Halloween party options in Toronto for 2015 give you plenty of excuses to don your Walking Dead gear or other creative costume. With everything from a massive party at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to warehouse parties, you'll have every excuse to rock your favourite costume. Stick to the age old rule of not taking candy (or drinks) from strangers and you'll have a good time.
Here's our guide to Halloween parties in Toronto for 2015.
Halloween Massacre | Metro Toronto Convention Centre | October 31 | 9 p.m. | $20
The Halloween Massacre has moved from last year's location (Roy Thompson Hall) to the much larger Metro Toronto Convention Centre, making room for thousands more party guests. DJs will be providing the soundtrack for the evening, playing mash ups, top 40, R&B and hip-hop.
Monster's Ball | Ontario Science Centre | October 31 | 9 p.m. | $60
Skip heading to a nightclub on Hallow's Eve and opt for something a little more interesting. One of the biggest parties in town this year is the Monster's Ball at the Ontario Science Centre. The event will boast three separate rooms, each with a distinct sound, from top 40 mash ups to latin pop.
Ghost Hole VII | The Jam Factory | October 31 | 8 p.m.
If you want to do more on Halloween than throw back shots and perfect your Thriller dance moves, The Jam Factory is where to be. The haunted art house will bring performers, installations and art works to the Riverside location for a night of paranormal entertainment.
6th Annual Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 90's Halloween | 99 Sudbury | October 31 | 10 p.m. | $30
Suit up in your finest fluorescent track suit and get ready to party like the Fresh Prince himself. 99 Sudbury will be hosting the 6th instalment of the iconic Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Halloween bash. Expect to find the masses perfecting the Carlton to old school '90s hits.
R.I.P. Roaring Halloween Craft Beer Kegger | Artscape Youngplace | October 31 | 8 p.m. | $50
Not a fan of mystery punch with faux eyeballs bobbing around in it? Craft beer junkies can spend the evening indulging in brews from Longslice Brewery, Kensington Brewing Company, Black Oak Brewery, and Woodhouse Brewing Co.
Hotnuts Halloqween with Poisonous Relationship | The Garrison | October 31 | 10:30 p.m. | $10
If you like to go all out with your Halloween costume, the Hotnuts party is your best bet. This event is all spectacle and is known for hosting the most outrageously outfitted partygoers in the city. This year's theme is Nightmare on Sesame Street, so expect to see your childhood terrors come to life.
Freakout! | The Phoenix | October 31 | 10 p.m. | $36.66
The Phoenix is the destination for music lovers this year. They will be hosting their annual Halloween rave, with Black Sun Empire, Ed Rush & Optical, FuntCase, Loadstar and more performing. At this kind of event you can throw on any old costume; the music will take centre stage no matter what you're wearing.
Church Street Halloween Party | Church Street | October 31 | 6:30 p.m. | Free
The city's biggest Halloween extravaganza is back for another year, taking over Church Street for a night of ghoulish festivities. With the street closed from Alexander to Gloucester, there's plenty of partying to be done. If you don't have the funds to dip into every bar on the block, the street is just as lively (if not more).
ADDITIONAL EVENTS & PARTIES
- Rocky Horror Picture Show | Bloor Hot Docs Cinema | 7 p.m. | $16
- Monster Mash 2015 | Liberty Grand | 9 p.m. | $75
- ScreamWhistle Annual Halloween Bash | Steam Whistle Brewing | 9 p.m. | $35
- A Zombie Prom | Palais Royale | 9 p.m. | $40
- C'est L'Halloween | Owl's Legion Hall | 9pm | $10
- Halloween Party | Comedy Bar | 10 p.m. | Free
- Course of Time Halloween Edition | Studio Bar | 10 p.m. | $10
- Everleigh Horror Picture Show | The Everleigh | 10 p.m. | $30
- Dance Dance Party Party Halloween Edition | The Citadel | 3 p.m. | $8
- Get Your Freak On | Supermarket | 9 p.m. | $20
- Halloween 2015 | Fat City Blues | 9 p.m. | $7
- La Maison Gothique | Brassaii | 10 p.m. | $30
- Halloween at The Haunted Amsterdam BrewHouse | Amsterdam BrewHouse | 9 p.m. | $25
- Halloween House Party | The Pour House Pub & Kitchen | 9 p.m.
- Haunted Halloween Cruise | Mariposa Cruises | 6:30 p.m. | $48.95
- InkWell Workshops Halloween Fundraiser | The Steady | 7:30 p.m. | $10
- Quentin Tarantino Halloween Party | Handlebar | 9 p.m.
- Roxy Bar Halloween Party | Roxy Bar | 9p.m.
- Haunted School | School Restaurant | 7 p.m. | Free
- Spectrum Halloween | Luanda House | 10 p.m. | $25
- Star Trek Masquerade | The Social Capital Theatre | 8 p.m. | $10
- The Exorcist Screening | Rainbow Cinemas | 11:15 p.m.
- The Night Breed | The Spoke Club | 10 p.m. | $30
- Howloween Bash | Wolf Like Me | 7pm
- Halloween Haunt | Canada's Wonderland | 7 p.m. | $38.99
- Crime Scene Halloween Party | SIGNS Restaurant | 9 p.m. | $25
- Halloween at The Beer Hall | Mill St. Beer Hall | 8 p.m.
- Shriek A-Tail | Sneaky Dee's | 11 p.m. | $5
- Soybomb Costume Ball 2015 | Soybomb HQ | 8 p.m. | $10
- P&L Halloween: BOI-1DA | Parts & Labour | 10 p.m.
- Toronto Zombie Crawl 2015 | Multiple Venues | 8 p.m. | $30
- Dreadcade Halloween Party & Arcade | Bento Miso Collaborative Workspace | 7:30 p.m. | Free
- Hart House of Horrors | Hart House | 8:30 p.m. | $15
- The Sinai Soiree | Casa Loma | 8 p.m. | $150
- The Grandstone Budapest Hotel | The Gladstone | 9 p.m. | $35
- Bloodbucket Metalfest XII | Coalition: T.O. | Oct 31 | 8 p.m. | $10
- Psycho With Live Orchestra | Roy Thompson Hall | 7:30 p.m. | $46-$107
- FOOTPRINTS Funky HALLOWEEN Bash | The Rivoli | 10 p.m. | $10
- The Halloween Warehouse | District 28 | 10 p.m. | $35
- Seven Siblings Theatre's Halloween Bash | The Great Hall | 9 p.m. | $15
- HYBRID : HALLOWEEN | ROUND Venue | 10 p.m. | $10
- Barcode Saturdays Halloween 2015 Edition | La Vie Complex | 10 p.m. | $25
- Halloween Soiree | The Lodge on Queen | 8 p.m. | $65
- Fear The Dead | Uniun Nightclub | 10 p.m. | $20
- R&B Halloween Slime Party | QW | 10 p.m. | $20
- Where the Wild Things Are | Track & Field Bar | 5 p.m. | $15
- Promise Halloween | Warehouse location TBA | 10 p.m. | $30
- Halloween | Chill Ice House | 9 p.m.
- The Haunted Mushroom | Loft404 | 9 p.m. | $20
- Halloween Night Villains & Vixens | Fiction | 10 p.m. | $25
- CLUB BOO | Double Double Land | 10 p.m. | $10
- ANIMALHOUSE Halloween Party | House of Commons | 8 p.m. | Free
- Galactic Halloween | The Carbon Bar | 10 p.m.
- Post Apocalyptic Halloween | Thoroughbred |10 p.m.
- TRICKS & TREATS :: HALLOWE'EN NIGHT | Bassline Bar | 10 p.m. | $10
- Halloween Extravaganza | The Central | 8 p.m. | $7
- Drake Horror Story Hotel | The Drake Hotel | 10 p.m. | $10
- Hip Hop Halloween | East Thirty Six | 10 p.m. | Free
- FATAL VISIONS: DANCE OF DEATH | Wise Bar | 10 p.m.
- Halloween Haunt | Adelaide Hall | 10:30 p.m. | $20
- THRILLER | Sound Academy | 10 p.m. | $50
- EFS Halloween | EFS | 10 p.m. | $30
- Halloween | SPiN | 9 p.m. | Free
- Scream Me Up: Halloween Disco! | 8-11 | 10 p.m. | $10
Did we miss a noteworthy ghoulish throwdown? Let us know in the comments.
by Alice Prendergast via blogTO