It still feels like summer outside and we don't want this gorgeous weather to ever go away. Fall is approaching quicker and quicker (September 23rd, folks) and it's only a matter of time before the dreaded *hesitates* winter comes. Remember when it snowed last Halloween? That was absolutely terrible. So, you better make the most of this short fall by doing all these fun things with your significant other!
1. Drink into the fall at the Toronto Cider Festival
Get into the spirit of fall with the Toronto Cider Festival. Enjoy live music from bands and DJs and indulge yourselves with delicious eats from food trucks all while sippin' on Canada's best hard ciders. There will also be contests and games for you both to enjoy. Check it out September 26th from noon until 10 P.M. at Dundas Square. Tickets are $30 for general admission.
2. Do everything fall at the Mount Pleasant Harvest Fair
What better way to kick off the beginning of fall than doing a whole bunch of fall activities? The 6th annual Harvest Fair is happening September 26th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. There'll be a whole bunch of activities including a pumpkin carving contest, an apple pie eating contest, and a petting zoo. So much fall, man. It's the perf place to be cute with bae.
3. Laugh your asses off at JFL42
Are you both comedy fans? Enjoy 10 days of comedy at the JFL comedy festival. Headliners include Craig Ferguson, Patton Oswalt, Chris Hardwick (the Talking Dead guy), and Colleen Ballinger Evans (a.k.a. Miranda Sings). It's all happening September 24th to October 3rd with tickets starting at $20 and passes starting at $54.50.
4. Spend the night with art at Nuit Blanche
Everyone's favourite art event is back in town! It's the 10th edition of Nuit Blanche, and there's going to be over 60 contemporary art projects by Toronto's art community as well as four curated exhibitions produced by the City of Toronto. Stay out all night with your S/O, grab some pumpkin spice lattes, and admire all the beautiful art installations. Oh yeah, it's happening October 3rd, so don't forget to wear pink ;).
5. Take in the fall foliage at Scarborough Bluffs
It's a simple idea, but it's completely romantic. Take a walk along the Bluffs and be mesmerized by all the beautiful colours of fall while admiring your S/O. Plenty of picturesque Insta opportunities here!
6. Watch a Raptors Game
Are you and your S/O both Raptors fans? Why not splurge and watch a game? Maybe even see the home opener on October 28th. Even if you're not sports fans, it's still something cool to do and a fun way to support your home team. #WeTheNorth.
Photo cred – Groupe Germain Hôtels
7. Check out the new Warhol exhibit at TIFF Bell Lightbox
Have you checked out the Warhol Revisited exhibition in Yorkville yet? You better get to it, because another Warhol exhibit is opening at TIFF and that just means you need to take in all the Andy Warhol you can. If it's just as Insta-glorious as Warhol Revisited, you and your S/O can take some cutesy pictures. It opens October 30th and ends January 24th.
Photo cred – meshugas
8. Be a stylin' couple at Fashion Week
Are you a fashion couple? Get all dressed up from October 19th to 23rd for Toronto Fashion Week. Grab some tickets to a show at David Pecaut Square and "fall" in love with the runways. You'll get an exclusive look into spring 2016 fashion and you'll be the most stylin' couple when spring rolls along.
Photo cred – Sam Javanrouh
9. Catch a horror flick at Toronto After Dark
If you're both horror fans, check out some cool new films at the Toronto After Dark film festival. There's a whole selection of terrifying films premiering in Toronto and internationally including Deathgasm and A Christmas Horror Story. The festival is happening October 15th to 23rd so grab yo' tickets.
Photo cred – Canada's Wonderland
10. Get scared at Halloween Haunt
Watching horror movies is one thing, but living in a horror movie is just plain insane. If you think you and your "boo" can both handle getting scared in real life by real monsters, check out Halloween Haunt at Canada's Wonderland. Find your way through the Asylum maze, brave it out through the Ghostly Pines, or just go on the Behemoth if you get to the point where you think you might pee your pants. Buahaha.