With its plethora of unique architectural styles, the University of Toronto is the perfect place to take photos. Train your lens on U of T Mississauga’s idyllic nature spots, the St. George campus’s historical settings and U of T Scarborough’s newly renovated modern backdrops.
There’s a location calling the name of every photographer – and every budding Instagram influencer.
True Blue, U of T’s mascot – and part-time Instagram model – guides us through some of the most Insta-worthy locations at the three campuses.
St. George campus
Between the 19th-century elegance of Trinity College, the modern brutalism of Robarts and the edgy hybrid style of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, the St. George campus boasts a diverse range of Instagram-worthy spots. Here are a few suggestions on where to strike a pose:
Take advantage of the sunlight – and lack of pedestrian traffic – for a dazzling photo.
Donnelly Centre's bamboo forest
A great way to capture nature’s beauty without actually having to go outside.
Strike a pensive (but cute) pose so that everyone knows you’re killing it – both academically and aesthetically.
U of T Mississauga
Natural landscapes make this the perfect place for a rugged photoshoot along one of U of T Mississauga's many hiking trails. Be warned: Your Instagram success will always be overshadowed by accounts dedicated to the ubiquitous deer at U of T Mississauga. Here’s where to go to give those doe-eyed influencers a run for their money:
Wilson Pond Bridge
Don your most fashionable hiking boots for a picturesque swamp-chic photoshoot.
Take advantage of the Kaneff Centre’s gorgeous architectural backdrop.
Stroll down U of T Mississauga's Middle Road for the perfect squad photo. (That is the UTM Eagle with True Blue.)
U of T Scarborough
Over the past decade, U of T Scarborough has undergone an architectural revamp, transforming the campus into a hub of sleek, modern buildings. Whether you prefer to emphasize the old-school campus staples or the new gleaming glass structures, here are some of the campus’ most Instagram-worthy locations:
Humanities Wing boiler stacks
Look ‘smoking’ in front of the iconic U of T Scarborough boiler stacks.
Play peek-a-boo with the camera while enjoying a walk through the Terrace, the Science Wing patio.
Strike a pose with friends (or solo) against the Meeting Place’s scenic skylight and checked tiles.