We love Toronto! We love living here, we love working here, we love playing here! We also love that there is never a shortage of fun things to do and see. With Halloween coming up, what better time to talk about events happening around town!
Here are a few great options for those of you interested in a good old-fashioned scare:
For 14 terrifying nights, Canada’s Wonderland is transformed into Halloween Haunt. As if riding the Behemoth wasn’t frighteningly thrilling enough, they’ve transformed the grounds into a literal living nightmare with six elaborate scare zones, nine haunted mazes, 20 haunted houses, over 700 monsters and a ghastly collection of live shows. And you thought the roller coasters were going to give you a heart attack!!!
Legends of Horror is back at Casa Loma for its second year of scaring your pants off! Legends of Horror is a 1-hr self directed tour through Casa Loma grounds, gardens, tunnels and the house itself. Visitors are immersed into an interactive theatrical interpretation of all the classic horror figures. I don’t want to name names, but someone in this office may have gone to check it out last weekend and screamed so loud that they no longer have their voice! Hopefully, nothing happens to them this Friday the 13th… This year’s event promises more drama, more special effects and more gruesome horror – don’t close your eyes… wait… close your eyes!
For those looking for more kid-friendly Halloween fun, there’s Monster Dash at the Ontario Science Centre on Sunday, October 29th. Monster Dash is Ontario’s largest Halloween Run, it’s a spooky mile for kids and families under 12 and a 5 km /10 km walk or run for everyone else. Costumes are not only allowed they’re encouraged, and by the looks of past runs participants go all out – we’re taking team costume suggestions. The Smurfs? The Royal Tenenbaums? Mario Kart? 100% of the pledges raised will support the Science Centre’s Community Access programs. There’s even an after-party inside the Science Centre for Monster dashers – good family fun for a good cause!
These last two Halloween events are for those 19+ looking for a fun night out! Carnivale Toronto will take place on Saturday, October 28th. The Great Hall will be transformed into a living, breathing haunted experience with terrifying decor, live performances including freaky sideshows, fire artists, contortionists and top DJs. The event has sold out the last 4 years… ahhhh to be young, free from responsibilities, gorgeous, oh wait… I’m so there!!!
Beware of creatures from the deep… Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada sets the stage for Dark Waters, a 19+ event on Friday, October 27th that will send chills down your spine as you explore the dark side of the aquarium. Grab a few drinks, join the costume contest and enjoy this unique opportunity to dance the night away under the starfishes!