Exciting news: pumpkin parades in Toronto are back with a vengeance! If you’re not familiar with this tradition, you can extend the Halloween spirit for an extra night while getting together with your neighbours to admire each other’s jack-o-lanterns. Then at the end of the evening, the pumpkins are tossed into a bin to be picked up for composting, so for residents it’s an easy and convenient way to responsibly dispose of your creations.
The parades usually take place after sundown on November 1st, though some are on Halloween night or even before. Dress for the weather and bring your own candles. Plus, some parades have canned-food drives, treats and contests!
You can check out the City of Toronto’s map listing here for areas near you, and ask your local park’s neighbourhood association group for more information.
So here is our Guide to Pumpkin Parades in Toronto for 2022…
Downtown & West End
Ben Nobleman Park Pumpkin Parade – Ben Nobleman Park, 1075 Eglinton Ave. West
Carlton Park Pumpkin Parade – Carlton Park, 20 Edith Avenue
Dovercourt Park Pumpkin Parade – Dovercourt Park, 155 Bartlett Avenue
Joe Shuster Way Pumpkin Parade (*Sunday, October 31) – Rita Cox Park, 1 Machells Avenue
MacGregor Park Pumpkin Parade – MacGregor Playground, 346 Lansdowne Avenue
Old Town Toronto Pumpkin Parade – Berczy Park, 35 Wellington Street East
Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade – Sorauren Avenue Park, 289 Sorauren Avenue
Trinity Bellwoods Park Pumpkin Parade – Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St. West
Wychwood Barns Park Pumpkin Parade – Wychwood Barns Park, 76 Wychwood Avenue
Cassels Avenue Pumpkin Parade – Cassels Avenue Playground, 69 Cassels Avenue
Cabbagetown Pumpkin Walk – Riverdale Park West, 375 Sumach Street
Dentonia Park Pumpkin Parade – Dentonia Park, 80 Thyra Avenue
East Lynn Park Pumpkin Parade – East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Avenue
Ed McCleverty Pumpkin Parade – Ed McCleverty Playground, 2230 Gerrard Street East
Felstead Park Pumpkin Parade – Felstead Park, 49 Felstead Avenue
Leslie Grove Park Pumpkin Parade – Leslie Grove Park, 1158 Queen Street East
Moncur SPOOKTACULAR Pumpkin Parade – Moncur Park, 10 Gainsborough Road
Norwood Park Pumpkin Parade – Norwood Park, 16 Norwood Road
Riverdale Park Pumpkin Parade – Riverdale Park West, 375 Sumach Street
Riverside Howl-O-Ween – Degrassi Street Parkette, 125 De Grassi Street
Withrow Park Pumpkin Parade – Withrow Park, 725 Logan Avenue
Birchcrest Park Pumpkin Parade – Birchcrest Park, 89 Beverly Glen Boulevard
Botany Hill Park Pumpkin Parade – Botany Hill Park, 277 Orton Park Road
Cedar Brook Pumpkin Parade – Cedar Brook Park, 91 Eastpark Boulevard
Corvette Park Pumpkin Parade – Corvette Park, 40 Corvette Ave.
Elizabeth Simcoe Park Pumpkin Parade – Elizabeth Simcoe Park, 180 Sylvan Ave.
Fundy Bay Pumpkin Parade – Fundy Bay Park, 190 Fundy Bay Blvd.
Oakridge Park Pumpkin Parade – Oakridge Park, 3458 Danforth Avenue
Scarborough Bluffs Pumpkin Parade – Sandown Park, 50 Natal Avenue, Scarborough
Terraview Park Pumpkin Parade – Terraview Park, 1625 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough
West Rouge Pumpkin Parade – Port Union Community Centre, 5450 Lawrence Ave. East
Etobicoke & York
Amos Waites Park Pumpkin Parade – Amos Waites Park, 2441 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Bartlett Parkette Pumpkin Parade – Bartlett Parkette, 160 Geary Avenue
Centennial Park Pumpkin Parade – Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd.
Colonel Sam Smith Park Pumpkin Parade – Colonel Sam Smith Park, 3145 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Donnybrook Park Pumpkin Parade – Donnybrook Park, 43 Loyalist Road
Earlscourt Park Pumpkin Parade – Earlscourt Park, 1200 Lansdowne Avenue
Florence Gell Park Pumpkin Parade – Florence Gell Park, 85 Varsity Road
Henrietta Park Pumpkin Parade – Henrietta Park, 1 Henrietta Street
Park Lawn Park Pumpkin Parade – Park Lawn Park, 330 Park Lawn Road
Rennie Park Pumpkin Parade – Rennie Park, 1 Rennie Terrace
Silver Creek Pumpkin Parade – Silver Creek Park, 44 Strathdee Drive
Wadsworth Park Pumpkin Parade – Wadsworth Park, 120 Connolly Street
Davisville Village Pumpkin Parade – June Rowlands Park, 220 Davisville Avenue
Cheltenham Park Pumpkin Parade – Cheltenham Park, 43 Mildenhall Road
Dallington Park Pumpkin Parade – Dallington Park, 32 Glentworth Road
Stanley Greene Pumpkin Parade – Stanley Greene Park, 55 Stanley Greene Blvd.
Trace Manes Park Pumpkin Parade – Trace Manes Park, 110 Rumsey Road
Wanless Park Pumpkin Parade – Wanless Park, 250 Wanless Avenue
Museums of Mississauga’s Park Your Pumpkin – Bradley Museum, 1620 Orr Road, Mississauga
St. Jacobs Pumpkin Parade (*October 28-29) – St. Jacobs Village Shops, King Street North
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