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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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