Thinking of heading out trick-or-treating in Toronto this year?
If you’re not sure where to go, here’s a list of some of the best neighbourhoods in the city to collect candy with your kids.
Or… by yourself.
We’re not judging.
The Baby Point neighbourhood is roughly the area around Jane Street and Annette Street, north-west of downtown Toronto. Located near the Humber River and Magwood Park, this is a quaint family-friendly area that is sure to have some good candy options.
One of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods, Cabbagetown is all about community spirit. From decorated houses to candy, this is a one-stop-Halloween-neighbourhood-shop. And the lack of notable traffic makes it particularly safe.
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Arguably one of the city’s prettiest neighbourhoods, the mansions of Forest Hill also get into the Halloween spirit. And all things considered, you might need a bigger-than-usual goodie bag here.
Roncesvalles gets right into Halloween mode because of the many families living in the area — it’s definitely worth the streetcar ride to roam the long street and tuck into the quiet, residential roads along it.
If you’re further north, check out Leaside around Bayview and Millwood. With many schools in the area, lots of families take part in Halloween here each year. And it’s a large area, so again, a bigger bag might be worth hauling over.
Bloor West Village/High Park
Within walking distance to High Park, Bloor West Village is home to lots of families, which means this area is one of your best bets for candies in the west end.
Just west of University of Toronto, Harbord Village is a perfect mix of residential and commercial properties. It’s also a popular trick-or-treating location in the heart of the city.
Among the ravines and parks in Rosedale are some of the city’s most sought after residential streets. And with that, comes fully-decked out Halloween homes and lots of trick-or-treating opportunities.
Each year, Heddington Avenue (near Avenue Road on Eglinton) attracts hundreds of trick-or-treaters on Halloween thanks to its spectacular spooky displays. Bonus: The entire street is blocked off so no cars are allowed and kids can run free.