Well, one asked for a donation to a food bank; another hoped that you would raise funds for a hospital as admission to a fancier party after the parade; but you could still take part in some festivities for as close to free as you could cut it.
Publicity for Free Hallowe'en Events in Toronto
Two Free Writing Tips for Hallowe'en 2012
I began researching "Halloween events in Toronto" by looking at items in the City of Toronto events listings.
I was overwhelmed by the number of possibilities, and decided to cull and cut.
Then I postponed those events which actually charge admission. I should write a separate article about those.
The key point is that one must choose whether to write a complete and comprehensive list, risking the loss of focus; or to write a teaser that gives readers options but may miss some of the details.
My bonus writing tip is to decide how to order and arrange your material. In this case, I went with chronological order, including start date, start time and whether the event finishes on the same day.
I could have chosen alphabetical order, or perhaps geographical from south-west to north-east.
The point is to assure your readers that you know where you're going and will help them enjoy getting there.
Hopefully my readers will enjoy getting to one or more of these free Hallowe'en events in Toronto.