Every year, on the day after Halloween a wonderful neighborhood tradition takes place in Sorauren Park. The now world famous pumpkin parade. Started by the neighborhood in 2004 it has grown to a few thousand pumpkins that sadly will be destined for the compost bins provided by the city. In one last big celebration these works of art are put on display for all to enjoy. From scary to happy, from ghouls and witches to popular cartoon and movie characters they represent the joy and celebration of Halloween. At dusk candles are lit and flicker into the night signaling the end of another season. There are many shots online of these pumpkins at night but I went a little earlier to see and shoot some of the artistic work put into these gourdes. Not only do I have some really artistic neighbors but it is obvious that all of these wonderful pieces of art were created with a love for the season and brings back many happy memories of me with my own kids sitting around the kitchen table, newspapers spread out and carving and scooping for hours! Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Halloween! To all of the artists, of all ages, thanks for sharing your work, a truly enjoyable tradition continues. Another good reason to get out and enjoy Toronto!