LEGENDS OF HORROR AT CASA LOMA
Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace), 7-11 pm. $40-$45. To October 31. legendsofhorror.ca
Casa Loma has been transformed into a huge haunted house. Inside the house are a number of classic horror characters. The Castle has a two Kilometre trail beginning at the lower garden then through all of the winding and dark corners of the Castle.
TORONTO ISLAND STORIES- SPOOKY LAGOON
Toronto Island (99 Harbour Square), 7:40-11:40 pm. $25. To October 31. spookylagoon.com
This is Toronto’s newest haunted horror. The Spooky Lagoon is a boat tour that sets out to discover the truth behind the 1815 murder of the first lighthouse keeper JP Radelmuller, a bootlegger who was believed to have been taken out by soldiers from Old Fort York. You can do this tour any weekend in October, maybe if you are lucky you will witness some of the nexplained lights and shadowy forms.
HAUNTED HIGH PARK
Colborne Lodge (11 Colborne Lodge), various times for adults, families and children. $27.50-$32.50. October 21 to 26. highpark.org
For the West end crowd, the High Park walk is the perfect scary adventure. Walk the trails at on of the cities most frequently visited outdoor attraction. The tour explores the grounds where you learm ghostly tales such as the death on Grenadier park and a visit to the Colborne Lodge house which is reportedly haunted by its former lady owner Jemimah Howard.
16 Fleming (Brampton). $5-$7. Daytime 11 am-5 pm, October 27-31. Night time, 7-10:30 pm, October 27, 28 & 31. grimmgrounds.com
This Scare Maze is complete with live actors, special fx, lights, sounds and props. This years theme is demons and the French revolution. Just a short drive from Toronto this attraction is a favourite of mine. Daytime walks are also available for younger children and are modified to be less terrifying than the night attractions.
THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO GUILLERMO DEL TORO AT HOME WITH MONSTERS
Tickets are priced at $25.00 for adults, $16.50 for post-secondary students and youth ages 17 and under, and $21.50 for seniors ago.ca
The Art Gallery of Ontario offers a glimpse into the mind of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Over 450 items on display contained in the bleak house, 95 Artist items, 1600 comics and 2000 rarely seen books from the historical library. See life-sized figures of del Toro’s most visually striking monsters, such as The Faun and Pale Man (Pan’s Labyrinth), the Angel of Death (Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Santi’s Ghost (The Devil’s Backbone), personal notebooks, silicone figures of characters from films and special items selected by del Toro.
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