Toronto Weather October Averages, Canada
What's The Weather Like in Toronto in October?
Is October A Good Time To Visit Toronto?
October is generally a good time to visit Toronto in Canada as the weather is comfortable with an autumnal crispness in the air but winter is yet to set in. There are fewer crowds which means you will find a better deal on travel and accommodation.
Is Toronto Warm In October?
It's usually not cold enough to snow in October with daily average temperatures ranging from a high of 14C to a low of 8C. The overall average is 11C.
Sunshine and Rain
Does It Snow in Toronto in October?
It rarely snows in Toronto in October. Icier weather is much more likely to make an appearance in November when winter has a firmer grip.
How Windy Is Toronto In October?
You can expect moderate winds that peak at 15 m/s drop to zero and average at 4.5 m/s in October.
Hotels for Toronto in October
Check into a sleek downtown tower in the heart of the city's action. Choose an upscale suite in a hotel with a rooftop eatery, a mid-range option near shopping and dining or a no-nonsense hotel within walking distance to Lake Ontario.
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Drawing inspiration from its namesake Asian locale, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto occupies a sleek 66-story tower in the centre of Toronto. Guestrooms have minibars, marble bathrooms and Nespresso machines, while suites add one or two bedrooms, living rooms and convertible sofas. Enjoy gourmet cuisine at the Asian-themed restaurant Bosk, and crafted libations at a cocktail bar and one of the city's most-extensive tea menus at a sleek lobby lounge.
You can get in some laps at an indoor pool, work out at a state-of-the-art fitness centre with city views from floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy a treatment at a world-class spa.
InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
A short stroll from the Royal Ontario Museum in the Bloor-Yorkville shopping district, InterContinental Toronto Yorkville has upscale guestrooms with marble bathrooms, minibars and pillow-top mattresses. Upgrade to a suite for a deep soaking tub, wet bar and dining room.
Gourmet cuisine is served at the on-site Signatures Restaurant and inventive cocktails are crafted at the SkyLounge and its adjacent Proof Vodka Bar, which also offers alfresco dining on seasonal small plates. There's also a heated lap pool in an atrium, fitness centre and a steam room.
Bond Place Hotel
On the edge of Toronto's theatre district, Bond Place Hotel is within walking distance of some of downtown's top offerings including the Eaton Centre and Younge-Dudas Square. Bright guestrooms with lake or city views have contemporary decors featuring hardwood floors, mini-fridges and flat-screen TVs.
Suites add separate living areas. On-site you'll find a small fitness centre and an espresso bar that serves light meals.
Days Inn Toronto East Beaches
A ten-minute walk from Woodbine Beach, Days Inn Toronto East Beaches has affordable guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and coffeemakers. Upgrade to rooms with kitchenettes, microwaves and spa tubs.
Enjoy a daily free continental breakfast and a business centre. The hotel is a ten-minute drive to the CN Tower and a 26-minute drive to Pearson International Airport
Beaches for October for Toronto
When fall weather hits, Rouge Beach is a great place to embark on woodsy walks. The Rouge Marsh Trail takes you through Toronto's largest wetland with sweeping views of Lake Ontario and the Rouge River. You can also get in some fishing where the river meets the lake.
Restaurants and Bars for Toronto in October
Discover cuisine that masterfully blends local influences with Asian flavours, relax at an intimate French eatery, enjoy British pub grub or grab a breakfast sandwich at a bakery that's beloved by celebrity chefs. The bars and restaurants of Toronto have it all.
Just off the lobby at the Shangri-la Hotel, Bosk is a chic eatery with a Japanese-influenced interior that has marble tiles in neutral tones and soft wooden latticework. Floor-to-ceiling windows create a bright and airy 80-seat dining space.
Seafood is a speciality on the menu that mixes Asian delicacies with traditional Canadian fare. Bosk is open from Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 10 pm and on Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm.
Jacques Bistro Du Parc
Jacques Bistro Du Parc is a small French restaurant that has been delivering big flavours for over 40 years. With a loyal local following, the family-run eatery in Yorkville oozes charm with a retro interior that feels warmly dated.
Savour French-inspired entrees such as Provimi veal in Madeira sauce with wild mushrooms, sweetbread medallions flambeed in Calvados wine and roasted pork tenderloin with Pommery mustard sauce. Jacques Bistro is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 10 pm.
House on Parliament
As its name would leave you to believe, House on Parliament serves British fare and beers from across the Atlantic on Parliament Street. Set in a historic Victorian building, the cosy pub is rich with dark-wood accents and low lighting that give it a romantic mood.
The neighbourhood joint offers nearly gourmet pub grub including burgers topped with hummus, a variety of salads and a host of vegetarian options. Pair your meal with one of their beers from an international slate of offerings. House on Parliament is open daily from 11:30 am to 2 am.
With a famed Peameal Bacon Sandwich, Carousel Bakery has been serving hearty meals at the St Lawrence market from more than 30 years. Expect to find a line at the counter as it's one of the most popular spots in the market. Visited by celebrity chefs including Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse, the eatery serves a veal and chicken parmigiana, steaks and vegetarian options along with a head-spinning selection of over 300 types of bread and pastries. Carousel is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 6 pm.
Things to Do in Toronto in October
Halloween in Toronto
Toronto is a town that knows how to get ghoulish for Halloween. There are a staggering number of events across the city during the spooking season. Enter a monstrous maze or meet maniacal clowns at the CarnEvil at Canada's Wonderland. Take an eerie boat ride to a haunted lighthouse or join 10,000 undead in the annual Toronto Zombie Walk.
Enjoy the Colours of Autumn
The parks and woodlands of Toronto put on spectacular shows as the leaves change colours in fall. You can experience it all without leaving the city at spots like High Park, which turns out a magnificent canopy of yellow, green and gold. Walk its trails to traverse a rich Carolinian forest with mighty oaks and take in glorious views of Lake Ontario and Grenadier Pond.
History at Fort York
Fall is a great time for strolling the grounds of Fort York. Dating to 1793, the site protected the city for over a century and is one of the most-historic spots in Toronto. You can see how 18th century soldiers lived with well-preserved military quarters. See the firing of ancient cannons, watch time-honoured military drills and join in the raising of the flag.
Ontario Science Centre
A top attraction for over 40 years, the Ontario Science Centre has over 500 interactive experiences across its eight exhibition halls. Enjoy one of the science demonstrations they put on each day. Catch a film under the only IMAX Dome theatre in the city. Discover the wonders of the human body at the AstraZeneca Human Edge exhibit and visit a real-life rainforest.