The top 5 modern buildings that make for great photographs in Toronto
1) Royal Ontario Museum
The ROM is a tourist hotspot, but with good reason. It’s a complex of several buildings, all with different architectural styles. Some hate the complex because of the newest addition, the giant crystal entrance. You’ll see what I mean: you either love it or hate it.
2) Roy Thomson Hall
From the exterior, Roy Thomson Hall reminds a little of an alien spaceship. The curved glass-like exterior glows in the sun. It’s best to take photos of this building in the early morning or evening, as harsh light makes it difficult to photograph.
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3) Art Gallery of Ontario - The Back Wall
The back wall of the AGO is a photographer’s dream. There’s a pretty park complete with water features, and a unique sculptural awning held up by coloured pencil pillars. The back of the building is like the ROM, a mix of older architecture and modern additions. It’s beautiful.
4) Ismaili Centre
The Ismaili Centre consists of a modern building, with a very pretty water feature right beside it. The grounds are lovely. This location is particularly good for anyone who likes to shoot night photography. The building glows with a warm light.
5) Artscape Weston Common
The exterior of this building is all about colour. That’s what you’ll be here for if you visit: you’ll want to shoot the colourful façade. The area is a little gritty, but the brightness of this building makes everything much more interesting.
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