Toronto 2018

This was my second trip to Toronto. Though this time I went to shoot a wedding, I still made sure to take some time for myself to have some fun.

The first night we got there it was something stupid like 40 degrees. Didn’t get to bed until around 1AM and it was still 25 degrees at that time.

The next day was the rehearsal for the wedding. It also happened to be half price go-karts day at Playdium which wasn't far from the wedding venue so we had to check that out. Turns out the go-karts don't start until 3PM so we just bummed around the mall for a couple of hours. I was pretty terrible at go-karting at first but I eventually found my groove.

Afterwards, we headed to the rehearsal at Credit Valley Golf Course. When I showed up everyone was so well dressed, I kinda felt like a bum having just come from go-karting. The highlight of the rehearsal for me was probably standing in as a groomsman. After the rehearsal, we headed to dinner with the wedding party and the bride and grooms families. It was good to get to know them a bit before the wedding came around later in the week.

The next day we went biking to Wards Island. I think we missed the ferry and ended up taking the Toronto Island ferry over which is fine because all of the islands are connected to each other.

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I loved all the little eccentric houses that are on Wards Island. When we returned to our Airbnb home we had a BBQ.

The next day I did an engagement shoot at Scarborough Bluffs which was a lot of fun. On our way home we dropped by Burger’s Priest and I had the keto bun chicken burger. Going on this trip I didn’t think that I’d experience anything life-changing, but this was it.

The following day was the wedding. The weather changed dramatically from the day we got to Toronto to the wedding day. I went from nearly 40 degrees (or maybe it was 40 degrees) to 13 degrees and super windy on the day of the wedding. I actually had to go buy extra clothes for the wedding as the forecast changed more than I anticipated. Great wedding though.

The last day was all about farms. The weather was even worse with added rain but hey, at least we’d have the farm to ourselves. We first headed to Riverdale Farm which is a farm that's actually in the middle of Toronto. The neighbourhood that the farm is in, Cabbage Town is pretty neat. Reminded me of New York City a bit with the brick houses.

On the recommendation of a friend, we headed to High Park next. I’m sure it’s lovely when the suns out.

Wilson Lau

Photographer of weddings, and people alike.