Church Street Halloween
That time is almost here again in The Church and Wellesley Village for everyone to show off their best costumes and come out for Halloween! Church Street will be closed off for traffic for the best party in Toronto on October 31st. Check out the spectacular display of outfits and disguises that will be roaming the streets that night.
This year Halloween hits the calendar on a Friday, and that means even more spooky partygoers will be hitting Church Street. The Church and Wellesley Village BIA general manager, Mychol Scully, says that the expectancy for the night will be around 60,000 people. The street block off will be starting at 6:30 PM on Friday evening and will be going until 3 AM Saturday. This year the Church and Wellesley intersection will be closed, and Mychol wants people to know to head up until Gloucester Street where the road closure ends. He also encourages everyone to dress up, no matter how simple or elaborate it is.
As for every year the bars and clubs will be holding various events and costume contests. So if all that hard work you put into your scary witch or sexy Mickey Mouse deserves a prize head to Woody’s or Crews and Tangos to earn some cash and prizes.
Have a costume that you spent hours on and want to show it off but don’t feel like entering a contest at the bars? The 519 Community Center and Cawthra Park are making it easy this year with the newly renovated park being a stage to show off your scary or sexy costume. There will be stage lighting and a sound system set up so you can show off your stuff. From 9-11 show what you got on, or what you don’t, for the Village. Complimentary Wi-Fi will also be set up in the park so you can Instagram or tweet out the scary photos right there.
Written by: Vance Hedman
Vance Hedman is a writer and photographer who loves to express himself. After attending film school he realized his passion as an artist to create change, and promote equality and tolerance. His goal is to inspire others to live their authentic selves. He is a huge music fan who dances everyday. He also loves his mornings with a cup of coffee, or more like a pot of coffee, and a long run. He winds down by listening to his hero Dan Savage on the Savage Lovecast.
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