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Downtown Toronto: Yonge Street Events including Allan Gardens and Illuminite Festival Photo Walks

We are happy to announce two amazing photo walks and tours taking place in downtown Toronto. Both are unique. The night photo walk will explore the “Illuminite” light installation which runs through March on Yonge street and the day time walk is at Allan Gardens (open all year).

If you are interested in free public events please read on for more information.

Our Yonge Street area events:

  • Illuminite Night Photo Walk (March 16, 2024)
  • Spring Walk & Tour at Allan Gardens (March 24, 2024)

Illuminite Night Photo Walk, March 16, 2024

According to our friends and photo walk sponsor Downtown Yonge BIA:

The Downtown Yonge BIA is thrilled to announce “Illuminite”, a month-long interactive light festival in Downtown Toronto from March 1-31, 2024.✨ The installations will take you around the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood and are free to attend for audiences of all ages.”

Sounds like fun and we cannot wait to check it out. Note that the festival runs all month and our particular event is March 16. Mark it on your calendar and be sure to RSVP.

This night photo walk will offer a chance to practice creative night photo techniques including long exposures and the use of tripods. We welcome all photography enthusiasts Bring your mirrorless or DSLR or feel free to just use a smartphone. Tdot Shots facilitator Mike Simpson will offer some photo tips to help you with your low light photography. Be sure to register.

Spring Walk and Tour at Allan Gardens, March 24, 2024

Our “First Day of Spring” event follows a week later on March 24. (first day of spring is March 19). On this downtown tour and photo walk we will explore the marvelous Allan Gardens conservatory with its plants, flowers and gardens, and then capture some street photography on our way to TMU aka Toronto Metropolitan University and Yonge-Dundas Square.

Collage of Allan Gardens: photos by Mike Simpson/Tdot Shots, Jeff Hitchcock, and Diego Silvestre.

Event Summary and Links

Illuminate with Downtown Yonge BIA

Join us at the Illuminite night photo walk. It’s coming soon! It’s going to be fun!

This unique photo opportunity takes place on March 16, 2024. Many artists have created lighting installations that we can explore on Yonge St. and neighbouring parks in downtown Toronto.

Please be sure to RSVP. You don’t want to miss this one!

Allan Gardens and Yonge St. Photo Walk Tour

Allan Gardens to TMU and Dundas Square! Free walking tour!

This unique photo walk and tour takes place on March 24, 2024. We are welcoming the first day of spring and the arrival of a new season with a visit to Allan Gardens conservatory, a Toronto gem. We will walk to Toronto Metropolitan University and Yonge-Dundas Square.

Please be sure to RSVP. This tour is pretty unique.

More info

Offical page for Illuminite by Downtown Yonge BIA:

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