Even though Halloween is technically not until Monday, most people who are past the "Trick-or'Treat" stage tend to celebrate on the Saturday before. If your idea of a good time does NOT include lining up outside a bar on Richmond Row, dressed in your best "Victoria's Secret Model" costume, you may want to check out one of these family-friendly Halloween parties:
1) The Metropolitan Artisan's Market is hosting a Halloween party on Saturday and Sunday downtown (140 Dundas Street, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 12 - 5) that features face painting, live music, a costume photo booth, Halloween crafts and trick or treating. You can even vote for your favourte Vendor costume, and of course I will be there to shoot some photos.
2) Halloween in the Village - Wortley Village is hosting their first Halloween parade on Saturday from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. The non-motorized parade will take place on Wortley Road between Elmwood and Bruce, and the Forest City Derby Girls will be participating, promoting their next bout on November 5th.
3) If you live in Old East Village, The Boyle Activity Council is hosting a Halloween Celebration from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Saturday at the Boyle Memorial Community Centre, located at 530 Charlotte Street.with games, treats, crafts and a costume parade.