Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the 4th largest city in North America, and a city I love. With the vibrating energy of an urban centre, and a quintessentially Canadian laid-back culture, Toronto is a great place to visit, re-visit or call home. Anytime of the year, you can find urban attractions that will impress, including museums and cultural centres, alongside typically small-town favourites like restaurants and shops rightfully haunted by the locals.
Fall is particularly pleasant in Toronto, as the leaves change, the air becomes crisp and the bounty of the harvest floods into our farm-to-table bistros. With so many attractions to look at, I had trouble narrowing it down to just 5.
Here it is: 5 Things to Do in Toronto in the Fall
Get Spooked at Casa Loma
Toronto’s only castle, which attracts tourists year round to its stately architecture, has been all dolled up for Halloween. And it’s not for the faint of heart. Casa Loma has gone spooky; from now until Halloween night it’s a haunted house that will chill you to the bone. Are you brave enough?
Enjoy the Harvest at St. Lawrence Market
National Geographic has named St. Lawrence Market the number one food market in the world. It’s easy to see why. Merchants and farmers bring fresh produce, meats, cheeses, fish, flowers and more to hungry and eager crowds. Shop amongst Ontario’s fall harvest, sample the bounty on site and explore local artisans works on display.
Count Shoes at the Bata Shoe Museum
This is a unique Toronto attraction that throws the spotlight on the history of footwear. The museum boasts over 1000 pairs of shoes and related artefacts (from a collection of over 13,000). It all started with one woman’s collection – Sonja Bata loves shoes!
Take in a Play or Musical with Mirvish
Mirvish produces plays and musicals in 4 theatres around downtown Toronto. This season, you can see London and Broadway’s smash hit musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. Or find the play or musical that fits your taste at mirvish.com
Get Your Eat On in Greek Town
A trip to Toronto wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the multicultural deliciousness that makes Toronto such a foodie town. For greek food you won’t be able to beat what you can find in Greek Town on the Danforth. Browse shops to work up an appetite and then choose from any number of restaurants providing some of the very best of the culture has to offer. Then plot your next meal in Little Portugal, Little Jamaica, Chinatown and other Toronto Neighbourhoods.
Of course, we’ll welcome you anytime of the year. Fall, just has this beautiful Toronto charm.