Halloween parties in Toronto can be overwhelming (have you picked your costume yet?) – even when deciding which ones to go to. Never fear, Heather’s here, to let you know which parties I would personally go to for the best time. Click party titles for details.
THURSDAY OCT 25TH
I’m not sure if this is much of a dress-up party, but the music is going to be AWESOME. Capital J, just back from a tour in Europe (or not!) will be laying down some drum and bass that will make you glad you ventured to Bathurst and College. Yes I AM going to this party tonight.
FRIDAY OCT 26TH
Spooky techno that will make you dance all night! Matador and Hobo of the record label M-Nus are coming to techno Halloween to the next level. With label mates like Loco Dice and Richie Hawtin their sound will not be disappointing. Toronto techno favorites Nathan Barato, Measure Divide and Replikant will be the local beat throwers. What makes this party even better is that it’s being held in a new venue at Bathurst and College called Moskito. In true underground venue etiquette, the entrance can be found in a back alley! Costumes, spooky techno beats, back alley…hell, I’m SOLD! I am planning on attending this event *fingers crossed*. Here’s a taste of Matador:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH
Deep house on the Danforth? Yes please! Dress up and enjoy a $5 cover before midnight to get down to some of Toronto’s finest deep house djs. Jeff Button, one of the most popular deep house djs in Toronto (known for his Modern Love Affair parties at Footwork) is headlining a beast of a lineup. Choke Artists (Jeff Breen and Dick Diamonds), Wes Bonaventure and Tyson Lambert will be rocking 417 Danforth Ave. I will be starting my night here…
…and I hope to be ending it here! Move D, a German house legend will be making his Toronto debut with a lineup that will have you shakin’ it in two rooms all the way until 5am. Nitin, Lee Osborne and Mike Gibbs will be reporting for duty to make us dance alongside more awesome Djs, such as MightyKat from Montreal.
This party is taking Halloween more seriously than the rest by enlisting artist Christian Aldo to transform the Polish Combatant’s Hall into a disco actually taking place in hell. You’ll be dancing in art so unreal you’ll forget that you are in downtown Toronto.
A lot of people are excited for this party, not just for dancing in hell to amazing house music but especially because of the Toronto debut of Move D. Check him out:
**Other Halloween jams of note on Saturday include Jacked-ON-Lanterns at Basement featuring MC Flipside and Dream Factory at 213 Sterling (Promise Party). I won’t be hitting up these parties but they will no doubt be off the chain.**
SUNDAY OCTOBER 28TH
Two rooms of straight up wicked house/deep-house/tech-house music to satisfy your Sunday party craving. Get another use of that costume you rocked on Saturday and come flaunt it where sexiness is encouraged. Remain, a deep house heavyweight from France, is back in Toronto and will be playing alongside some great Toronto talent. Sean Roman, Dick Diamonds and others will be make Sunday feel like Saturday. I might be too wiped to party on Sunday, but if I’m not, I’m going to this.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 30TH
Its official! There is a Halloween jam at Tota (592 Queen St West). The music is always bangin’ here on Tuesdays, but it will be even better as Remain will be playing. The drinks are always CHEAP, but there will be a cover of $5 before midnight and $10 after. Come get down in what’s left of your costume. As I am a loyal Deep Kisser, I will most likely be there!
HALLOWEEN NIGHT WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST
I’m not sure about the upstairs, but the downstairs lineup features wicked local techno talent. These people are good vibes and know how to make people dance. Chris Larsen, Kotsy and the debut of Paulina Gugala (amongst other wicked djs) will be throwin’ it down on Hallow’s Eve itself. Come out and dance if you dare! I certainly hope to be there! (that rhymes)
Aight, that’s what I got! Check out my Toronto Party Calendar for more options and have fun tearin’ it up this Halloween!