Get the inside scoop on what the city has in store this fall.
1. Autumn’s beauty on full display at the Kortright Centre
Nowhere is autumn’s beauty better experienced than at the Kortright Centre for Conversation, which between Oct. 6 and 28 is featuring guided fall colour walks or self-guided tours. Bring some food to enjoy over a crackling fire and tour the Archetype Sustainable House with sustainable technologies throughout.
2. Big Lonely Doug at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Big Lonely Doug by Harley Rustad is the story of a 228-foot-high, 1,000-year-old Douglas fir tree standing, quite alone, in a clear-cut area in B.C.’s Gordon River Valley. On Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., join Rustad in conversation with Sarain Fox about the splendour and history of one of Canada’s last great trees.
3. A new family winter tradition opens at Canada’s Wonderland
The place for summer fun now extends the enjoyment with the new WinterFest opening in November 2019 at Canada’s Wonderland. The park will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland with spectacular holiday lights and décor, world-class live entertainment, seasonal treats and experiences.
4. Book now for your table at Alo, Canada’s No. 1 restaurant
Canada’s top-rated restaurant, Alo, at 163 Spadina Ave., is available for bookings in its dining room two months at a time. Bookings for November and December open at 10 a.m. on Oct. 2 through tocktix.com. It’s the ideal place for the meal of a lifetime.
5. The Great War Flying Museum pays homage to heroes
Located at the Brampton–Caledon Airport, the Great War Flying Museum honours the pilots who served with gallantry and distinction during the Great War of 1914–18. The museum is open Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., with crews on-site Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. performing maintenance and repairs. Admission is by donation.
6. Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives marks end of the Great War
Nov. 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. In tribute, the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives is showcasing two notable local exhibits: Peel Stories from WW1, from Nov. 10 through Oct. 6, 2019, and Capturing the Moment, from Nov. 29 through March 17, 2019.
7. Campagnolo explodes onto the scene with Italian cooking at its best
Campagnolo Toronto at 832 Dundas St. W. has been voted by enRoute magazine as one of Canada’s best new restaurants. With a revolving menu of Italian fare in an eclectic setting, Campagnolo has two seatings nightly, from 5:30 p.m., and features a family-style seasonal tasting menu for six or more.
8. Evergreen Brick Works’ DIY Bike Works
Deep within the Don Valley is a haven for bikers: the Evergreen Brick Works’ Bike Works do-it-yourself bike repair and mechanical workshop. It features all the tools and expert knowledge you need for repairs and beyond, so bikers can enjoy nature’s habitat within the city.
9. Evergreen Brick Works’ Sunday Performing Arts Series
The perfect Sunday escape is staged at the Evergreen Brick Works’ Sunday Artisan Market. On Oct. 28 there will be a Day of the Dead celebration recognizing Latin American culture with music and traditional dance, including Dia de Muertos celebrations songs.
10. Bar Buca is the best of Italian café tradition in King West
Bar Buca at 75 Portland St. features delicious pastries and perfect espresso upon its opening at 7:30 a.m., to lunches, brunches and dinners until 2 a.m. on the weekends. Bar Buca is authentic Italian cooking and neighbourhood life to savour and enjoy.
11. Tall Heights elevates The Garrison
The popular electrofolk duo Tall Heights will be accompanied by Old Sea Brigade and Francis Cone on Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., at Toronto’s venerable The Garrison, located at 1197 Dundas St. W. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TheGarrisonTO or
12. Creative fun through Jell-O Art
Make Jell-O flowers on a nice and relaxing weekend afternoon with hosts Chris and Tammy. Jell-O Art is a new and delicious experience to share with others. Join them on Oct. 14, 21, or 28 at 12 noon.
13. A Tango, Anyone?
Meet host Pablito Greco at an authentic Argentine spot in Trinity-Bellwoods to experience the tango culture through dance, food, history and music, ending at a tango destination for social dancing. Join in at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19, 20, or 21.