The Most Instagrammable Stores in Toronto
There may be no better place to step up your Instagram game than the city of Toronto. From pretty restaurants to trendy cafes and streets full of architecture reminiscent of Europe, Toronto is the epitome of an Instagrammable city. Not to mention unique and gorgeous stores that are nearly impossible not to snap photos at.
From Peace Collective on Ossington to The Apartment on Gerrard, take a look at the most Instagrammable stores in Toronto!
Peace Collective (Ossington)
It’s no secret that everyone in Toronto is proud AF to live here. With that in mind, Peace Collective’s flagship store on Ossington created a bright, colourful and completely Instagrammable space inspired by Toronto. With murals of Toronto-born rappers, Drake and The Weeknd and a neon “Home is Toronto” sign, it’s staked its claim as one of the city’s favourite stores. Not to mention, they have a very Instagrammable dessert bar serving up super extra milkshakes.
Crown Flora may be known as one of Toronto’s premier flower shops, but it’s also the perfect place to snap a photo. With a pink brick exterior wall lined with the most gorgeous plants, it’s hard not to stop and pose for the ‘gram.
Restoration Hardware has been flooding Torontonians’ Instagram feeds since it opened, and it’s no wonder why. Located in Yorkdale shopping mall, the Restoration Hardware gallery commands four levels and 70,000 square feet in total. So yes, there are lots of spots to get gorgeous photos. Filled with beautifully decorated showrooms, a courtyard cafe, and a rooftop park and conservatory, you could easily spend a whole day taking photos here.
John Fluevog (Queen Street)
Not only is John Fluevog known for their unique shoe designs, but they also have one of the most Instagrammable stores in Toronto. Starting off with a location on Queen Street, they opened a second shop in the Distillery District in 2013 to keep up with demand. Their Queen Street store is a former bank vault which they transformed into the world’s first ever gravity-defying Vog Vault (a replica of a vintage photo of John that’s found in every store), that Fluevogers can make their own
A shop focusing on modern womenswear, Everything is Ease has a magical pastel interior and so many beautiful products inside. From colourful sunglasses and pretty vases to gorgeous succulents and candles, there are tons of photo ops to take advantage of around the store!
The Apartment offers gorgeous photo ops inside and out. Located on Gerrard Street East, it sells vintage boho furniture and decor. Snap a few shots on their seating areas inside, and take advantage of their pretty exterior storefront. And make sure to pick up a few new things for your apartment while you’re there!
Cocktail Emporium (Kensington)
The pretty pink exterior of the Cocktail Emporium in Kensington has become a Toronto staple on Instagram. The paint may be chipped but the noteworthy “Cocktail Emporium” sign, pretty white trim and gold cocktail stand totally make up for it.
May Flowers is a flower shop and cafe that offers locally-sourced flowers and Vietnamese coffee. The exterior of the shop is decorated with lush greenery and a charming little seating area, so be sure to snap a few photos when you get there or when you’re leaving with your beautiful bouquet.
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.