Sunset on Harbourfront
by John Vetterli
If you have someone special with whom you’d like to share the most romantic minutes of the day, or if you just want to try out your new camera, there’s probably no better time than the sunset. Toronto offers many wonderful places that provide beautiful views of the lit up horizon before the dark takes over. Today’s list provides my choices for the top places to watch the Toronto sunset.
1. The Harbourfront
Sunset at High Park by Benson Kua
Experiencing the Toronto sunset at the Harbourfront can be an amazing experience, and many Torontonians cite it as their favourite sunset spot. Although it’s located within the downtown city centre, it isn’t too hard to find a quiet spot to enjoy the sunset to the fullest. Some people, however, say the Harbourfront isn’t really ideal since there are so many condos, which are not the most picturesque sight ever.
2. High Park
As High Park is the biggest park in the city, taking your beloved to watch the Toronto sunset here can be staged as a magnificent end to a long walk or a picnic dinner. What could be more enchanting than watching the sky turn scarlet as the very last rays of the sun flash through the trees in the scenic expanse of the park?
Riverdale Rink Sunset
by Evan Goldenberg
3. Riverdale Park
Riverdale Park, located along Broadview, provides visitors with a chance to watch the sunset over the city skyline. There is a special kind of urban, romantic atmosphere present as the sun sinks below the skyscrapers, bathing them in gentle, soft light. Just bring a blanket and lie on the grassy hill to check it out for yourself.
Centre Island Sunset by Fikret Onal
4. Centre Island
Centre Island is parkland off the shore of Toronto that acts as a getaway from the turmoil of the city and is particularly favourable for families with kids. Catch a ferry leaving every 15 minutes in the summer to get to the island. You can find a spot on one of the numerous picnic areas and wait for the sun to slowly disappear behind the horizon.
Toronto Sunset by Phillip Grondin
5. The CN Tower
The last and the most special tip. Watching the Toronto sunset from the ground can be amazing, but being up above the city at dusk is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Sit down for a delicious meal at the revolving 360 Restaurant at 351 metres above the city, or go up to one of observation levels and experience the sunset of your life!