Amanda Naccarato | Life
While Halloween is quickly approaching, it’s not too late to visit the many horror-themed attractions and paranormal adventures the city has to offer.
These attractions are in and around the Toronto area and have been scaring visitors for years. In no particular order, here are seven last-minute Toronto attractions to visit this weekend.
The grounds of Canada’s Wonderland transform into Halloween Haunt every October until the days leading up to Halloween. The park has over 15 horror-themed mazes, houses and rides, including their newest attractions Wicked Hollow, The Crypt and Vampire Disco. Live monsters roaming the park and designated scare zones enhance this terrifying atmosphere.
Price: General admission $35.99 online, $51.99 at the door
Hours: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Friday, Saturday and Sundays)
Location: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr., Vaughan, Ont.
For more information: https://www.canadaswonderland.com/play/haunt
Screemers is considered to be “Toronto’s original and best haunted attraction,” according to its official website. The scream park, which has been providing thrills for 26 years, features seven interactive horror mazes, including a slasher wax museum. Their newest attraction is The Kill Show, which centers around a magician’s descent to madness after an audience member is killed during one of his Las Vegas shows.
Price: $35.95 +HST, front of the line fast pass $13 +HST
Open: 7 p.m.- midnight (Fridays & Saturdays), 7 p.m.- 11 p.m. (Sunday, Monday & Tuesdays)
Location: 180 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, Ont.
For more information: http://screemers.ca/
Legends of Horror at Casa Loma
Toronto’s castle, once home to Sir Henrey Pellatt and Lady Mary Pellatt in the early 20th century, is turned into an immersive two kilometre walking tour that features classic horror figures, such as Dracula and the Phantom of the Opera. Guests begin the self-guided tour outside the castle and eventually work their way into the castle’s dark tunnels.
Price: $45 online, $50 at the door
Duration: one hour
Location: 1 Austin Terr., Toronto, Ont.
For more information: http://legendsofhorror.ca/
Ghost Walks Toronto
Hear the vivid ghost stories in this immersive guided tour around the Yonge-Dundas square area. The tour begins on the steps of Old City Hall, and stops by many haunted places in Toronto, including the Mackenzie House, Massey Hall, St. Michael’s hospital and the Elgin and Winter Garden theatre.
Price: Adults $15.04, Kids (13 & under) $6.19, Seniors (60 & over) $13.27
Duration: one hour 20 minutes
Location: 60 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ont.
For more information: http://ghostwalks.com/toronto/
The Séance at Black Creek
While this attraction is on the pricer side, if you’re in the mood for a real spook, the Séance at Black Creek is just the place for you. Located on the grounds of Pioneer Village, this paranormal attraction is mediated by mindreader Jaymes White. White attempts to make contact with spirits in what Pioneer Village’s website considers to be one of the “most haunted buildings in the city.”
Duration: two hours
Location: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., North York, Ont.
For more information: https://hauntedwalk.com/the-seance/
Haunted High Park
High Park after dark features a guided tour around the park with thrilling ghost tales and legends. Guest will then experience traditional Victorian style funeral and mourning customs inside the Colborne Lodge, as well as a Seance in the Eldritch Theatre performed by Doc Wuthergloom. Refreshments are provided!
Price: $32.50 +tax
Duration: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: 11 Colborne Lodge Dr., Toronto, Ont.
For more information: http://www.highpark.org/event/haunted-high-park-18/
The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto with Mackenzie House Experience
Departing from the courtyard of the Hockey Hall of Fame, this guided tour brings guests to some of the most haunted places in the city. The walk features spooky ghost stories about haunted buildings and unsolved mysteries in the city, as well as a personal tour of Mackenzie House, the haunted home of Toronto’s first mayor.
Price: Adults $29.75, Youth (up to 17) $26.75
Duration: one hour 45 minutes
Location: 30 Yonge St., Toronto, Ont.
For more information: https://hauntedwalk.com/toronto-tours/
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