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Top 25 most photographed spots in Toronto and the GTA

Casa Loma (Dannica F.), Richmond Station (Na T.), Taken from the CN Tower (Elias F.), Canoe (Gayan P.) – Toronto, ON

Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favourites on the list, but it’s also chock full of restaurants, cultural attractions and historic landmarks. From fine dining to a full-size castle — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses in Toronto and surrounding areas.

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Topping this year’s most photographed list is Pai, a notable northern Thai restaurant by wife and husband duo, Nuit and Jeff Regular. 

Pro tip: You’re going to want to make a note of these spots, so we made it easy for you. For great businesses at your fingertips, get the Top 25 to-go. Follow this collection on Yelp.

1. Pai Northern Thai Kitchen – Toronto, ON

Pai Northern Thai Kitchen (Khao Soi – photo by David G.)

What they’re known for: their delicious northern Thai food such as the Khao Soi and Grabong fried squash fritters.

Yelpers say: “Hands down… the best Thai food I’ve ever had in my entire life. The heat, the savory, the acidity, and the balance of all things magical that make every dish at Pai that decadently transport you back to the northern province of Thailand.” – Sandy W.

2. Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant – Toronto, ON

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant (6lb of lobster – photo by Mike H.)

What they’re known for: epic lobster and king crab leg mountain.

Yelpers say: “‘Lobster Mountain’ is still the most unique meal in the city, whether it be with fries or fried smelt fish. They actually did away with the latter… Now with fries and HK-style lobster, it’s a mix of both worlds: east meets west fusion! Kids certainly don’t mind the fries.” – Mike H.

3. Miku – Toronto, ON

Miku (Peach Melba – photo from the business)

What they’re known for: innovative aburi sushi and seafood.

Yelpers say:One of Toronto’s most loved Japanese restaurants. The quality of fish is very fresh and clean. You definitely pay for good food but also a beautiful ambience. Really great spot for a girls night[,] date night or to bring business partners for dinner.” – Lucia J.

4. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Toronto, ON

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (Dangerous Lagoon – photo by Ryan A.)

What they’re known for: aquarium with a variety of aquatic creatures, shark tunnel with automated moving sidewalk, shallow lagoon where you can touch stingrays.

Yelpers say: “You don’t have to be a kid (although there are plenty running all over the place) to marvel at what lurks below the waterline in the deep and dark divide of our lakes and oceans.” – Leonard E.

5. Royal Ontario Museum – Toronto, ON

Royal Ontario Museum (Gallery of the Age of Mammals – photo by Quinton F.)

What they’re known for: an all-in-one museum of art, world culture, and natural history. The largest and most comprehensive cultural institution in Canada.

Yelpers say:The Royal Ontario Museum spared little in the sense of filling up their museum with gems for all ages! Why do I mention all ages, well let’s be honest parents want to go, but they have to endure the typical hours of children wanting to leave! Thankfully, they offer a few wings for the kids to have a good time, so that is a plus.” – Ryan A.

  2. CN Tower – Toronto, ON
  3. AKA-ONI Ramen&izakaya – Scarborough, ON
  4. 360 Restaurant – Toronto, ON
  5. Yasu – Toronto, ON
  6. Casa Loma – Toronto, ON
  7. Yu Seafood – Richmond Hill, ON
  8. Smash Kitchen & Bar – Unionville, ON
  9. St. Lawrence Market – Toronto, ON
  10. NextDoor Restaurant – Markham, ON
  11. Richmond Station – Toronto, ON
  12. Kiu Japanese Restaurant – Markham, ON
  13. Momofuku Noodle Bar – Toronto, ON
  14. Canoe – Toronto, ON
  15. Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie – Toronto, ON
  16. Nomé Izakaya – Toronto, ON
  17. Niagara Falls – Niagara Falls, ON
  18. Alo Restaurant – Toronto, ON
  19. MeNami – Toronto, ON
  20. Byblos – Toronto, ON

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the most photographed businesses in the Toronto and Greater Toronto area according to Yelp. To come up with this list, we identified businesses on Yelp, then ranked them based on how frequently users submit photos. This list looked at businesses in and around the Toronto and Greater Toronto area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 23, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 23, 2022.