Toronto’s Financial District is one of the city’s most Instagram-worthy areas! With its soaring towers, bright lights and collection of unique architectural design, it’s no wonder the area is featured on so many Torontonian’s Instagram feeds. We caught up with @leemarclao who loves capturing the area on his account…

Tell us about yourself:

Administrator, Grace Toronto Church

I started taking photos probably around 2006 and started getting paid for weddings in 2010.

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What inspired you to take photos in the Financial District?

Let’s face it, the Financial District contains some of the most iconic buildings of the Toronto skyline. The area continues to stay lively throughout the night.

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Favourite place in the Financial District to shoot?

That would be the strip down Bay Street.  I tend to favor the Bay and King area and the Bay-Adelaide Centre area.  The buildings on Bay and King tend to be taller.  It shows better on a wide angle lens.

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What equipment do you use to take/edit your photos?

I use a Nikon D750 either with a Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 or a Tokina 11-16mm f2.8

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Any other Instagram accounts you suggest following in the Financial District?

@6ixwalks, @choosetoronto, @streetsoftoronto, @torontoclx, @thankyoutoronto,, @bora.vs.bora

While not focused within the Financial District, they tend to feature a heavy presence on Toronto invariably capturing the district in one way or another.