Best Fall Events and Activities in Downtown Toronto

Best Fall Events and Activities in Downtown Toronto, ON

Whether you’re a Toronto native or plan on visiting soon, there are plenty of fun things to do in the city this fall. Check out some of the exciting events occurring in the next couple of months!

Cheer on a sports team

Depending on when you’re here, you could catch the end of the Toronto Blue Jays’ baseball season and Toronto FC soccer or the start of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey season! While the schedule for the Toronto Six women’s hockey team hasn’t been released yet, the league started in early November last year and the team plays at Canlan Ice Sports – York.

Enjoy the outdoors

If you’d rather head outside, you should try heading out to one of the many apple orchards within and around Toronto. Apple picking is an essential fall event and these locales let you choose your own delicious fruit and often serve a variety of seasonal treats. Take the scenic route on your trip to appreciate the changing colours of the leaves to complete the fall aesthetic.

Toronto Chocolate Festival

The entire month of October is dedicated to the 18th annual Toronto Chocolate Festival. For safety reasons, this year’s event is a bit scaled down, but still just as enjoyable — and delicious. Every Saturday and Sunday in October, you can head to the OMNI King Edward Hotel for Afternoon Tea with chocolates and pastries. The festival’s website also has suggestions for celebrating everything chocolate at home!

What are your fall plans in the city? Let us know the next time you come and see us at Downtown Ford in Toronto, Ontario!

Save at the Pump with a Summer Getaway Near Toronto

Save at the Pump with a Summer Getaway Near Toronto | Downtown Ford Lincoln | Toronto, ON

With gas prices as high as they are, a road trip may not be your first consideration for a vacation. But there are plenty of fun getaway locations that are near Toronto. Here are some of our top spots!

Niagara Falls

A natural wonder awaits you on the other side of Lake Ontario. Less than two hours away is Niagara Falls, where water majestically rushes off the cliffs and into the lake. Not only can you appreciate nature while you’re visiting, but you can also enjoy a variety of attractions like “Journey Behind the Falls” and the Niagara SkyWheel. To make things even sweeter, Ontario residents may qualify for an Ontario Staycation tax credit of up to 20% on various accommodation expenses.

Wasaga Beach

To get that summer-in-the-sun feeling, head to Wasaga Beach for your vacation. This beach town is home to the longest freshwater beach in the world as well as various trails for biking, hiking, and walking. If you plan on making it an overnight trip, book your stay at one of the local small hotels or bed and breakfasts well in advance.

Stratford

If you prefer to walk around historic buildings and enjoy a host of cultural events, add Stratford to your vacation list. This moderately sized town just outside of Toronto offers a ton of options for fun. It’s home to various festivals, including Stratford Summer Music and the Stratford Festival, which focuses on theater performances across multiple stages.

Before you head out on your trip, stop by and see us at Downtown Ford in Toronto. We’ll make sure your car is ready for all that awaits you on your summer getaway!

Hidden Gems You’ll Love in Downtown Toronto

Hidden Gems You’ll Love in Downtown Toronto | Toronto, Ontario

When you’re making your way to see us at Downtown Ford, you’ll have plenty of things and places to keep you occupied while your vehicle is being worked on. Downtown Toronto is home to many hidden gems that you’ll want to check out.

The tchotchke house, 37 Bertmount

After the death of her husband, homeowner Shirley Sumaisar began showcasing a collection of dolls and stuffed animals in front of her house on Bertmount Ave. — just 1.7 km from our dealership. The entire area in front of the home is filled with vintage toys and collectibles, and you’re sure to have a good time looking at all kinds of entertaining tchotchkes.

Vog Vault at Fluevog Shoes, 686 Queen West

In the other direction, in the Queen West shopping district, is Fluevog Shoes. While a shoe store may not seem like a hidden gem, it’s what’s inside that makes this place unique. The building in which the shop is located contains an old vault that designers turned into a gravity room, where you can take photos that look like you’re floating upside down or on the side of a wall.

Otto’s Berlin Döner bathrooms, 256 Augusta

What’s so great about a bathroom at a restaurant? Well, inside each of the two single-person restrooms is a large unmarked red button on the wall. When pressed, the bathroom turns into a nightclub, complete with flashing lights and blaring music. The spot was recently popular on TikTok, with many viewers wondering where they could go to have a spontaneous dance break.

Have you been to any of these Toronto hidden gems? Let us know the next time you visit us at Downtown Ford!

3 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Toronto This Spring

Cherry Blossoms | Toronto, ON

With winter behind us, now is the best time to head outdoors and enjoy all that Toronto has to offer. Our team put together this helpful guide of activities to try and places to see in the city this spring.

Check out the cherry blossoms

One of the most iconic things to do in spring in Toronto is to view the blossoming Sakura trees. While High Park is one of the more popular places to see cherry blossoms, you can find them at other local parks. In fact, Woodbine Park features a tree tunnel along a curved path near the pond, and it’s not too far from Downtown Ford!

Explore local architecture

Toronto has an interesting background and one way you can appreciate the city’s history is by viewing the architecture throughout downtown. The “GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities” mobile app is a great start for doing a walking tour, as it gives you pre-made routes and lets you create your own as well.

Visit Guild Park & Gardens

If you’re willing to travel a little further out of the city, try visiting Guild Park & Gardens in Scarborough. Here you’ll spot various sculptures, art pieces, and beautiful flowers no matter where you look. Built in 1914, the gardens span over 400 acres of land, so you’ll have plenty to see.

These are just a few suggestions on how to spend your time outside in Toronto this spring. If you’ve got more ideas, feel free to let our team at Downtown Ford know!