Nothing will get you in the Halloween mood better than participating in Toronto ghost walks. You’ll learn about hauntings and alleged sightings at some of Toronto’s historic buildings. Many ghost tours in Toronto take place in the latter part of October 2016. Here are several ghost walks in Toronto where you can get your fright on.
Tour Fort York on Halloween weekend and hear stories of its harrowing history including the haunted lighthouse and the Battle of York. This Toronto ghost walk will also include two military cemeteries near Fort York. Ghost sightings in the officers’ quarters and in the barracks have been received by the Toronto Ghosts and Hauntings Research Society. Fort York After Dark Lantern Tours take place on Wed., Oct. 26, Thurs., Oct. 27 and Fri., Oct. 28, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and includes complimentary refreshments. Admission $12.50. Not recommended for children under 8. Pre-registration required. Call 416-392-6907 x 221 to book.
The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto
If you’re looking for ghost walks in Toronto that take place in the downtown core, this haunted Toronto Halloween walk begins at the Front Street entrance of the Hockey Hall of Fame at 30 Yonge Street. Find out about haunted theatres, public hangings and other haunted activity in Toronto’s early years during this 90-minute tour. September tours take place from Sept. 14-30, 2016 beginning at 8 p.m. September tour prices are Adults $19.75, Students (full time with student ID) $17.75, Youth (10-14) $15.75, and Children under 10 Free. October Original Haunted Walk tours include the Mackenzie House experience and take place Oct. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2016 beginning at 7:30 p.m. October tour prices are Adults $21.75, Students (full time with student ID) $19.75, Youth (10-14) $17.75, and Children under 10 Free. Tour runs rain or shine.
Ghost Walks at Exhibition Place
Did you know that the location of the CNE Midway was a War of 1812 battleground? This Toronto Halloween ghost tour will take you to the haunted sites around Exhibition Place including Stanley Barracks near Enercare Centre, the Press Building, the Horse Palace and Scadding Cabin. Tours begin at the General Services Building on Manitoba Drive and end at Scadding Cabin. The ghost walk takes place on Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Register by calling 416-263-3658.
Muddy York Walking Tours hosts popular ghost walks in Toronto including the Toronto ghost tours of the U of T grounds. Walk and listen to stories of the university’s past including that of the stonemasons’ love triangle, the author who haunts Massey College and the woman locked in a secret room by her lover. Late night studying students and staff have reported sightings of ghosts at some of U of T’s historic buildings. The 90-minute tour, which begins at the front entrance of the Royal Ontario Museum and ends nearby, is held every night at 8:30 p.m. from Fri., Oct. 1, 2016 to Mon., Oct. 31, 2016 and Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 at 10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 22, 2016 at 10 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 29, 2016 at 10 p.m. Adults $19.75, Students $17.75, Youth (10-14) $15.75 and Under 10 Free. Purchase tickets online.
Mackenzie House’s Necropolis Cemetery Tour
This is one of the more spookier ghost walks in Toronto. Mackenzie House is hosting City of the Dead: Necropolis Cemetery Tour on Sun., Oct. 16, 2016 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The graves of Toronto dignitaries including former mayor William Lyon Mackenzie and George Brown are located in the cemetery. Participants will learn about Victorian funeral customs and hear stories of murder during this Toronto ghost walk and will then tour Mackenzie House, where it is said the ghost of the original owner haunts the top floor and surreptitious sounds such as footsteps and piano-playing are sometimes heard. Light refreshments will be served. Adults (16+) $12.50 plus HST; not recommended for 8 and under. The Necropolis Cemetery is located at 200 Winchester Street near Riverdale Farm. Call 416-392-6915 to register.
Hear all about the ghost stories and legends of Colborne Lodge in Toronto’s High Park and learn about Victorian funeral traditions. Separate tours are offered for adults and families. Haunted High Park tours for 13 and Up are $20 plus tax and are offered on Fri., Oct. 21, 2015, Fri., Oct. 28, 2016 and Sat., Oct. 29, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Haunted High Park tours for families and children take place on Sat., Oct. 22, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tours for families and children are Adults $15 plus tax and Children (8-12) $7.50 plus tax. Not recommended for children under 8. Refreshments are included. Purchase tickets online.
Spirit Walk at Mackenzie House
Discover haunted buildings in Toronto in the city’s downtown alleys and laneways on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. After the ghost tour, you will gather at Toronto’s historic Mackenzie House to hear about the ghost stories associated with the house! Enjoy complimentary mulled cider and cookies. Tickets are $12.50 plus tax and must be purchased in advance. Not recommended for children 8 and under. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. For further details, please call 416 392-6915.
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