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Iconic Toronto

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Photos by @offbeatimages

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

Iconic Toronto Photo Projects

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In 2022-2023 we are hosting Photo Walk Meetups with Tdot Shots, planning a return of our Photo Contest, and looking forward to creating a Photo Exhibit. We hope you will get involved. Please contact us to see how you or your organization can collaborate.

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Architecture | Events | History | Meetups | Photo Walks | Toronto

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…

Art | Blog | Events | Meetups | Photo Walks | Public Art | Toronto

Join our Toronto Public Art and Architecture Photo Walk Tour

It’s very exciting to announce our first Iconic Toronto event of 2022. For 4 years we have led photo walk meetups as Tdot Shots. Now we are evolving to co-promote the events as Iconic Toronto. Interested in this photo walk and walking tour? You can buy a ticket at our new events site: Tdot Events…

Iconic Toronto Photo Contest winners 2021
Events | Photo Contest | Photography | Toronto

Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the 2021 Photo Contest!

🏆 Winners and Finalists! We offer congratulations! 🎉 We are happy to announce the winners of the contest. We posted the winners and finalist selections on Instagram through November. Here they are! What an amazing group of images! Our judges had a difficult task. Congrats to the winners! Purav Desai – Historic and ArchivalAlex Glinka…

Casa Loma Toronto at sunset
Blog | Events | Photo Contest

Explaining the Historic and Archival Category for the 2021 Toronto Photo Contest

It may not be obvious to everyone what is meant exactly by “historic” and “archival” so here’s a post that should help you out a little. We feel at the two-week mark of the contest that we have received a very low number of entries in this category so we’d encourage you to seek out…

College St. streetcar and biker Toronto by
Community | Photography | Toronto

Celebrating Toronto Culture and Communities via Local Street Photography

When we conceived of the Iconic Toronto project and tying it together with this year’s Tdot Shots photo contest, we had visions of all the great images we’d see with favourite landmarks from around the city. We looked forward to seeing shots of the downtown, including Union Station or the Gooderham Building, along with the…

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

Iconic Toronto Photo Contest

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

2021 Photo Contest Finalists

Iconic Toronto

and VALLEYS to the LAKE

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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 1500 posts, interviewed 50 photographers for our Five Questions feature, and led hundreds of GTA photographers on photo walks.

We have held an annual photo contest since 2019 and in 2021 we introduced the “Iconic Toronto” theme. This year, 2022, we will produce a photo book. We welcome contributors. Looking forward to seeing your shots! Be sure to order your copy through our crowd-funding site.

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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.


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