Experience the Magic of Fall in Toronto: Top Activities and Events

October 6th, 2023

Are you ready to embrace the beauty and excitement of fall? Toronto offers a plethora of activities and events that capture the essence of the season. From cultural festivals to historical experiences, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So, get your calendar ready and let’s explore the top fall activities in Toronto.

Image: Toronto Oktoberfest

1. Toronto Oktoberfest, Garrison Common at Fort York / Oct. 6 & 7

Kick start the fall season with Toronto’s largest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebration. Immerse yourself in an incredible Bavarian experience filled with traditional food, refreshing drinks, vibrant music, and lively dance. The festivities take place inside a massive Festhalle tent, and if you’re amongst the first 500 people to arrive, you will receive a free Ferman glass beer stein.

Image: Toronto Artisan Market

2. Trinity Bellwoods Marketplace, 790 Queen St. West / Oct 7 & Nov 4

Support local businesses and entrepreneurs at the Trinity Bellwoods Marketplace. This event showcases the talent and creativity of artisans from Toronto and beyond. Discover unique, locally-made items perfect for gifts or to treat yourself. With over 50 artisan vendors to browse, you’ll find one-of-a-kind pieces while enjoying free face painting for kids. This is the perfect event to mingle with the community and enjoy the outdoors.

Image: The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

3. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Exhibition Place / Nov. 3-12

Step into a world of agriculture, local food, and equestrian competitions at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. This annual event brings together the best in Canadian farming and entertainment. With interactive exhibits, competitions, and mouthwatering local food, it’s a celebration of all things home-grown.

Image: Spadina Museum by Maksim Sokolov (Maxergon)

4. Toronto’s History Museums, Various Locations / Year-round

Embark on a journey through time by visiting Toronto’s History Museums. Explore 10 museums, including Fort York National Historic Site, Spadina Museum, Mackenzie House, and Market Gallery. Admission is free, making it an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage. Choose between guided and self-guided tours as you expand your knowledge and gain a deeper appreciation for Toronto’s captivating history.

5. The Fall Harvest Festival by Street Eats Market, CN Tower / Oct. 20-22 & 27-29

Indulge in a magical autumn-themed experience at The Fall Harvest Festival. Celebrate the flavours of fall with tasty eats, warm drinks, and a wide range of festive activities. From a pumpkin patch to face painting, this festival is great for families and fall enthusiasts alike. Explore the vibrant atmosphere, savour delicious food, and create some warm memories in the heart of Toronto.

6. Riverdale Farm, 201 Winchester Street / Year-round

Escape to the tranquility of Riverdale Farm, a working farm located in Toronto’s downtown Cabbagetown neighbourhood. Wander through the 7.5-acre property and experience farm life firsthand. Greet the resident livestock, including cows, pigs, sheep, goats, and chickens. Explore the flower, vegetable, and herb gardens as well as the Francey Barn, which houses horses. With 3 kilometres of trails and various educational programs, Riverdale Farm offers an immersive experience that is both educational and enjoyable for the whole family.

Image: Kensington Market BIA

7. Pedestrian Sundays, Kensington Market / Oct. 29

Attend the final Pedestrian Sunday at Kensington Market! Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this famous neighbourhood, filled with live music, mouthwatering street food, and a showcase of local art and entertainment. The last Sunday of the season promises a good time that encapsulates the diverse and creative spirit of Kensington Market.

Image: Black Creek Pioneer Village

8. Get Frightened at Toronto Halloween Events, Various locations / October

Experience the thrill of Halloween with a variety of frightful events happening all around the city. Choose from ghost tours, haunted attractions, or immersive experiences. Whether you prefer a spine-chilling experience or a family-friendly Halloween event, Toronto has something to offer for everyone this spooky season.

*   Halloween Haunt – Canada’s Wonderland

*   Legends of Horror – Casa Loma

*   Martino Manor – 7 McIntosh Avenue

*   Screemers – 80 Interchange Way

*   Spirits of the Distillery District Ghost Tour – 55 Mill Street

*   Toronto’s Haunted Harbour Pirate Life Boat Cruise – 1 Queen’s Quay East

*   Where Dark Things Dwell/Ghosts of the Village – Black Creek Pioneer Village

With these fantastic fall activities, Toronto is the perfect destination to embrace the beauty and excitement of the season. Which fall activity or event are you most looking forward to? Connect with BAZIS on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) and let us know!