In my experience, parkades aren’t usually associated with sweeping views of of any city. These often dark and dank places are the messy byproduct of the often derided “car culture” so prevalent across North America. When I first caught wind of this supposed scenic view, I won’t lie, I was somewhat sceptical.
Upon arrival, climbing up the five flights of stairs seemed like a more daunting task than it ended up being. My original flashbacks of the ’80s movie “Highlander” (quite the Sean Connery classic if you haven’t seen it) quickly evaporated as I made my way through the doors on the final level.
What I was met with was a great bird’s eye of the street below, and upon a little further exploration came upon the view I was hoping for. From here you can see the staggered mishmash of buildings that make up Toronto, and of course the CN tower very clearly capping it all off.
There are usually a few others here trying to snap up the perfect Instagram shot, so you may need to wait your turn. But don’t linger too long or security’s bound to get suspicious.