Iconic Toronto: Celebrating the Culture and History
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Iconic Toronto Photography Contest

The 2022 Photo Contest is over! Thanks everyone who got involved and supported Iconic Toronto and the Tdot Shots photo community 🏆

In November 2022 we hosted the annual Iconic Toronto Photo Contest presented with Tdot Shots. Thanks for supporting the contest this year.

Entrants used hashtag #iconictoronto on their Instagram posts from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2022. They had a chance to win prizes from ProLab Canada and CN Tower. 🏆

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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Community | Contributors | Photography | Toronto

Get Out and Shoot with the Toronto Photography Community (Winter Picks by Tdot Shots)

Thanks to the Toronto photo community for using our hashtag #tdot_shots. Reviewing the images under this tag is one of the primary ways we select images to share with our followers. Recently we noticed a trend: warm tones, whether from the streets at night or iconic architecture of landmark buildings. So we present some of…

Blog | Events | Photo Contest | Photography | Toronto

Announcing the Winners of our Iconic Toronto Photo Contest 2022

Wow we have wrapped another amazing photo contest. Thanks for supporting us this year! We had over 2000 entries and many were spectacular. Toronto is an awesome city and the GTA photography community really cares about capturing this special city from so many unique spots. We wrote a detailed critique about the winners at our…

Iconic Toronto Photo Contest awards meetup and photo walk on December 11
Community | Events | Meetups | Photo Contest | Photo Walks | Photography

Join our Iconic Toronto Photo Contest Awards Meetup December 11

We wrapped up our annual Toronto photo contest on November 30. Huge thanks to everyone who entered their images! We hope you will be able to join us December 11 for a photo walk in downtown Toronto. We will announce the contest winners at the end of the meetup! The walk will be focused on…

Blog | Events | Photo Contest | Photography | Toronto

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…

City on the Water: 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 Announcement Posts 2022

We loved the reaction from the Toronto photography community. Here are some of the posts from Instagram. Click arrows to view images and click through to read comments.

2022 Photo Contest Finalists

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Tdot Shots

We are Tdot Shots and we are passionate about our project, Iconic Toronto. 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. In 2022, our photo contest was held in November. We are excited to welcome our participants, judges and volunteers, and our generous sponsors back when we the contest returns in 2023.

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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 2022 sponsors ProLab Canada and the CN Tower.


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