Happy Sunday guys!
I can’t believe we are already half way into September. Time really does fly…
Being as this is my first year working as a Concierge in Toronto, I am SO excited to share with you guys the 10 things I personally can’t wait to try (here’s hoping I find the time!) this fall!
I was considering posting a longer list of fall-related events in Toronto, but decided to keep it to 10. I hope you get a chance to partake in some of these fun activities, as I can’t wait to hopefully experience them myself.
- partake in Oktoberfest-
Join 5000 others between September 27th-29th at Ontario Place for the 7th annual Oktoberfest. Said to be as authentic as you can get to the traditional Oktoberfest festivals, this fun Toronto event celebrates German culture, food, beer and music. Doesn’t get more fun than that! Tickets start at only $20.00.
Friday Night Live @ the ROM-
What better way to spend Friday night than at the Royal Ontario Museum? Starting on September 28th, the ROM will host Friday Night Live from 7 pm – 1130 pm each Friday. Enjoy a night of food & drinks, dancing and stunning galleries. Entry is only $17.
- go for a hike-
I for one, know I can’t let the fall pass without enjoying the scenic views in Toronto while the leaves change colour to beautiful shades of deep orange and red. There are many beautiful parks to hike through in Toronto, but the one I am most looking forward to is Cudia Park in Scarborough, which is also part of Scarborough Bluffs. Go here to see panoramic views of Lake Ontario and absolutely beautiful scenery, especially during this time of year.
- Go visit Farmer’s Markets-
It’s not REALLY fall unless you visit some type of Farmers Market & pick up some local, seasonal produce. Although there are many markets in the GTA in general, you definitely need to make a point to visit the infamous St. Lawrence Market. Saturday mornings between 5am- 3pm are especially popular, when vendor set up shop in a white tent just outside of the main market selling fresh produce. Inside the market itself, you will find local produce, cheese, meats, fresh baked goods and fresh-cut flowers.
- go to the Soup Festival-
I don’t know why my colleagues keep making fun of me for this one, because it sounds AMAZING. I love soup year-round, but even more so when you get to enjoy a nice, hearty soup when the weather is crisp. The Soup Festival is held on October 20th and 21st at Garrison Common, and showcases a variety of gourmet soups and artisan exhibitors. Hot beverages and live entertainment are also part of this neat festival. As an added bonus, you will also be doing a good deed, as The Toronto Soup Festival supports Second Harvest. Admission is $15.
- Nuit Blanche-
I’m one of THE only people I know who has never participated in Nuit Blanche. This free, annual celebration encourages visitors to enjoy contemporary art from sunset to sunrise. The event starts this year on September 29th at 7 PM. View the streets being turned into a piece of art while enjoying laughs, drinks, food, and live music with your friends and family.
As a make-up addict myself, I was thrilled when I heard about IMATS happening this year on September 22nd and 23rd at the Metro Convention Centre. Whether you are a make-up artist or not, this event has something for everyone. Come enjoy exhibits, talk to make-up artists, and check out the newest brands and products in the make-up industry. Tickets start at only $40.
- Halloween events-
What is fall without enjoying a bit of Halloween spookiness? There are Halloween events all over the city in the fall, but my two favourites are Halloween Haunt and Screemers. They are both very similar, and run during the weekends in October. These scare-fests offer up mazes, rides, zombie-infested grounds, and food & drink. Don’t pass up this good time! My advice: make sure you go EARLIER rather than later in October to avoid insane lineups! Tickets start at $32.99.
- Royal Winter Fair-
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is held annually at the Exhibition Place. Between November 2nd-11th, come enjoy this Canadian tradition with over 300 vendors, horse shows, and culinary events. There is also award-winning vendors providing honey, cheese, wine, cider and craft beers! Fun for the whole family! Tickets are $27.50 each for adults.
Halloween at Lavelle-
If nightclubs are more your scene, be sure to check out the amazing party being thrown at Lavelle on October 27, starting at 10 PM. Come enjoy the King-West rooftop destination with a full installation, while dressing up and enjoying a night out with your friends. Tickets start at just $22.
I hope one of these activities in Toronto gets you excited about going out and embracing the upcoming autumn months!
Let me know down below YOUR favourite things to do in the city throughout autumn.
Look forward to chatting with you all soon,
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