10 distanced things to do in Toronto this week: October 13 to 18

Oct 13 2020, 11:35 am

With Thanksgiving out of the way, we’re up for another short week! Nonetheless, there’s always something fun to do in Toronto. This week has a lot of great (and safe) Fall events in the city.

Here are a few things we found that are sure to get you in the autumn spirit.

Fear Farm

Fear Farm is ready to terrify and thrill all those who dare to enter. Make sure to book your tickets online ASAP to experience the farm before the season ends. Remember to check the website for full hours and availability.

Where: 936685 Blenheim Road, Bright, Ontario
When: Friday to Sunday (until October 31, hours are being updated)

The Bloor West Flea Market – Autumn Market

Support local! On Sunday, October 18, the Bloor West Flea Market will be open from 11 am to 6 pm. Keeping everyone’s safety and health in check, COVID-19 measures are in full effect for the day of spending. It’s free to attend!

When: October 18 from 11 am to 6 pm
Where: 693 Bloor Street West

Street Eats Market

If you couldn’t experience the joys of food festivals this summer, Street Eats Market is bringing a more permanent solution to that problem to the GTA. The name behind the Ice Cream Fest and the Mac and Cheese Festival at Scarborough Town Centre, Street Eats Market, has finally opened its first permanent food market to Richmond Hill at the Hillcrest Mall.

When: Every day from 11 am to 7 pm
Where: 9350 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill

Halloween Nights of Lights

With more than 700,000 LED lights animated and synced up to classic Halloween tunes, this drive-thru event is perfect for the fall season. The events 2.25 km drive through a beautiful light show, under tunnels and with animated displays will make this Fall season one to remember.

When: October 1 to November 1
Where: Improve Canada – 7250 Keele Street
Tickets: Tickets are available here

Pumpkin patches across the GTA

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

Boo at the Zoo

The Toronto Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo event is back and they have a lot of seasonal fun planned. From Thanksgiving weekend to October 31, the Zoo will transform into a beautiful fall experience, with special exhibits such as their “Hay-lloween Town” at their Savanna Picnic Site.

When: October 10 until October 31
Where: Toronto Zoo – 2000 Meadowvale Road
Tickets: Tickets are available here.

Toronto’s Haunted Drive-Thru

Toronto’s Haunted Drive-Thru is set to open next weekend, and it promises one-and-a-half kilometres of spooky props, eerie lighting, and creepy animatronics. Created by entertainment company Toronto Shines, the immersive Halloween experience is taking over the Docks Driving Range at 176 Cherry Street and will run from October 16 to 31.

Where: 176 Cherry Street, Toronto
When: October 16 to 31, 2020
Tickets: $24.95 for the Superdogs show, $34.95 for the Haunted Drive-thru, and $49.95 for both

Try the GTA’s newest Cuban food spot

A new Miami-style Cuban food truck is coming to the GTA this weekend, serving up authentic Cuban cuisine with a bit of a twist. As part of Street Eats Market’s new permanent location, The Cuban Thing, will be opening up alongside several other vendors at Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill on October 10. “From Cuba to Miami and now Toronto,” The Cuban Thing is a “tropical burger stop” that prides itself in serving authentic flavours to its guests, influenced by Miami-style foods.

When: Monday to Sunday — 11 am to 7 pm
Where: 9350 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill

Kensington Market Book Sale

If there was ever a perfect time to catch up on some reading, it’s now. The Hospital Workers’ Housing Co-operative Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is hosting a book sale on October 18. The group is known for, “provide safe and affordable housing to Toronto healthcare workers and their families.”

When: October 18
Where: Kensington Market – 216 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON

Oktoberfest at Fall N’ Leaves Pop Up

Due to popular demand, the Fall n’ Leaves Pop-up team has decided to extend Fall n’ Leaves TO until October 31. The outdoor physical distancing even offers a food and wine bar, and 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: Until October 31, 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

Note: While local parks, shops, and events are reopened, Toronto Public Health is reminding individuals to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. If you decide to go out, maintain the six-feet physical distancing guidelines.

Karen DoradeaKaren Doradea

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