Pumpkin Contest draws crowd to Bartlett Parkette!!

We wanted to say a great big thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Best Pumpkins Contest! We had a great turnout — over 70 people at its height– and added many new members while checking out over 30 amazing pumpkins. These all competed for prizes in the “creative”, “scary”, “classic” and “people’s choice” categories.


IMG_7860Topping the “judges choice” list was this devilish pumpkin  (below left) by Franca and Cathy Muraca of Delaware Ave, who are sharing a yoga mat from The Sandalman and a gift certificate from Total Cleanse Juices. Second place went to Campbell Smith for his carousel (below right), who took home a gift certificate from The Sovereign Cafe, with third place going to the Lind family on Westmoreland who won a certificate to Asada Mexican Grill.




Our celebrity judges included MP Andrew Cash (below), MPP Cristina Martins (next photo below), and Helena Grdadolnik of Workshop Architecture (and founder of Friends of the Green Line). They had a tough job choosing the best pumpkins, and we thank them for their help!


IMG_7918Generous prizes were donated by local merchants including The Three Speed, Riders Cycle and Board, Sandalman, Asada Mexican Grill, Total Cleanse Juices, The Sovereign Cafe, and Hop Skip Jump. Refreshments were sponsored by Nova Era (Geary Ave.), Loblaws (Dupont & Christie), and Starbucks (St. Clair & Christie). Toronto Park People, and TD Bank sponsored this event.

Finally, thanks to our team of enthusiastic volunteers!

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IMG_7901IMG_7903IMG_7908Looking forward to more scariness next year!




About Mary C.

I'm a resident and one of the organizers of the Davenport Neighbourhood Association.
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