Hot spots to watch in Toronto
The U.S. presidential election is essentially a spectator sport here in the Great White North and the TrumpClinton showdown on Nov. 8 is shaping up to be particularly dramatic. Don’t want to watch it at home alone? Here are some election-night parties to hit up:
Toronto-Danforth NDP is hosting a watching party at the Fox & Fiddle at 535 Danforth Ave., starting at 8 p.m. According to the Facebook event page, “some light nibbles provided, drinks are on you.”
Self-described “grassroots civic engagement movement” Why Should I Care? (WSIC) is hosting an electionnight party at the Madison Avenue Pub starting at 8 p.m. It will be WSIC’s last downtown event of 2016.
The Cornell Club of Toronto will be hosting a viewing party at the Eaton Centre’s Joey’s Restaurant starting at 6:30 p.m. The party can accommodate 100 guests, appetizers will be provided and there is a private cash bar. Tickets are $10.
The University of Toronto Students’ Union is hosting a viewing party at the Hart House Arbour Room starting at 8 p.m. According to the Facebook event, snacks will be provided and there will be games and prizes to be won. Attendees will need to show a T-Card to enter.
Over at Ryerson University, the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson, campus newspaper the Eyeopener and campus pub the Ram in the Rye will be hosting a viewing party at the Ram starting at 8:30 p.m. There will be election trivia, prizes and free popcorn.
Democrats Abroad Canada will be holding an election-night party at Marche in Brookfield Place at 42 Yonge St. starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.
If you’re looking to watch the CBC’s coverage in a crowd with food and cocktails, the Drake Hotel’s party gets underway at 6 p.m. in the north lounge and is free of a cover charge. Trump and Clinton supporters are welcome because either way, “one thing we know for sure: you’re gonna need a drink.”