Toronto is home to the longest waterfront on the planet. Take your camera along for a meandering stroll beside the Toronto Waterfront, and you’ll find many Instagrammable sights, colors, and backdrops along the 35-mile Martin Goodman Trail. You’ll connect to Toronto’s unique history and witness spectacular angles of the skyline balanced between the blue sky and the glistening water of Lake Ontario.
Along the trail, you’ll find The Beaches, a neighborhood within the Old City of Toronto between Victoria Park Avenue and Kingston Road. It's named after four adjoining beaches along Lake Ontario. The independently owned shops along Queen Street East change merchandise regularly. Historical Victorian and Edwardian era homes, a rare sight in many American cities, line the side streets. A long boardwalk also runs parallel to the Martin Goodman Trail. The Beaches is a picturesque, clean and tidy, and highly photogenic backdrop for your next Instagram post.
The Gateway Bridge, more officially known as the Humber Bay Arch Bridge, is a Toronto icon and crosses the Humber River at its mouth on the most popular cycling, walking, and jogging routes in the city. You can also connect to Toronto's roots at this site. The mouth of the Humber River is the beginning of an ancient First People’s trading route called the “Toronto Carrying Place” trail. When architects designed the Gateway Bridge, they incorporated elements and decorations that commemorate the trail’s ancient meaning. You’ll find carved turtles and canoes in the bridge’s design.
On bright days, Lake Ontario is a dazzling gem reflecting both the sun and the skyline. On stormy days, dramatic clouds gather in epic waves of deep color. Whatever the season, the Toronto Waterfront and the Martin Goodman Trail will give you many chances to express your creativity and share your vision with your friends and followers.
Cover image provided courtesy of Amanda Lynn Barker.