Where to celebrate Día de Muertos in Toronto this year

Oct 11 2017, 10:51 pm

Día de Muertos (AKA the Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated in honour of the deceased.

While traditional celebrations entail alters and storytellers to help remember those that have passed, here in Toronto there’s also plenty of colourful and tequila-fueled fiestas.

Here’s where to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Toronto.

El Local Loco

El Local Loco tacos

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Five dollar drink specials, DJs, margarita and tequila tastings, and a live Mariachi band are all part of the celebrations happening at this Mexican joint near St. Lawrence Market.

When: November 2, 6 pm
Where: 9 Church Street, Toronto

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Day of the Dead Fiesta at Macho Radio Bar

Macho Tex Mex Radio Bar

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The Tex Mex bar in Citiplace hosts this fiesta featuring complimentary mini margs, $5 Casamigos tequila shots, face painting, piñatas, prizing and more.

When: November 2, 6 pm
Where: 92 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

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Day of the Dead at Reposado



The festivities at this Ossington tequila bar include tequila and mezcal samplesdrink specials, live music, and a makeup artist on site from 8 pm to 10:30 pm to help you look extra sppoky.

When: November 2, 8 pm
Where: 136 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

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Day of the Dead at Barrio

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The Queen East cantina celebrates with a live Mariachi band, tequila and margarita tastings, drink specials and more.

When: November 2, 7 pm
Where: 884 Queen Street East, Toronto

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Day of the Dead at Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre day of the dead

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Now in its 14th year, Harbourfront Centre presents this Día de los Muertos “celebration of the life of people, their memories, their achievements, and their impact on the coming generations.” Look forward to contemporary art and music, cooking demos, skull painting, Mariachi Azteca, and a Mexican marketplace.

When: November 4 and 5
Where: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

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Evergreen’s 7th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration

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Festivities at the Evergreen Brick Works include live musice, skull face-painting, Ofendas (alters), Calabera Catrina (a roaming storyteller), cooking demos, a Latin Marcado (market), and more.
When: November 5, 2017, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Free

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