Halloween Events 2013




From slightly frightening to family friendly, celebrate all October long with these activities in Toronto and surrounding areas. Throw on your costume and grab your trick-or-treat bag, because All Hallows Eve is right around the corner – and all month long, families can hit up some silly and a bit spooky events. From theater delights to library activities to festivals, find the creepy coolest events in town in Toronto4Kids’ annual roundup, including free events!

Our Top Picks...


Camp Spooky at Canada's Wonderland
Oct 4, 2013 to Oct 27, 2013
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang for Camp Spooky – a fun Halloween event for the whole family! With children's rides, spooky kid-sized mazes, candy, a daily costume parade, and a fun children’s show; Camp Spooky at Canada's Wonderland will make your kids scream for more! Admission to Camp Spooky is included with park admission!
Canada's Wonderland
9580 Jane St, Vaughan, ON
www.canadaswonderland.com

Screemers
Oct 11, 2013 to Nov 2, 2013
Screemers is back for Halloween 2013, with features sure to terrify. The Halloween tradition takes over the CNE grounds, with haunted houses, mazes, monsters, creatures, and more. The attractions include Terror in 3D, The Haunted House, The Asylum, The Black Hole, Skull Castle, The Maniac Maze, and Curtain Chaos. There is also a licensed Vampire Lounge, a Slasher Wax Museum, and arcade with carnival rides. Screemers is not recommended for those under 10.
Queen Elizabeth Complex
200 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON
www.screemers.ca

Is Casa Loma Haunted?
Oct 14, 2013 to Oct 29, 2013
The evening will commence in the library for a quick introduction and breakdown of haunted tales, a sneak peak at your hosts Paranormal Equipment, and perhaps listen to some of the amazing EVP’s captured during some of the investigations that have taken place at The Castle. We will then proceed forward for a mini tour – allowing you, our honoured guests, some extra time to investigate on your own!
Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON
416-533-1573
www.canadasmosthauntedmedia.com/casa-loma

The Haunted Walk Toronto
Oct 15, 2013 to Nov 2, 2013
From the old military town of York to the metropolitan city of today, discover Toronto's ghost stories and darker history. Hear of the city's haunted theaters, public hangings, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. You will never look at the city the same again. This tour will be departing from in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Admission: Adults are $18.75, Students are $16.75, and Children (6-12 years) are $9.75.
Various Locations, Toronto
416-238-1473
www.hauntedwalk.com

Fort York After Dark Lantern Tours
October 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2013
Tour the grounds of Fort York at night, and hear stories about this national treasure and the history that surrounds it. From the haunted lighthouse to the bloody Battle of York, don't miss this great event. The tour will also visit two military cemeteries near the Fort. This event is not recommended for under 8 years. Complimentary refreshments. Pre-registration is required. Admission: $12.50 plus tax per person.
Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto, ON
416-392-6907
www.toronto.ca/museums

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto
Oct 19, 2013 to Oct 31, 2013
A Brick-tastic Twist on Trick-or-Treating! A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto during the last two weeks of October for our Brick-or-Treat Event! From October 19th to October 31st, we're hosting our first-ever Brick-or-Treat Event in celebration of Halloween. Come discover the haunted world we have to offer from the eerie streets of Toronto MINILAND to building your own Jack-o-Lantern completely out of LEGO® bricks! There will be fang-tastic festivities that are perfect for even the littlest ghouls and goblins! Dress up in your favourite Halloween Costume to enter our Best Costume Contest and more!
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan, ON
855-356-2150
www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca

Halloween Mask Making at Todmorden Mills
Oct 19, 2013 to Oct 20, 2013 - 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Use your imagination to create your own spooky Halloween mask in this family workshop. Treats provided! Adults: $10 plus applicable taxes; Children: $5 plus applicable taxes. Pre-registration required. Children must be accompanied by adults. Suitable for children 6 years and up. 
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road, Toronto, ON
416-396-2819
www.toronto.ca/museums

Haunted High Park
Oct 19, 2013 - 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Visit Colborne Lodge and its grounds at night and hear about legends and ghost stories that have been told about the Lodge and High Park. Period refreshments included. (Not recommended for children under 8 years of age.)
Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto, ON
416-392-6916
www.toronto.ca/museums

Family Halloween Train Rides
October 19 & 20, 26 & 27, 2013
Each year, the Greater Toronto Area’s only tourist railway runs its very popular family Halloween Trains. On board the decorated trains are ghosts, ghouls, and other entertainment for young and old alike. Trains operate from the Uxbridge and Stouffville stations and have lots of Halloween activities. All children (aged up to 12 years) dressed in their best and scariest Halloween costumes will travel free (maximum 2 children per adult).
York-Durham Heritage Railway
Uxbridge Station & Stouffville Station
905-852-3696
www.ydhr.ca

Howling Hootenanny at Black Creek
Oct 19, 2013 to Oct 27, 2013
11:00 am until 4:30 pm
Enjoy a Howling good time at Black Creek this Halloween. There is so much for families to do all day throughout the Village! Mainstage Performances by Abracadracula (October 19th & 20th) and The Fire Guy (October 26th & 27th). Creepy Creature Show - Get up close and personal with a crew of spooky critters!
The Haunted Maze - Are you brave enough to make it to the end? Scarecrow Mini Maze - Fun for the little ones. FREE Pumpkin Decorating (while supplies last). Trick-or-Treat in the Village and more!
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON
416-736-1733
www.blackcreek.ca

City of the Dead: The Necropolis Cemetery Tour at Mackenzie House
Oct 20, 2013 - 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm
Join us for a drama-enhanced walk through the Necropolis Cemetery, to visit the graves of William Lyon Mackenzie and his family, his fellow rebels and rivals. Hear stories of murder, heartbreak, and great perseverance. After the walk, participants are invited to return to Mackenzie House, for a tour and some light refreshments. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Adults (16 years and older): $12.50; Children 8 to 15 years: $10.50 (plus tax). Not recommended for children under 8 years of age.
Mackenzie House
82 Bond Street, Toronto, ON
www.toronto.ca/museums

Halloween Howl at Toronto Botanical Garden
Oct 26, 2013 - 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Try out your Halloween costume during an afternoon of spooky scavenger hunts, tantalizing treats, and a light-hearted look at Halloween’s creepy critters. Adult accompaniment and registration are required. Public $10; Members $7.
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON
416-397-1341
www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca

Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade
Oct 26, 2013 - 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm
They’re back, they’re hungry, and they’re not staying 6 feet under any longer! In 2012, 10,000 zombies crawled and lurched their way from their graves to walk the streets of Toronto! Deadlings! We are pleased and proud and excited to announce that this year for the first time ever we are adding a Halloween parade to our zombie walk! The Toronto Zombie Walk is pleased to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation as our charity of choice.
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West, Toronto
www.torontozombiewalk.ca

Halloween Hauntings Ghost Stories at Todmorden Mills
Oct 26, 2013 - 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Our candlelit historic homes are the perfect setting for tales of terror! Thrill to ghastly, ghoulish tales told by skilled storytellers. Mulled cider and refreshments included. Adults: $20 plus tax; Children: $15 plus tax; Youth/Seniors: $15 plus tax. Advanced ticket purchase required.
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road, Toronto, ON
416-396-2819
www.toronto.ca/museums

Spirit Walk at Mackenzie House
Oct 26, 2013
Let your imagination take over as we lead you through downtown alleys and laneways to discover some of Toronto's reputedly haunted buildings... Return to gas-lit historic Mackenzie House, and soothe your goosebumps with mulled cider and biscuits as you hear about the ghost stories associated with the house! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Adults (16 years and older): $12.50; Children 8-15 years: $10.50 (plus tax). Not recommended for children under 8 years of age.
Mackenzie House
82 Bond Street, Toronto, ON
416-392-6915
www.toronto.ca/museums

Bloor West Village Halloween Festival
Oct 26, 2013
Fun for the whole family! The Bloor West Village Halloween Festival features a treasure hunt, pumpkin carving, treats, clowns, face painting, and more! Admission: Free.
Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON
www.bloorwestvillagebia.com

Night Of Dread 2013
Oct 26, 2013
The fourteenth annual NIGHT OF DREAD will parade our private and collective fears through the darkened streets of Toronto. Join us for an evening of ceremonial festivities that allow us to call on, mock, and banish the fears that unite and divide us in these times. All your fears are welcome to attend and be banished! Come and dance in the streets with our city’s finest musicians, puppeteers, dancers, and stilt walkers. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can / $10 Suggested.
Dufferin Grove Park
875 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON
www.clayandpapertheatre.org

Halloween Fun at Bata Shoe Museum
Oct 26, 2013 to Oct 27, 2013
Say BOO at the Bata Shoe Museum this Halloween and join us for a spooktacular weekend of family fun! Decorate a Halloween inspired cookie and a trick or treat bag, make a special craft, and play iSpy in the galleries. Kids who wear their costumes get in free!
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
416-979-7799
www.batashoemuseum.ca

Become a Knight at Casa Loma
Oct 26, 2013 to Oct 27, 2013
Long live family fun at Casa Loma! Celebrate Halloween – Medieval Style! Bring your royal family to a Castle for an opportunity to step into the past. Real knights – in real armour, with real weapons! Our knights will perform for you – educate for you – fight for you and even train you! Bring the whole family to Toronto's majestic castle to celebrate Halloween.
Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON
647-725-1822
www.casaloma.org

Spooky Haunted Castle Decorating at Casa Loma
Oct 26, 2013 to Oct 27, 2013
Get your little knights, princesses, ghosts, and pirates signed up to this delicious workshop at the castle this Halloween weekend on October 26 or 27. Work with dessert decorators from le Dolci and learn from top pastry chefs how to decorate a magical and haunted Halloween castle. Each child will have their own castle to assemble and decorate using candy, sprinkles, icing, and other yummy embellishments for the haunted Halloween house. We encourage everyone to come in costume. Sign up quick for this sweet and spooky session.
Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON
647-725-1822
www.casaloma.org

Hallo-Fun at Fantasy Fair
Oct 26, 2013 to Oct 27, 2013
Have some Hallo-Fun at Fantasy fair! Visit & ride bumper boats in our Pirates cove, ride the Train of Terror or play in Spook Village - the fun is up to you! See The Trevor Show on Saturday, October 26, guaranteed to delight with dance, music and a LOT OF FUN!
SHOW STARTS AT 2 PM in Fantasy Fair. Monster Mash from Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, October 27 will have you parading in your Halloween Costume - there's a contest! Enjoy a Magic Show on Sunday, October 27 and more!
Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Shopping Centre
500 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, ON
416-674-5437
www.fantasyfair.ca

Halloween at Kortright
Oct 26, 2013 to Oct 27, 2013
Celebrate the Halloween spirit with a haunted maze, a frightening forest walk, Halloween activities, campfire, scary stories and live owls. Fun for children 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced Tickets Required. 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON
905-832-2289
www.kortright.org

BOO-st SPOOKTACULAR
Oct 27, 2013 - 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
BOO-st Spooktacular is a family fun Halloween event aboard the Capt. Matthew Flinders ship, staying docked at Queens Quay. The event will feature live entertainment, costume contests, crafts, and games for the whole family. Funds raised will help Boost for Kids eliminate abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families in the GTA. Limited tickets available, reserve yours online.
Capt. Matthew Flinders Ship
Queens Quay, Toronto, ON
416-515-1100
www.boostspooktacular.eventbrite.ca

High Park Pumpkin Float
Oct 27, 2013
At the north end of High Park carve a pumpkin, light it, and set it to sail on the wading pool. $2.50 per pumpkin. Hosted by the High Park Nature Centre.
Colborne Lodge
Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto, ON
416-392-6916
www.toronto.ca/museums

Monster Dash Toronto
Oct 27, 2013
A family friendly event at Holland Bloorview Kid’s Rehabilitation Hospital and neighbouring Sunnybrook Park; The Monster Dash 2013 consists of a Spooky Mile, 5km and 10km run/walk. The 5km and 10km will be chip timed for THE MOST accurate results for prizes to be won! Bring your friends and family, walk your child down the Spooky Mile for some trick or treating, and then finish with your own cheering squad at the end of your run!
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Rd, Toronto, ON
www.monsterdash.ca

Toronto West Halloween Fest
Oct 27, 2013
On Sunday, October 27th, join your family, friends, and neighbours and be part of Toronto’s best and most exciting Halloween event. Presented by Scotiabank, the 2nd Annual Toronto West Halloween Fest is even bigger and better this year. This year, be sure to get your team together, maybe come up with a themed costume, and be ready to celebrate Halloween with St. Joe’s in three ways – a parade, fun run, and party!
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON
www.torontowesthalloweenfest.com

Mimico Pumpkin Parade
Nov 1, 2013 - 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Say farewell to Halloween with an enchanted evening. You're invited to bring your Jack-O-Lanterns to light up Mimico Square and Amos Waites Park on Friday November 1st beginning at 6:00 pm. Please bring your own candles. Volunteers will help light the Jack-O-Lanterns and load the pumpkins into bins for composting the following morning. Admission is free!
Mimico Square and Amos Waites Park
2445 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON
www.facebook.com/MimicoPumpkinParade

For more Halloween Events in Toronto and the GTA, CLICK HERE. (This calendar list has been filtered by Halloween.)

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