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When will fall colours peak in Toronto for 2015?

Fall colours in Toronto have yet to reach their peak for 2015, but are expected to do so over the course of the next two weeks. Right now, areas like the Don Valley are at approximately 20-25 per cent colour change, with very little leaf fall.

There are explosions of yellow and orange, but these are typically surrounded by a sea of green as our nights have yet to cool off enough to trigger the full transformation expected in the second half of the month. Areas further to the west of Toronto, like Dundas Peak for instance, are much further along in the process.

In fact, one of the better ways to keep tabs on the rate of colour change in Toronto is to track the Ontario Parks fall foliage reports for sites near Toronto like Bronte Creek and Darlington. Colour change can be quite specific to a particular geographic niche, but these reports provide very useful information about the way the colours are trending.

While the above photo of Burnett Park (near Bathurst and Sheppard) reveals that Thanksgiving weekend offered some reasonable fall foliage viewing opportunities, it's the next two weekends (Oct. 17/18 and 24/25) when Toronto folks would be best advised to plan their viewing excursions for destinations within the city.

For those leaving the confines of Toronto, the province-wide map from Ontario Parks is still your best bet for info related to colour change.


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