Your ultimate Toronto Halloween party guide for 2017

Oct 19 2017, 1:22 am

This year, there’s no shortage of Halloween fun to be had, as there are countless parties and events taking place as early as this weekend.

Whether you and your friends want to get down to some live music, enter a few costume contests, set sail on a haunted cruise ship or dance the night away at an 80s-inspired party, we’ve got the perfect Halloween party for you.

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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

League of Horror x Justice League Halloween Party

What: Your ticket gives you access to two awesome Halloween parties: a terrifying,  haunted bash in one party room in addition to a Justice League-themed party. There will also be $10,000 in prizes for best costumes up for grabs.

When: October 27, 9 pm
Where: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, 25 British Columbia Road
Available online for $40 a 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

A Fresh Prince 90s Halloween

What: The 8th annual Back In The Day “Fresh Prince 90’s Halloween” is back for another exciting year. Come and enjoy this tribute to all your favourite 90s tracks including old school Hip Hop, R&B, Dance, House, Reggae and Pop. There will also be cash prizes for the best costumes.

When: October 27, 10 pm to 3 am
Where: Revival Bar, 783 College Street
Tickets: Available online for $25 per person

Glow in the Dark Paint Party – Halloween Edition

What: Who said you had to go to a club to have fun this Halloween? Toronto’s Paint Cabin will be hosting a Halloween glow in the dark paint party where you can paint, drink and create the night away. Costumes are definitely encouraged!

When: October 27, 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Paint Cabin, 723 Gerrard Street East
Tickets: $45 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
Toronto Grand, 16 Highway 27
Tickets: $60 per person


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

Watson’s Wrestling Party

What: Dig up your old spandex, you’re invited to the ultimate 80s wrestling-inspired Halloween bash. Taking place at Watson’s, party-goers are being asked to wear their most creative wrestling costumes. DJ Token will be spinning all night long, creating the ultimate dance party.

When: October 28th
 388 Richmond Street West
Tickets: $10 cover

A Night to Dismember

What: Toronto’s newest game bar Bangarang is hosting a spooky prom party this Halloween titled ‘A Night to Dismember’. Think Jello shots, prom kings and queens, games, wacky yearbooks, drink specials, and of course,  DJ George Thoms will be throwin’ down all your favourite nostalgic tracks.

When: October 28, 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Bangarang, 552 College Street
Tickets: Available online for $13.58

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
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

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

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
Adelaide Hall Concert Venue, 250 Adelaide Street West
Tickets: $10

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