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The back-to-school blues is real. As summer fades away, hectic schedules, cooler temperatures and limited getaway time take over. But not everything about fall needs to be a bummer, and Torontonians know that. Hogtown is known for its long list of fall festivals and events that bring music, films, art, craft beers, and delicious eats to the downtown streets. These five fall events are ones you don't want to miss across the Queen City this autumn.
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Fall is more exciting when you're in Canada. Most travelers know that the Great White North comes to life with vibrant fall colours, but many will argue it's the annual events that make this time of year special. So kick your back-to-school blues to the curb and set your sights on these five must-visit fall festivals across the Great White North this season.
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