Thursday, October 23, 2008

Press-Release: Pumpkin Fest & Kids Cartoons: Halloween in the Junction

Pumpkinfest & Kids Cartoons: Halloween in the Junction
Credit: The Junction BIA and Rue Morgue
For immediate release

The Junction Pumpkin Fest And Halloween Cartoon Screening
Fall Fun In The Junction

Toronto, ON, October 15, 2008: The Junction BIA and Rue Morgue invites you and your family to The Junction Pumpkin Fest & Halloween Cartoon Screening held at the Junction City Square on Saturday October 25.

The Junction BIA (Business Improvement Area) in collaboration with Rue Morgue is pleased to present The Junction Pumpkin Fest and Halloween Cartoon Screening on Saturday October 25 from 10 am until 3 pm at The Junction City Square (2956-2960 Dundas Street West) and The Rue Morgue House of Horror (2926 Dundas Street West). These two events are designed to be fun for the entire family, including pumpkin drawing and carving, seed roasting and scary cartoons.

Beginning at 10 am in the Junction City Square, children of all ages are welcome to design or carve Jack-o-lanterns. The youngest children can do designs with the help of their parents or guardians, and older children can design and carve with the assistance of our volunteers. All participants can enter their finished product in one of three age based contests and win a prize for their scary creations. The Pumpkin Fest portion of the day will run, rain or shine, until 2 pm. The pumpkins are free, but first come first served, so get there early for first pick.

To keep the kids of all ages entertained after designing or carving their pumpkin, the Rue Morgue House of Horror will be hosting Halloween cartoons in their 100-seat theatre just down the street from the square. The spooky ‘toons run from 1-3 pm. Rue Morgue is North America’s premier publisher and promoter of everything scary including a monthly magazine, radio channel and a complete interactive website of scary stuff at

This community event is brought to you by the Junction BIA. The Junction BIA consists of over 150 businesses serving The Junction and High Park communities. With an impressive selection of ethnically diverse dining combined with early morning eateries, organic cafes and markets, the junction offers a verity of choices. With our thriving selection of home decor stores, you will find all your needs met from antiques, reclamation, and rebuilding right through to new furnishings, lighting, framing, and art. Everything you needs is at your doorstep in the Junction. Visit the Junction BIA online at

Schedule of Events
  • Saturday October 25, 10am to 2pm – Pumpkin design and carving in the Junction City Square.
  • Saturday October 25, 1pm to 3pm – Halloween cartoons in Rue Morgue’s theatre.
  • Sunday October 26 – Friday October 31 – Jack-o-lanterns displayed in local shops.

This family fun activities are brought to life:
Pumpkin Fest via Junction BIA
Halloween Cartoons via the Rue Morgue
Dancing via Creative Children Dance School
Food via Espresso Mi Vida
possibly Pumpkin BBQ via Sweet Potato
and Pumpkins' Jack-o-lanterns in the windows of many of the Junction stores from Sunday to Friday.

junctioneer: Junction BIA puts on Halloween in the Junction
junction-parents: Saturday, Oct.25th

Please, spread the word around. Thank you.

1 comment:

olga said...

Please support a Junction Parents' Halloween Night in the Junction initiative: Kids' Hallowe'en Party Potluck at the newly built Vine Parkette playground. Details: Hallowe'en Night in the Junction