4 Events to check out this fall in Toronto

Picture of old building at Evergreen Brickworks

Toronto always has a fantastic selection of events to enjoy, and fall is no exception. The days might be getting shorter, and the getting nights colder, but don’t let that stop you from heading out and enjoying some of the great accessible events going on. 

Cask Days - October 21-23

The now annual beer festival is hosted at the Evergreen Brickworks which is an incredible venue as well as pleasantly accessible. Getting there is reasonably easy via TTC or the brickwork shuttle. Note that the shuttle bus is not ideal for larger, or even average sized wheelchairs, as it was a tight squeeze even for my smaller wheelchair.

Getting around this venue is a breeze as almost everyplace is connected by smooth pathways. There are accessible washrooms in the main building. Stay tuned for our full review of Evergreen Brickworks next week!

Art Toronto - October 28-31

An annual gathering of local and international galleries showcasing both new and well-established artists. Art Toronto is hosted at the centrally located, and accessible, Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you don't want to brave the autumn winds you can technically even get there without going outside from Union Station, although it’s much faster to head down Front Street.

TIFF - Ongoing

I personally enjoy the sunny cool fall weather but every now and then we get a cold fall rain to put a damper on things. When that happens why not head inside and catch a movie? Despite, the Toronto International Film Festival being over, the TIFF Bell Lightbox is still one of the best places in the city to enjoy a great film. Every day TIFF screens a range of movies, from classics like THX 1138 to My Neighbour Totoro and Star Trek Beyond.

Pro tip: There is a wheelchair accessible washroom on the first floor past the elevators somewhat hidden behind a wall.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - November 4th - 13th

Another Toronto fall classic. The Winter Fair sometimes seems like an odd mix of horse shows, dog shows, food vendors and butter sculptures but provides a fun and accessible family-friendly event. Hosted at Exhibition Place there is direct access via streetcar and GO train lines with onsite parking as well. Events are quite spread out so be prepared for a fair bit of walking / wheeling around. Most of the washrooms are accessible but nailing down their location in such a large space can be a challenge so be sure to pick up a map of the venue when you arrive.