The 20 best jack-o’-lanterns from last night’s pumpkin parades

The 20 best jack-o’-lanterns from last night’s pumpkin parades

For those of us too old to go trick-or-treating, the best thing about Halloween is actually the night after All Hallows’ Eve. That’s when Toronto’s best squash artists haul their dazzling jack-o’-lanterns down to their local parks for a pumpkin parade. Here, our 20 favourite carved creations.

20. The obligatory Treehouse of Horror pumpkin:

Harbord pumpkins

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19. “North Over Everything” evidently hasn’t caught on quite yet:

Harbord pumpkins

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18. Just a classic, well-executed jack-o’-lantern:

 

17. An Italian plumber of some sort:

#itsmemario #mario #halloween #pumpkinparade #pumpkincarving

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16. Some imaginative design work here:

 

15 and 14. It’s a tie between two equally impressive raccoons:

Toronto Raccoon-a true urban icon #pumpkinparade #pumpkinparades #mimico

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Some pretty amazing 🎃's at this year's @decadiaries #Pumpkinparade

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13. The first (but not last) Trumpkin:

Harbord pumpkins

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12. A pair of attractive albinos:

Fav part of Halloween #pumpkinparade

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11 and 10. Is it too soon to make a “Gourd Downie” joke? Either way, another tie:

RIP Gord.

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9. Prepare for the invasion:

 

8. A clever Stranger Things–inspired jack-o’-lantern:

The best pumpkins this year!! #strangerthings #pumpkinwalk #soraurenpark #soraurenparkpumpkinparade #pumpkin #barb

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7 and 6. Masterful takes on a couple of horror icons:

🎃Toronto Pumpkin Parade🎃 #amigosdosemba #soraurenpark #pumpkinparade2017

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🎃Toronto Pumpkin Parade🎃 #amigosdosemba #soraurenpark #pumpkinparade2017

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5. The E.T. pumpkin was a fan favourite:

My favourite pumpkin of the evening. #ET #deca #pumpkinparade

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4. Hellraiser‘s Pinhead:

#hellraiser #pumpkin #raising #hell #pumpkincarving #pumpkinparade

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3. An amazing entry all the way from Peterborough:

#pumpkinwalk#rotarytrail#Peterborough

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2. The most terrifying pumpkin of the year:

The orange monster #dumptrump #pumpkincarving #pumpkinwalk #yyz #soraurenpark

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1. We know how this artist spent the entire month of October: