Category: Town Square

Pumpkin Sale and Haunted House Oct. 20

Photo of pumpkins spread out on the Sorauren Town Square under sunny blue skies

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

Special screening of Hocus Pocus Sept. 13

The Friends of Sorauren Park are proud to support the City of Toronto and the non-profit organization Park People to kick off the Pumpkin Parade season with a special 25th Anniversary screening of the bewitching comedy classic Hocus Pocus, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

The free outdoor screening will take place on the Sorauren Park Town Square Thursday, September 13, along with pizza dinner from the park’s oven, and a special live performance.

6 pm: Pizza Dinner with Pizzeria Defina staff making fresh pizzas in the park’s oven.
7 pm-ish: Special LIVE appearance from Winifred Sanderson, courtesy Toronto entertainer Heroine.
7:30 pm: Free movie screening, Hocus Pocus.

When three 17th century Salem witches are accidentally summoned by modern-day pranksters, the 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth, but first they must outwit three kids and an immortal talking cat. Get ready for a night of zany fun! Rated PG, 1h 36min.

#HocusPocus25

Pizza Dinners will be available for purchase ($10 each) before the movie from the new Sorauren Park Pizza Oven, prepared and presented by Pizzeria Defina. Pizza purchases are cash only, with a portion of the proceeds going to Friends of Sorauren Park.

Please take transit, bike or walk to Sorauren Avenue Park. The streets are narrow and busy in the neighborhood, and there is no parking in the park.

The closest subway stop is Dundas West, closet streetcar stop is Sorauren at Dundas.

There are accessible public washrooms in the Sorauren Avenue Park Fieldhouse.

The next screening in the park’s regular Outdoor Movie Season will be the kid special Moana, in support of renovations at Charles G. Williams playground.

Photo of a long line of jack-o-lanterns lighting up Sorauren Avenue ParkGet ready for the annual Pumpkin Parades!

On November 1st of each year, Toronto’s pumpkins shine brightly for one last night in parks across the city. The tradition, started at Sorauren Park, has spread to dozens of parks in Toronto and parks in Montreal, New York and elsewhere.

Farmers’ Market moves outdoors May 21

Photo of farmers market outdoors with colour tents at each vendor's booth, and crowds of shoppers.

The Sorauren Farmers’ Market moves outdoors to the Sorauren Town Square on Victoria Day, May 21, from 3 to 7 p.m., and runs outdoors every Monday until October.

Want to know where your market food comes from? Check out this map showing vendor locations from across southern Ontario… we are so lucky to live in this fabulous agricultural belt.

The park will be bustling on Victoria Day with the Sorauren Sports season now under way… best to walk, ride or take transit to the park.

The Market has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Every week, since 2008, the Sorauren Farmers’ Market has brought together residents of the Sorauren, Roncesvalles, High Park and Parkdale neighborhoods, offering the best that our local Ontario farmers and producers have to offer. The Market is produced by the West End Food Coop.

Save the dates for outdoor movie season

Photo of large audience at Sorauren Park settling in to watch outdoor movie on inflatable screen

The Sorauren Park Outdoor Movie Season returns the fourth Saturday of every month June to September.

NEW! Pizza Dinners before the movies from the new Sorauren Park Pizza Oven, prepared by Pizzeria Defina.

All titles and times subject to change depending on licensing and permit details… visit our movie page for the 2018 plans.

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2018 Season Presented by:

Dundas West Animal Hospital

Master Mechanic High Park

Meridian Credit Union

Pizza Dinners Presented by Pizzeria Defina

Thanks for a great WaBASH Fall Festival

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It was a hot time in the park on Saturday Sept. 23! Thanks everyone who attended The WaBASH Fall Festival. The Kids Zone was packed, the Pup Show was a hit (and hoot), the bands were on fire, the pizza oven was on fire, the food was delicious, the evening perfect for outdoor movies.

Big thanks to all our volunteers who kept the event moving seamlessly. Thanks to our musicians and authors and food vendors. Here’s the full schedule of events and participants.

You can see more coverage and video on our Facebook page.

A special thanks to our amazing sponsors, whose support allows us to produce these free events for the community. Please show them your support.