Summer is sadly coming to an end, and soon (if not already) the people of Toronto will be taking out their knit sweaters, sipping on pumpkin flavoured hot beverages, and enjoying the last bit of half decent weather before winter comes. Here are some of my must-do things in the city this fall for visitors or just locals looking for some fun fall activities.
Channel your inner German at Oktoberfest
What better way to ring in the fall season than a good ol’ beer and pretzel at Oktoberfest? There are Oktoberfest’s that happen throughout the GTA, including the most famous one in Kitchener/Waterloo. They can be a great event to get your friends together, wear some lederhosen, and eat all the amazing food!
Cheer on the Toronto Maple Leafs
Hockey season gets underway in the fall, and there’s really nothing more Canadian then cheering on the much-loved Toronto Maple Leafs at a good ol’ hockey game. Even if you’re not a big hockey or sports fan, there is something to be said about the atmosphere of these games.
Enjoy the vibrant colours of the leaves changing
Hit up High Park, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto Island, or any of the parks around the city to check out the fall foliage. Here are some suggestions of places to get the best view.
Find yourself some new fall clothes at the Vintage Crawl
Toronto has its fare share of vintage stores and every year all these stores come together and keep their doors open late for some fall shopping. It’s always fun checking out all the shops, and usually most of the stores will have great sales too. Check this link to find out when the next one is happening.
Pull an allnighter at Nuit Blanche
I find Nuit Blanche to be a bit overrated but people love it, and it’s worth seeing at least once. Every fall for one night, downtown Toronto turns into a giant outdoor art gallery with art installations across the city. The city is busy with people exploring the installations from sunset to sunrise!
Go on a road trip to go apple or pumpkin picking
Okay, okay—this one isn’t necessarily in Toronto, I mean it is a city after all, but you can head outside of the city in the Greater Toronto Area and find yourself a place to go apple or pumpkin picking. Hey, you may even come across a corn maze!
Become a lumberjack
What says fall more than flannel, plaid shirts and axe throwing? Yep, you can become a lumberjack in Toronto at the Backyard Axe Throwing League. Throw some axes and bring your own alcohol!