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Where to watch the 2015 federal election in Toronto

Where to watch the federal election in Toronto isn't just a question for political junkies. Iit's clear that there's a lot at stake for Toronto in this upcoming election, which makes watching it unfold all the more exciting. Whether you want to watch the event on the big screen or calm your nerves with a pint at a bar, there's plenty to do while the ballots get counted.

Here's where to go watch the 2015 federal election in Toronto.

Monarch Tavern
Jesse Brown and the CANADALAND crew are bringing their podcast to the Monarch Tavern on Monday evening for an election edition of the show. They're welcoming everyone to join for beverages and banter as the ballots get counted and results are broadcast. There will be drink specials offered all night, so you can raise your glass or drown your sorrows accordingly when your new PM is elected.

The Gladstone
The Gladstone's Melody Bar is where to go if you want to do more than just watch the election with a beer in hand. On Monday night there will be political trivia, themed comedy, and live commentary by Danish Anwar and Ron Sparks. They've also created themed cocktails for the event, so you can get a little boozy while the election unfolds.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Hundreds of Torontonians will be heading to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema after they cast their votes on Monday evening. The cinema is airing results on the big screen starting at 8:30 and entry is free. You can also treat yourself to a drink or two, as the bar will be open long after the polls close.

Though the event is titled Women are Watching, all genders are welcome to watch the election at Handlebar. The bar is welcoming supporters of all parties out to see the next PM voted into office. There will be a post-election dance party commencing promptly at midnight, so you can shake off defeat or celebrate a win.

The Garrison
Skip anxiously awaiting poll results in your living room and head to the Garrison for a more lively election night. The bar will be serving drinks and showing the results while the crowd cheers (or jeers).

Tranzac Club
This Annex spot, normally reserved for indie and folk shows, is getting political on Monday and opting to spotlight the election instead of singers. Expect to find trivia, drinks, and seat count prediction pools.

The Old Laurel
If you're a fan of Stephen Harper, you'll want to steer clear of The Old Laurel on Monday night. Hoping to bid farewell to the Conservatives, the College St. establishment is offering a place to watch the political action go down on screen. You're bound to hear screams of merriment if the NDPs or Liberals get a win.

What did I miss? Add more places to watch the election in Toronto to the comments.

Photo of the Old Laurel by Hector Vasquez.

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