With so many events and exciting things reopening in Toronto, we can’t wait to cross some of them off our bucket list this month. Now that we’ve mastered these fall social distancing activities its time to switch gears and enjoy some events IRL. From apple picking to exploring haunted houses around the GTA, here are a few activities you can do in T.O this fall.
1. Visit A Pumpkin Patch– Get into the autumn spirit and head to a pumpkin patch. Pick your favorite pumpkin, take it home, and crave it- voila, one fall activity done! Downey’s Pumpkin patch is a classic and is open for the season. This farm is an autumn sensory overload with so many fun activities at hand, like a petting zoo, fall-themed bouncy castles, and several photo ops on the property. Visitors can book their tickets online here.
2. Participate In Pumpkin Parades– Once you carve your pumpkin and display your jack-o-lantern for October 31st, what happens next? You can participate in Toronto’s Pumpkin Parades. This event is back and will take place in parks throughout the city the night after Halloween. For more information on social distancing measures, visit Toronto.ca.
3. Fall n’ Leaves Pop Up– We love a good pop-up event, especially when there’s an autumn theme with hay and pumpkins. This outdoor food and wine bar has returned for its sophomore year. Located in the heart of the city at the corner of Bathurst and Richmond, you can enjoy fall-inspired food like soups served in squash or a pumpkin or paint a pumpkin with a group of your besties. This event ends October 31st- get your tickets here.
4. Go on a fall hike – A fall hike is an excellent opportunity to exercise and enjoy the fall foliage before the leaves disappear for the winter season. Whether you’re looking for a quick day hike or a weekend getaway, there are a ton of trails to explore in Ontario this autumn. If you’re leaning towards taking a road trip, consider adding Pukaskwa National Park to your list. This park is an 11+ hour drive from the city and offers a 60km coastal hiking trail along Lake Superior. Alternatively, if you’re interested in a quick day hike, E.T Seton Park is an excellent choice. Located near the Ontario Science Centre, this North York park has a trail along the river, and free archery ranges within range- sign us up!
5. Canada’s Wonderland Haunt Tickets– Explore Canada’s Wonderland at night and prepare to be greeted by monsters and ghouls. Imagine experiencing all of the amusement park thrills, but with a spooky twist. Online ticket prices are $49.99 and can be purchased here.
6. Explore Picasso Exhibit at AGO– Even if you are not an art connoisseur, we’re sure you’ve heard of the name Picasso. Pablo Picasso is an influential Spanish artist known for creating cubism and his modernism masterpieces.
The exhibit will showcase over 100 works from Picasso’s blue period (the first exhibit in Canada focusing on this period of his career). You can purchase tickets for a time entry here. Admission is free for anyone 25 years or younger.
7. Haunted House at Casa Loma– If Canada’s Wonderland Haunt experience wasn’t scary enough for you, maybe the Legends of Horror theatrical event at Casa Loma will be. The castle transformation is incredible and includes a haunted lair where you can explore a 2km trail that weaves you through the garden and spooktacular indoor grounds. Need a break from the fright? Then grab a cocktail at the cocktail lounge in the glass pavilion.
8. Go apple picking- Nothing says fall like visiting an apple orchard and picking apples. Chudleigh’s is a PLH favorite. This Milton farm offers spiked ciders, tractor wagon rides, and plenty of memorable moments and photo ops for your family and friends. Purchase tickets to the farm here.
9. Watch a concert at History Toronto– Most concert venues have reopened; however, we can’t wait to check out Live Nation’s newest venture with partner Drake called History. This concert venue is near the beaches and already has many artists set to play. Ready to get back into the swing of concert-going? Then check out History’s upcoming shows here.
What activities do you have planned for fall?