Toronto police are reminding residents of some Halloween safety tips ahead of trick-or-treating Monday evening.
Drivers are asked to be mindful of the children and families stopping at houses along the streets, especially in residential areas.
Guardians can also do their part by making sure both they and their children are wearing light-coloured or reflective clothing during the darker hours.
Families can also plan and discuss their route with their group ahead of time.
Pedestrians should walk, not run, and obey all posted traffic signs. They should stick to well-lit streets and never take shortcuts through backyards, laneways or parks.
Parents and guardians are advised to accompany children on their walks and check their treats for any suspicious items, including sharp objects or pre-opened wrappers.
Treats should be given to children of the appropriate age to prevent any choking hazards.
Alternatives to trick-or-treating include attending special events at friends houses, throwing your own party, or attending one at a local community centre.