How to Enjoy Fall in Downtown Toronto

How to Enjoy Fall in Downtown Toronto, ON

Are you looking for ways to make the most out of fall in Toronto? Look no further, as our team at Lexus Downtown has put together this helpful list of exciting things to do in the city.

Enjoy delicious food

Toronto’s culinary scene is vast and many local restaurants and bistros offer seasonal menus to capitalize on the flavorful fruits and vegetables that appear in fall. Whether you’re craving a pumpkin brew, a unique take on pizza, or a cozy mug of hot chocolate, you’ll find something for everyone’s tastes in the city.

Go on creepy adventures

If you love all things Halloween, Toronto offers a long list of exceptionally haunting events and locations for bone-chilling fun! You can head out to a club for a themed Halloween pub crawl, costume party, and more. Meanwhile, Canada’s Wonderland Halloween Haunt runs from Sept. 23-Oct. 30 this year and promises “unforgettable thrills, horrors, and monster encounters.”

Get out in nature

One of the best parts about fall is its often incredible weather. With mild temperatures and plenty of sunny days, you can explore the city comfortably and even head just outside of the city limits to appreciate some fall foliage. Take the whole family to High Park or Riverdale Farm for a day packed with fun.

Whatever you plan to do this fall in the city, we hope you have a wonderful time. The next time you stop by and see us at Lexus Downtown, tell our team all about it!

Downtown Toronto’s Top Shopping Destinations

Downtown Toronto’s Top Shopping Destinations | Toronto, ON

Whether you’re traveling from outside the city or just heading toward an area you don’t visit often, you may find yourself looking for something to do in Toronto. When you visit us at Lexus Downtown and want to explore while your vehicle is being serviced, consider these top shopping destinations.

Queen Street

One of the trendiest shopping spots in the city is Queen Street, where you’ll find a blend of retro and chic locations. Along this street are a variety of cafes and restaurants, with local art adorning the walls, as well as fun places like antique stores and record shops.

Chinatown

For a taste of the East, stop by Chinatown in Old Toronto. As one of the largest Chinatown areas in North America, there are endless options for clothing, jewelry, trinkets, and even household items. Not to mention, you’re sure to find tasty snacks at one of the many restaurants. 

St. Lawrence Market

Less than 3 km from our dealership is St. Lawrence Market. This indoor area is two stories high and hosts various specialty food vendors on the first floor and a gallery upstairs. The weekend is when you’ll find a farmer’s market (Saturdays) and antique dealers (Sundays).

Are you familiar with any of these locations in Toronto? Which spots do you recommend for shopping in our area? Let us know the next time you stop by and see us.

Safely See These Toronto Sights

Safely See These Toronto Sights | Toronto, ON

Toronto is filled to the brim with things to do and sights to see, but do you know which options are right for social distancing? If you’re planning on going out sightseeing, or simply want something fun to do while staying home, check out these safe Toronto sights.  

The Royal Ontario Museum

Whether you stay home shielding or plan on exploring the city, the Royal Ontario Museum is a solid option for you. This museum has a large, spread-out design that makes it perfect for social distancing if you decide to check out its exhibits in person. It also has time-based tickets, so there are only a certain number of visitors at any given time. If you want to explore from home, the museum has extensive online collections that will let you see everything you can find in the museum right on your computer screen.

Toronto Zoo Scenic Safari

If your family is missing its trips to the zoo, then this activity might be the right choice for you. The Toronto Zoo now offers a Scenic Safari for visitors and locals alike, allowing you to check out your favourite exhibits from the comfort of your car. Your family will get the chance to drive around the zoo’s staff-only roads — and you will even have your own zookeeper telling you everything you need or want to know about the animals in the exhibits.

Here at Lexus Downtown, we hope these ideas give you a new way to enjoy all the great activities Toronto has to offer.

Holiday Events in Toronto to Celebrate the Season

Holiday Events in Toronto | Toronto, ON

The holiday season is finally here, which means it’s time to create new memories with your family and friends. Whether you’re looking to get a head start on gift shopping or simply want to enjoy the spirit of the season, here are a few of the most intriguing holiday events in Toronto this year.

Aurora Winter Festival

See Ontario Place turn into a winter wonderland at the Aurora Winter Festival. This annual event takes place this year from Nov. 22 to Jan. 5, giving you the chance to see some gorgeous light displays. You can also enjoy yourselves by perusing the Christmas market, going for a skate around the ice rink, and entertaining the little ones with fun festival rides.

“The Nutcracker” at the National Ballet of Canada

There are few plays that say “It’s the holidays” quite like “The Nutcracker”. So, why not head to the annual performance done by the National Ballet of Canada? This popular, one-of-a-kind ballet is set in 19th century Russia, creating a lovely world filled with sugarplum fairies, imagination, and adventure. Experience the beautiful dancing, gorgeous costumes, and magical sets of “The Nutcracker” from Dec. 12 to Jan. 4.

Here at Lexus Downtown, we’d like to wish you a joyous holiday as you make the most of the season at these exciting events.