Starting in the middle of October and lasting for around two weeks, the trees in Toronto, Canada erupt into a number of different autumn colors. There are many places in Toronto you can visit to see these wonderful trees shed their summer greens in favor of oranges, yellows, and reds. Need more fall fun ideas? Check out our list of 10 fun things to do in the autumn!
Here’s where you can see fall leaves in Toronto.
The Toronto Islands are 15 small islands found in Lake Ontario. They’re found just offshore from downtown Toronto. They’re home to parks, amusement parks, and numerous beaches. They’re also a great place to see the fall leaves in Toronto. Just hop on the ferry to islands and mill about these peaceful islands that take you far from the noise of the city.
High Park is a great place to visit to see fall leaves changing. There are trails to hike and countless other things to do. Once you’ve had your fill of the leaves, take your kids to the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground or visit animals at the zoo.
Leslie Street Spit
The Leslie Street Spit is a man-made headland that stretches approximately 5 kilometers. Much of it is considered to be an environmentally sensitive area and is protected as such. Still, it is a recreation area open to the public and a wonderful place to see the leaves change in Toronto.
Moore Park Ravine
Moore Park Ravine travels along Mud Creek from Mount Pleasant Cemetary toward the Don Valley Brick Works. It’s among the deepest ravines in Toronto and a perfect trail to walk, run, or bike and see the leaves changing.
The Don Valley
The Don Valley is a ravine system in Ontario that features some of the best fall leaves in the city. Brick Works and Crothers Woods are favorite places to stop and see the leaves change. Just after Thanksgiving is the best time to see the leaves here.
Bluffer’s Park is perfect for the avid hiker who wants to see the fall leaves changing. There are trails, beaches, and even a marina to visit. The Scarborough bluffs, found in Bluffer’s Park, rise 65 meters above the water, which gives you an excellent view of the fall leaves in Toronto.
University of Toronto
The campus at the University of Toronto, located in downtown Toronto north of the Financial District, is a stunningly beautiful area. The campus is filled with trees that turn beautiful colors each fall. Once you’ve finished touring the campus, check out the Royal Ontario Museum located nearby.