March 2014: Toronto in Black and White
We love photographing Toronto in Black and White. We feel lucky to share so many interests beyond wedding photography. Being a photography company, based in downtown Toronto, we have the city at our disposal. One of our favourite pastimes is to grab our photography gear and wander the city. There is never a shortage of things to photograph in a city as big as Toronto.
One of our favourite spots to photograph is Kensington market, it’s such an interesting place, that every photographer should experience. This diverse neighbourhood is truly a sight to see! Located downtown, Kensington Market is home to an array of markets and restaurants. There are tons of great hole-in-the-wall restaurants such as Maison Close 1888, which is a gastropub nestled in an old Victorian home. Kensington Market also contains the infamous Bunner’s Bakery, known for it’s delicious vegan treats. Some of our other favorite spots include Jimmy’s Coffee for its large back patio and localized art, Seven Lives for baja style tacos, and Global Cheese Shoppe, which offers a wide selection of quality cheeses.
Photography-wise, the market is dynamic, colourful, full of interesting people and culture. Take advantage of the warmer weather and make a day out of exploring the market – stopping to snap a photo, or enjoy a patio beer.
Nathan Phillips Square is another Toronto attraction worth photographing. This rink has been a huge part of the Toronto experience for years and it makes for some great photos! There are tons of subjects to capture and its surroundings are rather photogenic as well. Nathan Phillips is nestled between old City Hall and new City Hall. The new City Hall is a Toronto landmark with its unique and contemporary structure. When shooting in black and white this iconic building creates powerful lines and shadows. It is interesting to see the contrast between old and new buildings in such close proximity.
Toronto has so much to offer and there is no better way to discover its beauty than through photography. It is also a great way to discover landmarks of Toronto and understand the city’s history. We love street photography as a way of capturing the raw beauty of everyday life.