Ten-man Bury staged a superb fightback to secure a draw and stretch Torquay's winless run to a club record 18 games.
The Shakers were two goals and a man down for the last hour after keeper Alan Fettis was sent off after fouling Jamie Ward when he was clear on goal.
Ward slotted home the resulting penalty and added a second from the spot after Paul Scott pushed him to make it 2-0.
However, Marc Pugh pulled one back and Andy Bishop levelled late on from the spot after he was pushed by Lee Thorpe.
Torquay: Horsell, Andrews, Woods, Angus, Hill, Easter (McKoy 83), Mansell, Hockley, Dickson, Thorpe, Ward (McPhee 67).
Subs Not Used: Taylor, Simpson, Hapgood.
Booked: Hockley, Ward, Dickson, Thorpe.
Goals: Ward 32 pen, 49 pen.
Bury: Fettis, Brass, Challinor, Scott, Kennedy, Buchanan (Blinkhorn 46), Turnbull, Pugh, Baker, Hurst (Grundy 31), Bishop.
Subs Not Used: Fitzgerald, Barry-Murphy, Adams.
Sent Off: Fettis (30).
Booked: Brass, Scott.
Goals: Pugh 79, Bishop 90 pen.
Ref: I Williamson (Berkshire).