2011 Toronto Halloween Party Guide

We’re officially in October, and all you really need to know is that in less than four weeks, the Toronto Halloween Party Circuit officials kicks off. And, suffice it to say, this year will be killer. We’re stringing together the best of the best of this year’s scene, so all you have to do is grab your garb (PS Check out our guide to the hottest Halloween Costume spots in Toronto) and start filling up your calendar. Keep checking back, this list is only the beginning…

Friday, October 28th
Monster Mash at the Guvernment
The Guvernment Entertainment Complex is usually host to one of the best Halloween parties in Toronto, and this year’s Monster Mash is no different. With a host of DJs in each part of the building, it’s one of the most noteworthy ways to start your halloweekend.

Liberty Halloween 2011
With over 5,000 people in attendance each year, this party hosts a massive lineup of Toronto’s best DJs, like Rouge, MKutz and Gabe Gallucci. One of the biggest parties in the city, it’s definitely worth a look.

Diablo Halloween Ball
Suite 106 and Wetbar’s 2nd annual bash, this Halloween fest features a horror movie projection wall and plenty of tricks and treats to go around. Inexpensive early bird tickets ($10) as well as amazing deals on group rates make this a notably good time.

Jubilee Queen’s Halloween Cruise
If you’re not really into the party scene – or, let’s be honest, you just want to break up the circuit with something a little less thumping – but are still looking to costume-tize and get ghoulish, this one’s for you. A unique way to celebrate Halloween, this event takes you on a 4-hour party along the Toronto Harbour. And with finger foods, a bar, DJ and prizes for best dressed, how can you say no?

Saturday, October 29th
The Amazing Pace: Halloween Edition
An afternoon event, The Amazing Pace is organized in support of The Lung Association, and has over 700 participants testing their mental and physical abilities trying to outwit other teams by deciphering clues and defeating challenges presented as detours and roadblocks a la The Amazing Race. All proceeds go toward research for respiratory disease, and team outfits and costumes are pretty much mandatory.

Notable.ca Presents the Haunted Mansion at the Grave Hall
The crème de la crème of this year’s hallowed circuit is, not surprisingly, Notable’s Haunted Mansion at the Grave Hall. The Great Hall will be transformed into The Grave Hall, where there will be more than 800 of Toronto’s most stylishly gruesome young professionals out for the most epic Halloween event in 2011. Featuring blood-curdling beats provided by The DAFT PUNK Tribute Band – that’s right, in costume and ready to take this party to the limit – and DOWN WITH WEBSTER’s Celeb DJ DIGGY and DJ VANESKA the Grave Hall (aka. Great Hall) will rattle with Toronto’s YPs and tastemakers, decked out in their best costumes.

Sunday, October 30th
Canada’s Wonderland Halloween Haunt
You can’t call it Halloween without a rendezvous at Wonderland’s annual Haunt. (Yes, we know it’s in Vaughan, but still so worth it.) Running terrifying rides in the dark as well as 10 menacing mazes (like the Terror of London), new shows such as The Hanging, and terrifying creatures around every corner, we dare you not to take a stroll around this dark-sided theme park.

Monday, October 31st
With so many events on Halloween night, we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available on events from Traffik Nightclub, The Sterling Room, Crane Lounge, Maison Mercer, Paaeez Lounge, and many more.

Bookmark this list and keep checking back as it’s your ultimate guide to the best 2011 Halloween parties and events in Toronto.