Photo Essay: Fall in Toronto’s High Park

Autumn
The setting sun peaks through the trees and illuminates a carpet of leaves.

One of the best things about living in Toronto is that the city gets to experience all 4 seasons. They’re fairly even in length, though most Torontonians will likely complain that our winters are too long and our summers are too short. There may be some truth in that.

While I love summer and could easily get used to 20+ degree weather year-round, my favourite season is actually fall. I love the crispness in the air, throwing on a light jacket and scarf, preparing more soups and stews in the kitchen, cocooning myself under my duvet, and going apple picking. But what I look forward to most about fall is the performance mother nature puts on as the trees begin to loose their leaves.

Fall is the most photogenic season.

We were treated to a better than usual fall in terms of the colours of the leaves this year. Our milder summer meant that the leaves started changing sooner and produced more vibrant colours than years past. Getting out of the city to enjoy the show was a must. But even as I travelled throughout the city I was continually captivated by the fiery reds, golden oranges, and bright yellows that blanketed the trees.

A few weeks ago, I headed over to High Park to capture the colours. The weather was perfect all day; clear skies, a light breeze and temperatures around 13 degrees. I arrived at the Park just before ‘golden hour’ (that hour just before the sun sets when everything is basked in a golden glow from the sun), and meandered my way through the trails. Below are a selection of photos I captured that day.

Autumn Colours

Fall colours in Toronto

Yellow leaves in fall

Maple leafs

High Park Romance

Where to see fall colours

Carpet of Leaves

Where to see fall colours

High Park Sunset