Your guide to the things that go bump in the night, from one end of the city to the other.
Although Toronto is a relatively young city by international standards, we seem to have crammed a decent amount of murder and mayhem into our brief but vivid history. As Halloween draws near, we at Torontoist thought we would draw on a number of online sources (including our own Toronto Ghost Map) to provide a compendium of the city’s haunts and haunters.
This annotated photo gallery (originally published last year, without the photos) is meant to serve only as a reminder of how rich and strange Toronto’s history has been. We’ve tried to exclude private residences, but be aware that most business owners and employees are not keen to discuss unexplained goings-on. In particular, we discourage readers from intruding, trespassing, or otherwise breaking the law in their attempts to experience something supernatural. As creepy as it might be to be in the right place at the right time to hear or see a ghost, it would be far worse to inadvertently become one.
Step inside our haunted gallery for details on all the locations…if you dare!
Additional material from the Toronto and Ontario Ghosts and Hauntings Research Society, CityTV, BlogTO, the Globe and Mail, and the Philip Experiment.