Fall Fun in Downtown Toronto

Fall Fun in Downtown Toronto, ON

Whether you’re a local or plan on visiting the city soon, there are plenty of fall activities to enjoy in Toronto. Check out some of these upcoming events!

Nuit Blanche (Oct. 1-2)

If you enjoy art, head to Nuit Blanche across the city from Oct. 1-2. Over 150 pieces of contemporary art and exhibitions will be displayed from sunrise to sunset in Scarborough, North York, and Etobicoke. The best part about this event is that it’s free to view these public art spaces. There will also be a free series of Q&A sessions and panels with many of the Nuit Blanche artists.

Poutine Festival (Oct. 14-16)

A true Canadian comfort food is poutine, the delicious combination of fries, cheese curds, and gravy. But the 10th Poutine Festival from Oct. 14-16 at Street Eats Market will offer many different ways to enjoy it. Check out the multiple vendors and their version of the dish. Later in the month, Street Eats Market will also be home to Soup Fest from Oct. 21-23.

Cask Days (Oct. 18-20)

Are you a beer fan? If so, you need to go to the Cask Days Beer Festival from Oct. 18-20 at Evergreen Brick Works. This festival specifically celebrates cask ale, which includes naturally carbonated, unfiltered, and unpasteurized beer served from a barrel. This year marks the event’s 15-year anniversary and will also include over 300 beers as well as delicious food and live music. 

Our team at Genesis Downtown loves what the city offers with its many fall festivals. Stop by and see us the next time you’re in our area!

Add These Toronto Fall Festivals to Your Calendar

Toronto Fall Festivals - Toronto, ON

Throughout the fall, Toronto offers a range of events that will keep you energized and entertained. Here at Genesis Downtown, we’ve rounded up three local festivals that you should consider visiting when the leaves start to change.

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Known as the biggest public film festival on the planet, TIFF offers you the chance to attend world premieres, watch cutting-edge films, and attend galas. This festival, which will take place Sept. 5-15 throughout Toronto, will give you the opportunity to expand your film horizons and catch up-and-coming Oscar hopefuls.

The Word on the Street

Perched on the shores of Lake Ontario is The Word on the Street, the world’s largest outdoor bookstore. This free festival brings together over 200 authors and more than 270 book and magazine vendors to give you the chance to not only find your next favourite book, but learn more about the writing process from well-known authors. This festival will take place Sept. 21-22 at the Harbourfront Centre.

Toronto International Festival of Authors

If you’re not all booked out by The Word on the Street, add the Toronto International Festival of Authors to your schedule. As you might expect, this festival gives you the chance to see novelists, poets, playwrights, short-story writers, and biographers discuss their craft over the course of 11 days. You can catch readings, interviews, round-table discussions, and more from Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 at the Harbourfront Centre.