9 distanced things to do in Toronto this week: September 28 to October 4

Sep 28 2020, 1:17 pm

Heading into the first week of October and don’t know what to do? We’ve got you covered! It’s never a dull moment in Toronto, and with great (and safe) events across the city, there’s so much to see and do this fall season. Here’s a list of ideas that might catch your eye as you head into the week.

Catch a flick at the Ontario Place Drive-In

Enjoy a movie drive-in at Ontario Place starting October 3. Fall nights don’t have to be so gloomy, kick back, and relax in the comfort of your own car while watching some serious action movies. Tickets are now available online, so you better act fast!

When: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 7:30 pm
Where: 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Tickets: Tickets here

The Ferrero Golden Gallery Signature Experience

Ferrero has partnered with the Toronto International Film Festival to launch Golden Gallery Signature, a premium assortment of finely designed chocolates reflecting the quality and craftsmanship Ferrero is known for. The Ferrero Golden Gallery Signature Experience is located at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, bringing the essence of select chocolates to life with immersive, multi-sensory themed rooms. Visitors will be the first in Canada to taste the delicious premium chocolates, and immerse themselves in unique film vignettes designed to awaken the senses and celebrate the uniqueness of their finely crafted chocolate.

When: October 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 356 King Street West
Tickets: Tickets here

The Leslieville Flea Kick Off to Fall

Don’t miss The Leslieville Flea’s last outdoor market for 2020 at the beautiful Ashbridge Estate. Shop from a curated selection of handcrafted, vintage and artisanal items. Stroll 3 acres of Ashbridges Estates grounds, reconnect with your favourite vendors and check out what’s new. Note: To ensure the health and safety of visitors and vendors, they will be implementing physical distancing measures as well as the use of masks and hand sanitizer.

When: October 4, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East

Fall n Leaves pumpkin patch pop-up

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything! The month of hoodie-wearing and pumpkin-scented candles is among us, and to celebrate, a mini pumpkin patch pop-up is coming to Toronto next week. Fall n’ Leaves Outdoor Pop Up is coming to the city for the first outdoor physical distancing Food and Wine bar, featuring a fun little pumpkin patch to enjoy. The pop-up includes a wood fire BBQ pit and wood-fire oven for all the delicious foods you can try, from “fall inspired pizzas, pastas, and soups served in a squash or in a pumpkin,” according to their website.

When: October 1 to 13, Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 11 pm
Where: 621 Richmond Street West
Tickets: Tickets here

Explore the Gardiner Museum for free this weekend

The Gardiner Museum is offering free admission on weekends for the rest of the year. In addition to offering free admission to the permanent galleries and special exhibitions, the Gardiner will host physically distanced family clay activities outside on the plaza — these workshops will be relocated inside the museum later in the season.

When: Every weekend until the end of the year
Where: 111 Queens Park

Visit a pumpkin patch this week

While it’s sad to know that the days are getting cooler, there’s no better way to get into the festive fall spirit than by picking out the perfect pumpkin. Luckily for Torontonians, there is a plethora of pumpkin patches around the GTA that serve up all the nostalgic fall feels you could ask for.

When: Times vary
Where: Various locations in the GTA

Visit a Schitt’s Creek location in Ontario

It’s no surprise. People love Schitt’s Creek. The Canadian sitcom dominated the Emmys, sweeping the comedy category and setting a new record for the most wins in a single season for a comedy series. The cast and crew took home the “Outstanding Comedy Series” award, a first for any Canadian show and the first comedy or drama show to ever sweep all four acting categories too. And while it’s a great way to end a celebrated show, Schitt’s Creek is sadly over. But, fans can rejoice because you can get ready to step foot in the show’s iconic film locations throughout Ontario.

Where: Various locations in Ontario

Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Toronto will kick off October 3 to October 12 for a virtual experience. In line with COVID-19, the event will be held digitally to ensure everyone’s safety during the pandemic. This year’s theme, The Space Between Us, will present five streams of programming including talks, podcasts, a release of the 14-year archive called Nuit History, livestreams, and artworks in augmented and virtual reality. You can find full program details here.

When: October 3 starting at 7 pm until October 12.

Venture through Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror

Toronto’s historic castle is getting ready for the spooky season, and it is hosting Legends of Horror at Casa Loma. A one-hour, 2-kilometre, self-guided tour through every hallway and corner of the castle, tunnels and dark spaces never shown to the public, the haunted castle is the best way to get some fun out of Halloween this year. From October 2 to Halloween night, the Legends of Horror will be back to scaring guests as they dare to enter the castle grounds for a night they’ll never forget.

When: October 2 to October 31
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Tickets: On sale here

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