Ok, so it may not feel like Fall but according to the calendar but it's officially Fall so who cares if it was 36 degrees yesterday! Pull out your denim jackets and infinity scarves and head over to Starbucks for that PSL because it's officially spooky season.
In the name of the best time of the year, we've got the ultimate bucket list for you to complete with your friends, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, honestly you could complete it with your dog if you wanted to. Regardless, this bucket list is the perfect way to start and optimize on Fall in the city so start crossing things off your list today!
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Pumpkin picking at Downey's Farm Market // 13682 Heart Lake Rd.
Nothing says Fall like
an obligatory Insta pic of you pumpkin picking at a farm! Get a head start on picking the best pumpkin by popping over to Downey's, not only is there just about every pumpkin-option a Fall-lover could dream of, but the ambiance will surely make you forget that Summer just doesn't seem to want to end!
Getting spooked at one of these haunted houses.
Tired of Halloween Haunt at Wonderland and want a different experience that will still make you shit your pants? Surprisingly the city is full of official as well as unofficial spooky spots for you to visit- bring an extra pair of pants!
Visiting Dundas Peak to check out the fall foliage.
Dundas Peak is by far one of the best spots to get a prime view of the Fall foliage before the entire province turns into a frozen barren waste land come December. Plus hiking to the top is the perfect cardio to make up for the ridiculous amount of pumpkin pie you've probably already started eating.
Fallcious at Blue Mountain (October 10th-November 30th).
Fallicious is the perfect idea for a day trip or little weekend get away! Blue Mountain is gorgeous during the Fall and you've got the perfect excuse for a cheat day.. or days.
Bala Cranberry Festival (October 14th-16th).
Cranberries may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to Fall food but the Cranberry festival in Bala is a great Fall-themed experience. For starters Muskoka's fall foliage is seriously stunning and who doesn't want to jump into some dungarees and wade in a massive pool of cranberries?
Toronto After Dark film festival (October 12th-20th).
If haunted houses aren't your thing but you just saw 'It' and are suddenly a horror movie buff- don't worry you don't have to wait for the sequel! The Toronto After Dark festival is running all through October and is a must-do on your bucket list.
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Soft Serve from Junked Food Co. // 507 Queen St. W
Junked is at it again and I am so here for it. Take your PSL obsession one step further by ordering the soft serve version. I mean this is seriously genius now you can enjoy something pumpkin-spice flavoured in this "Fall weather" right now without melting.
Homemade pies from Wanda's Pie In The Sky // 287 Augusta Ave
Wanda's Pie In The Sky is always a good idea but there's just something about Fall that makes pies seem that much more necessary in everyday life. Whether you want to get apple, pumpkin or berry pie they've got some serious options for every pie lover!
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Lamanna's Bakery // 6758 Kingston Rd
I didn't know I had a deep rooted love for whoopie pies until I saw this photo and realized it's all I've ever wanted in life. It looks like a massive macaroon and will pair perfectly with your PSL.
Pumpkin Cheese Donut from San Remo Bakery// 374 Royal York Rd.
San Remo is continuing to create the coolest and most delicious sweets the city has ever seen and this Fall they've brought out a pumpkin cheese donut. Everything is always freshly made in store so you are guaranteed a delicious Fall themed snack!
Pumpkin Pie Macarons from AG Macarons // 709 The Queensway
If you are obsessed with macarons and all things Fall, today's your lucky day. AG Macarons has combined macarons and Fall to create a macaron flavour we didn't know we needed until we found out about it- pumpkin pie!
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S'mores latte from Sweet Jesus // Various Locations
Sweet Jesus may be mostly known for their crazy soft serve, but they are equally as notable for their lattes! Whether it's because you are doing it for the gram or are going to actually drink it, both your stomach and your eyes will be pleased by this Fall drink!
Cranberry Ginger Apple Cider// Dark Horse Espresso Bar
If you aren't into lattes but still want to embrace your inner basic this Fall, no worries! Dark Horse offers a delicious apple cider that will make you feel like you're on a farm picking out pumpkins in a knit sweater instead of actually just being in a cafe during your lunch break.
Salted Caramel Latte // Balzacs Coffee Roasters
If you do like lattes but are not a fan of the whole pumpkin spice this, pumpkin spice that trend, then opt for a visit to Balzacs! They've got a heart warming salted caramel latte that will keep you warm on even the coldest of Toronto's fall days (if Fall weather ever ends up arriving).
Spiced Butternut Sour// La Carnita
What's better than a fall drink? How about a boozy fall drink! That's right, you don't have to give up on a good buzz if you want a drink that commemorates the season, so drink up!
Cinnamon Maple Latte// Neo Coffee Bar
Same deal here, if you aren't into pumpkins apart from carving them, you've still got options for a basic Fall drink. This one's the cinnamon maple latte from Neo and not only is it the perfect muse for your Instagram but it also tastes great too!
Cortado// The Coffee Bar Inc.
I mean the latte art at The Coffee Bar Inc is reason enough to grab your infinity scarf and book it to Front St right now. Lucky for all of us though this spanish latte doesn't only look great but it's got a smooth and rich taste that will transport you to the streets of Spain!