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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
Pizza Dinners Presented by Pizzeria Defina
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.