Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Fourth Annual Toronto West Halloween Fest returns to Bloor West Village

Community event supports St. Joseph's Health Centre, including building a new Paediatric Emergency Department

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - On Sunday, October 25, 2015, St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation is holding its fourth annual Toronto West Halloween Fest in the heart of Bloor West Village. This family-friendly Halloween event saw more than 5,000 people attend last year, and this year's will be bigger and better than ever with performances by Splash'N Boots – a JUNO Nominee for Children's Album of the Year – and a Taylor Swift Tribute show, RED featuring Alli. Scotiabank is the lead sponsor again this year.

There will be many family fun activities at the Street Festival – open to everyone – including:

  • Scotiabank Hockey Zone – NHL Alumni Dan "Dangerous Danny" Daoust, and Johnny "The China Wall" Bower will sign autographs
  • Halloween arts and crafts, and pumpkin decorating
  • Pizza Pizza Bouncy Castle, Spooky Snap Booth and Spookers Corner

NEW THIS YEAR – Trick-or-Treat 5K Walk

St. Joe's will host its first ever Trick or Treat 5K Walk to encourage the community to come together to help raise funds for a new Paediatric Emergency Department at the Health Centre. Children and parents can show off their costumes to the Bloor West Village community, while enjoying treats and surprises at four check points throughout the route. Participants must raise a minimum of $300 for a team, or $100 as individuals. Registration is $60 for teams and $25 for individuals. The new Paediatric Emergency Department at St. Joe's is a critical priority as the current space needs to be expanded – kids and adolescents visited the centre more than 18,000 times last year alone.


Elizabeth Buller, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Health Centre

Maria Dyck, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation

David Kincaid, TWHF Chair and Foundation Board member

Dr. Eddy Lau, Chief of Paediatrics, St. Joseph's Health Centre

Johnny Bower and Dan Daoust, NHL alumni (will be signing autographs at the Scotiabank Hockey Zone)

  • Johnny Bower 12:00 – 2:00pm
  • Dan Daoust 2:00pm – 4:00pm


Sunday, October 25, 2015

10:00 a.m. – Toronto West Halloween Fest Trick-or-Treat Walk opening ceremonies

10:20 a.m. – Trick or Treat 5K Walk begins

10:30 a.m. – Festival opens

12:15 p.m. – Splash'N Boots performs

2:00 p.m. – Taylor Swift tribute band performs

4:00 p.m. – Festival ends


Toronto West Halloween Fest 

Festival – Bloor Street West between Jane and Runnymede

Trick or Street 5K Walk – starts at Bloor at Beresford Avenue

For more information about the event, please visit
Follow us at @mystjoes and #TOWestHalloweenFest.

SOURCE St. Joseph''s Health Centre Foundation

Image with caption: "St. Joe's Toronto West Halloween Fest 2015 is taking over Bloor Street West (between Jane and Runnymede) to host a free street festival, and its first ever Trick or Treat 5K Walk. (CNW Group/St. Joseph''s Health Centre Foundation)". Image available at:

For further information: For media interested in interviews and attending the Festival/Walk/Concert, or to register, please contact: Jade Towle, MAVERICK, 416-640-5525 x 233,

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