The 10 Best Halloween Parties Happening In Toronto This Weekend

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It’s spooky season! Halloween is on a Thursday this year, meaning many partygoers will be headed out this weekend to celebrate. There’s a ton of events to check out but some are shaping up to be especially haunting.

We’ve put together a handy guide to help you navigate the dozens of things to do and narrow down some fantastic options.

READ: 10 Halloween Home-Decor DIYs We Dare You To Try

Read on to find out more about the BEST Halloween parties happening in Toronto this weekend.

1. Friday Night Live: Wicked

Where: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
When: Friday from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Price: $20

Head on over to the ROM to enjoy a wicked evening of art, culture, entertainment and cuisine. Expect a classic horror and sci-fi exhibit from the Kirk Hammett Collection. Keep in mind that the latest you can enter the party is 10 p.m. and no masks, weapons (or weapon replicas), props nor balloons are allowed inside.

2. Dark Waters

Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada — 288 Bremner Blvd.
When: Friday from 8 p.m. to Saturday at 12 a.m.
Price: $32

Watch out! There’s something in the deeps and it’s this 19+ event will have you treading dark waters. Are you ready to feel chills in your gills amidst spooktacular drinks, costumes and creatures? It’s time.

3. 80s Starcourt Halloween Spooktacular

Where: Gladstone Hotel — 1214 Queen St. W
When: Friday from 9 p.m. to  Saturday at 2 a.m.
Price: $30-40

If you’re a Stranger Things fan, this is the party for you. The Gladstone Hotel is set to transform into the Starcourt Mall, with Glamour Shots, Jazzercise, Tacos Ahoy, live music, DJs, pop-up performances and more.

4. J E L L Y Halloween

Where: Glad Day Bookshop — 524 Oakwood Ave.
When: Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to Sunday at 2:30 a.m.
Price: $10

This LGBTQ+ party takes over the Glad Day bookshop Saturday night for an evening of fun. Skip the culturally appropriative costumes otherwise you’ll be in for a major fright! Dance to the beats from the flyest demoness Young Teesh, bringing house, trap, dancehall, vogue and more to get down with.

5. Promise Halloween!

Where: Lithuanian House — 1572 Bloor St. W
When: Saturday from 10 p.m. to Sunday at 5 a.m.
Price: $40-50

It’s time to dress up for a wild party that’ll be bumping until late. Expect a night of fantastic music from DJs local and far. If you’re looking to boogie yourself into an early grave, this is the place to do it.

6. Sissy: Bloodbath

Where: Luanda House — 1474 St. Claire W
When: Saturday from 10 p.m. to Sunday at 3 a.m.
Price: $10

Get ready to rave with The RUDE Collective. Bring your best leather, chains, straps, bodysuits, rubber, kink, pups, whips and whichever fantastic creations you can conjure up! Feast your eyes upon a bloody costume and runway competition.

7. DDBX is Fucking Dead X

 

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When we started this 10 years ago we all lived in a busted ass loft in Chinatown that people called the dudebox (ew). The 31st was our last day before moving out, and we threw a little jam called Dudebox Is Fucking Dead because that was meant to be the end of it. ⁣ ⁣ A couple people got tossed down the stairs (fr fr) and the rest of us had a good ass time. The year after people wanted it again so we found a place to do it. And that cycle continued for a decade. ⁣ ⁣ For all the day ones, you know what it is. You also know you’re so old now. For the new kids, bring your good energy and give your outfit at least a 2.5/10 effort. ⁣ ⁣ Let’s raise some gd money. Link in bio.

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Where: To Be Announced
When: Saturday from 10 p.m. to Sunday at 3 a.m.
Price: $15+

In celebration of Dudebox’s ten year anniversary, this event is set to take over a currently undisclosed venue that organizers say will be quite the surprise. Expect DJs like Nino Brown, Kuruza, New Currency, James Redi, Jon Chetty and Black Friend. One hundred per cent of profits will be donated to Rise Tribe, an organization dedicated to powering the next generation of Filipino-Canadians.

8. SNAILOWEEN 2019

Where: 146 Ossington Avenue — 146 Ossington Ave.
When: Saturday from 8 p.m. to Sunday at 1 a.m.
Price: $30-50

Toronto’s iconic comic book store The Silver Snail is back this year with another party filled with costumes, performances and craziness in the city’s west end. Expect thousands of dollars in prizes, classic carnival gaming and themed selfie stations.

9. Chronologic Halloween: Storming Area 51

Where: The Garrison — 1197 Dundas St. W
When: Friday from 10 p.m. to Sunday at 2:30 a.m.
Price: $5

Enjoy Halloween music across the ages, from 1890 to 2019, played in chronological order. Hit the dance floor and get ready to storm Area 51. Will you dress up as an otherworldly creature?

10. The Wukking Dead Halloween 2019

 

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Saturday October 26th @Freshcutdemayor & @Badnewz_juk Presents The Return of #TheWukkingDead – Season 6 Taking Place inside THE VUE EVENT VENUE 195 Galaxy Blvd. 2 ROOMS | 2 SOUNDS | 20 VIP BOOTHS PATIO + LOTS OF FREE PARKING! Room #1: Soca | Reggae | Reggaeton | Afrobeats Top 40 | Old School | Hip Hop: D’BANDIT BLACK REACTION SOCA SWEETNESS BUZZ B JUMP UP KINGZ And From VIBE 105.5FM: MARXMAN + FRESHCUT DE MAYOR Room #2: Soca | Chutney | Indian | Reggae: DJ JEFF INSTYLE SOULJAH TRICKY RIDDIM BAI Hosted By: DIRTY DEZ | SKF THE CHAMP + CAT & CO. FLASH $15 SALE – SOLD OUT !!! GET YOUR $20 EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW! BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS | TICKETS + VIP BOOTHS: 416.871.9118 Purchase Online: WWW.THEWUKKINGDEAD.COM

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Where: The Vue — 195 Galaxy Blvd.
When: Saturday from 10 p.m. to Sunday at 2:30 a.m.
Price: $20-25

Do you love Soca, Reggae, Reggaeton, Afrobeats, Chutney and Indian music? Well, this is the Halloween party you should hit up this weekend. This two room event will have you bumping until the early morning. Show up in your best costume and get ready to dance.

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