The Best Toronto Neighbourhoods for Trick-or-Treating

For any of you who are about the same age as me – not that old, not that young – trick-or-treating might feel like a lost art. When I was a kid, hundreds of us young candy fiends would spend hours touring the town’s best neighbourhoods for free candy. In the past few years, though, I’ve noticed that on any given Halloween, a house might only get a dozen or so trick-or-treaters. Definitely weigh in if you’ve had a different experience!

With that sad realization in mind, I decided there must be a few Toronto neighbourhoods that continue to perfect the lost art of trick-or-treating, and there’s even some “science” to back up the findings!

The Toronto Star published this crazy map that you’d have to pay for to download. Basically, it outlines which GTA neighbourhoods are likely to have:

  • Lots of treats
  • Less tricks, more treats (I thought TorStar would be better with their grammar…)
  • Trick or treat
  • Less treats, more tricks (ahem)
  • Lots of tricks

According to their map, and to save you the exorbitant download price, we approximated the findings to be these:
Best trick-or-treating neighbourhoods in Toronto:

Coming in at a close second are:

Got any other candy hotspots to share? Post them below!

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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