10 distanced things to do around Toronto this week: September 21 to 27

Sep 21 2020, 3:45 pm

Just like that, summer has come and gone in Toronto and if you were hoping to get some last-minute activities in, now is the time to do it.

Whether you see it as a miracle or just pure luck, Toronto forecast for this week is warm weather and sun.

So why not go out and enjoy the nice weather while you still can. Here’s a list of ideas that might catch your eye as you head on throughout the week.

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 ‚ÄĒ 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

Take pictures at the pumpkin festival

As the last official days of summer start to whittle down, it might be time to switch your focus over to Halloween. To help with your seasonal transition, Upper Canada Village will be hosting its annual pumpkin lantern festival, starting September 25.

Pumpkinferno showcases over 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins, lit up at night along a one-kilometre path set against a 19th-century backdrop. Some are individual pumpkins and some are fused together to make some outstanding and pretty impressive art pieces.

When: Starting September 25
Where: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg – Upper Canada Village

Explore the Cheltenham Badlands

The park, located in Caledon, Ontario, has a new reservation system put in place, in order to manage daily visitation, where visitors must now reserve the date and time slot they wish to make their visit, according to the CVC site. Reservations are now available for those wanting to attend and in order to register, you must create a new member account to book online. These reservations are mandatory to ensure everyone’s safety. Health measures are in effect where physical distancing is in place and in-park directional signage has been placed.

Where: 1739 Olde Base Line Road, Caledon, Ontario
When:¬†8 am to 7 pm daily ‚Äď 1.5-hour timeslot
Pricing:¬†Weekdays ‚Äst$10 per vehicle, Weekends, Holidays ‚Äst$15 per vehicle

Try out the Burger Drops newest spot – The Drop Shop

The time has come: Burger Drops, known for its burger pop-up shop in Toronto, has opened its new store to hungry customers last week. On September 18, The Drop Shop has finally opened to customers from 12 pm to 9 pm. Announced on its official Instagram page, the burger spot which has recently claimed Liberty Village’s 116 Atlantic Avenue as home, has its menu ready with fan favourites and a few new items to spice things up.

When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12 pm to 9 pm
Where: 116 Atlantic Avenue

Order pizza from the world’s¬†first pizza subscription service in Toronto

The world’s first pizza subscription service has landed in Canada, and it has launched in Toronto. According to a recent announcement, Downtown Toronto’s General Assembly Pizza launched the new service on September 15, offering free home delivery for stacks of four, six, eight, or 10 pizzas from as low as $39 per order and $9 per pizza. Subscribers will be able to choose their monthly stack size and select their pizzas. They have the option to change, pause, or cancel their subscription at any time.

Where: On the General Assembly website
Price: four pizzas come to $9.75 per pizza or $39, six pizzas for $9.50 per pizza or $57, eight pizzas for $9.25 per pizza or $74, and 10 pizzas for $9.00 per pizza or $90.

Take a bike ride around the Toronto Islands

Until the end of the month, you can rent out a bike and go for a ride on the Toronto Islands. From a single bike to a tandem and even a two-seater or four-seater quadricycle, you can rent out the perfect ride for you, starting at $9 an hour. According to Toronto Island Bicycle Rental, physical distancing will be in place when renting and returning equipment. Although you can rent out a helmet, they strongly suggest you bring your own Рthey are required for those 18 years and under.

Where: Centre Island, Toronto
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm
Price: Starting at $9 an hour for a single bike

Try West Gate Canton Eatery

The GTA just got a new Chinese restaurant that specializes in Xiguan-style cuisine. West Gate Canton Eatery has recently opened, offering an authentic experience. West Gate Canton Eatery serves cuisine such as Laiwan Style Congee, Rice Noodle Rolls, Claypot Rice, Beef Offal Soup, and West Gate Style Street Noodles.

Where: 8362 Kennedy Road, Unionville
When: Open every day 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, closed on Wednesday

Take a tour through the Toronto Railway Museum

Discover the ‚ÄúTales of the Rails‚ÄĚ, the history of Toronto‚Äôs railways in the early 1800s. The tour runs for about¬†30-minutes, around Roundhouse Park, and into the historical passenger cars. According to the Toronto Railway Museum, admission into the museum space in Stall 17 of the Roundhouse is also included in the ticket.

Where: 255 Bremner Boulevard РToronto Railway Museum
When: September 26, 12:30 pm to 1  pm and 3:30 pm to 4 pm, September 27, 12:30 pm to 1 pm and 3:30 pm to 4 pm
Tickets: Can be found here

Free Yoga classes in Trillium Park

Just before summer meets the end, FREE yoga classes are being offered at Trillium Park to Toronto residents until the end of September. Enjoy the last two days of  Yoga in Trillium Park on Saturday at 10 am and Sunday at 11 am.

Where: 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West.
Hours: September 26 at 10 am and September 27 at 11 am
Tickets: Eventbrite

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