Halloween coming to an end doesn’t mean your Jack-o-lantern can’t live for one more night.
Let it shine for a final time at one of the city’s many pumpkin parades.
This year, over 50 parks across the city will be hosting their own pumpkin parades. Which means that regardless of where you live, you’ll be able to find one to attend.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite options below. 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 8th annual Pumpkin Parade.
When: November 1, 7:00 pm to 9 pm
Where: McCormick Park, 66 Sheridan Avenue
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Save the date and head to Rennie Park’s third annual Pumpkin Parade. Bring your family and your pumpkin to be lit up and then enjoy the beautiful designs.
When: November 1, 5 pm to 10 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 to 9 pm
Where: Sorauren Park, 289 Sorauren Avenue
Starting at 6:30 bring your pumpkins to join the parade at Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen Street East. People are encouraged to bring their carved pumpkins, with candles inside, to display in the “parade,” which sees them placed in a line in the park. Show off your creative skills and rest assured the Jack-o-lanterns will be disposed of in a responsible manner following the event.
When: November 1, 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Where: Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen Street East
Bring your Jack-o-lanterns down to light up Mimico Square and Amos Waites Park.
When: November 1, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Mimico Square, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West
Bring your pumpkins and wear your costumes! Brought to you by the Cabbagetown Residents Association. Please bring a donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank. Pumpkins will be composted by the City of Toronto.
When: November 1, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Riverdale Park West, 375 Sumach Street
Drop off the pumpkins complete with a tea light anytime after 5 pm. Volunteers will be on hand with fire to help light’m up one last time. The Lucky Penny store will be onsite to offer free hot cider until the supply runs out.
When: November 1, 5 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen Street West
And on top of all these choices, here are so many more available! Check out the full list of Toronto’s pumpkin parades here.