As we all know, times have been tough this year, especially for small business owners and entrepreneurs. In light of the new measures that were implemented in Toronto, restricting indoor and outdoor social activities again, we have come up with some ways you can still help the community and support local businesses — and of course, continue to have fun.

Here are five things-to-do around the Greater Toronto Area/Ontario to show your support for the community during this time:

1. Have Fun at Ontario’s Dinosaur Halloween Drive-thru

Celebrate Halloween as if you’re in prehistoric times at Ontario’s dinosaur Halloween drive-thru. Located at Indian River Reptile Zoo, just outside of Peterborough, you can enjoy over 60 giant dinosaur replicas that roar and move as you travel along the trail. According to the website, tickets sell out fast and cost $20 per car.

2. Hike at Rockwood Conservation Area

Only an hour away from Toronto, Rockwood Conservation Area in Guelph, Ontario, offers nature at its finest. There, you can find ruins, caves with bats, different hiking trails with steep and cliffs, glacial potholes good for canoeing, and plenty of fall colors. Tickets cost $3 to $7.50.

3.Experience Caesar at 1858 Caesar Bar

Friends! Romans! Countrymen! The true Caesar experience is here!

With over 45 Caesars to choose from, and a chance to customize your own, the 1858 Caesar Bar, located in Ontario, is the best place to drink Canada’s favorite cocktails. Enjoy their Bacon Bomb Caesar or purchase their Walkers OneShot Premium Elixir to create the perfect Caesar just the way you like it. 

4. Engross yourself in the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

Bringing The Starry Night to real life, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is 600,000 cubic feet of projections that feature the works of the Dutch post-impressionist painter, Van Gogh. 

From his portraits, and landscape paintings, the Van Gogh Exhibit allows you to visit the mind of an art genius. 

5. Find your way through Pingle’s Famous Corn Maze

The 8-acre Pingle’s Corn Maze is back again this year for friends and families to enjoy. The famous maze is now made more fun with its pirate theme and new interactive elements.

If you want to get lost but you’re short on time, or maybe you have a kid with you, you can try their ‘Mini Maze’ which only takes 20-25 minutes to finish. If you want something more challenging, try their ‘Main Maze’ with 4 sections each with their own set of fun activities.

These are just a few things you can do, and some places you can visit during the 28-day closure. Remember to wear a face mask, observe social distancing, and be safe. And don’t forget to have a fun and safe trip!