As many of you may recall, we held a fantastic photo contest on Instagram in which folks were invited to take a photo from their recent trip to an OTT business, tag them, and include the #OldTownToronto hashtag for a chance to win one of nine gift cards and to have their photo displayed on the TTC bus shelter by St. Lawrence Market.

And oh boy, we were BLOWN AWAY by the amount of entries we got! Thank you all so much for your amazing photos and clear passion for the amazing businesses we have here in Old Town Toronto! For the list of winners, check out our Instagram announcement and check out our blog post on it here.

Even though the contest is over, that doesn’t mean we’re not still gawking at the fab photos folks post on our official #oldtowntoronto hashtag every day. We made a list of some of our favourites for you to check out, and maybe get inspired to do your own OTT photo shoot.

Flatiron’s Christmas Market (@giftshopstuff), the year-round gift shop for all things fun and festive, is feeling a bit of Pride from this Peacock-ish merman! 


Things are looking up for noted city pup and fellow sleep and treat enthusiast Ouzo the Beagle (@ouzo_the_beagle), spotted here at George Street Diner! We wonder, could he possibly be looking at a pack of Irish link sausages sold there?


It’s warmer outside now and that means that Canada’s favourite cocktail, the Caesar, is gracing patios all over the city. And while some places attach some fun foods to the drink, travel and foodie Victor Leung (@mingsingboy) has encountered the King of All Caesars at Score on King!


Late last month beloved Toronto toy poodle Mochi (@mochi.toyboy) turned ONE! To celebrate he had a party with his very close personal friends at St. James Park and “Pup Central” Berczy Park, where goodie bags were given out and many delicious treats were had. And most importantly, look at his little bowtie and birthday hat! Happy Birthday, Mochi!  


The Chesterfield Shop on King (@chesterfield.kingeast) has got us thinking about changing our living rooms with the arrival of the exclusive “Tailor Bench” collection. An Ontario-made, completely customizable, bench-built contemporary sofa would really tie the room together and make for some quality sitting! 


OTT’s resident professional dog walker and cat sitter @oldtowntorontodogwalker offers some good tips on brushing cats with the help of the PURRfectly gorgeous cat Felicity! 

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