The first day of fall can be a wonderful (and slightly stressful) thing. For students, the commencement of fall means midterms and tuition deadlines. But a new season also means new and exciting activities and organized events catered to the community. 

While you may be dreading having to put away your summer attire for the year, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend the next 3 months wishing you could turn back time to warmer weather. If you’re looking for some fun, covid-19 friendly activities this fall – but operating on a student budget, QuadFi has you covered! Here are 4 fall activities you can do in and around Toronto when you’re on a budget. 


Take a trip to a local farmers market

The Cabbagetown farmers market is the perfect place to get into the fall spirit. Here you’ll be able to admire the beautiful colours of the fall foliage while stocking up on fresh produce for the harvest season. 

Price: Free

When: Tuesday’s from 3pm – 7pm
Where: 191 Winchester St., Toronto (Riverdale West Park)


Venture out on a butter tart tour

Take a self-guided butter tart tour through the Kawartha’s and stop at a selection of bakeries along the way. What better way to celebrate the beginning of fall than to indulge in the gooey goodness of a Canadian butter tart?

Price: Prices vary

When: Year round

Where: Various locations 


Cozy up at a drive-in movie theatre

Get extra cozy with blankets and pillows this fall at the Ontario Place Drive-In and enjoy a movie under the stars on a crisp fall evening. 

Price: $10 per person

When: Select dates, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: 955 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto 


Enjoy all things apple at an apple orchard

Apple picking is a fall staple. The city and surrounding area are rich with charming apple farms for those looking to get into the spirit of the season. Chudleigh’s farm is the perfect place to enjoy a fall afternoon picking delicious harvest apples! Visit their website here to learn more!

Price: $15 

When: Now – October 31st

Where: 9528 Regional Rd 25, Milton

It’s important to take care of your mental well-being in times of transition. Remember to make time to enjoy pleasurable activities outside of school and work. To learn more about our student loan and refinancing options, visit our website at