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 the best “Winter warmers” from the recent posts.
It’s absolutely stunning collection of images. Here are the individual posts from the contributing photographers. Please do follow them on Instagram. If you appreciate this blog post, take a moment to follow us, @iconictoronto and @tdot_shots, as well.
Iconic spot: Front St. at Bay St.
This long exposure image features some delicious details including a stunning star effect on the light in centre of frame and a bus captured inside the light trails at left. We like the warm glow on the stones in foreground and the classic setting for a downtown capture with CN tower in the distance behind Union Station. Stellar shot!
Iconic spot: Yonge Dundas Square
One of our contributors, Kurt Wang, delivers a stunning street capture. The warmth in this night shot from the heart of Yonge Street at Dundas makes us appreciate the crazy colour and vibrant movement of the square adjacent the Eaton Centre shopping mall.
Iconic spot: Union Station, downtown Toronto
Union station is a marvel of classic Beaux-arts architecture in the grand Great Hall. This location is in the heart of downtown on Front St.
Iconic spot: Gooderham Building
The flatiron or Gooderham building is located in downtown east in the area known as St. Lawrence Market aka Old Town Toronto. This image reminds us that the lovely architecture of the building can be appreciated from all sides. We appreciate the amazing details in the brick and stone and compelling lines created by the fire escape.
Iconic spot: Front St and CN Tower
This great lookup shot between two buildings illustrates that there are still, in this ever expanding city, some opportunities to get creative when framing the CN Tower.
We have a guess as to the specific location but we won’t give it away, in respect for the fact the photographer sought out a unique alignment.
Iconic spot: Yonge St. subway line in Rosedale
Local photographer, Ed, has captured a great daytime long exposure on the Yonge Street subway line in the Rosedale neighbourhood.
We love shots taken from streets and bridges up and down the iconic first subway line of the city (built 1954).
Iconic spot: Scarborough Bluffs
Our contributor Chris Noronha dazzles us with this landscape photo of the iconic bluffs along the eastern Toronto waterfront. The “Bluffs,” as they are known to locals, are very beautiful and this sunrise image is simply unforgettable.
Iconic spot: Royal Ontario Museum on Bloor St.
We love the sparkle in this photo created by rain drops on the lens. It’s been a mild rainy winter with only a little snow and cold. This image at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) reflects the typical weather recently for street photography in the city.
Iconic spot: Bay St. south of Old City Hall
Such a beautiful rainy street capture by the photographer on Bay street, one of the best downtown streets for city photography.