Putting our trust in Environment Canada (no pressure), the Game 5 viewing party is on! Friends of Sorauren Park will screen the fifth game in the NBA Finals between the Raptors and the Warriors on the Town Square. Tip-off is at 9 pm tonight, June 10.
While we’re predicting the rain to stop around game time, the park will be damp, so plan accordingly. The Town Square is perfect for lawn chairs and inflatables. Bring a tarp to put underneath blankets if you prefer the grassy areas.
Donations appreciated! It costs more than $1,000 in permit and insurance fees to screen each game, costs picked up by the non-profit Friends of Sorauren Park. We rely on your donations to support this kind of park programming. Cash and credit/debit accepted.
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.