With just over a week left of Halloween season, you might be wondering how to make the most of it. Luckily, Toronto is full of scary, creepy and ghostly events to give you a good haunting before Oct. 31! Here are nine thrilling and chilling Halloween events happening in Toronto, from haunted tours to spooky séances.
Eldritch Theatre presents Doc Wutherloom’s Here There Be Monsters, a T.O. Halloween tradition since 1999, where Doctor Pretorious Wuthergloom, the infamous necromancer and arcane medicine showman, regales audiences with ghoulish tales, Oct. 25 to Nov. 5. 922 Queen St. E.
Commune with the dead
An intimate and genuine Victorian séance awaits a select group as the acclaimed Jaymes White brings his mystical event right to downtown Toronto. The terrifying Isabella Street Seance runs until Nov. 25. Tours start at 640 Church St.
Halloween in a museum
Embrace the Halloween spirit at ROM After Dark’s special event on Oct. 27, RAD: Trick or Treat, a costume-friendly party that transforms the entire museum into a spooky wonderland with activities like face painting, photobooths, crystal ball readings and a thrilling pumpkin scavenger hunt, all while enjoying live music. 100 Queen’s Park
Join Mysterion Mindreader at Jokers Theatre & Comedy Club in Richmond Hill, on Oct. 28, for a spine-chilling Halloween celebration featuring a full séance with the infamous “Walt the Doll,” known as “Canada’s Annabelle,” and experience Mysterion’s mind-bending psychic entertainment. 115 York Blvd.
What could be spookier than a spine-tingling journey through Toronto’s dark history with the Original Haunted Walk? Delving into ghosts, graveyards and unsolved mysteries, the walk departs from the Hockey Hall of Fame’s courtyard for a chilling tour, revealing the city’s eerie and supernatural tales. 10 Front. St. W.
Ghost town à gogo
Experience an actual ghost town come to life at Haunting of Hexwood, a viral sensation turned spine-chilling immersive town of terror. Here, the supernatural blurs with reality, featuring eerie attractions and immersive horror, from Oct. 6 to 31, at the WFW Backlot Film Studio in Pickering. 3800 Sideline 32
Join a lantern tour of Fort York and its historic surroundings, where you’ll hear thrilling tales of a haunted lighthouse, the Battle of York, explore a burial ground and uncover the fort’s paranormal mysteries. 250 Fort York Blvd.
FUN AND FRIGHTFUL FLICKS
The Time Warp again
Don’t miss the Torontonian Halloween tradition at Hot Docs Cinema where the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween special offers a nightmarishly delightful experience as the cult classic plays onscreen alongside a live music performance. 506 Bloor St. W.
All the scares
The Revue Cinema has been hosting two+ weeks of horror flicks and special events, including the classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Blair Witch Project, a 45th anniversary screening of Halloween on Oct. 31 and much more. 400 Roncesvalles Ave.