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12 Toronto Instagrams You Need to Follow

As the Buddhist saying goes, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one Instagrams it, who even cares?" Well, no tree falls, and no brunch plate hits a table in Toronto without a sharp-eyed 'grammer being there to take stock, and here are the dozen best among them...

@normster

Beautiful sunsets, interesting streetscapes, a lot of playing with light and shadow, and sometimes a bulldog named Norm make for an Instagram that presents a unique view of the city.

@torontobluejay

Despite what the name might lead you to believe, this Instagram account has nothing to do with everyone’s favourite baseball team. Instead, this Toronto-centric Instagram is full of vibrant shots of city life with a focus on landscape and architecture.

@tastetoronto

Hungry? You will be once you start scanning this foodie-friendly account full of photos of the city’s best meals. The user-generated photos showcase food from all over the city and we’re happy to eat vicariously through every post.

@vanessacesario_

Fashion blogger Vanessa Cesario posts beautifully minimalist photos, most of which consist of fashion shots where Toronto serves more as a backdrop rather than the main event. In addition to artfully styled outfits you can also expect photos of food and accessories.

@soteeoh

A sometimes-gritty, sometimes-dark, but always-beautiful take on Toronto.

@jayscale

Follow along as freelance photographer and sneaker enthusiast Jamal Burger showcases his talent for shooting both athletic footwear and his city.

@streetartintoronto

Toronto has an abundance of unique street art. This Instagram account captures a lot of it, be it on the side of a building, along a fence, across the back of a truck, or on a bathroom stall.

@tonoariki

Toronto-based photographer Tono Ariki turns ordinary pieces of city life from every season into art with his shots of Toronto that feature interesting perspectives and a unique use of lines and angles.

@jasonfitzzz

Whether it’s a fog-shrouded building, snowy sidewalk, or rainy afternoon, no matter what kind of weather is depicted in these photos, Toronto still looks like a place you want to be (yes, even in the snowy ones).

@hongdave

Toronto art director Dave Hong posts artful pics of everyday life and can elevate even the simplest things (say, having a coffee) to something worthy of a second look. His love of the city (and especially the food you can find here) is on full display, as is his keen eye for a great shot.

@theeverydayfoodie

The Everyday Foodie captures some of the best food the city has to offer, from high-end meals to street eats and food truck finds. Prepare to salivate.

@416shots

Photographer Oscar Flores has a knack for capturing Toronto from above -- the effect is slightly surreal, but always amazing.