Shooting the Toronto skyline at dusk from Chester Hill Lookout

Shooting the Toronto skyline at dusk from Chester Hill Lookout

A little-known spot to photograph the skyline in Toronto is Chester Hill Lookout. Located on a quiet street off Broadview Ave, the lookout is easily accessible by car or transit. It overlooks the Don Valley and provides a great view of the skyline and the Prince Edward Viaduct.

I biked there and when I got to the street that leads to the Chester Hill Lookout, the sun was perfectly aligned with the street. I used the trees and a small aperture to get a nice sunburst. On one of the frames, I lucked out when a squirrel crossed the street.

Chester Hill Lookout - Toronto, ON

Burst

The view from the lookout is pretty amazing, save for a few trees in the foreground. I love that the Prince Edward Viaduct is lit at night!

Chester Hill Lookout - Toronto, ON

Laser Blue

Here’s a shot that shows the lookout and the view. I was lucky to have a few minutes to myself, as a few people were there before and after that moment.

Chester Hill Lookout - Toronto, ON

Chester Hill’s Circle

I, of course, shot a panorama of the skyline that spans the entire downtown area from the Financial District on the left to Bloor Street on the right (click to view big).

Chester Hill Lookout - Toronto, ON

Sinking In

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