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It’s here! The season of colourful foliage, apple picking, hay rides and cozy sweaters is here and we could not be happier! This is also an exciting season for Manulife Centre, with our redevelopment gradually wrapping up and the grand opening of Eataly on the horizon (details to come!). There is so much to do in Toronto this season, so we’ve rounded up some of the events and festivals we’re most anxiously anticipating to make the most of these months before winter hits.
The Toronto Biennial of Art is a new contemporary arts festival that will bring free exhibitions, talks and programs to our city from now until December 1st. With exhibition locations throughout the city not only will you have a change to engage with the city’s culture, but you’ll have a chance to get out and explore different neighbourhoods, taking in the crisp autumn air and fall foliage wherever you go.
If the Biennial is not enough art for you, don’t miss Nuit Blanche on October 5th at 7PM to 7AM on October 6th. This special night of glowing art installations throughout the city is something everyone should do at least once, so if you haven’t been before make 2019 your year.
The new season of Friday Night Live kicks off at the ROM starting Friday October 4th with their first themed night, Nuit Noire. Can’t make this Friday? Don’t worry, this is a weekly event that will make all your “night at the museum” dreams come true. Looking for an excuse to get dressed up? #FNLROM: Wicked on October 25th is one of the best Halloween parties in the city. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15.50 for students/seniors and $5 for members.
Looking for a family friendly festival with a little something for you, too? Check out the final 2019 instalment of Brewer’s Backyard at Evergreen Brickworks on Thanksgiving Monday, October 14th. Enjoy craft beer and activities for the whole family in the beautiful setting that is Evergreen Brickworks. We can’t think of anything better to round out a perfect Thanksgiving weekend.
Round out the spooky season with Canada’s biggest halloween block party, just a skip and a jump away from Manulife Centre in The Village on October 31st. Take in some spooktacular costumes or go dressed up yourself for a night you will never forget.
The 40th edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors is on from October 24 – November 3 at the Harbourfront Centre. If words are your thing this is the perfect event for you. Discover emerging authors, attend talks with some of your favourites and open your mind to the literary.
Whether you’re doing it for the ‘gram or just because you love nature, one thing you must do this Fall is take in the foliage from one of Toronto’s many incredible vantage point. BlogTO has a great round up of some of the best places to take in the foliage. Not on the list – though also a great place to take in the view at this special time of year – is the One Eighty. Check out their north side viewing deck for a great mix of city and fall views over the valley.
Image courtesy of Matthew Henry via Unsplash.