What To Expect
Booking a private photo expert allows you to select the below carefully planned routes or when your photo guide contacts you directly, to make desired changes where possible according to your interest.
Meet at the Art Gallery of Ontario at the corner of McCaul and Dundas by the Henry Moore sculpture then head to Baldwin Street and discover the atmosphere of outdoor cafes among the residential neighborhood.
Walk behind the AGO to see the outside of The Grange, an old Toronto homestead, built in 1817 by D'Arcy Boulton Jr. a leading citizen in Toronto, and part of the "Family Compact" a Tory-dominated Anglican group that had political influence in the government after the War of 1812.
Discover the building of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and its newly expanded Building in the Sky created by architect Will Alsop that is perched on nine storey stilts. We walk south to the hip Queen Street West to photograph the street life and shops.
Continue on until Spadina Avenue where you will tour Chinatown and see the old clothing warehouses that are now trendy offices. There you will have the option to try some dim sum (lunch/brunch tapas) or stop at a Chinese bakery. Then head to Kensington Market on Baldwin Street and walk through the vegetable stores and fish monger shops. Check out the funky used clothing shops of Kensington Street, followed by the Latin flavour of Augusta Street spotted by tattoo parlors and vegan restaurants. This market began as a Jewish neighborhood and now is a thriving community of Portuguese, Latin American, Ethiopian, Caribbean and Chinese mix. You will also tour some of the back alleys that are laced with graffiti and street art.
Then discover Little Italy, where you will stop and have a chance to photograph the street life here over a cappuccino. From here you will head up Grace Street, over the Garrison Creek, which is a former creek that has been quarried and filled by homes and parks, until we reach Bloor Street and Korea Town. After Little Korea you will be walking through the Annex, an area that houses many of the students from the University of Toronto. The Bata Shoe Museum is a point of interest.
The tour will end at the Royal Ontario Museum, where we will have the opportunity to photograph the outside of the recent Lee-Chin Crystal addition designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. This structure is located next to the upscale shopping district in Yorkville, and the Philosopher's Walk through the University of Toronto.
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Participants must have a basic knowledge of their cameras.
Routes may be changed based on local conditions.
Tours run rain or shine.
Please wear a pair of good walking shoes, and bring a lightweight poncho in case it rains. A small bottle of water & sun hat is recommended for high temperatures.
A lightweight tripod is recommended for evening sessions.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
9 hours and 30 minutes