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Fall Foliage in Toronto

Written On November 8, 2017

Some say fall is Canada’s finest season. The air is crisp and inviting; there are plenty of fresh apples to pick and pumpkins to display. But perhaps the best quality of fall is the beautiful array of rich colours that come to enliven our city. Almost everywhere you look there are deeps reds, bright yellows, and burnt oranges.

Toronto is full of foliage. From front gardens to ravines, we have countless opportunities to enjoy the fall palette!


Evergreen Brick Works – Located in the Don Valley, Evergreen Brick Works is a fantastic place to experience nature’s transition into fall.  In 2010, National Geographic named Evergreen Brick Works one of the top 10 geotourism sites in the world. There are plenty of trees, reeds, and ponds that showcase Toronto’s changing colours and textures. What’s more, every weekend Evergreen Brick Works hosts a local farmer’s market with fresh produce, food stalls, and shipping containers outfitted as cute cafés.


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High Park – Located between Roncesvalles Village and Swansea, High Park is Toronto’s largest public park. It has hiking trails, sports and recreation facilities, lakefront, and a diverse array of foliage. It’s an ideal place to go for a walk or enjoy a picnic amongst Toronto’s natural beauty.


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Edwards Gardens – Located in North York, Edwards Gardens is a particularly beautiful place to experience foliage in spring, summer, and fall. A former estate, Edwards Gardens is home to what seems like endless manicured displays of roses, rhododendrons, wildflowers and rockery. It is also home to the Toronto Botanical Gardens, the Children’s Teaching Garden, walking trails, fountains, and a waterwheel. Edwards Gardens is both educational and picturesque, whichever season it may be.

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The McMichael Canadian Art Collection – Located in Kleinburg, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection sits in a clearing of natural forest. Before it was a gallery, the log and stone building was a family home to Robert and Signe McMichael. The couple were great admirers of Canadian art and bought several works by classic artists like Tom Thompson, The Group of Seven, and Emily Carr. They also acquired many pieces from First Nations and Inuit artists.  In 1966, twelve years after it was originally built, the McMichael’s family home was converted into a formal gallery and opened to the public. Not only is this a fascinating place to appreciate fall colours, it is also an elegant tribute to our country’s unique cultural history.

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While visiting these beautiful places keep an eye out for preserved fallen leaves!

They make for engaging centerpieces and are excellent additions to dried flower arrangements. In fact, there are several different crafts that use fall leaves in creative ways.  For some inspiration check out Country Living’s article “DIY Decorating Projects with Leaves” to brighten your home or give to family and friends as thoughtful and festive gifts.

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