Thanks to songwriters Aidan Mason and Margot Glatt, you now have a jaunty tune to sing with your kids when pulling your pumpkin wagon to the Pumpkin Parade.
We dare you not to sing along!
Bring your jack-o-lanterns to the Sorauren Pumpkin Parade this Thursday, November 1.
You’re invited to participate and enjoy the annual Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade November 1, the day after Halloween, starting at dusk.
This is the pumpkin parade that started them all… there are now more than 50 in parks across Toronto, and other parades in cities across North America.
Bring your jack-o-lantern to the park and help line the path with pumpkin art. Bring lit pumpkins for best effect. We promise you’ll have a gourd time!
See the pumpkin parade video prepared by Park People and shot in Sorauren and other parks. Learn more detail about the Sorauren event, including location and transit info, on our Pumpkin Parade page.
The Pumpkin Sale at the Sorauren Town Square
The annual Pumpkin Sale in support of the park takes place Saturday, October 20, from 9 am until 12 noon… and this year features a Haunted House in the Fieldhouse!
The Pumpkin Sale on the Sorauren Town Square also features cider, hot chocolate and face painting. (Come early, the pumpkins sold out last year!) The fundraiser is sponsored by Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates and Meridian Credit Union. This year 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Charles G. Williams Park (“Sorauren playground”) revitalization fund. The Haunted House is hosted by Scooter Girl Toys and The Little Paper.
Remember to bring your carved pumpkins back to the park after Halloween on November 1 for the world-famous Sorauren Pumpkin Parade.
Pumpkin Sale Sponsors
Haunted Fieldhouse Sponsors
The audience settles in for the last movie of the 2018 season at Sorauren Park
Several hundred people packed the Town Square and surrounding lawn for Moana on September 22, following the Basketball Jamboree, kids’ games and Teddy Bear Clinic with real vets (!), and capping off a grand 2018 Sorauren Outdoor Movie Season.
Big thanks to everyone who came out to the free movie screenings, which began in June and included a special add-on screening of Hocus Pocus in collaboration with City of Toronto and Park People. It takes a community to organize, execute and pay for movies (several thousand dollars in permits, licenses, equipment, insurance, supplies, etc.) Thanks to:
- The volunteers who ran the concession and pizza stands, set up and tore down equipment, and promoted and secured sponsorships for the series.
- City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation.
- Our devoted Presenting Sponsors: Dundas West Animal Hospital, Master Mechanic High Park, Meridian Credit Union.
- Our hard-working pizza oven operator: Pizzeria Defina (a share of all proceeds gets donated back to the park).
- Moana special event sponsors: Scooter Girl Toys, The Little Paper, Friends of Charles G. Williams Park (proceeds to the Charles G playground fund).
The movie series is produced by the Friends of Sorauren Park. The Friends will be meeting over the winter to plan the 2019 series, including strategies to reduce the long (yet congenial) lines at the pizza oven and concession stand… thanks for your patience! You’re invited to join us the first Thursday of most months, 7 pm in the Sorauren Fieldhouse, for the regular monthly meeting of the Friends.
Pizza Oven Sponsor
Moana Special Sponsors
Join us for the last outdoor movie of the year, the family-favourite Moana, a special presentation in support of the Friends of Charles G. Williams Park (“Sorauren playground”) on Saturday, September 22.
Activities kick off with a Basketball Jamboree at Charles G. Williams Park across Wabash Avenue from Sorauren Park, starting at 4 p.m. Kids aged 7 – 11 can sign up for the jamboree and tournament in person at Scooter Girl Toys on Roncesvalles Avenue, or by calling Scooter Girl Toys at 416-534-211 or emailing the shop.
We’ll also have a Teddy Bear Clinic, presented by Dundas West Animal Hospital, Fun Games for Kids, presented by Scooter Girl Toys and The Little Paper, and a raffle.
And the pizza oven will be fired up for park-made pizza with our partner Pizzeria Defina. Come to the parks!
Basketball Jamboree: 4 p.m.
Teddy Bear Clinic: 4:30 p.m.
Kids’ Games: 5 p.m.
Pizza Dinner: 6 p.m. ($10 per pizza, share of proceeds to the park)
Movie: 7:30 p.m. (free – donations welcome)
Kids Games Sponsored by
Outdoor Movie Season Presented by
Pizza Dinners Presented by
2018 Season generously sponsored by:
Dundas West Animal Hospital
Master Mechanic High Park
Meridian Credit Union