Want to explore Toronto’s darker side?
Our city has a spooky, freaky, and all kinds of creepy history that we’re eager to share with you.
Check out the best ghost walk tours below for epic ways to learn of Toronto the Good‘s darker, sordid past. Also find Toronto’s best places to party this Hallowe’en!
Get the low-down on the Mackenzie house. Who would have imagined that Toronto’s first Mayor would have left behind such a creepy legacy?
Find out first-hand why the Half Way House at Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village is not for the faint of heart.
You just might feel the hairs on the back of your neck rise to the occasion.
Toronto Ghost Walks Available Year-Round
On-Foot City Tours
On-Foot City Tours is a great way to explore Toronto the Good on your own time, with three different tours to choose from: Downtown, Old Toronto, and Distillery.
With apps ability to save what you’ve visited so far, you don’t have to take in a whole tour all at once. Start half of the tour, and then go grab a bite to eat before finishing the rest.
Want to skip a stop? Or choose your own path? The On-Foot app can easily handle your drama.
If you’ve always wanted to see a ghost, On-Foot’s tour delivers Toronto’s haunting specters every time!
While most paranormal tours cannot guarantee the creepy creaks, and spine-tingling did-that-just-happen moments during the ticketed hour event you paid for, On-Foot tours take you to the next level of hunting haunts with their tours’ AR (augmented reality) capabilities.
Their talented app developers captured ghosts and stuck them right in your phone for the ultimate experience. Don’t just hear the ghost stories through your phone, see the ghosts that haunt Toronto too.
And, for a limited time, they have released their Old-Town Toronto Ghost tour for FREE! Get your scare on with their free tour until Hallowe’en!
Note: On-Foot tours only work on smartphones that have AR capabilities. Be sure to download the app before you venture on your tour to make sure your phone works.
Also, make sure you have your trusted earphones, and a full battery on your smartphone for the best On-Foot tour experience.
305A – 56 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A7
Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of the city, including haunted theatres, unsolved mysteries and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. There are a number of tours to choose from, as well as special tours that only occur during the Fall/Hallowe’en season.
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Muddy York Tours has a number of walking tours of Toronto, including The Haunted Streets of Downtown Toronto, and The Ghosts of University of Toronto. From the time as the Huron “place of meeting”, through European exploration in the 1600 and 1700s, settlement in the 1800s, through to the commercial and multicultural explosions of the modern day, “Toronto the Good” has seen a lot of history.
The Toronto & Ontario Ghosts and Hauntings Research Society has a DIY Toronto Walking tour available to download by pdf, so you can walk and visit some of the more renowned locations of Toronto simply with the help of your smartphone!
Toronto Ghost Walks for Hallowe’en
The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto with Mackenzie House Experience
Haunted Walks Toronto
305A – 56 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1A6
Hosted by the Haunted Walk of Toronto, this Hallowe’en-only walk includes one of the spookiest buildings in Toronto: the Mackenzie House (the last home of Toronto’s First Mayor – there are rumors that he loves this city so much, he simply refuses to leave).
FridayOct112019 to SaturdayNov022019
General adult tickets start at $26.99.Buy Your Tickets Now
Ghost Walks at Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 3C3
Exhibition Place is known for its bright lights, shows and events, but lurking below the surface are a few well-kept secrets that were known only to staff who work the late shift. The walk starts at the General Services building located at 2 Manitoba Drive, near Fleet St. and Strachan Ave. Only four tour dates are available for October 2019! For more information and to register, please call: 416-263-3676 or contact Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot.
General adult tickets start at $10.
The Haunting at Black Creek
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, Ontario, M3J 2P3
Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village is famously haunted. Its reputation draws paranormal enthusiasts from all over the world, hoping to witness the incredible, terrifying and unexplainable events that have plagued so many. No building has played a larger role in that reputation than the 170-year-old Half Way House. Will you dare to step inside?
ThursdayAug012019 to SaturdayNov092019
General adult tickets start at $49.99.Buy Your Tickets Now
Hallowe’en Parties & Fests in the GTA
Snailoween: A Silver Snail Halloween Party!
146 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 2Z5
SNAILOWEEN RETURNS! Toronto’s iconic comic book store “The Silver Snail” is proud to present another year of amazing Halloween costumes, killer performances and all around craziness in one of the west end’s staple venues! This year’s Snailoween will have thousands of dollars in prizes, classic carnival gaming and themed selfie stations to visit some of your favourite comic book characters! Make sure to grab your ticket beforehand to avoid disappointment!
General adult tickets start at $30.Buy Your Tickets Now
Legends of Horror at Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1X8
Step into a horror wonderland, filled with your favourite characters to scream at, from Dracula to the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Embrace the dank and terrifying depths of Casa Loma in this 2 km theatrical trail that roams its gardens, underground tunnels and castle. Witness parts of the property that are not readily open to the public year-round.
FridaySep272019 to ThursdayOct312019
General adult tickets start at $40.Buy Your Tickets Now
Screemers – Canada’s Premier Scream Park
Better Living Centre
195 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 3C3
SCREEMERS is Toronto’s original and best haunted attraction, celebrating our 26th year of guests LIVING THE FEAR in 2019. SCREEMERS is a pay one price event, and the price includes admission, all 7 haunted walk through themed horror mazes featuring over 120 live scare actors, unlimited rides on the Midway of Horrors, and the terrifying pleasure of viewing our new illusion act THE KILL SHOW.
FridayOct112019 to SaturdayNov022019
General adult tickets start at $34.95.Buy Your Tickets Now
Pumpkins After Dark
Country Heritage Park
8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, Ontario, L9T 2X3
Running weekly, Thursdays to Sundays, take a one-hour tour of the best of pumpkin carving art. These are not your ordinary smiling jack-o-lantern pumpkin faces. Explore the hidden depths of what’s lurking behind a pumpkin’s shell, by the uber creative carving crew Joe and Roy.
ThursdaySep262019 to SundayNov032019
General adult tickets start at $20.Buy Your Tickets Now