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Fall Festivals in Ontario

Fall is such a special time of year. The season is changing, trees are changing colours, the air has that crisp smell to it and we get to experience fall festivals. They bring communities together and have a history of doing just that.

The fall fair was a way to bring all the farmers together to talk about agriculture and share techniques. Eventually it lead to what we now know as the fall fair or festivals. They would have competitions and most still do. For things such as best pie, best bull and best yields. The agriculture societies were born and we still benefit from them today.

There are an endless amount of festivals that are happening from the start of September to almost the end of November. Here are a few we thought sounded fun.

The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair

Ontario is home to one of the oldest fall festivals, The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair in Kawartha Lakes. This festivals runs from September 27th to the 29th. This year is particularly special as they are celebrating their 160th anniversary. The theme will be about taking us back to 1898. This is for sure something you should go and experience.

The Apple Harvest Festival

The Apple Harvest Festival takes place at Blue Mountain from October 6th to the 8th. It’s a lovely way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend. The falls colours in this area are breath taking and you can enjoy some great family activities such as, the Apple Pie Trail, hiking, biking and fall driving tours.

Pumpkin Mania

Pumpkin Mania starts September 22nd, ending on October 28th. This festival takes place in Elmvale, Ontario on Rounds Ranch. You can enjoy some wagon rides, goofy pumpkin-themed games, corn mazes,  farm animals and play in the Western Playground.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the second largest Oktoberfest in the world and is held is Kitchener-Waterloo. The festivals starts October 5th and ends on the 13th. This festival has dancing, drinking, and cultural activities. There are over 40 events to experience. If you live in the area we recommend responsible transportation.

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Book your ride with us so that you can enjoy the fair and not have to worry about traffic. Plus we can can accommodate large groups. View our selection of vehicles and then lets get planning your fall fair adventure.

Tips for the Busy Traveller

You’re busy getting ready for your trip, whether that’s a business trip or a holiday and you’re in a rush. There’s a lot to get done and you can’t afford to forget anything, but the second that plane takes off you realize that you’ve in fact forgot important things. That’s what happens to so many of us, we are always in a rush and things seem to get missed. Even if that something missed is minor, it’s still missed and that can cause stress. Taking away from the enjoyment and excitement of travel.

We have put together some helpful tips, mostly the benefits of having a good list handy and some other tricks to stay on track. It all starts with that list, once you know in advance what you’ll need and you’ve thought about where it is you’re going, it’s easy. We recommend that a week or more before your departure date, you write down everything that you’ll need to pack. Even down to the clothes you’ll want to wear. A lot like what you might have had to do before packing for summer camp. Once you’ve done that, you can get out and collect what you’ll need.

Next you’ll want to make sure you give yourself enough time to pack, non of this, the night before stuff. Though, we realize that sometimes life gets busy and there just isn’t time to pack earlier. Sometimes it helps to slowly pack throughout the week. Packing toiletries the night before or the morning of, there are somethings that we need to use and they just can’t be packed earlier. But it really does help to start the packing process a couple of days ahead of time.

So what will you wear on your trip? That all depends on what the weather is going to be like in the city you’re visiting. Are you going to a hot place or a cold one? Maybe its the same climate as the one you currently live in. This is information that you need to know so that you can pack accordingly. A lot of us seem to over pack and that always leads to our bags being over the weight limit that they airline allows. So to avoid this costly outcome its worth having a scale around. There are scales made for weighing luggage that you can purchase. It’s also helpful to go online and check to see what the weight restrictions are. It’s best to pack just what you need, most of the time when you won’t wear half of the things you’ve packed anyway.

Alright, now we need to talk about that carry on you’re bringing. This is where you want to pack your essential items, such as your passport, money, ID’s, printed ticket (if it’s not on your phone), laptop and other electronics. Your carry on should have the things you will need to get you through the security check points at the airport. And what you’ll use to keep yourself entertained while on the plane. It doesn’t hurt to be prepared with books and things to do depending on how long your flight is. You don’t want to find yourself bored on a long flight but, you also don’t want to pack more than you need.

As always Toronto Airport Limo is ready to get you to the airport on time. Make sure you make your reservation with us in advance, so it’s one less thing on your list. And finally, take a look at our fleet of vehicles that are ready and waiting for you. We want to make sure that you arrive in comfort and in style.

Toronto limo fleet
Toronto limo fleet

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Sightseeing Toronto in a Limo

Summer is the best time to go sightseeing Toronto, especially in a limo! Do yourself a favour and don’t drive, just leave your car at home. Instead, let one of our experienced and courteous drivers chauffeur your around T.O. It’ll be fun! Just pick a date, grab some friends or family and let us take you on a journey, in a vehicle of your choice.

Here are some of the top sightseeing attractions in the city of Toronto, to help you create your itinerary. Make sure to mention this to our Toronto Airport Limo customer service representatives when you book your ride.

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America, and the largest in Canada. It attracts more than one million visitors every year, making the ROM the most visited museum in Canada – Wikipedia

Michael Lee-Chin Crystal of Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto
Michael Lee-Chin Crystal opened in June 2007, an addition to the Royal Ontario Museum.

General admission for Adult is $20. To see what’s on at the ROM, and to learn about current exhibitions and galleries please visit https://www.rom.on.ca/

Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Winter Garden Theatre is seven storeys above the Elgin Theatre. They are the last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world and are considered as National Historic Sites of Canada – Wikipedia

The Winter Garden Theatre
The Winter Garden Theatre has walls hand-painted in watercolours. The ceiling is decorated with lanterns and dried beech leaves.

General admission for Adult is $12. To see event calendar and tours info, please visit https://heritagetrust.on.ca/en/ewg/ewg-home

Distillery District

The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located east of downtown, it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The 13 acres (5.3 ha) district comprises more than forty heritage buildings and ten streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America. The district was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988 – Wikipedia

Distillery District street level
Exploring the site of the historic Gooderham and Worts distillery, in downtown Toronto, said to be once the largest distillery in the World.

Admission is free! To see a list events, dinning and shopping please visit http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/

CN Tower

The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high (1,815.3 ft) concrete communications and observation tower located in the downtown core of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The CN Tower held the record for the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years from 1975–2007 and was the world’s tallest tower until 2009 being overtaken by Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower, respectively. It is now the ninth tallest tower in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers – Wikipedia

The CN Tower
The CN Tower illuminated, as seen from the Toronto Islands

General admission for adult is $38. To see what’s happening at the CN Tower and for more info please visit http://www.cntower.ca/

St Lawrence Market

The St. Lawrence Market South building is a major public market building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southwest corner of Front and Lower Jarvis Streets. Along with the St. Lawrence Market North and St. Lawrence Hall, it comprises the St. Lawrence Market complex. The current building was opened in 1902, incorporating the 1845 Toronto City Hall building into the structure. The building was restored during the 1970s – Wikipedia

St. Lawrence Market in Toronto
St. Lawrence Market in Toronto

Admission is free! For list of events, shops, foods and other info please visit http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/

High Park

High Park is a municipal park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It spans 161 hectares (400 acres), and is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. One third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. High Park was opened to the public in 1876 and is based on a bequest of land from John George Howard to the City of Toronto – Wikipedia

Cherry blossoms in High Park in the spring
Cherry blossoms in High Park in the spring

Admission is free! For more info please visit http://www.highparktoronto.com/

Casa Loma

Casa Loma (Spanish for “Hill House”) is a Gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a historic house museum and landmark. It was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Pellatt. The architect was E. J. Lennox, who designed several other city landmarks. Casa Loma sits at an elevation of 140 metres (460 ft) above sea level. Due to its unique architectural character in Toronto, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies and television. It is also a popular venue for wedding ceremonies, and Casa Loma can be rented in the evenings after the museum closes to the public – Wikipedia

Casa Loma
Casa Loma

General admission for adult is $30. To see what events are on and for more info please visit http://casaloma.ca/

Riverdale Farm

Riverdale Farm is a 3-hectare (7.4-acre) municipally operated farm in the heart of Cabbagetown, an urban neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is maintained by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division. Between 1888 and 1974, this was the site of the Riverdale Zoo. This zoo began with the donation of deer by Toronto Alderman Daniel Lamb. In 1974 the zoo relocated to a much larger facility in Scarborough and became the Toronto Zoo. In 1978, Riverdale Farm opened on the west bank of the Don River adjacent to Riverdale Park. The main barn was first constructed in 1858 in Markham and moved to the present site and rebuilt in 1977. The farm is open to the public all year-round. It specializes in pioneer breeds of farm animals that are hard to find on commercial farms. Animals at the farm include poultry, waterfowl, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, donkeys, and horses – Wikipedia

A view of Riverdale Farm
A view of Riverdale Farm

Admission is free! For more info please visit http://riverdalefarmtoronto.ca/

Toronto is a great city! And you don’t have to break the bank to have some world class fun. Start your sightseeing adventure today, book your limo now – online limo quotes and reservations.

Rent a Limo in Toronto this Fall

It’s the first day of autumn here in Toronto! Kids are already back in school, days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are slowly starting to drop. Yet, fall is so beautiful in it’s own right, and one of nature’s most spectacular displays of colour. It’s a perfect time to go on a road trip or an adventure.

Here in Southern Ontario, some trees have already started to change their leaf colour. And as October sets in the forest canopy becomes more vibrant and rich with hues and shades of reds, purples, yellows, oranges, browns, and greens. On a sunny afternoon day, artists can easily get inspired! And the visits to the cottage country around this time of the year are high for obvious reasons.

Fall fairs
Fall fairs

If you live and work in a big city like Toronto or in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), life can be very fast paced, hectic and stressful. Which is why many people, on the weekends, love to unwind, relax and do something completely opposite. For example, many love to go to their cottages, or rent a cabin in woods with some friends or alone. Or perhaps go out exploring all the little towns in Southern Ontario, check out fall fairs, attend conventions and various social events. Fall is a bountiful season with much happening.

Whatever you do, you’ll need reliable and comfortable transportation. Although sometimes your own transportation is the way to go.. if you’re going to be attending a convention, sporting event, concert, social event, casino, romantic gateway, or need to be dropped off or pick up at Toronto Pearson International Airport – it’s much nicer to ride in a classy limousine.

Toronto limo fleet
Toronto limo fleet

Toronto Airport Limo offers superb limousine transportation service to anywhere in the Southern Ontario. Our prices are very competitive, yet out fleet is modern and well kept and we can transport any group size. We have new additions like BMW 750Li, Tesla Model S, Mercedes C300 or Sprinter Van, Cadillac Escalde etc. Our friendly customer service team is eager to answer your questions or help you arrange a ride.

Visit our website or call us at 1-888-905-4667.

By the way, here is a list of some websites that list things to do in Southern Ontario this fall. It’s not a complete list, but enough to get you thinking.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/
http://www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca/
https://www.400eleven.com/
https://www.ontariofairs.org/
https://www.ontariotravel.net/