Torontohenge is the name given for the phenomenon that occurs when the sun rises or sets in line with Toronto's major east-west streets downtown, giving photographers a great opportunity to capture the sun as its top edge grazes the horizon between the canyon walls of buildings on either side of the street.
Photo: By Sevtibidou (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Although Torontohenge technically falls on the dates given below for 2017, great photos can be taken for about a week before the August and October dates and a week after the February and April dates as the sun hovers directly above the street. Not great for driving, but quite a sight just the same.
Best Photo Ops in October
In October, great photo ops will occur before the 25th. For example, the sun will cross, and be perched above, the street at about 6:12 PM on the 21st and 6:15 PM on the 23rd.
In a nutshell, there will be opportunities for great photos between now and the official Torontohenge date of October 25th.
The Torontohenge dates for 2017 are:
|Feb 15||5:48 PM|
|Apr 19||6:28 AM|
|Aug 23||6:31 AM|
|Oct 25||6:18 PM|