Part one of my two-part photography series brought you some great movie-watching experiences from the grounds of Fort York, David Pecaut Square, and Sugar Beach. This second part will bring you photos that I took from screenings at Yonge-Dundas Square, Harbourfront, and St. James park.
City Cinema: Yonge-Dundas Square
While there isn’t any large grassy expanse at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square, its large concrete ground is a perfect spot for shows and events. Setting up a few seats and you have yourself a great place to view movies in. Surprisingly, the surrounding bright lights did little to distract from the movie itself. Take me to the YD Square website.
Harbourfront Free Flicks
Harbourfront Free Flicks is presented by Redbox and offers another great movie-going experience by Lake Ontario. These screenings are shown on the Westjet Stage where the stage’s curved seating is great for everyone to enjoy the screening. It’s another fantastic opportunity for you to enjoy the summer by the harbour. I believe I saw many passer-bys taking their evening stroll on the boardwalk stop by to treat themselves to an unexpected film. Take me to the Harbourfront website!
Movies in St. James Park
St. James Park, located on the North West corner of Lower Jarvis Street and King Street East, has a great unasumming park that is literally hidden amongst the trees. It’s a great place for a free flick, and they know it. Take me to the St. James Park website!
This ends my photography series on outdoor cinemas in Toronto, but don’t be fooled, as this is no exhaustive list; there are several other parks and neighbourhoods in Toronto that offer this great service, with many of them being free. You can check out BlogTO’s 2014 listing of outdoor movies or Toronto Life’s 2014 listing for the ones that I didn’t cover, so you can start getting ready for next year.