The Best 2022 Fall Events | Where To GO This Season

Launch: September 1, 2022
Updated: October 3, 2022

Fall

The evenings are getting chilly and there’s that unmistakable scent of pumpkin spice in the air! Autumn has blown in with swirling leaves, warm colours, and cool events around the GGH. Grab your cozy sweater and take your hot beverage to go because there are so many fun things happening this season! GO Transit is your ticket to a warm and comfortable ride to all the events, and our affordable fares won’t scare your wallet!  

Barrie in the Fall

Barrie

There are so many things to do in Barrie this fall! Take the GO train from Toronto to Barrie for a perfect autumn outing. GO Weekend Passes make it easy to head out for a day trip and enjoy the fresh air, fall colours, and exciting events.

Open Air Dunlop

Dunlop St. in downtown Barrie is closed to cars and open to pedestrians on Saturdays. Bring the kids for free family activities, art, yoga, and circus performances! In October, Open Air Dunlop will include special pop-ups for Thanksgiving and Halloween.

  • When: September 17 & 24, October 8 & 29
  • Where: Dunlop St. E in downtown Barrie
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Get There With GO: Take the Barrie line to Allandale Waterfront GO Station and then take a 15 minute stroll along the waterfront.

Hit the Trails

When the autumn leaves are out, the bike trails and hiking paths are even more beautiful! Get out and see that spectacular fall foliage.

  • When: All season!
  • Where: Allandale Station Park and the Waterfront Trail
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Get There With GO: Take the Barrie line to Allandale Waterfront GO Station. Allandale Station Park is just minutes away, across Lakeshore Drive. 

Barrie Farmers Market

The Barrie Farmers Market has been running since 1846! If you’re visiting Barrie for a day trip on a Saturday this fall, be sure to stop by and pick up some locally grown fruits and vegetables or a homemade baked treat.

  • When: Every Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Where: Outside City Hall, 70 Collier St., Barrie
  • Cost: Free to enter
  • Get There With GO: Take the Barrie line to Allandale Waterfront GO Station and then take a 15 minute stroll along the waterfront.

Five Points Theatre

If you’re looking for live performances, you’re in luck! Barrie’s Five Points Theatre is located right in downtown Barrie and you can enjoy a relaxing walk along the waterfront on your way there.

  • When:
  • Where: 1 Dunlop St. W, Barrie
  • Cost: Varies by event
  • Get There With GO: Take the Barrie line to Allandale Waterfront GO Station and then take a 25 minute stroll along the waterfront.

CFL Toronto Argonauts

Argos

BMO Field is the home of the Toronto Argos, and it’s a snap to skip the traffic when you travel there with GO Transit. You can score a touchdown on getting the best deal on Argos tickets by using your PRESTO card. Take advantage of up to 20% off home games. Get your game face on and show your support for our Toronto Argonauts!

Purolator, a proud partner of GO Transit, is working with CFL to help end hunger in communities across Canada. If you’re heading to the Toronto Argos game on October 8, 2022, you can support this cause by bringing a non-perishable food item or making a cash donation. You can also make a donation online here.

  • When: Upcoming home games:
    • Saturday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m. (v. BC)
    • Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. (v. Montreal)
  • Where: BMO Field
  • Cost: Argos tickets start at $20 PRESTO card holders get up to 20% off tickets to home games with PRESTO PerksBuy your tickets online!
  • Get There With GO: The GO train is the best way to get to BMO Field! Take the Lakeshore West line to Exhibition GO Station, and then take a quick 2 minute walk south on Nova Scotia Ave.

Farmers’ Markets in Toronto & Surrounding Areas

Farmers Market

The local farmers’ markets are brimming with the bountiful fall harvest! Make your dinner extra delicious with some fresh-from-the-farm meats, cheeses, and produce. Be sure to grab some homemade baked goods for a special dessert or Sunday brunch. If you’re feeling ambitious, Toronto farmers’ markets are the perfect place to get larger quantities of high-quality fruits and vegetables to use for winter canning. Finally, walking around the Toronto farmers’ markets is just a fun way to spend a Saturday or Sunday in fall - and GO Weekend Passes make it easy to get there. Here a few of the best farmers’ markets in Toronto and beyond:

St. Lawrence Market 

When you think about the quintessential Toronto farmers’ market, there’s only place that comes to mind - St. Lawrence Market. Here you’ll find 120 vendors, merchants, and artisans located in a beautiful, historic building. St. Lawrence Market is open 6 days/week, but we recommend going on Saturday morning for the best selection of farm fresh goods!

  • When: Year round 
    • North/Farmers’ Market: Saturday 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • South Market: Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Where: 92 - 95 Front St. East, Toronto
  • Cost: Free to enter 
  • Get There With GO: Travel by GO train or bus to Union Station. Exit the station and walk east along Front St. for approximately 10 minutes.

Hamilton Farmers’ Market

Want to take a day trip to Hamilton AND visit a fantastic farmers’ market? You can do both! The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is just a short walk from West Harbour GO Station, making it easy to pick up fresh fruits and veggies while enjoying a day out this autumn.

  • When: Year round Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton
  • Cost: Free to enter 
  • Get There With GO: Take the Lakeshore West line to West Harbour GO. Walk south on James St. to York Blvd and turn right. It’s about a 15 minute walk from the station. 

Newmarket Farmers’ Market

Head up to Newmarket and visit this quaint farmers’ market that’s filled with fabulous local vendors. When you travel by GO Transit, you’ll get to combine your farmers’ market outing with a short fall hike along a beautiful trail that will lead you to the Newmarket Farmers’ Market.

  • When: May - October Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Where: The Riverwalk Commons - Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket
  • Cost: Free to enter 
  • Get There With GO: Take the Barrie line to Newmarket GO Station. Enjoy a beautiful and relaxing 15 minute autumn stroll along the Nokiidaa bike trail/Tom Taylor trail. At the end of the trail, turn right onto Timothy St. and then left onto Doug Duncan Drive.

Downsview Park Merchants Market

The Downsview Park Merchants Market promises a great deal on fresh Ontario fruits and vegetables at their north Toronto farmers’ market. The international food court is a great place to grab something to eat while you’re there, too. Offering Jamaican, Chinese, Colombian, Peruvian, Indian, Afghani, and more - you’re sure to enjoy a tasty lunch before you go home to cook dinner with your farm fresh produce!

  • When: Year round Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Where: 40 Carl Hall Road, Downsview Park, Toronto
  • Cost: Free to enter 
  • Get There With GO: Take the Barrie line to Downsview Park GO Station and then it’s just a 5 minute walk via Vitti St. 

TIFF

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TIFF

It’s TIFF time again! The Toronto International Film Festival brings 11 days of film with the biggest stars for its 47th festival season. Attend world premieres, indie film screenings, discussions with industry leaders, and more. Whether you’re an avid film buff or you’re just excited at the possibility of spotting some celebs, #TIFF22 is the place to be and GO Transit is the easy way to get to downtown Toronto while avoiding all the traffic. 

  • When: September 8 - 18, 2022 
  • Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W, Toronto 
  • Cost: Varies
  • Get There With GO: Travel by GO train or bus to Union Station. Walk north up University Ave., and turn left onto King St. W. Alternatively, you can connect to the TTC from Union Station.

Supercrawl Hamilton

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Supercrawl

Hamilton’s premier multi-arts festival, Supercrawl, returns with musical performances, Art Installations, dance, fashion, theatre, spoken word, and more - and it’s completely FREE! Discover emerging artists and enjoy local favourites. This year’s lineup includes Tim Baker, TheDirty Nil, Sarah Harmer, Lido Pimienta, JJ Wilde, Charlotte Day Wilson, and many others. Kids will have fun in the Family Zone, and everyone will love filling their appetites at the food trucks and shopping bags with handmade gifts from local shops and craft vendors.

  • When: September 9 - 11, 2022
  • Where: James St. N in downtown Hamilton
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Get There With GO: Take the GO bus to Hamilton GO Centre. The Hamilton/Toronto Express, the Hamilton/Richmond Hill Pearson Express, and GO bus routes 41 & 47 will all take you to Hamilton GO Centre. Alternatively, you can take the Lakeshore West line to Aldershot GO Station and then transfer to the bus to get to Hamilton GO Centre. Remember to check the schedule before your trip! When you arrive at Hamilton GO Centre, walk west on Beckley St. to James St. S, and then head north. It will take you about 7 min to get to the festival corridor at James St. N and King St.

Fall Home Show

Thanks for riding with us to the Fall Home Show in 2022! Check back next year for 2023 details.
Fall Home Show

The Toronto Fall Home Show is back with over 300 exhibitors to help you style your space! Get free reno and design consultations, test out tools at the DIY Centre, learn how to make budget-friendly fall decor in the Posh Pumpkin Patch, find small-space living inspiration, and see celebrity designers like HGTV Canada’s Scott McGillivray. Whether you own or rent, live in a house or a condo, you want your home to be functional and a space that you love - and you’ll find everything you need to make that happen at the Toronto Fall Home Show!

  • When: September 30 - October 2, 2022. Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
  • Cost: General (18-64) - $15, Senior (65+) - $13, Youth (13-17) - $12, Children 12 & under - FREE. $30 for a combo ticket that includes admission + round-trip GO transit fare between Exhibition Station and any other GO Station or PRESTO cardholders can save $5 off general admission when you book online using code: PRESTO. Buy your tickets online!
  • Get There With GO: Take the Lakeshore West line to Exhibition GO Station, and then it’s a 7 minute walk down Nova Scotia Ave to Princes’ Blvd. The Enercare Centre is located at 100 Princes’ Blvd.

Fall Into Savings with GO

Rake in the savings this fall with fare discounts and affordable GO passes that will make your autumn outings fun AND affordable!

PRESTO Perks

Your PRESTO card isn’t just a convenient way to pay your fare, it also gives you discounts to lots of events and attractions around the GGH. Be sure to check for PRESTO savings when planning your fall outings!

Weekend Passes

Weekend Passes are the easy and affordable way to make the most out of your fall weekends. Use a $10 One-Day Pass for unlimited GO travel on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. Use a $15 Weekend Pass for unlimited GO travel all weekend long, including holiday weekends. 

New Fare Discounts

Save on your fall travel with our new fare discounts! Youth PRESTO fare (age 13-19) and Post-Secondary Student PRESTO fare has increased from 22.5% to 40% off the regular adult fare. And, our Co-Fare discount has increased to 100% off on most local transit agencies. 

Weekday Group Pass

Gather your friends and attend an autumn event together! A Weekday Group Pass is the affordable way for everyone to travel together for one low fare when you’re heading out for a day trip on a weekday.

Kids GO Free

Now that school is back in session, kids are ready to let loose on the weekends. Plan a family outing to one of the awesome autumn events and remember that kids aged 12 and under always ride free on GO!

Don’t Miss The Fall Fun!

“Leaf” your car at home this fall and enjoy an easy, breezy ride to the best events of the season on GO Transit. 

Plan your trip now!