10 Ways to Enjoy Fall in Toronto

Get the most out of the city experience this fall

Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are in full swing, temperatures have dropped, and the leaves are falling. The most beautiful season in Ontario has emerged: Fall.

Wondering what you should do to live it up this season? Checkout these fun ideas that are sure to get you into the Fall spirit.

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Stroll through an apple orchard

What better way to enjoy the season than by sinking your teeth into a fresh crisp apple? Ontario is loaded with apple orchards, so there are a ton of options if you want to make it a road trip or stay close to the city. Orchards within an hour from the city include Brooks Farms in Mount Albert, Dixie Orchards and Albion Orchards in Caledon, and Orchalaw Farms in Brampton, among others. This fall season will also be the final one where Whittamore Farms’ orchards will be open to the public.


 

Get your Fall on at Evergreen Brick Works

Evergreen Brick Works is one of Toronto’s most unique spots. Go shopping at the Evergreen Garden Market or take a guided tour through Evergreen’s beautiful grounds. Their farmers’ market usually shuts down for the season in early November, but the beautiful scenery and extensive hiking trails make Brick Works a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Whatever you do, the pretty Fall colours alone are enough to get you into the pumpkin spice spirit.


 

Take a drive through Forks of the Credit Road

This is a great way to appreciate Ontario’s beauty this Fall season. On the Forks of the Credit Road, the road dips, winds, climbs, and spirals through breathtaking orange, red, and yellow forests, fresh Fall air and soothing waters.

The only expense here is gas, and you’re looking at about a 50-minute drive one way, so pack a thermos of hot cocoa and make a day trip out of it.


 

 

Hit Up the One of a Kind Show & Sale

One of a Kind has been providing a place for maker and buyers to come together for handmade excellence since 1975. The Christmas edition of the show and sale starts November 23 and features much more than just winter wear and crafts.

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Check out a few concerts

Fall is FULL of sweet concerts to checkout, with October November dates lined up for the likes of The War On Drugs, Japandroids, Alt-J, Arcade Fire, and many more. For details, checkout our concert listings.

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Get Spooked at The Toronto After Dark Film Festival

From October 12-20, this film festival will be airing a variety of horror, sci-fi, action, and cult films. This event is perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit, with a ton of weird and terrifying independent horror movies.


 

Get a jump on the holidays at the Christmas Market

If it seems like winter holiday decorations hit stores shelves as soon as the Halloween candy came down it’s because that’s exactly what happened. The Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District begins November 16 and features the best in food, drink, shopping, and entertainment.


 

 

Rent a cozy Airbnb

Find a simple getaway close to home. Browse listings on Airbnb and relax with the comfort of a wood burning stove, a designated yoga space, old fashioned décor, or plant yourself steps away from Kensington Market or any other one of Toronto’s fantastic neighbourhoods.

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Catch fireworks at the Cavalcade of Lights

Toronto’s annual celebration of wringing in the holiday season is heading into its 47th year. The spectacular fireworks show is always a late Fall highlight. There’s also a skating party and performances, as well as the lighting of the Christmas tree at Nathan Phillips Square.


 

Indulge at the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo

Mark November 16-19 on your calendars as the The 23rd annual Gourmet Food and Wine Expo goes at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Sample the best in wine, craft beer, international delicacies, gourmet cuisine and more.