Our favourite public spaces in the city

14 October 2016,   By ,  


Toronto is full of great things to do all year round. In partnership with organizations like Waterfront Toronto and the Toronto Public Space Committee, the city has transformed both public and private spaces into great places to take a break, take amazing photos, or do some people-watching.

These are our favourite city spots to explore when we have some free time:

Brookfield Place


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Does your Instagram page need a pick-me-up? If so, this is the first place you should go. Santiago Calatrava, the Spanish architect who designed the main floor gallery, has created a space so beautiful that it is one of the most photographed indoor spaces in the city. Pro tip: Get your photo past 6pm – the evening light is pretty magical.

Corktown Common


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If you live in one of our east end buildings, we’re sure you’re familiar with Corktown Common. The park features a beautiful path that winds around the Don Lands wildlife, and a water park for the kids in the summer. If you’re looking for a downtown park with a great view, come hang out here.

Underpass Park


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Toronto has done an amazing job of transforming previously wasted space into spaces that people want to be. One of the best examples of this is Underpass Park, located under the Gardiner Expressway in the east end. The main attraction here is the skate park, so if you need some new, cool skater friends, you know where to go.

Coronation Park


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Toronto is full of interesting people and we love to grab a seat with a view and watch the people go by. Coronation Park, located on the Martin Goodman Trail just east of Ontario Place, not only has a great view of our amazing people, but also has the best view of the lake you can find.