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Where to watch the US election in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / November 5, 2012

US Election Watch TorontoWhere to watch the US election in Toronto:

If you're the type that likes to watch history unfold in a group setting rather than all by your lonesome, tomorrow's US Presidential Election will afford a number of opportunities for communal celebration or mourning across the city. Even if you can't vote — or have shirked your responsibility for fear that it means you supposed to file taxes in the States — this is high stakes drama worthy of an audience and a few adult beverages.

US Election Night in Toronto at the Academy of the Impossible
Join local politicos for a decidedly lighthearted look at American politics and the US Presidential race. The crew from will be on hand to guide attendees through some of the most bizarre/funny/depressing political moments on YouTube from the last couple of years as a lead up to the results. Expect the mood to be particularly jovial if Obama takes an early lead. The Academy of the Impossible, 231 Wallace Ave. 7:30 p.m.

Toronto's Biggest Election Night Party
What goes better together than politics and bowling? Probably a lot of things, but at least there'll be lots of ways to distract yourself at the Ballroom if your desired candidate crashes and burns on the big day. Presented by ProudPolitics, the Toronto Gay Professionals Club and Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, instead of bitting your nails you can play a variety of games while waiting to see who will guide our neighbour to the south for the next four years. The Ballroom, 145 John St. 8 p.m. $12, RSVP required.

Working Class Hero: A Night of Protest Songs
Not exactly an election viewing party, but if you're looking for politically-themed live music, head on over to Dominion on Queen for a night of protest songs. The betting's good that the mid-song conversation will turn to the election, and if you're the type to get anxious as the results come in, the music could make for a fitting distraction. Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St. East. 8 p.m. Suggested donation $10.

Democrats Abroad Election Night Watch
If you want to ensure that you take in the election dramatics insulated from any Romney supporters, this is the place. Join your fellow democrats in wishing Obama a second term at the Sheraton's Dominion Ballroom. It might not be as fun as the Ballroom mentioned above, but that won't matter one bit if the incumbent wins. Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West. Doors at 7 p.m. Advance tickets $20 / $25 at the door. Open to the public (watch out for Republican crashers!)

Republicans Abroad Election Night Party
There's an air of confidence about the name of this event and the fact that it's end-time is listed as "when a Romney victory is declared!" Could it be a four year party? Cue the accusations of biased "reporting" but that one was a bit too easy. Gather together to root for Romney and discuss how all Toronto-centric blogs are hopelessly left-wing. Harbour Sports Grille, 10 Yonge Street. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the bar.

Got an election night shindig to share? Let us know in the comments and we'll add it to the post.

Photo from Barack Obama's Facebook Page



C / November 5, 2012 at 01:14 pm
Rick / November 5, 2012 at 01:16 pm
People actually pay to watch this somewhere? Pathetic.

mug / November 5, 2012 at 01:32 pm
Rhino, football factory and others are doing it for free why aren't they on here? or are you planning on posting another list called 'where to watch the us election in toronto for free' later?
Derek replying to a comment from mug / November 5, 2012 at 01:38 pm
Almost every bar with a television will be broadcasting the election. Might I suggest you consult our database:
mug replying to a comment from Derek / November 5, 2012 at 01:42 pm
Oh good. every single one of them? I had no idea. If every bar is playing the us election then what exactly was the point of making this list?
Derek / November 5, 2012 at 02:09 pm
Testy, testy. These are, of course, dedicated election events that offer something over and above the sit-and-drink-beer-while-watching-the-election experience.
Dan F / November 5, 2012 at 02:17 pm
Federal and Provincial Liberals, along with visiting Dems and at least 2 Liberal leadership candidates will be gathering at the Boston Pizza near Yonge & Sheppard to watch election night coverage. Event is hosted by the Edward Blake Society.
Steve / November 5, 2012 at 02:50 pm
For the conservative-minded, why not join us at the Fox and Fiddle at 1535 Yonge Street (Yonge and St. Clair)?

The St. Paul's PC Riding Association is holding a U.S. Election Night event starting at 7:30 PM. Come and make your predictions and win one of many fabulous prizes!

For more info, click here:
Alex / November 5, 2012 at 02:55 pm
Harbour Sports sucks! The owner is a hagrid old man with some serious issues.
mug replying to a comment from Derek / November 5, 2012 at 03:20 pm
SoWhat / November 5, 2012 at 03:24 pm
Who cares.......
It's a dog and pony show
Really / November 5, 2012 at 03:27 pm
EricM replying to a comment from Alex / November 5, 2012 at 03:45 pm
Not quite sure what the harbour sports grill sucking has to do with this... although it does suck (didn't always) and Republican's are generally pretty sucky as well. So I'll let you off with it. ;)
Jack / November 5, 2012 at 04:31 pm
Glad to see there's at least one option that's not an Obama stroke-off fest.
Odrama replying to a comment from Rick / November 5, 2012 at 04:47 pm
I concur.
Romney / November 5, 2012 at 04:51 pm
Abortions for some! Miniature American flags for others!
mug replying to a comment from Rick / November 5, 2012 at 05:10 pm
Here is the thing. with the internet being what it is; a lot of us don't bother with having cable any more. But still would like to watch the results with friends.
mitt / November 5, 2012 at 07:35 pm
Come watch it at the Projection Booth East. Free and a big screen!
Niklas / November 6, 2012 at 06:47 am
Who cares? I live in Canada and not the US.
Dan F / November 6, 2012 at 09:33 am
If you’re in Toronto and would like to spend election night with 3 of the Federal Liberal Leadership Candidates (Deb Coyne, Jonathan Mousley and George Takach), drop in on the Election Night Party at the Boston Pizza near Yonge & Sheppard. Fun gets rolling around 7:00 when the polls close in Virginia, and we should know if Nate Silver is right sometime after 7:30 when polls close in Ohio.
Niro / November 6, 2012 at 11:04 am
Hey that first one at 231 Wallace Street sounds better than the others. I'll go to that one.
SYSSMouse replying to a comment from SoWhat / November 6, 2012 at 11:19 am
More like an elephant and donkey show.
angel / November 6, 2012 at 04:46 pm
Did anyone knows how to RSVP for the Election Night Party at U of T, the Hart House Debates Room? Apparently the
Consul General of the US, Jim Dickmeyer is hosting this party for free.

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