Nuit Blanche: Nuit Blanche is a massive art festival that takes place in the streets of downtown Toronto on October 4. The event begins at 6:30 pm and lasts until sunrise. It’s a huge city draw, and tons of people come out to experience it. Best of all, it is totally and completely free. Grab a map and take to the streets (they are closed, afterall) to check out some great art installments. A great thing about Nuit Blanche is that big crowds force you to get closer, and maybe even hold hands. If the night gets too chilly, duck into one of the many bars and have an Old Fashioned to warm up.
High Park: High Park is a huge park within the city, located in the trendy Bloor West area. Grab some lunch ahead of time and then head into the park to hike the trails or see the zoo. It’s all free and a very fun time. If the weather isn’t too bad, pick up some cheese, fresh bread, and a bottle of wine from Bloor St. and take it into the park for a picnic under the falling leaves. Make sure to pack a big blanket to snuggle into together.
Pioneer Village: Step back in time with an entire recreation of a pioneer village. A must see in the fall because of the colours, there is a ton to do at the village. Activities you can try include churning your own butter, spinning wool to make yarn, and going into all the old houses and buildings. This is a great place to take photos, so make sure to get some pics of you and your sweetie living like our ancestors did. Oh, and if that’s not your thing, there’s also a brewery tour and beer tasting every afternoon.
All this writing about fall dates is inspiring me to go on a few of my own. Hmmm, maybe I’ll take to Tinder and see if I can set up a partner in crime to discover some of these events with!