What to do in Toronto: Celebrating Halloween in the City

Happy Thanksgiving! While we’re all digesting our turkey, time waits for no one, which means Halloween is fast approaching. Contributor Jen Farr has the scoop on what to do in Toronto to celebrate.

what to do in toronto halloween

If you are wondering what to do in Toronto to celebrate the scariest holiday of the year, we’ve put together a spooky round up of ideas. No need to fear – some of the activities are terrifying (and only appropriate for adults) while we’ve also been sure to include some fun kid-friendly Toronto outings too.

What to do in Toronto this Halloween

Toronto West Halloween Fest

what to do in Torontohalloween festCelebrate Halloween and give to a great cause at the Toronto West Halloween Fest on October 27, 2013. The full-day festival, in Toronto’s west end, is an annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Get all dressed up, raise some money and come out for a day filled with fun.

More info: support.stjoe.on.ca

Toronto Zombie Walk

Wanna dress up like the undead and hang out with a whole bunch of like-minded zombies? The Toronto Zombie Walk on October 26, 2013 is a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The event has zombies wandering around from Nathan Phillip’s Square, over to Yonge and Dundas Square and back again. Families are totally welcome…just prepare the kids for the all the zombie fun.

More info: www.torontozombiewalk.ca

Halloween Haunt

Canada’s Wonderland hosts the Halloween Haunt on weekends during the month of October. Wonderland is taken over by Halloween haunted houses and wandering creepy ghouls. Leave this kids at home for this one…things might be a little too scary for little ones.

More info: www.canadaswonderland.com/haunt

Camp Spooky

what to do in toronto camp spookyJoin Charlie Brown and all his friends for a family-friendly adventure at Canada’s Wonderland on October weekends. Kids can search for treats, explore mazes, a hay bale haunted house and participate in a costume parade…perfect for everyone in the family.

More info: www.canadaswonderland.com/daytime

Fort York After Dark Lantern Tours

Take a tour around Fort York, by lantern light, on October 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2013. The old fort is pretty spooky, especially when you are listening to stories about the haunted light house and other legends. Not recommended for kids under eight years of age. A number of city owned museums are hosting Halloween themed events throughout the month of October, check out the city website for all the details. Pre-registration required.

More info: www.toronto.ca

Brick or Treat at LEGO Land Toronto

Wear a costume and head to LEGOland where you can make some spooktacular LEGO creations from October 19-31, 2013.

More info: www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto

what to do in toronto decorate a haunted houseBuild a Spooky Halloween Castle

Head over to Casa Loma on October 26 and 27, 2013 and build your very own spooky and delicious Halloween castle. Each child will have a castle to decorate and take home. Casa Loma hosting a number of different Halloween events this October, head over to their site and check out all the fun. Pre-registration is required.

More info: www.casaloma.org/events.index.gk

There are so many answers for what to do in Toronto this Halloween. It’s time to start making the kids’ costumes and planning where to go to celebrate!

Jen Farr

In my "previous life" I was a mental health professional...in my current life I'm a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.

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