If you had a hankering to paint a pumpkin in the middle of the street on a Tuesday, the Fall Festival was not to be missed.
Hosted by Student Life Programs and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), the Gould Street event had a variety of festive activities, snacks and coupons for those passing by to check out.
The event ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students could decorate mason jars, paint pumpkins and take photos against a backdrop of stacked hay bales and pumpkins. There was free hot chocolate and caramel apples that could be decorated with a variety of sprinkles and candy. Boston Pizza also handed out coupons and free slices of pizza.
Stephanie Almeida, a first-year student in undeclared science, said the hot food at the festival was a great way to warm up.
“There’s free pizza and hot chocolate. It’s cold out, it’s nice to enjoy free food,” she said.
Kylie Brozic, a first-year biology student, said the festival was a fun distraction from school.
“(Halloween) is my favourite holiday. You get to dress up, it’s creative. I’ll do anything that’s Halloween or fall related.”