I don't live in Toronto but one hour south in Hamilton; I have however never had an issue anywhere in Toronto, nor with taking a picture anywhere. Having said that I think street photography anywhere is more confrontational than years back. The one exception is the Gooderham building, the owners of which seem to think they have a ownership of the light we see. If you set up a tripod or are seen hanging around the front taking pictures, they will come out and hassle you. As far as I know, we good Canadians have never put up a fuss and settled the issue.
Thanks for assurances. I will make a note of the Gooderham building. I could do without the hassling.