Nov 01, 2022
By Jane Brown
Pumpkin Parades are back this year, with plans for them to return to more than 40 parks across Toronto on Tuesday November 1st.
The fun neighbourhood Halloween tradition started at Sorauren Park in 2004 and grew to include neighbourhoods all over the city.
This made-in-Toronto tradition allows residents to to come together in City of Toronto parks to show off their jack-o-lanterns.
Community groups and Business Improvement Areas organize the Pumpkin Parades, inviting local residents to bring their carved pumpkins to neighbourhood parks.
After the parades, city workers pick up the pumpkins and process them with yard waste to create compost for use in City parks and gardens.
A map of all parade locations is available on the City’s Pumpkin Parades webpage: www.toronto.ca/PumpkinParades.
Parade attendees are encouraged to post their favourite creations online using the hashtag #PumpkinParades.