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October is officially in full swing, which means there’s no better time to get into the fall spirit.
Luckily for you, there are a number of Halloween-themed events happening this week to really set the mood. From bone-chilling haunted houses to a horror film festival at the AGO, here are the top Toronto events taking place this week.
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What: If you don’t mind getting the living daylights scared out of you, then Legends of Horror needs to be at the top of your Halloween bucket list. Here you’ll experience an immersive theatrical interpretation of all of the classic horror figures as your led through a one hour, 1.75 km self-guided walk through the bowels of the historic – and spooky- castle.
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
When: September 29 to October 31
What: If you’re interested in photography and storytelling, come and experience this incredible global photography exhibition presenting the best visual journalism of the past year. Here you’ll find the most compelling photos in stunning high-quality Canon prints.
Where: Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria, 181 Bay Street
When: October 3 to 24
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!
Where: Queen Elizabeth Building, 180 Princes’ Blvd
When: October 6 to 7, 13 to 14, 20 to 22, 25 to 31
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.’
Where: Venues throughout the city
When: October 5 to 31
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.
Where: The AGO, 317 Dundas Street West
When: October 6, 13, 20, and 27
What: This is definitely not your grandma’s craft show. Come and check out this spooky marketplace that will be showcasing a wide variety of independent artists, designers, and crafters selling all things, different, interesting, macabre, and out of this world.
Where: Pia Bouman Ballet School, 6 Noble Street
When: October 8, 11 am to 8 pm