If you can get past the fact that fall is only the prelude to winter the season can be pretty great. There is something so comforting about being cozy and there is some solace in the fact that the weather is cool enough to do anything you want without breaking a sweat. And while I know better than anyone what the urge to hibernate is like, don’t start just yet! Hear me out. There are still some pretty fun ways to enjoy fall in Toronto before winter and the crippling cold hit.
Here are 5 of my favourite fall activities:
Overdose on Pumpkin
For some reason, pumpkin spice lattes started getting a bad rap this year. But that doesn’t mean we have to give up on everything pumpkin flavoured, do we? I’m talking pumpkin beers, baked treats, seeds, and scents. You can only get away with it for about a month each year so have at it!
Learn a New Skill
Winter is coming, and what better way to make sure you have no good reason to leave the house than to learn a new skill? A couple years ago I took a Photoshop course with Camp Tech and really liked the hands on learning and small class size. I was able to learn the skills I needed to do exactly what I wanted to compliment my social media skills.
Full disclosure: I’ve done work with the Screemers team, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t visit every year before that either. Fall is the perfect time to get the bejeezers scared out of you at a haunted house and then nurse your mental wounds with carnival food. This year Screemers brings 7 haunted houses, a spooky midway, and creepy rides down to Exhibition Place. Prepare to be scared!
Book a Fire Pit
Get next level cozy – we’re talking cottage cozy – in the city thanks to the City of Toronto. Toronto park’s have fire pits that are available to be rented. Just contact416-392-8188 to get your permit in advance. More info on that on the City of Toronto site.
Shop for Fall Fashion
I picked up some new active and not-so-active gear at Bench. for the fall and I’m looooving this new backpack I picked up. It’s the perfect piece for my bike or motorcyle commute to work and easily converts into a purse if I have to run out to a client meeting during the day or stop by an event on the way home. If new to you is more your style, check out the Toronto Vintage Crawl on October 8th and shop over 44 stores around the city for your fall fashion finds.
And my last favourite way to enjoy fall in Toronto? This year you can include: