Fall festivities take over Gould Street

Nada Eissa, a second-year engineering student, decorates a mason jar. (Photo by Morgan Bocknek)

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.”


Boston Pizza had a stand at the festival where staff handed out coupons and free pizza. (Photo by Morgan Bocknek)


Students hot glued fall-themed decorations to mason jars at one Fall Festival stand. (Photo by Morgan Bocknek)


Kevin Sarwari, fourth-year chemistry student, dressed as a hot dog and got a caramel apple slice at the Fall Festival. (Photo by Morgan Bocknek)


One stand at the Fall Festival allowed students to paint and decorate pumpkins. (Photo by Morgan Bocknek)

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