The Halloween season is off to a rough start. Casa Loma has announced their annual Legends of Horror event will be cancelled this year.
In a statement issued by Legends of Horrors, the decision to cancel the event comes a day before Casa Loma was set to welcome guests this fall season.
“After months of intense due diligence and planning for Legends of Horror at Casa Loma, and in consultation with public health officials, the Mayors’ office, and City of Toronto staff, we’ve come to the difficult but necessary conclusion that we must cancel the event this year,” said a Casa Loma spokesperson to Daily Hive.
“Legends of Horror employs hundreds of people in the hospitality and arts community, at a time when these industries have been greatly impacted and would have brought joy and entertainment to Torontonians at a time when it is needed, but the health and safety of our guests, employees and the surrounding community is our number-one priority,” said the spokesperson.
As Toronto continues to grapple with rising cases across the city and the province reaches record highs, measures have been put in place to ensure gatherings are limited to smaller groups both indoors and outdoors.
On Wednesday, Toronto Public Health confirmed 321 new coronavirus cases.
The province is also forecasting 1,000 new daily cases in the first half of October as it continues in an upward trajectory.
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With uncertainty clouding over this year’s event, Legends of Horror has decided to start over in 2021.
Those who have already purchased tickets will be automatically refunded.