Category: Pumpkin Parade
Sorauren Pumpkin Parade returns Nov. 1
The world-famous Sorauren Pumpkin Parade returns to Sorauren Park November 1, the day after Halloween.
With more than 1,500 pumpkins on display in some years, the Parade is a neighbourhood and even regional highlight of the season. From witches and cats, to politicians and world events, the artful jack-o-lanterns represent the spirit of Halloween and also the spirit of the times.
Add your pumpkin to the parade. It starts at 6 pm, with the busiest times after dinner. There is no competition… but will your pumpkin get noticed? And what will be the dominant theme this year?
Place your pumpkins along the inside edge of the path around the park. Please light your pumpkins with wax candles and not battery-powered lights or tin-bottomed tea lights that contaminate the eventual compost. Your candle-lit pumpkins make the parade come alive.
Walk or take transit to the park. The streets are narrow and busy and there is no parking at the park. The 505 Dundas and 506 College streetcars stop at the top of Sorauren, a three-minute walk from the park. The 47 Lansdowne bus stops at Rideau St., also a short walk away. Be safe.
Pumpkin Sale fundraiser Oct. 22 for the park
The annual Pumpkin Sale fundraiser in support of Friends of Sorauren Park and free park programming returns to the Sorauren Town Square Saturday October 22 from 9 am till noon… or until all the pumpkins are sold.
The Pumpkin Sale is generously supported by Chander Chaddah, Broker, Sutton Group Associates Brokerage, who donates all the pumpkins and 100% of the sale proceeds to the Friends. The Pumpkin Sale has raised more than $30,000 over the years to support community programming and projects at Sorauren Park and Charles G. Williams Park, including outdoor movies, natural ice rink, festivals, dance programs, bake oven and more.
Many of the pumpkins, transformed into jack-o-lanterns, will return to Sorauren Park for the city’s best, and original, Pumpkin Parade on November 1, the day after Halloween. See you there!
The original Pumpkin Parade, Sorauren Park Nov. 1
The original Pumpkin Parade, replicated in parks across Toronto, Canada and the U.S., returns to Sorauren Park on November 1, the night after Halloween.
Pumpkin Sale fundraiser October 19
Mark your calendar… the 12th annual Pumpkin Sale fundraiser takes place Saturday, October 19 from 9 am to 12 noon on the Sorauren Park Town Square. This year’s sale will support the Friends of Charles G. Williams Park fund for the new playground across the street from Sorauren Park.
Sorauren Pumpkin Parade Nov. 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.