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Although the city is getting much colder as the season progresses, there are always things to do in Toronto to keep you busy and entertained.
Get in the Fall spirit with safe yet adventurous events in the city. From pumpkin patches to scary mazes, here’s a list of a few things you can do in Toronto this week:
Although the city’s regression to a modified stage 2 has forced many spooky attractions to close their doors, Toronto’s Horror Hallways remains open, and promises that you’ll be trembling in fear. Located near Highway 401 and Dixon Road, the attraction invites guests to “enter the depths of hell” as they explore the “terrifying, seemingly never-ending maze of horror.”
When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until November 8, 2020
Where: 37 Stoffel Drive, Etobicoke
Tickets: $19.99, cash only
Are you ready to take the plunge? Until October 25, you can wade in a sea of cranberries at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery. The marsh is open seven days a week from 9 am to 6pm. Visitors must book their visit online, in accordance with coronavirus prevention guidelines. “Berry-chic” chest waders will be supplied by the farm, and you can enjoy half an hour of splashing in the marsh, and learning what it’s like to be a cranberry grower.
When: Everyday (by appointment) from 9 to 6, until October 25
Where: 1074 Cranberry Road, Bala
Cost: $20 per person.
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
With indoor dining out of the picture for a bit, Toronto restaurants are keeping their patios open with the help of heaters to keep everyone warm as the cold season approaches. As the province re-enacted certain Stage 2 restrictions, such as the closure of indoor dining, a few restaurants have had to get creative in order to keep business booming.
When: Restaurants vary
Where: 14 restaurants to uncover
Toronto’s beloved One Of A Kind Show is moving online this fall. Normally held for just a few days twice a year, this year’s show will run for close to two months, from October 22 until December 20. The spring iteration was cancelled due to COVID-19. With the show being held virtually, Canadians across the country will be able to take part. Featuring unique items and crafts from local makers, the One Of A Kind Show is an ideal way to support small businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
When: October 22 to December 22, 2o20
Where: Online at oneofakindshow.com
Now this is a pumpkin you can really bite into. You can now get your hands on an adorable pumpkin-shaped cotton candy treat in the GTA. Within Mississauga’s Square One Food District you’ll find Blooming Cotton Candy, and they’re turning the sweet treat into works of art, too cute to eat. This spooky season, the shop has created pumpkin-shaped cotton candy along with other friendly faces.
Where: 100 City Centre Drive — Square One Food District
When: Every Friday and Sunday — 11 am to 7 pm
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
A new haunted experience is taking over Toronto just in time for Halloween. Beginning on October 21, the Haunted Drive Thru Experience at Square One invites guests to journey through a series of spooky setups that allow you to witness “a living nightmare from the safety of your vehicle.”
Where: 100 City Centre Drive, Parking Lot 5, Level C, Mississauga
Tickets: $25.12 per person per car, $19.13 per child per car
When: October 21 to 31, 2020
Who said ice cream was only meant for summer? Dairy Queen Canada is offering a BOGO deal on almost all their ice creams and desserts. For a limited time only, Dairy Queen Canada will be offering customers who purchase one Blizzard the chance to enjoy a second for just $0.99.
When: Until November 15, 2020
Where: Participating Dairy Queen locations across Canada
Enjoy a comedy show at CityView Drive-In this Saturday where they’ll be hosting a Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada. Hosted by SiriusXM Comic winner Adam Christie, will be joined by Canada’s top comics Dave Merheje, Sophie Buddle, Arthur Simeon and Kyle Brownrigg. Tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.
When: September 24 at 7 pm and 9:45 pm
Where: CityView – 20 Polson Street
Tickets: $85 per car and up to 5 people per vehicle.
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.