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104 spooky Halloween events to check out in Toronto this year

Halloween, Events

104 spooky Halloween events to check out in Toronto this year

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Ainsley Smith Oct 12, 2017 1:26 pm 319

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is almost here.

And if you’re too old for trick or treating but still want to get dressed up, there’s still a lot of fun to be had on Halloween in the city.

From haunted houses and ghost walks to spooky dance parties and things that will make you say boo, get into the festive spirit by checking out the 104 hottest Halloween events happening in and around Toronto this year.

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Pumpkin Patches

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There’s nothing more synonymous with Halloween then pumpkins! Take a walk down memory lane and pay one of the many pumpkin patches in the GTA a visit this month.

Brooks Farms

What: Located just under an hour north of Toronto, Brooks Farm offers everything you need for a perfect fall afternoon. From picking your own pumpkins and seasonal fruit to visiting the Fall Fun Festival on weekends, Brooks Farms has been a seasonal destination for families for years. Pumpkins typically range in price from $1 to $10 depending on size.

When: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert
Tickets: $14 per person

Forsythe Family Farms

What: Located in Uxbridge, this family farm welcomes everyone to come and celebrate the bounty of the fall harvest from Thanksgiving weekend until Halloween. Aside from an incredible pumpkin selection to choose from, visitors can also check out the farm animals, barnyard adventure play area, wagon rides and the massive two-acre corn maze.

When: Weekdays 9 am to 6 pm, Festival Weekends 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: 1025 Cragg Road, Greenbank (Uxbridge)
Tickets: $10 per person

Whittamore’s Farm

What: Nestled beside the Rouge River Valley in Markham, Whittamore’s Farm is a massive 330-acre fruit and vegetable farm that has welcomed nearly 300,000 customers annually in the past 60 years. Here you’ll find 1000s of pumpkins perfect for carving and become a kid again as you chase your friends through the corn maze and ride with them on a Wagon through the Spooky Forest. Keep in mind that this fall marks the final season of Whittamore’s Farm, so make sure to pay the farm a final visit ASAP.

When: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 18100 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Tickets: Weekdays $9, weekends $13 per person

Dixie Orchards

What: Located in beautiful Caledon, Dixie Orchards also offers a large variety of pumpkins and squash – perfect for seasonal cooking and baking. Come and spend an afternoon exploring the pumpkin patch, getting lost in the corn maze and then pick out your perfect pumpkin decorating.

When: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: 14309 Dixie Road, Caldeon
Tickets: No pricing available

Albion Orchards

What: Another Caledon pumpkin goldmine, Albion Orchards will be hosting its annual pumpkin harvest this month. Signifying autumn in Caledon, the pumpkin patch is now open to the public and has pick-your-own pumpkins, white pumpkins, and gourds up for grabs.

When: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon
Tickets: No entry fee

Downey’s Farm Market

What: It’s all about Pumpkinfest at Downey’s Farm Market! From a massive eight-acre corn maze to puppet shows and wagon rides, there is something for everyone at Downey’s – and of course, a ton of pumpkins to choose from.

When: Monday to Sunday, Farm Market 9 am to 5 pm; Play Area 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Brampton
Tickets: Weekdays $9 and weekends $14 per person

Reesor’s Farm Market

What: Just under 40-minutes from Toronto you’ll find Reesor’s Farm Market, the perfect place to pick-your-own pumpkin in Markham. Not only is this farm free to visit, it’s also home to a family-friendly corn maze, and also has tons of fall decorations for your home for sale including straw bales, corn stalks, decorative corn, gourds and mini-pumpkins.

When: Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6:30 pm
Where: 10825 Ninth Line, Markham
Tickets: No pricing available

Round The Bend Farm

What: Come and spend the perfect fall afternoon at Round The Bend Farm. $5 will get you into the farm, where you’ll have fun playing in the corn and straw mazes, feeding the farm animals and picking the perfect pumpkin. And while you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the farm market where you’ll find plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh pies, home decor and much more.

When: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 16225 Jane Street, Kettleby
Tickets: $5 per person

Stonehaven Farm Market

What: The Stonehaven Farm Market in Campbellville is officially open! Here you’ll find everything you need to make delicious fall pies not to mention you can get lost in the massive corn maze, and have some serious laughs on the wagon ride.

When: Monday to Friday, noon to 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville
Tickets: No pricing available

Hutchinson Farm

What: Not only does Hutchinson Farm have a massive pumpkin patch, it also has a pumpkin museum. That is correct! Their museum features a collection of exotic pumpkins and squash, all grown on their farm in North Burlington. Before you leave, make sure to check out the farm’s Atlantic Giant pumpkins, which weigh up to 220 pounds!

When: Weekdays 9 am to 6 pm; Weekends 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Mondays, but open on all holidays.
Where: 6202 Walkers Line, Burlington
Tickets: $5 per person

Pingle’s Farm Market

What: This fall marks Pingle’s 30th season, and if you haven’t had a chance to visit this fall paradise, we highly recommend heading here ASAP. Here you’ll find a giant eight-acre corn maze, wagon rides, pick-your-own pumpkins and plenty of fall goodies including seasonal fruits and veggies and delicious apple and pumpkin pies.

When: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm; Holiday Mondays, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton
Tickets: $7 per person

Linton’s Farm Market

What: Just under an hour from Toronto, Linton’s Farm Market is home to a sprawling farm market selling everything from homegrown veggies and fruit to cheese and jams and preservatives. But more importantly, you will find pick-your-own pumpkins, weekend wagon rides, a giant corn maze and a pumpkin cannon at Linton’s.

When: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8 am to 7:30 pm
Where: 571 Raglan Road East, Oshawa
Tickets: No pricing available

Murphy’s Farm Market

What: If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, Murphy’s Farm Market is located just over an hour north of Toronto. Every fall, Murphy’s hosts its Fall Festival that includes wagon rides to the pumpkin patch where visitors can roam the endless rows and multiple varieties of pumpkins in different shapes and sizes. There is also a corn maze, pumpkin cannon show and a bakery serving homemade pies and desserts.

When: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 5141 Simcoe Road 10, RR 2 Alliston
Tickets: Weekday $5 and weekends is $9 per person

Cooper’s Farm

What: Just under an hour north of Toronto is Cooper’s Farm, a family-owned market farm, using sustainable farming practices. This fall, head to Cooper’s Farm where you’ll get into the festive spirit after going pumpkin picking, enjoy the family-friendly scavenger hunt and get lost in the farm’s sprawling 10-acre Canada 150 themed corn maze.

When: Wednesday to Friday, 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 266 Ashworth Road, Zephyr
Tickets: $10 per person

Scary Attractions

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If you prefer spending Halloween checking out the more terrifying attractions, scream parks, and haunted houses will make sure you don’t get a wink of sleep, you’re in luck as the city is bursting with scary events and attractions.

Fear Farm

What: This fall drive just over an hour west of Toronto and you’ll find Fear Farm, a terrifying farm that’s home to a number of bone-chilling attractions including a hillbilly-themed hike through the woods, a haunted hayride, the Hiller haunted house, the condemned corn maze, a terrifying clown-themed carnival, and the Stalking Dead, a zombie-infested corn maze.

When: Now until October 29, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 936685 Blenheim Road, Ayr
Tickets: $29.95 per person

Spooky Lagoon Presents: Murder at the Lighthouse

What: The Toronto Islands will be hosting a bone-chilling haunted Halloween-themed tour this fall that will explore the Toronto Island’s dark past. This October, you’re invited to head to the Island and experience Spooky Lagoon presents: Murder at the Lighthouse, where you’ll spend an evening listening to true island tales that include stories of a 107-year-old sunken ship, Babe Ruth, hurricane Hazel, diving horses, the decimation of a unique community, and the story of Toronto’s most famous ghost, J.P. Radelmüller.

When: Now until October 31, boats will depart every 10 minutes from 175 Queens Quay West
Where: The Toronto Island
Tickets: Available online for $25 per person

Toronto Horror Hallway’s

What: This October, you’re invited to explore this seemingly never-ending maze of horror that’s housed inside an even more frightening haunted house. This year’s maze resembles an old fashioned hotel that’s been corrupted by lost souls and demons. Visitors will have to adventure through the old hotel and try to find their way out of the PITCH BLACK hallways and rooms. This attraction is definitely NOT for the faint of heart.

When: Now until October 31, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Located inside 401 Mini Indy near Highway 401 and Dixon Road
Tickets: $15 per person

Legends of Horror

What: An immersive theatrical interpretation of all of the classic horror figures as the audience is led through a one hour, 1.75 km self-guided walk through the bowels of the historic – and spooky– castle.

When: Now until October 31
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Tickets: Available online for $40 or $45 at the door

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

What: For 14 terrifying nights this fall, Canada’s Wonderland will be transformed into the most terrifying spectacle of the year. This year will be bigger, better, and more horrifying than ever. Brave your way through terrifying mazes, scare zones and live shows in addition to 700 monsters prowling through the park.

When: Now until October 31
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive
Tickets: Available online from $34.99

Screemers

What: The Toronto tradition, Screemers is back to haunt you with seven haunted houses, a Midway of mayhem and thrilling rides. Take your bravest friends and head into an evening of ghostly excitement!

When: Now until October 31
Where: Queen Elizabeth Building, 180 Princes’ Blvd
Tickets: Available online from $25.93 – $50.79

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 

What: Come and enjoy nine nights of all things horror, sci-fi, action, and cult at the 12th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival. This year’s festival will feature new independent pieces from across North America, Europe and Asia, and big box office feature films.

When: October 12 to 20
Where: Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West
Tickets: $13 per person

Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights

What: Get into the Halloween spirit by catching one the ten most terrifying films of all time at the AGO. Films include Psycho, Carrie, Night of the Hunter, and Halloween. This special event is part of the AGO’s creepiest new exhibit, Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters, and will also have special horror film screenings running until December.

When: October 13, 20, and 27
Where: The AGO, 317 Dundas Street West
Tickets: Public $12, students $8

Grimm Grounds

What: Grimm Grounds is a unique Hallowe’en experience that brings patrons a truly unique scare experience. The maze consists of a 10ft tall wall system which intertwines with massive mature tree’s luring guests into a tense, dark world of horror. 

When: October 25 to 31
Where: 16 Flemming Avenue
Tickets:
$5 to $7 per person

Seasons Annual Haunted House

What: Seasons’ haunted house is great for all ages. When you’re done checking out the haunted house, visitors can check out the crafts, games and the pumpkin patch.

When: October 29, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where:
 655 Davenport Road
Tickets: $20 per family

Horror-Rama

What: Toronto’s premier event for fans of all things horror returns to its roots this Halloween season. Intimate and accessible, this year’s HORROR-RAMA will focus on bringing you what you have come to expect: the highest caliber of guests working in horror film and culture, the most amazing and unique exhibitors and artisans, insightful panel discussions and a full line-up of film screenings.

When: November 4 to 5
Where: 918 Bathurst Street
Tickets: From $15 to $75 per person

Haunted Walks

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For those wanting to take a look at Toronto’s haunted past, there are plenty of spooky walking tours you can take at some of the city’s most historic landmarks after dark.

Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery

What: With tales of gruesome accidents, the perilous world of whiskey-making and the explosive War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is area is known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. This Halloween, explore the city’s historic Distillery District by lantern light.

When: Now until October 31
Where: Segway of Ontario, 30 Gristmill Lane
Tickets: From $16.75 to $21.75 per person. Children (under 10) are free with accompanying adult

Ghosts of the University of Toronto

What: Is Canada’s largest university also its most haunted? The grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus are filled with dark history and ghostly tales. During this chilling walk, you’ll hear about secret chambers, restless spirits trapped, haunting love stories and more.

When: Every Friday and Saturday in October
Where: East side of the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Tickets: From $16.75 to $21.75 per person. Children (under 10) are free with accompanying adult

The Haunted Walk Experience at Black Creek Pioneer Village

What: You’re invited to explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village – in the dark! Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories. Each participant will receive a special, limited edition Haunted Walk flashlight.

When: Now until November 4
Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
Tickets: Available online from $24.75 – $29.75 per person

Toronto Ghost Walk

What: If you’re feeling brave, come and enjoy a guided haunted walking tour on – and around – the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, an area steeped in tradition and ghost sightings. Learn about the many chilling myths and ghastly deeds that haunt the halls of some of Toronto’s oldest buildings.

When: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for children. Cash only

Haunted High Park

What: Explore the grounds of High Park after dark and discover the chilling legends and ghostly tales that have been spooking visitors for decades.

When: October 19, 20, 22, 27, 28 and 29, 7:30 pm
Where: Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Dr
Tickets: $32.50 per person

Fort York After Dark

What: Tour the grounds of Fort York at night, and hear stories about this national treasure and the history that surrounds it. From the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York, the lantern tour should not be missed. You will also visit two military cemeteries near the Fort.

When: October 25 to 27, 7:30 pm
Where: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd
Tickets: $13.27 per person

Spirit Walks

What: Let your imagination take over as you’re led through downtown alleys and laneways to discover some of Toronto’s reputedly haunted buildings. Return to gas-lit Mackenzie House, soothe your goosebumps with mulled cider and biscuits as you hear about the ghost stories associated with the house.

When: October 27 & 28
Where: Mackenzie House, Bond Street
Tickets: Available online for $15 per person

Graveyard & Tavern Tour by Lamp Light

What: Explore Montgomery’s Inn and the Islington Pioneer Cemetery after dark where you will hear chilling stories guaranteed to get you into the Halloween spirit. Inside the candlelit rooms of the restored Inn, you will discover the perfect atmosphere for hair-raising tales. Spooky refreshments included.

When: October 28, 6 pm & 7:30 pm start times
Where: 4079 Dundas Street West
Tickets: 
Available online for $20 per person

Family-Friendly

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For those with little ones who still want to get dressed up and join in on the fun, there are plenty of parties and attractions that are family-friendly.

Witchfest North

What: Come out and celebrate witches, women and the arts in multiple venues and events held throughout the city celebrating the repeal of section 365. This year’s Witchfest North theme is ‘Out of the Broom Closet.’

When: Now until October 31
Where: Venues throughout the city
Tickets: Admission is free

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters 

What: This fall, the AGO will transform into a rare exhibit that will showcase the creative process of famed and fascinating filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and it’s one of the AGO’s most immersive exhibition experiences to date. 

When: Now until January 7
Where: AGO, 317 Dundas Street West
Tickets: $25 per person, $16.50 for students

Brick-or-Treat

What: This Halloween party will feature plenty of boo-tiful attractions and activities around every creepy corner including a spooky LEGO build challenge, monster mash scavenger hunt, pumpkin trail, zombie takeover in MINILAND and much more.

When: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 & 31
Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Tickets: $15.60 to $24

Craveyard Halloween Party

What: Nestlé Canada is celebrating Halloween in a spooktacular way this year with the fifth annual Nestlé Canada Craveyard Halloween Party. This family-focused event will feature a live musical performance by Dan the Music Man and Captain Corbin, a spooky haunted house, face painting, pumpkin decorating, some refreshments and more.

When: October 15, 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Nestlé Canada’s Sterling Road Confectionery Factory, 72 Sterling Road
Tickets: Admission is free

Boo! At the Barns

What: This free, all-ages Halloween party offers frightful fun for the whole family. This year’s event will feature a haunted house, scary dance party, face painting, costume swap, a beer and wine garden, treats, and much more.

When: October 21, 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Tickets: Admission is free

Hallowe’en Howl

What: Children’s performers Soli and Rob will lead the audience in an interactive Halloween concert. Costumes are encouraged!

When: October 21, 22, 28, & 29
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns Solar Stage, 601 Christie Street
Tickets: $20 per person

Just Say Boo!

What: Kids of all ages are invited to get dressed up and enjoy an afternoon of fun at the East Toronto Masonic Temple. Guests can enjoy fun games and activities for the whole family, costume photo opportunities, and the chance to meet other local families.

When: October 21
Where: East Toronto Masonic Temple, 15 Chisholm Avenue
Tickets: Admission is free

Howling Hootenanny

What: This October, head to Toronto’s historic Black Creek Village for some festive fun. Guests can decorate their own pumpkin, watch live performances, check out the Creepy Creature Show, get lost in the haunted maze, trick-or-treat around the village, listen to spooky pioneer superstitions and much more.

When: October 21, 22, 28 & 29, 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Tickets: From $11 to $15 per person, kids four and under are free

Boo at the Zoo

What: Get into the Halloween spirit by getting dressed up and heading to the Toronto Zoo for Boo at the Zoo. Kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get FREE admission when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission. Don’t forget your camera as there will be plenty of Halloween photo opportunities at the zoo.

When: October 21, 22,28 & 29
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd
Tickets: $14 to $23 per person

Ghost of Old Town Hall

What: Come and tour downtown Newmarket and learn about the stories of the past. Guests will be taken on a guided walking tour of Main St. and the Old Town Hall where they will learn about the many suspicious events and anecdotes that have haunted the area since the 1880’s. Throughout the evening, guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about paranormal activity, and by evenings end, experience a real live paranormal investigation and any findings hosted by The Georgina Paranormal Society.

When: October 25, 7 pm
Where: Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford Street
Tickets: $20 per person

Unsound Does Halloween

What: Unsound first came to Toronto as part of the Luminato festival in 2015 and created a sensation. This fall, Unsound will be putting on a special Halloween performance in Toronto at The Sony Centre. The landmark theatre will play host to a radical mix of ambient soundscapes, innovative film and TV scores, dance, and even ancient Slavic sounds.

When: October 27 & November 3
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Tickets: Available online from $35 – $85

Halloween Spooktacular

What: This Halloween, come and say boo at the Bata Shoe Museum for a spooktacular weekend of family fun! Guests can decorate Halloween-inspired cookies, make a special craft and play ISpy in the galleries.

When: October 28, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Bata Shoe Musem, 327 Bloor Street West
Tickets: Admission is $5 to $14, kids in costumes get in free

Riverside Ghost Walk

What: Get the entire family (and your four-legged pals) decked out in costumes and head to Riverside for the annual Ghost Walk.

When: October 28, 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: 807 A Queen Street East
Tickets: Admission is free

The Halloween Walk & Fundraiser

What: Get into the Halloween spirit by participating in the 4th annual Halloween Walk & Fundraiser in support of first responders. This free day of fun will feature entertainment, refreshments, and excitement.

When: October 28
Where: The Armoury, 70 Birmingham Street
Tickets: Admission is free

Halloween on Queen

What: If you’re looking to get into the spirit of Halloween, put on your spookiest costume and check out this creepy carnival that’s fun for all ages. Dress to impress as there will be a costume contest, as well as live music, carnival games, a scavenger hunt, a haunted maze, Halloween crafts and much more.

When: October 28
Where: Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens
Tickets: Admission is free

Pumpkinfest in the Junction

What: Come out and celebrate all things Halloween, pumpkin, and fall throughout the Junction neighbourhood. Pumpkinfest is perfect for all ages and is the perfect event to get you into the Halloween spirit. Costumes are definitely encouraged.

When: October 28, 2 pm to 6 pm
Where: The Junction Train Platform, 2964 Dundas Street West
Tickets: Admission is free

Pumpkinfest at the Kingsway

What: Come Celebrate the spooky Halloween season with the Kingsway. Bring your best costume and decorate some pumpkins, enjoy crafts, food, face painting, raffles and so much more.

When: October 28, 10 am to 2 pm
Where: The Kingsway
Tickets: Admission is free

Night of Dread at Dufferin Grove Park

What: Clay & Paper Theatre presents the 18th annual Night of Dread, an evening of fearful pageantry, revels and mockery this Halloween. At this much loved, family-friendly, community event, Torontonians are invited to call on, mock and banish their private and collective fears through parade and pageantry, music and masquerade, dance and a devilishly good party.

When: October 28
Where: Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Street
Tickets: This event is pay what you can. Suggested donations at $5 / $10 / $15

Halloween Comic Fest

What: Come and pick your own free comics during Halloween Comic Fest at participating Toronto comic book stores. Head to the event website to learn which stores are participating.

When: October 28
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Tickets: This event is free

Twilight Pumpkin Float in High Park

What: This year marks the 22 annual Pumpkin Float at High Park. Visitors can come and carve a pumpkin and then set it afloat with other ghoulish gourds.

When: October 29, 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: High Park Wading Pool, 1873 Bloor Street West
Tickets: $2.50 per pumpkin

Monster Dash

What: Monster Dash is a family-friendly event that features three exciting challenges in one – a 5k and 10k walk/run for kids, teens and adults and a ‘Spooky Mile’ for the little ones. Costumes aren’t mandatory, however, they are definitely encouraged.

When: October 29, 4:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Tickets: $20 to $85 per person

Halloween Fest

What: Join your neighbours for a spirited costume parade through the Bloor-West neighbourhood with some special guests. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day, including two performances by Splash ‘N Boots.

When: October 29, 11 am
Where: Bloor West Village
Tickets: Admission is free

Halloween Howl

What: If you’re looking for another excuse to wear your Halloween costume, head to the Toronto Botanical Garden for a family-friendly event filled with spooky games, crafts and treats.

When: October 29, 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
Tickets: $12 per person

Harry Potter Halloween

What: Trick-or-Treaters are invited to stop by the Mount Albert Library before hitting the town for some Halloween fun. Guests are asked to bring a single sock to help free the Library elf and will be given Harry Potter Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans. All socks will then be donated to Carly & Charley’s Odd Sox Project.

When: October 31, 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: Mount Albert Branch, 19300 Centre Street
Tickets: Admission is free (just remember to bring a sock)

Halloween on Church

What: This Halloween, Church Street is the place to be. Later this month, The Village will be shutting down six blocks of Church Street to host a massive pedestrian-only Halloween party, that’s known for being the largest Halloween party in North America. The fun begins at 6:30 pm, and the Village’s shops, cafés and bars will be bumping all night long. All are welcome, and it’s highly recommended that you wear a costume.

When: October 31, 6:30 pm
Where: Along Church Street (Wood Street to Gloucester Street
Tickets: Admission is free

Halloween Social Dance Party

What: Come and join an evening of dancing, prizes and plenty of good vibes! Tickets are also available at the studio for $7, online or $10 at the door. In addition to the costume contest, there will also be snacks and drinks on hand.

When: October 31, 7:30 pm
Where: Access Ballroom Studio, 276 Main Street
Tickets: $7 to $10 per person

The Bunz Flea #5 Spooky Edition

What: Come and enjoy this very spooky edition of The Bunz Flea Market. This is still the same unique market featuring local artisans who will be accepting both trades and cash in exchange for their goods or services, PLUS a giant open trading area, but this time with a little bit of haunting in the air.

When: October 31, 8 pm to 12 am
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Tickets: Admission is free

Halloween Parties

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If you’re planning on getting decked out in a costume this year, there are plenty of events and parties happening this Halloween.

Haunted Harvest Party

What: This October, Foodies on Foot and Rancourt Winery are hosting a Haunted Harvest Party in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and it’s being billed as an ambulatory feast featuring the fall harvest and Dracula-themed food stations. Tickets are All You Can Eat and include two drink tickets for wine. Aside from eating, expect indoor and outdoor entertainment, and a fire pit.

When: October 14, 7 pm
Where: Rancourt Winery, 1829 Concession 4 Road
Tickets: $40 per person

Shaun of the Dead – The Movie Experience

What: This October, be transported to London, England to experience the 2004 zombie epidemic documented in the film Shaun of the Dead. While this is a participatory event, you are not expected to act, but you will have the opportunity to interact with characters around you. In addition, you are expected to dress the part! Guests have the option of arriving dead or alive.

When: October 25 to 28, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 12 Clinton Street
Tickets: Available online for $60 per person

Dragonstone Halloween Party

What: The Iron Throne is up for grabs at The Gladstone Hotel this Halloween. The Queen West Hotel is transforming itself into Dragonstone for one night only on October 27 for a Game of Thrones-themed Halloween party where guests are encouraged to don their finest furs.

When: October 27, 9 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Tickets: Available online from $30 to $40

Toronto Halloween Boat Party

What: Join thousands of Party Goers from across Ontario for Toronto’s biggest Halloween boat party. Make sure to come dressed up, as there’ll be prizes for the best male and female costumes.

When: October 27, boarding will begin at 9 pm and the party goes until 2 am
Where: The boat will board at 333 Lakeshore Blvd East
Tickets: Available online from $25 to $40 per person

Stranger Things 80s Halloween Party

What: Stranger Things reinvigorated everyone’s love for 80s horror movies, and Toronto is invited to attend a Halloween party dedicated to the best era for the genre. Come and party as your favourite 80s villain (or hero or heroine) and dance the night away to the best 80s jams there is.

When: October 27, 10 pm to 2 am
Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East
Tickets: Available online for $11 per person

Dark Waters

What: Splash into Dark Waters on October 27. This 19+ event will send chills through your gills as you explore the dark side of the aquarium. Beware of creatures from the deep because this is not your average Halloween party. Once you catch your breath, grab a few drinks, join the costume contest, and enjoy the thrilling views as you dance the night away. Just be careful of what lurks below.

When: October 27, 8 pm to 12 am
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium, 288 Bremner Boulevard
Tickets: Available online for $28 per person

ROM Friday Night Live

What: Come in your Halloween best, and experience the weird, wacky, and wicked at Friday Night Live. Costumes are highly encouraged, but to keep our collections safe masks and props are not allowed.

When: October 27
Where: ROM, 100 Queens Park
Tickets: From $15.50 to $17 per person

1st Annual HALLO WE ENtertainers Party

What: You’re invited to attend the first annual HALLO WE ENtertainers Party! The evening will include performances by JOEE and The Band XO, delicious snacks and an open bar with proceeds going to support Sick Kids.

When: October 27, 9 pm to 1 am
Where: 
Toronto Grand, 16 Highway 27
Tickets: $60 per person

Screamwhistle

What: Steam Whistle is back with Screamwhiste, their annual Halloween bash for two nights this October.Come in costume and dance the night away with DJs Skratch Bastid and Fields McQueen.

When: October 27 & 28
Where: Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd
Tickets: Available online for $35 per person

THE NIGHT WE TURN 20 Anniversary Halloween Party

What: Calling all vampires, werewolves and creatures of the night, RUE MORGUE returns to Toronto to celebrate two decades of horror with THE NIGHT WE TURN 20 Anniversary Halloween Party. Featuring $1000 in cash prizes for our Midnite Costume Contest, a Crazy Clown Ball Pit, a 20th Anniversary Cake Sitting Ceremony, all night Terror Tunes and lots more!

When: October 28, 10 pm to 3 am
Where: Velvet Underground, 508 Queen Street West
Tickets: $30 door or $25 advance

Ghost Ship

What: Come aboard the spookiest ship in the city this Halloween. Party-goers will have access to three heated levels to party, including an open top deck, delicious hors-d’oeuvres served all night long and $500 cash prize for Best Halloween Costume.

When: October 28, 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Ship boards at 11 Polson Street
Tickets: $45 per person

Figures Halloween

What: Toronto’s comic book-themed restaurant will be hosting a Halloween party this year, and costumes are definitely encouraged. This is a 25+ event, and DJ Nakz will be spinning all night long.

When: October 28, 9 pm
Where: Figures Lounge, 137 Avenue Road
Tickets: Available online for $40 per person

The Burroughes Haunted Mansion

What: Taking place October 28, this Halloween event will be like no other in the city. A quick descent down its street-level stairs open to soaring ceilings and a brick and stone interior facade reminiscent of a bygone prohibition style era. This unique and spooky venue provides the perfect backdrop for a haunted Halloween mansion, with epic views of the city.

When: October 28, 9 pm to 3 am
Where: Burroughes, 639 Queen Street West
Tickets: Available online for $20 per person

Assemblage 23

What: Kick off your Halloween festivities by enjoying an evening of live music. Assemblage 23 returns to the Opera House stage with their new album “Endure”, featuring support acts nTTx and Standard Issue Citizen. The evening will be hosted by DJ Lazarus and will feature a post-show dance party.

When: October 28, 8:30 pm to 2:30 am
Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East
Tickets: $25

Humongous Halloween

What: Head to The Village for an evening of fun. Australia’s Kitty Glitter will be performing, and there will also be a huge costume contest with a $500 cash prize for the best costume.

When: October 28, 10:30 pm
Where: Fly 2.0, 6 Gloucester Street
Tickets: Available online for $20

Halloween Pub & Club Crawl

What: If you and your friends just can’t seem to agree on where to spend your Halloween, you should consider going on this epic Halloween Pub & Club crawl that will take you to a number of the city’s best pubs and clubs. You can choose from the Downtown or Liberty Village bar crawl, which will include stops at Grace O’ Malleys, Stadium, The Pint Public Houe, Local Public Eatery, William’s Landing, and Brazen Head.

When: October 28, 7 pm to 3 am
Where: You can choose from the Downtown or Liberty Village crawls
Tickets: Available online for $10 per person

Forever ’99 Halloween Freakout Party

What: Everyone’s favourite cartoon musical duo from the ’90s, Prozzäk, will be hosting the ultimate Halloween dance party – Prozzäk Presents: Forever ’99 Halloween Freakout. Party-goers can enjoy three rooms of sound with performances from various local and international DJs, go-karting, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, a professional haunted house, and an incredible costume contest.

When: October 28, 9 pm
Where: 401 Indy, 37 Stoffel Drive
Tickets: $40 per person

Haunted Halloween Party

What: Pump up the volume and boogie down at the historical Old Mill to the monster hits from the 70s to the top dance hits of today at the 3rd annual Haunted Halloween Party. Get those creative juices flowing, as prizes will be given for the best costume and for the most creative. Although costumes are encouraged, feel free to come as you are and join the party.

When: October 28, 6 pm to 12 am
Where: Old Mill Toronto, Old Mill Road
Tickets: $20 per person

 Monster Mash

What: This Halloween weekend, you’re invited to Monster Mash, the one-night-only hip-hop party in the city. The venue will offer guests two unique sounding rooms, each with a lineup that caters to your inner hip hop junkie. French Montana and Toronto native Bakka Not Nice are amongst the long list of performers.

When: October 28, 9 pm
Where: 
Chateau Le Jardin, 8440 Hwy 27
Tickets: $70 for general admission

True Blood

What: On Saturday, October 28, Ristorante Buonanotte Toronto will be transformed into a Halloween party of epic proportions. The DJ’s will keep the energy high late into the evening. So mark your calendars, folks. This is one scary soirée you certainly don’t want to miss.

When: October 28
Where: Buonanotte, 19 Mercer Street
Tickets: Available online for $20 per person

Fear Factory

What: Get ready to attend the city’s biggest Halloween party of the year. Hosted by Grey Goose, Bacardi and Rémy Martin, Fear Factory will be taking over the Toronto Event Centre for an evening of spooky fun.

When: October 28, 10 pm to 3 am
Where: Toronto Event Centre Nightclub, 15 Saskatchewan Road
Tickets: Available online for $20 per person

Carnivale Halloween

What: This Halloween, get ready for an unforgettable night at the 5th Annual Carnivale, hosted inside one of Toronto’s most iconic event spaces. The Great Hall will be turned into a living, breathing, haunted experience with creepy decor, live performances including freaky sideshow acts, fire artists, contortionists, top DJ talent and more you need to see to believe.

When: October 28, 9 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Tickets: Available online from $19.95 to $34.95

Vampire Fetish Ball

What: The entire Subspace Team is back on board to produce this special Halloween Event. The sexy darkness of the Opera House will host the annual Subspace Halloween Ball. Costumes are encouraged.

When: October 28, 10 pm
Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East
Tickets: $20 to $100 per person

Halloween Cruise

What: If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween in the city, then a Toronto Halloween Cruise is the perfect place for you to be. Guests will enjoy a four-hour party on the Toronto harbour. Join Jubilee Queen Cruises for a spooky good time as they set sail for a trip to remember. Dressing up is optional however there will be a prize for the best costume.

When: October 28, 8:30 pm to 2 am
Where: The cruise will board at 539 Queens Quay West
Tickets: $49.95 per person

Halloween Club Crawl – Screams From Hell

What: If you can’t decide on where to spend Halloween, you might want to consider a club crawl. Screams From Hell will feature party busses between each club so you and your friends can arrive in style.

When: October 28, 8 pm to 3 am
Where: Various clubs
Tickets: $15 to $30 per person

CATL Halloween

What: After a winter-long hiatus, the rockin’ rhythm ‘n’ blues group known as Catl. are re-emerging with a newly configured line-up this Halloween. Costumes are definitely welcome.

When: October 29, 8 pm to 2 am
Where: Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Avenue
Tickets: Available online for $10

Tequila Sundown, The Blacklit Halloween Party

What: Appropriately taking place at the 2,500 sq foot Costume Factory Loft on Halloween, this massive blacklit party fuses the nostalgia of a 90s costume dance party with the sophistication of premium craft cocktails and beer.

When: October 31, 8 pm to 2 am
Where: Costume Factory Loft, 165 Geary Ave
Tickets: Available online for $25 or at the door for $30

Nightmare on King Street

What: For those wanting to celebrate on the 31, head to Union for Nightmare on King Street. Halloween is always the most extravagant party night of the year at Union and will welcome hundreds of costume-clad partygoers. This special event party will feature a fully decorated haunted house theme and will be playing Hip Hop, House, Mash-ups, Dancehall and Top 40 all night long.

When: October 31, 10 pm to 3 am
Where: Union, 473 Adelaide Street West
Tickets: Available online for $15 per person

Screams From Hell Halloween Night

What: Screams From Hell is officially upon us! This year marks the 10th annual Screams From Hell party this Halloween night inside Adelaide Hall, which will be transformed into a massive Halloween Massacre. Costumes are definitely encouraged.

When: October 31, 10 pm to 3 am
Where: 
Adelaide Hall Concert Venue, 250 Adelaide Street West
Tickets: $10

Corn Mazes

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This October, get into the Halloween spirit by getting seriously lost (and scared) in some of the best corn mazes Ontario has to offer.

Hanes Corn Maze

What: This is easily one of the biggest corn mazes located near the city. Hanes Corn Maze is home to a massive, 25-acre maze that stands 10′ tall. This year’s maze features a Canada 150 design and features various checkpoints that help visitors solve a puzzle. During October, you can enjoy the maze at night, so don’t forget to bring a flashlight.

When: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 9 pm
Where: #1001 Hwy #5 West, Dundas
Tickets: From $5 to $12 per person

Downey’s Farm Market

What: Located in Brampton, Downey’s corn maze is the perfect place to get lost. Twist and turn your way through 10 km of Canada 150 themed trails as you work to find various checkpoint stations. Downey’s maze takes roughly 45-minutes to complete and when you’re done you can pick out your perfect pumpkin!

Where: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Brampton
When: Monday to Sunday, Farm Market 9 am to 5 pm; Play Area 10 am to 5 pm
Tickets: $9 per person

Pingle’s Farm Market

What: For those near Oshawa, Pingle’s Farm Market is home to a sprawling eight-acre corn maze, that features a new theme each year. This year’s theme is pirate, so you’ll get the chance to get lost in a maze shaped like a pirate ship. This maze takes between 45 to 60 minutes to complete and costs $7 per person.

When: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm; Holiday Mondays, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton
Tickets: $7 per person

Forsythe Family Farms

What: Located just over an hour from Toronto, you’ll find Forsythe Family Farms, which is home to a two-acre corn maze that’s perfect for the entire family. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the rest of the fun including an adventure playground, farm animals, scavenger hunts, wagon rides, and an incredible pumpkin patch!

When: Weekdays 9 am to 6 pm, Festival Weekends 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: 1025 Cragg Road, Greenbank (Uxbridge)
Tickets: $3.50 on weekdays and $10 on weekends

Whittamore’s Farm

What: Nestled beside the Rouge River Valley in Markham, Whittamore’s Farm is a massive 330-acre fruit and vegetable farm. This popular fall destination is home to a festive corn maze in the shape of the farm’s name. Keep in mind that this fall marks the final season of Whittamore’s Farm, so make sure to pay the farm a final visit ASAP.

When: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 18100 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Tickets: $9 per person

Cooper’s Farm

What: This fall, Cooper’s Farm designed its corn maze in honour of Canada 150. If you’re near Zephyr this October, we highly recommend paying the farm a visit, picking up the perfect Halloween pumpkin and getting lost in this giant, ten-acre maze.

When: Wednesday to Friday, 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 266 Ashworth Road, Zephyr
Tickets: $10 per person

Reesor’s Farm Market

What: If you’re looking for a smaller, more kid-friendly maze, then head to Reesor’s Farm Market in Markham. Located near the pumpkin patch, this corn maze provides all the space you need to get lost. The best part is all the proceeds are donated to Canadian Food Grains Bank for their international development work.

When: Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6:30 pm
Where: 10825 Ninth Line, Markham
Tickets: $3 per person

Brooks Farms

What: Located just under an hour north of Toronto, Brook’s Farm is the perfect place to spend a fall day. Come and enjoy the ten-acre Barnyard Playland, that features rides, zip lines, farm animals, and a family-friendly corn maze.

When: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert
Tickets: $14 per person

Stonehaven Farm Market

What: This Burlington farm has been around for a century and has visitors coming back year after year. Each year, Stonehaven hosts a gigantic corn maze with a new design as well as smaller straw mazes, wagon rides, and straw piles for the little ones.

When: Monday to Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm daily with last entry at 4 pm
Where: 7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville
Tickets: Admission is $6 per person

Lindley’s Farm & Market

What: Lindley’s Farm & Market boasts a four-acre corn maze, that features a mile and a half of winding trails and prizes for guests who solve the maze’s puzzle. For those afraid of getting lost, the maze has emergency exits if you need a quick escape. When you’ve completed the maze, you can check out the wagon and pony rides, zip-line and the pumpkin patch.

When: Saturday & Sunday (and holidays), 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 900 Fiddlers Green Rd, Ancaster, southwest of Hamilton
Tickets: $7 per person

Knox’s Pumpkin Farm

What: Knox’s Pumpkin Farm has been around for more than 150 years and is home to not only an incredible pumpkin patch but also a family-friendly corn maze. When you’re finished getting lost, make sure to go for a wagon ride, check out the petting zoo, and hunt for your perfect Jack-o-Lantern.

When: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 6325 Enfield Road, Hampton
Tickets: $7 per person

Pumpkin Parades

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A number of Toronto parks will glow orange on November 1st as neighbourhoods bid a final farewell to this year’s jack-o-lantern collection with community Pumpkin Parades.

Rennie Park Pumpkin Parade

What: Save the date and head to Rennie Park’s second annual Pumpkin Parade. Bring your family, bring your pumpkin to be lit up and then enjoy the beautiful designs. At the end of the night, the park will send all the pumpkins for composting.

When: November 1, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Rennie Park, 1 Rennie Terrace
Tickets: Admission is free

Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade

What: Toronto’s Sorauren Park will be hosting a pumpkin parade this year, which has had close to 2,000 pumpkins on display in recent years. From witches and cats to politicians and world events, the artful jack-o-lanterns represent the spirit of Halloween and also the spirit of the times.

When: November 1, 6 pm
Where: Sorauren Park, 50 Wabash Avenue
Tickets: Admission is free

Centennial Park Pumpkin Parade

What: Give your pumpkin a second chance to shine and come view the neighbourhood Jack-O-Lanterns on display. There will also be some fun children’s activities to enjoy as well.

When: November 1, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road
Tickets: Admission is free

6th Annual Mimico Pumpkin Parade

What: Bring your Jack-O-Lanterns down to light up Mimico Square and Amos Waites Park. No someone who can’t make it? Leave no pumpkin behind and bring your friend’s stranded pumpkins to the parade and help the park reach its target of 900 glowing pumpkins.

When: November 1, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Mimico Square, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West
Tickets:
Admission is free


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Ainsley Smith
Staff Writer at Daily Hive

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