Pumpkin parades are a Toronto tradition where 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! The City of Toronto updates their list of participating parks here. Lighten up with our Guide to the Best Pumpkin Parades in Toronto for 2023…

Old Town Toronto Pumpkin Parade – Berczy Park, 35 Wellington Street East (6:00-7:30pm)

Cabbagetown Pumpkin Walk Riverdale Park West, 375 Sumach Street (5:00-9:00pm)

Ben Nobleman Park Pumpkin Parade – Ben Nobleman Park, 1075 Eglinton Ave. West (2:00-10:00pm)

Carlton Park Pumpkin Parade – Carlton Park, 20 Edith Avenue (6:00-11:00pm)

Denison Park Pumpkin Parade – 108 Denison Road West, York (6:00-9:00pm)

Dovercourt Park Pumpkin Parade – Dovercourt Park, 155 Bartlett Avenue (6:30-9:00pm)

Earlscourt Park Pumpkin Parade – Earlscourt Park, 1200 Lansdowne Avenue

Elm Park Pumpkin Parade – Elm Park, 54 Elm Ave., York (6:00-8:00pm)

Joe Shuster Way Pumpkin Parade (*October 31) – Rita Cox Park, 1 Machells Avenue (6:00-9:00pm)

MacGregor Park Pumpkin Parade – MacGregor Playground, 346 Lansdowne Avenue (6:00-8:00pm)

Magwood Park Pumpkin Parade – Magwood Park, 2 Pasadena Gardens (5:00-8:00pm)

McCormick Park Pumpkin Parade – McCormick Park, 66 Sheridan Avenue (6:30-9:00pm)

Park Lawn Park Pumpkin Parade – Park Lawn Park, 330 Park Lawn Road (6:00-9:00pm)

Pelmo Park Pumpkin Parade – Pelmo Park, 171 Pellatt Ave., York (6:00-8:00pm)

Rennie Park Pumpkin Parade – Rennie Park, 1 Rennie Terrace (6:00-8:00pm)

Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade – Sorauren Avenue Park, 289 Sorauren Avenue (6:00-9:00pm)

Trinity Bellwoods Park Pumpkin Parade – Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St. West (6:00-9:00pm)

Vermont Square Park Pumpkin Parade – 819 Palmerson Avenue (4:00-9:00pm)

Vine Avenue Playground – 200 Vine Ave. (6:00-9:00pm)

Wadsworth Park Pumpkin Parade – 120 Connolly Street (6:00-9:00pm)

Wychwood Barns Pumpkin ParadeWychwood Barns Park 76 Wychwood Avenue (6:00-10:00pm)

Cassels Avenue Pumpkin Parade – Cassels Avenue Playground, 69 Cassels Avenue (6:00-8:00pm)

Degrassi Street Park Pumpkin Parade – De Grassi Parkette, 125 De Grassi St. (5:00-9:00pm)

Dentonia Park Pumpkin Parade – Dentonia Park, 80 Thyra Avenue (6:00-9:00pm)

East Lynn Pumpkin Parade – East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. (6:00-8:00pm)

Ed McCleverty Pumpkin Parade – Ed McCleverty Playground, 2230 Gerrard Street East (6:30pm-8:30pm)

Felstead Park Pumpkin Parade – Felstead Park, 49 Felstead Avenue (6:30-8:30pm)

Leslie Grove Park Pumpkin Parade – Leslie Grove Park, 1158 Queen Street East (6:00-9:00pm)

Moncur Spooktacular Pumpkin Parade – Moncur Park, 10 Gainsborough Road (6:30-8:00pm)

Norwood Park Pumpkin Parade – Norwood Park, 16 Norwood Road (6:00-9:00pm)

Phin Park Pumpkin Parade – Phin Park, close to Baird & Condor, The Pocket (7:00-9:00pm)

Withrow Park Pumpkin Parade – Withrow Park, 725 Logan Avenue (6:00-9:00pm)

Banting Park Pumpkin Parade – Banting Park, 40 Banting Ave. (6:00-9:00pm)

Davisville Village Pumpkin Parade – June Rowlands Park, 220 Davisville Avenue (6:30-9:00pm)

Dallington Park Pumpkin Parade – Dallington Park, 32 Glentworth Road (5:00-8:00pm)

Stanley Greene Park Pumpkin Parade – Stanley Greene Park, 55 Stanley Greene Blvd. (5:00-10:00pm)

Trace Manes Park Pumpkin Parade – Trace Manes Park, 110 Rumsey Road (4:00-8:30pm)

Wanless Park Pumpkin Parade – Wanless Park, 250 Wanless Avenue (6:00-8:30pm)

Cedar Brook Pumpkin Parade – Cedar Brook Park, 91 Eastpark Boulevard (5:00-8:00pm)

Elizabeth Simcoe Park Pumpkin Parade – Elizabeth Simcoe Park, 180 Sylvan Ave. (6:30-8:00pm)

Fundy Bay Pumpkin Parade – Fundy Bay Park, 190 Fundy Bay Blvd. (5:00-8:30pm)

Oakridge Park Pumpkin Parade – Oakridge Park, 3458 Danforth Avenue (6:00-8:00pm)

Scarborough Bluffs Pumpkin Parade – Sandown Park, 50 Natal Avenue, Scarborough (6:00-9:00pm)

Terraview Park Pumpkin Parade – Terraview Park, 1625 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough (5:00-9:00pm)

West Rouge Pumpkin Parade – Port Union Community Centre, 5450 Lawrence Ave. East (6:00-8:00pm)

Mimico Pumpkin Parade – Amos Waites Park, 2441 Lake Shore Boulevard West (6:30-8:30pm)

Colonel Sam Smith Park Pumpkin Parade – Colonel Sam Smith Park, 3145 Lake Shore Blvd. West (5:30-8:30pm)

Donnybrook Park Pumpkin Parade – Donnybrook Park, 43 Loyalist Road (5:30-9:00pm)

Silver Creek Pumpkin Parade – Silver Creek Park, 44 Strathdee Drive (6:00-8:00pm)

Wadsworth Park Pumpkin Parade – Wadsworth Park, 120 Connolly Street (6:00-9:00pm)

Bradley Museum: Park Your Pumpkin – Bradley Museum, 1620 Orr Road, Mississauga (6:00-8:00pm)

Brampton Pumpkin Parade – Ken Whillans Square​, Brampton (4:00-8:00pm)

Newmarket Pumpkin Parade – Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket (6:30-8:30pm)

Town of Oakville Pumpkin Parade – Erchless Estate, 8 Navy Street, Oakville (4:00-6:30pm)

St. Jacobs Pumpkin Parade (*October 28) – St. Jacobs Village Shops, King Street North (4:00-8:00pm)

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