Panorama is a nice place to take your date for a drink - before or after dinner. Overlooking downtown from the North, Panorama give a pretty nighttime view of the city. Rumoured to have some of the best cocktails in the city -- it's not cheap, but it's classy.
Dress Code: This is a nice place....not a jeans type place.
If you are looking for a great view of Toronto while you're wining and dining check out one of the following restaurants.
Voted as having the best view of the city, Panorama is located on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre. The view of the city is incredible, of course, and can be admired from the city's highest outdoor patios on both sides of the building (north and south). Not for those afraid of heights!!!
55 Bloor St. W.
Phone: (416) 967-0000
Located on the 54th Floor of the TD Bank Tower, lunchtime at Canoe is crowded with Bay Street professionals and the afterwork crowd gathers to enjoy the view and sample the exotic vodka infusions.
66 Wellington Street W. (54th floor, TD Bank Tower)
Phone: (416) 364-0054
Dress Code: Trendy, trendy, trendy.
When your apartment faces west you see more Sunsets than Sunrises. Of course some morning I WILL catch a lovely picture of the sunrise hitting the buildings around and showing the magic, but until that day happens, I will just continue to capture Sunsets.
They say that the red sky comes from the amount of pollutants in the air ... however it happens, I just adore the wonders of the colours of the setting sun, and how it shows up on the camera lens too.
Dress Code: If you are out on your balcony and don't want to shock anyone who can see you - I happen to have other buildings around me, with people who might wonder about that woman taking pictures night after night! - wear clothes that you don't mind being seen in. Frilly or fancy dress is not necessary! Unless, of course, you want or that's what you were wearing when you went dashing out onto the balcony to take your pictures.
Okay, you have to have read my 'must see tips' to understand this picture. It's the “Woodpecker Column” by Fastwürms 1997 by night. You can find it in front of the Convention Centre. It looks beautiful during the day with two huge woodpeckers on a metal pole. But it surprised me during the evening also, so colourful lit up. The picture doesn't do it justice though, I guess you just have to go here yourself to take a look :-)
The view of the city is incredible and can be admired from the city's highest outdoor patios on both sides of the building (north and south), with teak deck chairs and small tables for sky-high socializing. If inside is more to your liking, the main room and bar has floor to ceiling windows with a spectacular city view. Panorama is well known for its extensive cocktail menu but also serves light meals and its signature 'hot rocks'.
If you want a good view of the city at night, there are a few places. The most obvious is the top of the CN tower. Another good place, is the top of the Sheraton Hotel. This hotel is on the south side of Queen Street, about half a kilometer west of Yonge. It is directly across the road from Nathan Phillips Square. I remember that when I was knew to this area, family took us to the top of this hotel to view the city. While you are here anyway, it is worth seeing the hotel's fancy foyer!
In this picture I am standing in front of the Air Canada Centre. In the foreground you see a piece of art which is in front of the Air Canada Centre and which looks beautiful at night. In the background is the downtown area with its skyscrapers.
Too bad this is the only photograph I could take of Toronto by night for I didn t have a tripod and the batteries of my digi had broken down :(
Somehow I managed to pull off some trick....like getting light from the lamppost or something :)
This is a criticism of Toronto after dark - you can barely see the stars!!!! Oh yes.. there is the moon because it shines bright, but it is next to impossible in the middle of this great metropolis to do any star gazing with all the city lights. That came home to me during the Great Black Out - I was out on my balcony and could actually see constellations! Perhaps we need a few more dimming of the lights to enjoy more of that!
I love the view of Toronto by night, this is a view over the downtown area walking from the CN tower towards the Air Canada Centre
It was very cold when we were in Toronto; but we both loved to be in a city with charm, a lot of little shops and bars!