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5 Great Toronto Halloween Activities

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year.

Below are 5 great ways to explore Toronto and enjoy Halloween with family and friends.

1) Casa Loma

casaloma_nightCasa Loma is offering a number of festive events this halloween season. Activities include scavenger hunts, pumpkin carving competitions and many others. The Canadian Castle has created a destination in Forest Hill this fall.

The pumpkin carving contest is open to children 13 years of age and younger. It runs Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. until noon. Admission is $15 for children (plus tax) and $18.19 (plus tax) for adults. All carving participants must be accompanied by an adult. (Carving tools and pumpkins provided!)

Pre-register by calling (416) 923-1171 ext. 205 or ext. 215.

2) The Haunted Walk

Haunted walks are always a exhilarating way to learn about the spooky history of your neighborhood. Below are a few suggestions;

I) The Haunted High Park, Colborne Lodge Drive.
Colborne-Lodge2This Family-oriented tour is organized by the city and runs Oct. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 30 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (plus tax). Period refreshments are included. The walk is not recommended for children under 8.
For more information call
Colborne Lodge
416-392-6916
clodge@toronto.ca

II) Muddy York Walking Tour
Muddy York Walking Tours offers a number haunted walks around the city. I would recommend “The Haunted Streets of Downtown Toronto” tour. There are a number of other walking tours available through Muddy York.

Tours are available from Oct. 8 to Oct. 31 every night at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Recommended for children aged 8 and older. The cost is $10 for ages 17 and up, $8 for children under 17.
For information on other tours offered by Muddy York follow the link below
http://www.muddyyorktours.com/

3) Screemers at Exhibition Place

screemersSince 1992 Sceemers has been scaring people silly! The event consists of 6 walkthrough haunted features, carnival rides and a theater presentation, all included in the price of admission.
Screemers located at Queen Elizabeth Building and is open evenings from Oct. 16 to Oct. 31. Not recommended for children under 10. Admission is $28.50 (plus tax).

For more information follow the link below
http://www.screemers.ca/

4) Pumpkinland at Whittamore’s Farm

A short drive from downtown Toronto, Pumpkin land offers families a great way to spend the day! Pick your own pumpkin, go on wagon rides, watch the pumpkin cannon show, climb the two storey tree fort and don’t forget to pick up a pumpkin pie!

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Pumpkinland is located at 8100 Steeles Avenue, East Markham and is open daily from September to Oct. 31 (including holidays); from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 (plus tax) on weekends and holidays. On weekends, a family of 4 costs $36 (plus tax). On weekdays, admission is $6 per person age 2 and up.

For more information follow the link below
http://www.whittamoresfarm.com/pumpkinland.htm

5) Boo at the Zoo and Halloween Howl at the Toronto Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is an annual event aimed at children under 12 (who get in free) and features the Kids Zoo, storytelling, a creepy walk, magic and more.

Halloween Howl is a sundown event that educates visitors on the ways of wolves and First Nations culture.

Oct. 20 to 24, 30 and 31. Event is free with Zoo admission. Children under 12 wearing costumes are free.

For more information follow the link below

http://www.torontozoo.com/Events/

-E.A.M Consulting & James Metcalfe  REALTOR® BROKER

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