Here's every pumpkin parade in Toronto for 2016
Pumpkin parades in Toronto started in Sorauren Park back in 2004 and have since expanded across the city. This November 1 tradition begins just after sundown (typically around 6 p.m.) when folks from neighbourhoods across the city bring their of jack-o'-lanterns to local parks for one final showing before they hit the green bin.
Here's a roundup of pumpkin parades happening in Toronto this year.
The original Pumpkin Parade will have over 2,000 carved wonders on display. Things get really busy right at dusk when people light up their lanterns and line them up in a seemingly never-ending path.
Amos Waites Park
Bring your own lighter and candle to this Lake Shore pumpkin parade starting at 6 p.m. Head to Mimico Square and Amos Waites park for the big display. There's no contest at this event, just a chance for neighbours to show off their finest before composting day.
Trinity Bellwoods Park
Join Mike Layton and hundreds of pumpkins at Trinity Bellwoods at 6 p.m. Drop off your pumpkin - with a candle inside - at any point on Tuesday and a volunteer will light it at night. Also, join neighbours in the great big pumpkin toss at 9:30 p.m., where you can whip a pumpkin into a giant bin.
Give your pumpkin a second chance to shine starting at 6 p.m. at this Etobicoke park. Everyone's day-old lanterns will be on display until 8 p.m., so don't miss the big stroll.
Riverdale Park West
Bring your own candles and dress up one last time at this big pumpkin parade. Park Snacks will be open if you're still hungry after all that sugar you ingested the night before. This one runs until 9 p.m.
EAST SIDE PARADES
WEST SIDE PARADES
NORTH TORONTO PARADES
Did I miss a pumpkin parade in your neighbourhood? Let us know in the comments!
Photo by Hamish Grant.
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