Toronto

Our only Toronto tour features its most haunted neighbourhood.

Starting on the stairs of Canada’s most impressive haunted building, Old City Hall.  An easy and exciting route around and through Yonge-Dundas Square.

Featuring serious judges embarrassed by ghosts.  A couple scared away by the city’s rebel mayor ghost, and a morgue attendant who never left St. Michael’s Hospital.  With stops at the Mackenzie House, Massey Hall and under the marquee of the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre.

A really unique way to experience Toronto!

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I tried the ghost walk last night with my Mom. The two of us loved it. Our host William made the evening especially worthwhile. He brought us to several interesting locations and made us aware of facts we didn't even know about. It was a fun evening out and we truly enjoyed it.
Katie Katie
Katie Katie
16:25 14 Jul 19
A great tour! Our guide (William) was very engaging telling all kinds of stories. Was a great time 🙂
Lehna Shukster
Lehna Shukster
13:13 09 Jul 19
It was a very fun and special experience! Our guide William was amazing!
Shenyi C
Shenyi C
06:09 30 Jun 19
It was a great tour. William was an amazing guide! He was very professional and deliver the stories with lots of passion.
Steph Ng
Steph Ng
02:33 30 Jun 19
Peter Krogh
Peter Krogh
19:18 28 Jun 19
The Ghost Tours of Toronto was phenomenal! Our guide (I think his name was Andy) was charismatic, energetic, and drew all of us in with every sentence. He was able to answer any question we had and served as a wonderful welcome to the city of Toronto. I'd wholeheartedly recommend the Ghost Tours to anyone looking to see the haunted side of the city!
Jake Rivard
Jake Rivard
13:56 28 May 19
My girlfriend and I had the best time at this walk. Super informative, cool, and fun. Andy was our guide, and he was brilliant. Super enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. Give it a try!
Seena A
Seena A
19:16 05 Nov 18
Great experience, great energy - would recommend!
Lindsay V
Lindsay V
15:54 04 Nov 18
This was an amazing, informative guide! Both my sister and I really enjoyed the tour. We are Toronto girls born and bred, but didn't have a clue about our city in this light. Daniel was enthusiastic, theatrical (but in a good way), informative and kind. He was also very helpful to me when I needed to reschedule my date from September to October. He was quite accommodating to that personal matter. I look forward to taking more tours in the near future when the weather gets warmer! thanks again, Daniel!
M FKS
M FKS
19:37 28 Oct 18
Great and different way to learn about some of the spookier history behind historical buildings in downtown Toronto. Good exercise - but not strenuous - and learned alot. Daniel was a great guide!
Scott Cantin
Scott Cantin
14:12 22 Oct 18
excellent guide (Sandra) - went on a saturday night and the tour was great. Lots of information. Guide was very helpful and enthusiastic.
Kathy Lisle
Kathy Lisle
19:31 14 Oct 18
Great history and tour of the city
Kapil Kohli
Kapil Kohli
18:13 29 Sep 18
I went on the tour on Friday the 13th to learn more about the history of Toronto Architecture & was curious about the ghost stories. Unfortunately, the tours are only limited to the outside spaces of the buildings. Our last stop was The Elgin/Wintergarden Theatre... once we got there, I smelt lavender (which at the time, I thought to be random). A few minutes later, the tour guide started to talk about "The Lavender Lady", who is most commonly seen around the grand staircase and the old dressing rooms, and her presence is often accompanied by the perfumed scent of lavender... it's definitely good to know she's still around. If you're interested on ghost walks, definitely check this out because they know their history 🙂
Cromwell Bulandres
Cromwell Bulandres
15:17 18 Jul 18
Our walk was Friday the thirteenth and we had the best tour guide, Andy, for the occasion. He told the stories with enthusiasm, humour and theatrics. His facial expressions added to the stories. Truly good value and pleasant Toronto experience.
Blake Oates
Blake Oates
12:43 14 Jul 18

Old City Hall

Impressive starting location at a beautiful historic wonder

Massey Hall

The first concert hall named after the city’s noble family

E & WG Theatre

The Elgin & Winter Garden is the world’s only double-decker.  A one-of-a-kind home for ghosts.

Stairs of Old City Hall

60 Queen Street West
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Prices

Adults . . . . . . . $15.04
Kids 13 & under . . . . $6.19
Seniors 60 & over . $13.27
+ HST Tax

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  • Friday & Saturday in July 2019
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  • Friday & Saturday in August 2019
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  • Friday & Saturday in September 2019
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  • Friday & Saturday till Oct 19 2019
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  • Every Night Oct 25 to Nov 2 2019
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A focus on masterful storytelling and a reasonable price. We’ve put special attention into respecting the ghost story. This dedication to traditional styles mixes well with the natural (and only interesting) odd history. It’s been our specialty since 2003!

Haunted Things to Do in Toronto

The top 10 things to do in the city of Toronto.  Each item pairs wonderfully with the Ghost Walks (or instead of).

Haunted Things to Do #1 :: The Mackenzie House

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The rebel of Toronto became its first mayor.  William Lyon Mackenzie organized the Rebellion of 1837, trying to overthrow the Upper Canada government.  He failed and fled. He eventually returned, to politics and eventually his home on Bond Street.  He died there but might have never left.

Today this house is considered the most haunted in all of Toronto.  Support them with a daytime visit and see the building in all its glory.

Haunted Things to Do #2 :: Casa Loma

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Toronto’s magical castle on a hill.  Not so magical for the first owner.  Sir Henry Pellatt was thought crazy.  Still, he wanted a medieval castle as a home and he would have it… for a very short time.

The venture bankrupted the once great man and ruined his dream.  He died broke in 1923 while living in a small house in Mimico.

For more detail and ghosts, read our feature article.  Casa Loma is the city’s most stunning historic house to tour.

Haunted Things to Do #3 :: Massey Hall

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A great reason to miss out on our Ghost Walks.  To experience Canada’s first Concert Hall!

The country’s oldest concert hall was opened in 1894.  Built by wealthy industrialist Hart Massey of the locally famous family.  Named in honour of his son Charles A Massey who died of Typhoid Fever.  This story and ghost featured on the Ghost Walks.

Haunted Things to Do #4 :: Drive-by the country’s most haunted prison

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Why oh why was this not made a museum.  The Don Jail would be one of Canada’s most historic prisons, the darkest, and definitely the most haunted.

Location of the Boyd gangs dramatic escape, many hangings, inhumane treatment of prisoners and just an overall feeling of dread.  It’s now part of a hospital!

Haunted Things to Do #5 :: Visit a History Graveyard (Guild Park & Gardens)

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A graveyard of historic buildings.  Pieces kept like massive gravestones to the city’s lost structures.  This is one of the most impressive and unknown attractions in the city… and it’s free!

Want a haunted building?  They’ve got that too.  The Guild Inn is a success story of saved history and an old haunted hotel.  Read about the history and ghosts!

Haunted Things to Do #6 :: Have a drink in a haunted mansion (Keg Mansion)

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Jarvis Street is the city’s old high society.  Not only do you see the Keg Mansion, but many others which once housed the families who made Toronto.

The Keg was once home to the McMaster family (yes, same one that founded Hamilton’s University).  Then the locally famous Massey family (see Massey Hall above).  And features one of the best ghost stories around, that of Lillian Massey’s loving maid.  Read all about it in our feature article.

Haunted Things to Do #7 :: A Nice Walk on Toronto Island to Ghosts

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Worth the trip… if just for the cheap ferry ride with a stunning view of the city and a calm walk on the secluded island.  Then add in an over 200 year old lighthouse!

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse has guided ships around Toronto Island since 1808.  Legend says the original and lonely lighthouse keeper J.P. Rademuller was murdered by some stationed soldiers over the alcohol content of his homemade beer.

The soldiers killed Rademuller, dismembered the body and buried him in many different graves around the lighthouse.  Needless to say, he haunts it.

Haunted Things to Do #8 :: Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame

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The beautiful building at Yonge and Front Streets.  Now the Hall of Fame but originally a simple Bank of Montreal.

Opened in 1847, a long history featuring a tragic story of its resident ghost.  Dorothy was a bank teller said to be having an affair with another, married teller.  After being rejected the depressed girl walked into an upstairs washroom.  She took out a gun and ended it with one shot to the head.

Employees feared Dorothy in the days of the bank (closed in 1983) and even today in the Hall of Fame.  A fun visit for the history, the ghost and of course the Stanley Cup!

Haunted Things to Do #9 :: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

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Canada’s largest antiquities museum on par with New York’s Museum of Natural History.  Filled with artifacts from every human era.  Makes you think there’d be lots of ghosts.  There’s one, but not from the artifacts.

It’s the ROM’s most dedicated founder, C.T. Currelly.  A real life Indiana Jones.  This treasure hunter started the museum as a way to show off his findings.  He loved the place even if the public didn’t (at the time).  Used to sleep over in a cot to be close to his artifacts.  Then dying at the age of 82 in 1957.

Today is seen by workers.  The old man in a nightgown, hunched over and limping through the building at night.

Haunted Things to Do #10 :: Hart House Theatre

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Named after, you guessed it, Hart Massey of the famous Massey’s (see Massey Hall and Keg Mansion above).

Another great reason to miss out on our Ghost Walks.  This was the first “little theatre” in Canada.  So many soon to be famous actors graced this stage, including Hart’s grandson and Oscar winning Raymond Massey.  Also Donald and Keifer Sutherland and many more!

Home to the ghost of a dedicated caretaker named Bert.  He died in the 1950’s while coming to work.  It’s believed his spirit just kept walking.  Might not know he’s dead.

That’s it!  All great compliments to the Ghost Walks of Toronto (or instead of if you choose).

If you have a group of 8 or more people, we may be able to provide a discount (depending on night and time of year). To find out, Make Contact with us, mention the number of people and desired date for your group.

This tour is outdoors unless otherwise stated. The locations featured are closed at night or unable to accommodate tour groups. The Mackenzie House is open as a museum during the day.  Massey Hall, The Ed Mirvish and Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres are open for events.

For indoor Ghost Walks near Toronto, see Castle Kilbride or Hamilton’s Ruthven or Armouries

We wouldn’t recommend it.  If space is available walk-ins are possible.  However many tours sell out in advance.  Please Note: Cash payments are not accepted due to Toronto by-laws.  Advance booking can be done through the booking above

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Daniel of the Ghost Walks

I'm a paranormal enthusiast since founding Haunted Hamilton back in 1999. Started with Hamilton's Bellevue Mansion (2000) and been hooked ever since. Left HH in 2012 to focus on my passion, the Ghost Walks. I love telling the stories of witnesses, and from the past, with the goal of proving ghosts are real.

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