Feature image: my photo of the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (photo taken at Trinity College looking south toward Soldier’s Tower)
Fall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be epic. It’s a beautiful time for a road trip or local outing to witness the splendor of this amazing season.
Have you got any plans for field trips or outings around the city? Do you like to shoot fall photos? Let me take you on a mini tour of Toronto and suggest some other destinations further afield.
My Love of Fall Runs Deep
As a teacher I always enjoyed fall and sharing the seasonal activities with my students: back to school, fall leaves changing colour, thanksgiving, farmer’s markets, and Hallowe’en are al amazing rituals, particularly through September and October.
As a passionate photographer I also find that fall is a visual feast it inspires me to get out more and get some physical exercise as I stroll around the city on photo walks with my meetup group, or with my family.
How about a short list of spots I’d suggest, some within the city limits, some within an hour or two drive.
I hope you will enjoy this journey through the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario!
We are blessed! Look at this amazing image of Rouge Park in fall.
Rouge National Urban Park by Eddar27 / Wikipedia
My local Toronto Fall Field Trip picks:
- Queen’s Park and University of Toronto
- High Park and Trinity Bellwoods
- Osgoode Hall and Metro Hall
My Ontario Fall Road Trip picks:
- Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Algonquin Park
- Caledon and the Bruce Trail in West GTA
- Rouge National Park in East GTA
The best things in life or free or close to home I say, so let me first describe easy field trips locations around Toronto, then I’ll go further out of the city into the broader Southern Ontario area to the north, west and east.
Queen’s Park and University of Toronto St. George Campus
Absolutely an easy and central fall walk location is right in the middle of the city. Start near Bay and Bloor and check out the university campus at Victoria College and St. Michael’s College, then walk west to Queen’s Park and then west to the University College and St. George street nexus that is the centre of campus. You can go south toward College St and end up at the marvelous Daniel’s building at Spadina and College (this building is home to the architecture department of the school). This my pick for #1 downtown Toronto fall walk spot.
High Park and Trinity Bellwoods
Trinity Bellwoods park is closer to the Queen West, Parkdale, Ossington neighbourhoods. It’s a large spot with good downtown sight-lines and plenty of trees. You can also attend cultural events like the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market which is held Thursday afternoons until October 26.
Osgoode Hall and Metro Hall
Kawartha Lakes and Algonquin Park
Town of Caledon and Bruce Trail
Rouge National Urban Park
What do you think? Ready for a fall road trip or field trip around Toronto or Southern Ontario?
Please feel free to send me an email. I’m Mike and I’m your Canada Tutor. Enjoy the season!