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.”

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