Halloween coming to an end doesn’t mean your jack-o’-lantern can’t live for one more night!
So let it shine for the second night in a row at one of the city’s many pumpkin parades.
This year, 47 parks across the city will be hosting their own pumpkin parades, so regardless of where you live you’ll be able to find one to attend.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite pumpkin parades, but you can scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the map with a full list of all the pumpkin parades taking place in Toronto parks this year. And don’t worry, all the pumpkins will end up in bins provided by the City.
Bring your Jack-o-lanterns and candles to the west side of the park, and light ’em up for the 6th annual Pumpkin Parade.
When: November 1, 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: McCormic Park, 66 Sheridan Avenue
Save the date and head to Rennie Park’s second annual Pumpkin Parade. Bring your family and your pumpkin to be lit up and then enjoy the beautiful designs. At the end of the night, the park will send all the pumpkins for composting.
When: November 1, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Rennie Park, 1 Rennie Terrace
Toronto’s Sorauren Park was actually the first park in the city to host a pumpkin parade back in 2004. Sorauren definitely draws a large crowd and has had close to 2,000 pumpkins on display in recent years. From witches and cats to politicians and world events, the artful Jack-o-lanterns represent the spirit of Halloween and also the spirit of the times.
When: November 1, 6 pm
Where: Sorauren Park, 50 Wabash Avenue
Give your pumpkin a second chance to shine and come view the neighbourhood Jack-O-Lanterns on display. There will also be some fun children’s activities to enjoy as well.
When: November 1, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road
You’re invited to enjoy the 6th annual Kew Gardens candlelit pumpkin walk. This is a great way to give your pumpkins one last night to shine and to mingle with your neighbours. Plus, there’s free pumpkin ice cream.
When: November 1, 6:30 pm
Where: Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen Street East
Bring your Jack-O-Lanterns down to light up Mimico Square and Amos Waites Park. Know someone who can’t make it? Leave no pumpkin behind and bring your friend’s stranded pumpkins to the parade and help the park reach its target of 900 glowing pumpkins.
When: November 1, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Mimico Square, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West
The 5th Annual Cabbagetown Pumpkin Walk will be plenty of fun for the entire family and is a great chance to meet up with neighbours, admire each others’ carving skills and to work off some of that sugar you ingested the night before! Don’t forget the candles.
When: November 1, 5 pm
Where: Riverdale Park West, 375 Sumach Street
For the first time, Trinity Bellwoods will be hosting a pumpkin contest, where visitors can vote for their favoruite carved pumpkins. There will also be free hot cider available, which will be followed by the third annual pumpkin toss.
When: November 1, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen Street West
This year’s Pumpkin Parade is all set to light up St. James Park with the neighbourhood’s glowing pumpkins. There will be free hot chocolate and apple cider, a drumming circle and a cozy environment to connect with your neighbours.
When: November 1, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: St. James Park, 120 King Street East
A Spooktacular evening awaits you at Eglinton Park for the annual Ward 16 Pumpkin Parade. Add your Jack-o-lantern to the display for one last night to shine.
When: November 1, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Eglinton Park, 200 Eglinton Avenue West