October 13th, 2016
I woke up this morning with the feeling I was forgetting something; it wasn’t until I opened my agenda to plan my work/study/gym/maybe sleep schedule for the next week that I realized it’s my mom’s birthday tomorrow…which also means we are already halfway through October. Where did the time go? Are we six weeks into the Fall term already? And then, an even more pressing question, have I done a “Toronto in the Fall” blog yet?
With a present for my mom firmly in mind, I feel good about sitting down and sharing with you the must-do’s in and around Toronto this Fall. After all, there are only a few short weeks left to enjoy the sunshine before Fall breezes turn into Winter storms; let’s not waste any more time or sunshine.
- Go apple-picking (yes, there are places in/near Toronto). This is #1 only because I recently did this in Ottawa and it was as cheesy and cliche as you might think; of course, I’m allergic to raw apples but popping a few benadryl was completely worth it.
- Do something scary (this is the month of Halloween, after all). Casa Loma conveniently has a new Legends of Horror event happening every night until Halloween.
- Carve a pumpkin (obviously). Most grocery stores along Bloor St. have pumpkins for sale, so you’re bound to find one. If you’re uncertain about designs though, look no further. This site has some prize-worth ideas for you to pick from.
- International Festival of Authors. Happening Oct. 20-30, you will definitely find me down by the Harbourfront checking this out. Meeting authors, reading internationally-set books, I’m there. And you should be too.
- TedXToronto (yes!). Symbols and Signs is the theme of this year’s talk, and I hope I’m free to check it out. If you can’t make it, you can always download the TedTalk app to your phone for FREE and listen to some awesome speakers from around the world (can anyone say “legitimate” study break?).
- Royal Winter Fair. A little more family-friendly, this takes places Nov. 4-13 at Exhibition Place, so it gives you a little more time to plan too.
- Eat at the Poop Cafe (you heard me). I’m so excited about this new cafe; funny theme, delicious food, AND a new place to work on research? See you there. The cafe is on Bloor St., so super accessible as well.
If you’re not a fan of some of these ideas (fair enough), Blog T.O. has a list of 41 things to do in the Fall that might provide some more inspiration. You can also check out Toronto.com, or Atlas Communications for their info on farmer’s markets (how did I miss that?) and apple cider. Have some great ideas of your own? Share them with us in the comments so we can find new areas of Toronto to explore!