Toronto's spookiest parade will snake through local streets next week
Toronto's 23rd annual Night of Dread Parade is back with another year filled with fearful pageantry, revels and mockery.
Organized by the Clay and Paper Theatre, the Night of Dread is a performer-only parade with scary costumes, music and other spooky acts.
This is a family-friendly, community event inviting everyone to call on, mock and banish their private and collective fears through parade and pageantry, music and ritual.
People can attend from their front lawns, porches and sidewalks. Write your fears, big or small, on a piece of paper and hand it to the Fear Catchers.
The dress code is "black, white and dreadful."
Admission is free, however, donations are encouraged towards their Dreadful Fundraiser.
"It will likely come as no surprise that our revenue streams have been severely impacted during the last few years. We also fell through all of the Federal and Provincial Emergency Arts Funding cracks during the pandemic," reads a post on Clay Paper's Instagram, which encourages attendees to donate and help them continue to make art "with you and for you."
The Night of Dread Parade will be on Oct. 29 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. from Shaw St. (just north of Bloor near Christie Pits) to Westmoreland Avenue beside Dovercourt Park.
The parade route is as follows:
More details about Night of Dread can be found on their Facebook page.
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