It’s officially October, which means Halloween is on the horizon and Toronto is ready to start celebrating! Whether you are looking for some family fun or a full-on fright, we’ve got you covered! These are the best Halloween attractions in Toronto this year.
Legends of Horror – Casa Loma
Every year, Toronto’s favourite historic castle transforms into an eerie haunted house, complete with every ghoul, ghost, and clown you can imagine. This nightmare-worthy attraction includes theatrically designed sets and a 2 km tour through the castle’s tunnels and darkest spaces never before opened to the public. Legends of Horror at Casa Loma is open September 27th to October 31st.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery – Yonge and Bloor
The scenic Mount Pleasant Cemetery is open year-round, but is especially idyllic in the fall months when the leaves change colour. Located near Yonge and Bloor, it is home to a walking trail, 100+-year-old trees, beautiful architecture, and is the burial ground for many notable Canadian figures. Explore at your own pace, bring a hot drink to warm up, and enjoy the beautiful foliage!
Screemer’s – Exhibition Place
Back for its 26th year in Toronto, Screemer’s is the city’s annual fright fest featuring several haunted houses and mazes, midway rides, and illusion shows. The “screem park” is open every weekend in October and is a short streetcar ride away from Union Station.
After Dark Film Festival – Scotiabank theatre
The After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new Horror, Sci-Fi and Action Movies, running from October 17th-25th. You can catch over 50 films throughout the month of October, but be sure to reserve your passes soon- they are selling fast! All screenings are conveniently located at the Scotiabank Theatre, in Toronto’s entertainment district.
Halloween on Church – Church and Wellesley
Every year on Halloween night, thousands flock to the Church and Wellesley neighborhood to show off their creative costumes! The Church Street Village will be transformed into a spooky block party, with many local restaurants, cafes and bars hosting halloween-themed events.
The ROM Friday Night Live – Bloor & University
The ROM’s monthly adults-only dance party is getting a halloween makeover! At the October iteration of Friday Night Live, you can experience Canada’s largest museum in the dark- and in costume! Tickets should be purchased well in advance, this is one of the more popular events of the season!
The Haunted Walk – Multiple Locations
According to the Haunted Walk, you’ll never look at Toronto the same after taking one of their terrifying tours! There are a few spooky locations available to explore, where you’ll hear some of the scariest ghost stories in the city’s history. Choose from tours in the Distillery District, University of Toronto Campus, Black Creek Pioneer Village, and the McKenzie House. The Haunted Walk offers tours year-round, so you don’t have to be in the Halloween spirit to indulge in a good ol’ fashioned fright!
Each of these attractions can be easily accessed via the City Sightseeing Toronto double-decker bus tour. Visit the details page on our website for more information on tour stops.