Park

I mentioned it recently in my article Toronto in Winter: 31 Unmissable Activities to Brighten Up Your Season for fireside. But it’s also a great place to get a great view of the Toronto skyline. Whether it’s at the entrance near the toilets, yes, it doesn’t look glamorous, but I promise it’s pretty. Or further on, after the little bridge: the view is BEAU-TI-FUL!


Rees St Parking – 318 Queens Quay West

Then we continue our tour of the best spots for photographing the CN Tower with another parking lot! And this one’s not far from Union Station. You can climb up and enjoy a very close view of the CN Tower.

University of Toronto – 31 King’s College Circle

Not only will you get a really beautiful photo from this vantage point. But you’ll also get to visit the beautiful University of Toronto. I love this neighbourhood so much! Have a look around. And don’t forget to come back in different seasons. It’s great in summer with the blue sky, but I also love it in autumn with the golden leaves.


Polson Pier / Canada Pool Bar

If you feel like venturing to the other side of town, you can head to the Canada Pool Bar for a drink. Or stay on the publicly accessible part to enjoy the lovely view over the city. If you go at the end of the day, you’ll also have a chance to see some of Toronto’s most beautiful sunsets.

HTO Park

Finally, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite places: HTO park. Find yourself at the water’s edge and at the foot of the CN Tower. With the Rogers Centre as a bonus.


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