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:


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


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


17. An Italian plumber of some sort:



16. Some imaginative design work here:


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


13. The first (but not last) Trumpkin:


12. A pair of attractive albinos:


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



9. Prepare for the invasion:


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


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


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


4. Hellraiser‘s Pinhead:



3. An amazing entry all the way from Peterborough:


2. The most terrifying pumpkin of the year:


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


Sign up for This City, our free newsletter about everything that matters right now in Toronto politics, sports, business, culture, society and more.

By signing up, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.
You may unsubscribe at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


The Latest

Surreal Estate: $1.4 million to live in a historic former school in Aurora
Real Estate

Surreal Estate: $1.4 million to live in a historic former school in Aurora