Apple picking, mulled wine and fresh vegetables: spend a perfect fall day in and around the city.
enjoy the most colourful season with these five family friendly activities
9:00 A.M. Find fresh vegetables, preserves, baked good and more at one of the city’s farmer’s markets, including the Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave., evergreen.ca) Dufferin Grove (875 Dufferin Park Ave., dufferingrovemarket.ca), Sorauren Park (289 Sorauren Ave., westendfood.coop/farmers-market), and St. Lawrence Market (93 Front St. E., stlawrencemarket.com).
11:00 A.M. Go apple picking, navigate an eight-acre corn maze and watch pumpkins get shot out of a cannon on a visit to Pingle’s Farm Market. 1805 Taunton Rd. E., Hampton, Ont., pinglesfarmmarket.com
3:00 P.M. Take in the fall colours with a hike along the West Humber River Valley, the East Don Parkland, E.T. Seton Park, Scarborough’s Cudia Park, or Etobicoke’s Rouge Valley.
5:00 P.M. Stop into Kalendar for a late afternoon break. The Little Italy institution offers a number of warming seasonal drinks, including mulled wine and cider. 546 College St., kalendar.com
7:00 P.M. There’s no better season for classic Canadian comfort food than autumn. Drop by Bannock for a fish and shrimp cake, cod chowder or spinach greens mac and cheese. 401 Bay St., bannockrestaurant.com