Here are the best spots in the city where you can watch the Toronto sky turn into a canvas of vibrant colours.

As the bustling city of Toronto winds down at the end of the day, it offers a spectacular display of colours that paint the sky in variations of pink, orange and purple. There's something truly magical about witnessing the sunset against the backdrop of the city’s iconic skyline and natural areas, but where can you see this daily phenomenon? Here are some of our favourite locations to catch a sunset in Toronto.

High Park

Head to the east side of Grenadier Pond in Toronto's High Park and wait for the magic to unfold at sunset. This popular viewing spot offers an elevated vantage point overlooking the park's tranquil pond.

Before it's time to unfurl the picnic blanket, we recommend arriving early to check out the park zoo, home to a variety of animals, including llamas, reindeer, bison and capybara. High Park also features trails and diverse flora, a greenhouse, a playground and more. After the sunset show, hit the Queen West neighbourhood to peruse local art galleries, dine at some of the best Toronto bars and restaurants and shop at trendy boutiques.

Scarborough Bluffs

The Scarborough Bluffs offer a memorable natural experience with the ultimate grand finale. Towering cliffs rise above the vastness of Lake Ontario, creating a scenic backdrop for a variety of activities, from hiking to photography and sunset-viewing. It's the perfect place to spend the entire day.

Elevate your experience with dinner at Bluffers Restaurant. This casual but upscale gem boasts traditional Mediterranean cuisine, guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. Plus, its outdoor patio provides a front-row seat to stunning sunsets over the water.

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Toronto Islands

Captivating beach sunsets and photo-worthy city views await on the Toronto Islands.

How do you get to the islands? Hop on the seasonal Tiki Taxi or the year-round ferry, the latter of which operates out of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. Once on the islands, renting bicycles is the best way to get around. You’ll want to check out the seasonal attraction Centreville Amusement Park for thrilling rides and delicious food. Or, if you’re looking for something more relaxing, head to one of the four beaches for a day of outdoor fun with an epic sunset capping the evening. Visiting the islands in the winter? Enjoy lagoon skating and snowshoeing instead.

Humber Bay Arch Bridge

The Humber Bay Shores Arch Bridge may be an iconic architectural landmark, but it’s also an ideal spot to capture the setting sun. Frequented by cyclists, runners and walkers, many slow down at dusk to capture the sun dipping below the horizon.

Whether you prefer to see the sunset from the bridge, near the shores in a picnic setting or while on a stand-up paddleboarding session, the Humber Bay Shores area is a beautiful locale you won’t want to miss on your Toronto adventures.

Catch a sunset in Toronto

From sprawling parks and towering cliffs to sandy beaches, you’ll find a variety of Toronto spots perfect for sunset-viewing any time of year (the ones mentioned above are just some of many!) So, grab your camera, a picnic basket and your adventurous spirit, and catch an epic sunset.