Starbucks has already pulled out their pumpkin spice lattes, which means soon the weather will be getting cooler, the leaves will change, and the most beautiful season in Ontario will emerge: 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.
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.
Get your Fall on at Evergreen Brick Works
Evergreen Brickworks is one of Toronto’s most unique spots. Go shopping at the Evergreen Garden Market, take a guided tour through Evergreen’s beautiful grounds, or checkout their farmer’s market that runs right up until November 5. 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.
Party up at Toronto’s Oktoberfest
If you want to do something a little more party-like this Fall, put on your lederhosen and checkout Oktoberfest at Ontario Place. With plenty of food and beer to go around, this two day boozefest costs about $25 for general admission and offers a great way to spend the first weekend of October.
Check out a few concerts
Fall is FULL of sweet concerts to checkout, with September and October bringing in Chance the Rapper, James Blake, Bob Moses, Born Ruffians, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, July Talk, Grouplove, Repartee and so so many more great acts. For details, checkout our concert listings.
Expose yourself to art at Nuit Blanche
On the night of October 1st from sunset to sunrise, the City of Toronto is transformed into a canvas for artists to do what they please in celebration of contemporary art. This is an award-winning event that provides one of the most unique experiences in the city. The best part? It’s absolutely free to attend.
Watch a scary movie at Toronto After Dark Film Festival
From October 13-21, 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. All-access passes are halfway sold out, so grab yours quick!
Rent a cozy Airbnb
This cozy Toronto cottage offers a getaway close to home. With a wood burning stove, a designated yoga space, old fashioned décor, and steps away from Kensington Market, this listing offers a complete Fall cabin experience without leaving the city.
Have a pumpkin carving party
Get your friends together for a pumpkin carving party this Halloween. Host a carving contest, serve Halloween-themed snacks, bedazzle your place with Dollarama décor, and maybe even throw in an apple bobbing station. If you want to go all out you can even make your guests wear their costumes. Need ideas? Checkout this Pinterest page.
Get scared at Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror tour
Take a walk through Casa Loma and meet all of the famous horror figures, including Dracula, who is actually guiding the tour. This event is running every evening in October, and promises to feature a surprise appearance from one of horror’s most famous characters.