Chesterfield rescued their unbeaten home record when a late goal from Wayne Allison cancelled out an early second-half strike from Jamie Gosling.
The visitors had gone in front when the impressive Alex Russell set up Gosling, who netted a rebound after Carl Muggleton saved his first effort.
Muggleton denied Leon Constantine, but substitute Adam Smith crossed for Allison to head in the equaliser.
Chesterfield pressed hard for a winner but Torquay held on for a point.
Chesterfield: Muggleton, Bailey, Evatt, Downes, Nicholson,
Allott, Clingan, Hudson, Innes (Smith 54), N'Toya (Allison 66),
Folan. Subs Not Used: O'Hare, Richmond, Stallard.
Booked: Allott, Nicholson, Folan.
Goals: Allison 73.
Torquay: Gottskalksson, Canoville, Villis, Woods, McGlinchey,
Bedeau, Gosling (Hockley 72), Woodman, Russell, Hill,
Constantine. Subs Not Used: Gritton, Phillips, Boardley, Akinfenwa.
Goals: Gosling 48.
Ref: E Evans (Lancashire).