Christina Cheng doubles as a creative entrepreneur and producer based in Toronto. She currently sits on Soho House’s global board, and has rubbed shoulders with some of the most notable brands in the world (Porter, Nike, the Discovery Channel – just to name a few!). She also collaborated on a recent BonLook collection to create a line that draws inspiration from Toronto’s four most aspirational neighbourhoods, and is about to launch her kids clothing line with her son.
All these years of storytelling on various platforms have set Christina apart as a prime source for all things related to art, culture, and general lifestyle around the city. Think #EarthDay plant-based dinner parties, inspiring talks, challenging group workouts, friendly run clubs, and so much more! Get inspired for your city outing with a look at her feed, and find a fun activity or event to attend with your crew.
Krystle has created a whimsical feed gravitates towards soft hues and dreamlike shots, combining style, food, and travel in a way that’ll make you want to dive right into exploring Toronto. For more ideas on what to do in and around the city, head on over to her Dine and Fash blog – you’ll come across detailed suggestions for places to visit just outside the GTA, in-depth reviews of luxury hotels in Toronto, and a list of events (like the yearly Canadian National Exhibition!) to check out with your friends.
With her carefully curated feed that perfectly marries lifestyle, fashion, travel, and food, Tee will likely spark envy in most of us – but also leaves us with great suggestions for things to do! From classic sightseeing attractions, like the St Lawrence market and Niagara Falls, to out-of-the-ordinary places (have you ever visited a Kit Kat pop-up shop or eaten at a school-themed brunch spot?), Tee will have you exploring Toronto like a local. Throw in some fantastic outfit shots and you have yourself a must-follow profile for an authentic look into life in the big city.
There is no better way to discover a new city than through fresh lenses! When not working as a private investigator or PR specialist, Katie tinkers in photography by taking stunning shots of Toronto and its diverse neighbourhoods. From the iconic CN Tower and popular Gooderham Flatiron Building, to hidden spots around the city, Katie’s feed will take you on a visual ride around Toronto as you build an itinerary of some of its most Instagrammable locations.
Selected by Canon Canada as #One2Watch, Aimee’s account is a treasure chest of beautiful shots of Toronto’s cityscapes (and other travels around the world!). A photographer by trade, she captures the city’s essence by searching for new perspectives to share – which in turn urges her followers to discover lesser-known corners of Toronto. If you’re lucky enough, you might be in town on time to join her on a photo walk or at a meet-up for the city’s photography community!
Isabelle is a triple threat wielding skills in style, photography, and digital content creation – all of which are notably present on her Instagram profile. If you’re looking for your next gluttonous treat or the latest must-visit eatery in Toronto, Isabelle is your girl. Besides her stream of delicious food shots, a repertoire of local restaurant reviews can also be found on her blog allons.y, so you’ll be all set for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
7. Robin Radomski @blondeats
From delicate fine cuisine to tasty, greasy street snacks, Robin is a seasoned foodie who has visited some of the best restaurants in the GTA. Her diverse and well-rounded Insta feed features all types of food, so you’ll be sure to find an option fit for everyone’s taste – even if you’re travelling with a large group of people. Talk about a one-stop shop! (Personally, we can’t help but salivate at the sight of that ooey gooey truffle mac and cheese.)
A swift look at Anh’s profile and we already know that she is no stranger to Toronto’s notorious food scene. With her tasty food shots, Anh gives us an inside look at the industry, and gives us the scoop on all the latest openings and the not-to-be-missed restaurants in the city. Need to get inspired for your next meal out? Check out her blog Hangry Foodies for a more detailed recounting of her dining experiences.
Eager to travel, but the thought of sacrificing your fitness routine irks you? Katie Crewe is a Toronto-based Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP), and health coach who shares both her bodyweight and gym workouts on Instagram, so you can remain active even while on-the-go. Despite being easy to follow, they’re tough enough to leave you with a good burn – and aren’t those always the best kind of workouts?
You might even end up incorporating a couple of new moves into your routine back home! And if you’re up for an extra boost, try out Katie’s new FitPlan for non-cookie cutter exercises that’ll help you reach your training goals.
Elinor and Sarah from Sweat in the Six are on a mission to make clean eating and fitness accessible to everyone. If you’re visiting Toronto from out-of-town and would like to sneak a peek into the city’s active lifestyle, this dynamic duo should be your go-to source with their healthy recipes and gym reviews. They’ll help you discover new workouts to try, and make sure you keep your heart rate up during your trip. Whether it’s fun barre classes at PopPhysique, HIIT and circuit training at F45, pilates at Misfits Studio, spinning at SoulCycle, or even full-body home routines, the girls have done it all!
Travelling with a group to Toronto? Find inspiration from these top local influencers to organize your own itinerary around the city! Make sure the whole crew gets there easily with a charter bus rental in Toronto – that way you can all visit key locations while staying together.