Photos: Tiffany Shum
Happy Fall! Put on a cozy sweater, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and embrace all things Autumn with our list ultimate list of places to view stunning fall colors in Toronto and the GTA.
Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens
Address: 2901 Yonge Street.
These formal gardens are named after the famed composer Alexander Muir, the man who wrote the patriotic song ‘The Maple Leaf Forever’ in 1867. The maple leaf appears throughout the gardens in various decorative and natural forms. The multi-level Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens act as a gateway into the peaceful ravine system that features walking trails which are open year-round. Stroll among the herbs and flowers that bloom in Alexander Muir’s magnificent setting, located along the Northern Ravines and Gardens Discovery Walk Route.
Blythwood Ravine Park
Address: 1200 Mt Pleasant Rd.
Blythwood Ravine Park is bordered by Alexander Muir Gardens to the west and Sherwood Park on the east. The Park is a beautiful stretch of forested trail that is part of the Northern Ravines and Gardens Discovery Walk.
Charles Sauriol Conservation Area
Address: 1191 Lawrence Ave E.
The Charles Sauriol Conservation Area can be found southeast of Lawrence Ave. and the Don Valley Parkway. It is part of the extensive East Don River Trail system on the east side of the Don Valley Parkway and the Don River. The extensive trail system takes you through a forested area where you can spot an array of wildlife and plant species. To the north end of the Conservation Area you will find the Rainbow Tunnel Bridge.
Address: 1739 Olde Base Line Rd, Caledon, ON
Explore one of the most recognizable and visited natural heritage landmarks in southern Ontario. Experience this geological gem that was first formed at the base of an ancient sea over 450 million years ago. Bonus: It’s surrounded by stunning forests, full of fall foliage.
Chester Hill Lookout
Address: 10 Chester Hill Rd.
Chester Hill Lookout is located on a quiet cul-de-sac off of Broadview Avenue, and faces the Don Valley Pkwy. It offers breathtaking views of Evergreen Brickworks and the Don Valley Ravine, as well as a stunning view of the Toronto skyline.
E.T Seaton Park
Address: 73 Thorncliffe Park Rd.
E.T. Seton Park is located next to the Ontario Science Centre. It’s part of a chain of parks in the area forming a green forested corridor to hike along the Don River. Along these trails you can often find wildlife like red squirrels, eagles, deer and a variety of songbirds.
Address: 755 Lawrence Ave E
This former estate garden features perennials and roses on the uplands and wildflowers, rhododendrons and an extensive rockery in the valley. Filled with plants, wildlife and trails, it’s the perfect spot for taking in fall in Toronto.
Evergreen Brickworks / Don Valley Brickworks Park
Address: 550 Bayview Ave
Once a former quarry, Don Valley Brick Works Park is now a City of Toronto flagship natural environment park. It is considered a model for urban ecosystem planning given its extensive landscape restoration, and is full of walking trails, a boardwalk and of course stunning colors in Autumn.
Address: 200 Lytton Blvd.
A 1.7 hectare park on Avenue Road south of Glencairn Avenue that features designated spaces for many outdoor activities such as lawn bowling, tennis and a playground.
McMichael Art Gallery
Address: 10365 Islington Ave
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an art museum in Vaughan, (part of the GTA). The museum is located on a 40 hectare property in Kleinburg, an unincorporated village in Vaughan.
Address: 326 Spadina Rd.
The Nordheimer Ravine runs south-east from St. Clair Ave. W. near Bathurst past the south end of Sir Winston Churchill Park to Roycroft Park. The ravine features a walking path through native trees & plants, plus local wildlife.
Address (Riverdale Park West): 375 Sumach St.
Address (Riverdale Park East): 550 Broadview Ave.
Riverdale Park is a large park spanning the Lower Don River between Cabbagetown to the west and Broadview Avenue to the east. It’s a popular spot for sunsets and views of the Toronto skyline.
Address: 1132 Leslie Street.
Sunnybrook Farm was the 154-hectare country estate of Joseph Kilgour in the late 1800s. It is located north of Leaside and south of the Bridle Path. After Kilgour’s passing, his wife Alice donated Sunnybrook Farms to the city in 1928 to be used as a park.
Address: 1958 Bayview Ave.
Sunnydene Park features beautiful walking trails, a babbling creek, and is home to many different plant species and local wildlife.
Address: North end of Main Street, Unionville
Toogood Pond Park is a 33.3-hectare park located in the neighborhood of Unionville, in Markham (part of the GTA). The pond is home to many Canada geese, ducks, fish, and plants.
University Of Toronto
Address: 27 King’s College Circle
The University of Toronto is one of the top universities in the world. The St. George Campus is often used in film and television productions due to it’s historic and scenic landscape. It’s the perfect place to go for a stroll with your PSL.
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