Face it, fall weather is here, and it isn’t going anywhere. You might as well make the most of it and explore all the things to do in Toronto this week.
Head outdoors and check out all the fun events and new restaurants the city has to offer. You never know what you’re going to find.
To help you start, here are a few things to keep in mind as you head through the week:
Toronto just got its first-ever “post-to-pay” pop-up. Offering an array of limited-edition items from local shops and artisans, the only accepted form of payment at Pick Me Ups, by MilkUP, is social currency. To get the goods, including themed cookies and mini cheesecakes, all you have to do is make a post on social media about them.
When: Thursdays to Sundays through October 2. From 11 am and closes when the vendors sell out.
Where: 639 Queen Street West
The beloved celebration of cider returns this year with The Road Trip, a curated voyage to one of two Ontario cideries for an exclusive outdoor cider and dining experience. Continuing the Toronto Cider Festival’s tradition of introducing its namesake beverage to Ontarians, The Road Trip whisks guests off to explore the province’s cider-growing regions.
When: Wednesdays through Sundays until October 11
Where: Caledon’s Spirit Tree Estate Cidery or Small Talk Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
There’s nothing better than watching your favourite team do what they do best in person, but snagging tickets in time might be a tedious task. Bars are the next best thing. Thankfully, Toronto has a bunch of sports bars scattered across the city for fans to reunite and cheer on their teams together. Pair that with a cold brew and something to munch on, and you have yourself the perfect game night.
When: Game nights
Where: Across Toronto
Wine Rack has teamed up with GO Transit for the ultimate Niagara wine tour experience, and tickets are now on sale. Starting September 18, The Great Grape Escape, Wine Rack and GO Transit’s newest venture will showcase Jackson-Triggs and Inniskillin win estates with an all-inclusive wine tour.
When: Every Saturday starting September 18 until October 16
Where: Travel to either Inniskillin or Jackson-Triggs winery via GO Bus
Toronto International Film Festival is here, and there are a ton of movies available for in-person viewing. There are also digital flicks that you can watch right from home if you’re looking for a cozy night in.
When: Until September 18
Where: Several locations across Toronto
K-Chon Korean Shopping Village is a new concept shopping and food destination in Markham that is a one-stop-shop for all things Korean food and beauty. With a curated selection of goods, K-Chon offers unique and nostalgic cooking items and accessories imported directly from Korea. Some are not available to the North American market.
When: Tuesday-Friday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm
Where: 7500 Woodbine Ave, Markham
If you’d prefer cheap burgers to affordable fast-food fried chicken, then you’re in luck. Dairy Queen has one serious steal of a deal for beefy handheld lovers coming up next week. The American chain, known for its signature soft serve and ice cream treats like Blizzards and cakes, will be offering Canadian patrons $1 Single Cheeseburgers for a whopping six days in a row.
When: Once a day from 11 am to 2 pm until September 18
Where: At participating Dairy Queen locations
Subway Canada has officially launched its brand new Crispy Chicken Sandwich for chicken lovers to enjoy. Step aside Oven-roasted Chicken breast, Subway’s newest menu item is here, and it’s crunchy. Canadians can choose to eat their Crispy Chicken as a Sidekick, placed on a soft potato bun or a classic sub. Six-inch or footlong, that’s up for you and your stomach to decide.
When: You’re in the mood to try something new.
Where: Subway locations
If you’re hoping to do some scenic exploring this fall, look no further than the Cheltenham Badlands. Located just an hour’s drive from Toronto in Caledon, the badlands are one of Ontario’s most recognizable and breathtaking natural landmarks. An accessible boardwalk winds through the park, offering views of the rolling red earth and the changing trees beyond. The boardwalk connects to the Badlands Trail, which takes you through a serene slow-growing forest and on to the Bruce Trail.
When: 8 am to 8 pm daily until October 24
Where: 1739 Olde Base Line Road, Caledon
Summer days, drifting away, to uh oh, those summer brunches! Seriously, Toronto loves brunch and patios in what seems like equal proportions. If there was ever a worthy reason to get out of bed on the weekend, the combo of sunny eggs with a side of sunshine might just be it.
When: For weekend brunch
Where: Restaurants across Toronto