Liberty Village is rich with historical roots yet has a sophisticated element of cool with innovation and industrialism weaved into it. This unique combination has created many amazing spots that serve as beautiful backdrops for photos. Many people use Liberty Village for wedding and engagement shoots. With Millennials being the assumed biggest demographic of this area, there is a common trait amongst many of them, which include being hooked to social media. Instagram is considered one of the most popular platforms and has an average of 70 million photos shared per day, according to Hootsuite. Grab a friend or an Instagram Husband/Wife and start taking some shots!
Where to Shoot Your Instagram Photos in Liberty Village
Tip: Take this photo as more of a close up to capture the wrought iron gate.
- Carpet Mural (See Above)
The infamous carpet mural on the side of one of the smaller buildings belonging to the Toronto Carpet Factory is a hot spot with a groovy and artsy vibe. It is accessed off of Fraser Avenue, and is very close to the School Cafe.
Tip: This wall lends itself to being very photogenic in any type of weather. Horizontal photos are usually best for this shot to capture as much of the wall as possible.
- Liberty Market Alley
For a more mysterious shot, this alley has a unique perspective as it can cast a lot of shadows depending on the time of day that the photo is snapped. It is located at 171 East Liberty Street.
Tip: Try taking the photo from the entrance near the Tim Hortons and take is straight on.
- First Capital Metal Archway
One of the cool industrial structures of Liberty Village is here along Hanna Avenue near West Elm and Mildred’s Temple Kitchen.
Tip: Have someone take this photo from across the street to get as much of the structure as possible.
- Smoke Stacks
And how could these be forgotten? There are a few of these found throughout Liberty Village and pay homeage to previous events and eras that happened in this neighborhood. Include one of these in the background of any photo and Torontonians will be sure to guess where it was snapped.
Tips to Optimize your Liberty Village Photos on Instagram
Now that the stunning Instagram photo has now been taken in Liberty Village what needs to be done to make it Instafamous? Here are some tips adapted from Hootsuite for when it is posted
- Pictures with faces in them tend to have better traction, 38% more to be exact.
- Use the location feature and specify the city, neighborhood or even the store or restaurant. These photos perform 79% higher than photos that don’t
- Include hashtags such as #LibertyVillage to see an increase in engagement. The #LibertyVillage hashtag alone has over 64000 posts.
Happy Instagramming in Liberty Village!