14 spooky things to do in Toronto this Halloween 2016

Oct 12 2016, 9:59 pm

Time to get spooked!

From haunted houses to zombie walks, get ready for Halloween by checking out some of these scary events in and around Toronto.


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

Where: Queen Elizabeth Building, 180 Princes’ Blvd
When: October 21-23, 26-32 from 7 pm to midnight

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

Experience more than 20 haunted attractions, 700 monsters, live shows and thrill rides at Halloween Haunt. Every Friday to Sunday night including Halloween.

Where: Canada’s Wonderland
When: Now until October 31

Toronto’s Horror Hallway’s

Enter the depths of hell and explore this terrifying, seemingly never-ending maze of horror. Tremble in complete darkness. Think you can handle the darkness? Runs Friday to Sunday including Halloween.

Where: 401 Mini Indy, Etobicoke (near Highway 401 and Dixon Road)
When: Now until October 31

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

It’s all the horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival! Back for its 11th year, there will be 20 film screenings over 9 nights.

Where: Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West
When: Now until October 21

Toronto Ghost Walk

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 of the many chilling myths and ghastly deeds that haunt the halls of some of Toronto’s oldest buildings.

Where: McLaughlin Planetarium next door to The Royal Ontario Museum
When: Various dates throughout October

Haunted High Park

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

Where: Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Dr
When: October 21, 28, and 29

Boo! At the Barns

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.

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
When: October 22 at 5 pm

Brockton Zombie Walk

The Toronto Zombie Walk last terrorized our city in 2014. Though the popular city-wide event has ended, their organization has encouraged Torontonians to have our own neighbourhood walks this year.

Where: McCormick Park
When: October 29 at 12 pm

The 17th annual Night of Dread

Night of Dread, is an unforgettable evening of pageantry, music and masquerade, towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners and fearful masks. The interactive parade begins in Dufferin Grove Park at 6pm. Admission is PWYC ($10 suggested) and all are welcome.

Where: Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Street
When: October 29 at 4 pm

Legends of Horror at Casa Loma

An immersive theatrical interpretation of all of the classic horror figures as the audience is led through a one hour, 1.5 km self-guided walk through the bowels of the historic – and spooky- castle.

Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
When: On now until October 31 at 6:30 pm

ROM Friday Night Live: Goosebumps

Get ready to Halloween at the ROM! Show up in your Halloween best, and experience the weird, wacky, and spooky at #FNLROM. Costumes are highly encouraged, but to keep the collections safe, masks and props are not allowed.

Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
When: October 28 at 7 pm

Zombie Prom

Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in style! Corpses, dapper survivors, cute cadavers and HAZMAT tuxedos. Dress to impress or infect!

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
When: October 28 at 10 pm

St. Clair West Zombie Walk

One of a few Zombie Walks taking place around the 6ix this month is the St. Clair West Zombie Walk. All zombies and horror related creatures are welcome to join in eating the locals on St. Clair West. Free of charge and all ages are welcome.

Where: Wells Hill Park, 145 Hilton Avenue
When: October 29, 2 pm to 4 pm

Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton

Movie (and music) nerds unite! The Toronto Symphony Orchestra will perform selections of Danny Elfman’s celebrated film scores brought to life on stage by orchestra and choir, enhanced by the stunning visuals of Tim Burton’s original sketches, drawings, story boards, and film clips rendered in exquisite detail on the big screen. Films include Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Nightmare Before Christmas. Best. Halloween. Ever.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
When: October 29 at 7:30 pm

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