Where to watch the US election in Toronto
Where 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 truthmashup.com 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.
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Photo from Barack Obama's Facebook Page