Iconic Toronto: Celebrating the Culture and History
of the City through the Lens of Photography

Iconic Toronto: Celebrating the Culture and History of the City through Photography

Iconic Toronto Photography Contest 2022

Please Get Involved and Enter Your Photos!

In November 2022 we are excited to host the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest presented with Tdot Shots.

Enter the contest: Entrants simply use hashtag #iconictoronto on their Instagram posts from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. You have a chance to win prizes from ProLab Canada and CN Tower. ๐Ÿ†

We hope you will get involved. Submit as many of your photos as you like during the contest period! Read the announcement post for more information about rules and categories. You may also be interested in reading the contest FAQ.

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Meet the Judges: A Profile of Taku Kumabe, Landscape and Nature Photographer

We have known and collaborated with Taku since we launched in 2018. We are grateful to the photographer for assisting us with judging again this year. Taku Kumabe is well known for his landscape and nature photography in Toronto and beyond. He explores locales around the world including North West Territories (northern lights), Japan and…

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Meet the Judges: A Profile of Toronto Photographer Mr. Brian James

Itโ€™s November and the Iconic toronto Photo Contest is here! ๐Ÿ† It is with pleasure we have the opportunity to introduce our volunteer judge, Mr. Brian James. Brian is a talented photographer from Toronto, specializing in street and portraiture. The Iconic Toronto photo contest will have thousands of entries under the hashtag #iconictoronto so we are grateful to Brian for helping us pick finalists and winners!

Tdot Shots presents Iconic Toronto Photo Contest 2022
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Tdot Shots presents Iconic Toronto Photo Contest 2022

It’s going to be a fabulous fall and we are excited to announce the return of our annual photo contest! We look forward to seeing all the entries by local creators. The contest is supported by Tdot Shots and our sponsors, judges and volunteers. You can get involved! Iconic Toronto: Celebrating the Culture and History…

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Iconic Toronto Photo Walk Tour at Evergreen Brickworks Oct. 16, 2022

We are delighted to announce our upcoming Photo Walk Tour at one of the classic natural and historical spaces in the city: Evergreen Brickworks. This will be a perfect walk for photographers and those who love a good urban hike. The meetup is co-presented with Tdot Shots. Please RSVP via our ticket site: tdot.com/events. Nestled…

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Architecture and History Photo Walk Tours at University of Toronto

Are you interested in photography, architecture and history? You are welcome to join us at the U of T campus in downtown Toronto for a special photo walk and walking tour. The university campus is a gem in the core of the city and is one of our regular meetups – they usually happen on…

Rivers, Valleys, Lake

The topography of Toronto is amazing: a lush, green temperate region filled with hills and valleys, rivers and lakes. Situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, the city is in a rich watershed that features iconic rivers such as the Humber and the Don. The river valleys, that converge on the lake, define the landscape. Lake Ontario in turn has come to help define Toronto as a city on a great lake. Views from the water are spectacular.

Humber Bay Arch Bridge and Tommy Thompson Park
Photos by @arashrz and @tamaraferdman
Other photos by @tdot_mike

Photo Contest Winners and Finalists 2021

Thanks for supporting the photo contest! Contest will return in 2022.

2021 Photo Contest Finalists

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Tdot Shots

You may know us from our involvement with the Toronto photography community. We launched our Instagram and website in 2018. We have featured more than 500 photographers over 1500 posts, interviewed 50 photographers for our Five Questions feature, and led hundreds of GTA photographers on our photo walk meetups and tours.

We have held an annual photo contest since 2019 and in 2021 we introduced the “Iconic Toronto” theme. This year, 2022, our photo contest will return in November. We are excited to welcome our participants, judges and volunteers, and our generous sponsors.

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Thank You Volunteers, Sponsors and Contributors!

We truly appreciate the support of the Toronto photography community. We couldn’t do it without you. Special thank you to our 2021 sponsors Prolab Canada and The Professional Centre.


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