Sep 19 2016
Toronto may have buildings protruding left right and centre, and residents may walk on concrete more than they walk on plush grass, but believe it or not, we still experience a beautiful fall. If you’re as excited about fall as we are, then perhaps you want to experience it in the Torontonian fashion.
Below is the Chestnut Park guide to fall this season. We’re going to walk you through the total fall experience in the city sans Pumpkin Spice Lattes…because we’re a little less cliche than that.
A Fairytale Day
(photo from Sweet Jesus)
Grab a S’mores latte from Sweet Jesus on Eglinton. Take your tasty treat on the go and take public transit or an Uber to Casa Loma to experience the fall colours in the area. The castle itself a majestic site to see, but the neighbourhood itself is underrated. You will experience lush trees, gorgeous large characteristic homes and beautiful colours with a warm drink in hand. Explore the grounds of the castle for an enchanted experience.
Crisp Weekend Morning
(Photo from Vito Riccio)
Wake up early on the weekend for a nice reward. Head over to Evergreen Brickworks for the weekend farmers market. Evergreen Brickworks promote sustainability, healthy food choices and seasonality. Enjoy the seasonal fresh produce, and take in the rustic sights.
(photo from JLorenco)
Grab a blanket, warm sweaters, maybe some mittens and pack a lunch. Trinity Bellwoods Park is a beautiful picnic spot in the summer, but it’s just as beautiful in the fall as well. Grab a thermos of coffee or hot chocolate for extra warmth, and enjoy the crisp fall air and the changing leaves in the park.
See The City Transformed
(photo from BlogTO)
Aside from the changing colours of the trees throughout the city, experience a different kind of transformation. In October, Nuit Blanche takes over Toronto and provides an artistic experience. From sunrise to sunset you can experience over 30 public art projects.
A Scavenger Hunt You’ll Love
(Photo from Helen Braithwaite)
A really fun way to explore the outdoors and experience fall in and outside the city is Geotcaching. This fun experience will take you on a hunt to find a specific location with a reward at the end. You’ll stumble upon areas of Toronto you may not have known existed.
The Toronto residential resale market returned to form in October. It returned to where it should have been before the frenzy set in at the beginning of this year and buyers began competing for properties indiscrimately and paying unreasonable prices. Price increases of 30 percent on a year-over-year basis are simply unsustainable. Even without the implementation of the 15 percent foreign buyers tax introduced in April the market would have returned to reality. Reality was accelerated by the tax.