A Local's Guide to Autumn in Toronto


Autumn is in full swing, and Halloween is just around the corner! While temperatures are cooling and days are shortening, there is certainly no shortage of activity and vibrance around the city! Whether' you’re looking enjoy every last it of sunlight, or cozy up indoors, we’ve complied a list to help you make the most out of autumn in the city.

Visit the Don River Trails

You don’t need to leave the city to enjoy the autumn foliage! Various trails along the centrally located Don River provide a perfect and accessible way to enjoy the changing autumn colours

Go Pumpkin Picking

There’s no shortage of local farms and pumpkin patches in and near the city! Regardless of where you’re situated there’s ample opportunities to take part in this autumn staple.

Visit a Local Farmer’s Market

Market season isn’t over just yet! Head out to one of the city’s many local markets and pick up seasonal produce, local baked goods, and so much more.

Visit Taste of Korea

On October 26th at Nathan Phillips Square, explore some of the city’s culinary traditions. Feast on traditional goodies served by local chefs

Get in Charachter and Watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show

From October 26th to November 1st, at teh Bloor St Hot Docs Cinema features live shows of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Enjoy this classic and get into the spirit of Halloween!

Explore Dark Waters at Ripley’s Aquarium

On October 26th, Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium is getting a Spooky makeover. Get in the spirit of Halloween while exploring this staple attraction.

Visit Xpace Cultural Centre

This contemporary art space at Dundas and Lansdowne is a not for profit artist run center that has become a popular site for local artists to display their work and installations. New installations are emerging for the month of November—don’t miss their upcoming reception on October 26th!

Take a day-trip to Dundas Peak

Want to get out of the city, enjoy the changing foilage, and hike some local trails? Dundas Peak is the perfect spot for a little day trip!