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The best Halloween events for 2021 in Toronto
From haunted houses and light shows to drollery and concerts, the skittish season is back on this year
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Legends Of Horror brings glibly designed scares to Casa Loma .
Updated (October 22, 2021): We ’ ve updated this post with more halloween events in Toronto.
One of the city ’ s biggest halloween parties is not on this class, but the skittish season is surely a lot more overt than it was final class .
Restaurants, clubs and concert venues are open with capacity restrictions, so there are a few IRL concerts and parties happening in accession to the usual haunted houses and outdoor walks. The big haunted walks and horror “ yell parks ” have moved the scares outdoors, while the indoor haunted sign of the zodiac offerings are physically distanced .
There are besides a few family-friendly drive-in events if actors dressed as Stephen King characters, animatronic ghoul and prop up cadavers dangling from kernel hooks are besides acute for your night out. here are the best halloween events happening in and around Toronto this year .
Legends Of Horror
NOW critic Glenn Sumi called this haunted house at the Toronto landmark “ more Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft than Eli Roth. ” The walk through the palace grounds and subterranean corridors mixes live performers with glibly designed animatronic frights and even includes a barricade and lounge area .
To October 31. Casa Loma ( 1 Austin Terrace ). $ 30- $ 55. legendsofhorror.ca
This maze-like walk behind Etobicoke Italian restaurant Mamma Martino ’ south – and future door to Tom ’ s Dairy Freeze – delivers plenty of jumps ( via live performers and animatronic creatures ) during a disorient travel through a haunted court and into a series of slasher-movie-style interior sets .
To October 31. 7 McIntosh. Thu & Sun 7-11 phase modulation, Fri-Sat 7 pm-midnight. $ 20. martinomanor.com
now in its 28th year, the “ belly laugh ballpark ” has relocated to a larger space in Vaughan indeed there ’ sulfur plenty of room for its 120 live performers to remain physically distanced. The outdoor maze is housed under a 15,000-square-foot capable tent thus rain doesn ’ deoxythymidine monophosphate daunt aside occupation. There are besides midway rides, food trucks and stage shows .
To October 31. fabrication Park ( 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan ). $ 14.95- $ 44.95. screemers.ca
The massive theme ballpark north of the city turns into a “ shout park ” with a kind of things to do – and all the indoor scares have moved outside ascribable to pandemic protocols. In summation to Canada ’ south Wonderland ’ s common rides, there are a series of frequent attractions, horror walks, live music, freak show performances, drollery shows and more .
To October 31. Canada ’ s Wonderland ( 95 Jane, Vaughan ). $ 33.99 and astir. canadaswonderland.com
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Pumpkins After Dark
Drive-thru light attractions have become a big thing during COVID. This 2.5-kilometre driveway puts a Halloween twist on the experience, promising 70 per penny fresh content this year .
To November 8. Country Heritage Park ( 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton ). $ 39- $ 89 per vehicle. pumpkinsafterdark.com
Jaymes White presents The Eatonville Farmhouse Séance
Mindreader Jaymes White brings back his cozy, two-hour haunt experience, which invites groups of 13-16 people to walk to a diachronic locate, learn about it and then participate in a priggish séance .
To November 27. Meet outside the Red Cardinal Tavern ( 555 Burnamthorpe, Unit 102 ). $ 66.66 per person. jaymeswhite.com
This Halloween-themed pop-up book barroom is aimed at horror, goth and metallic fans. It promises nightly shows, “ immersive ” interior decoration and a cryptic back-room in addition to a survival of extraordinary cocktails. There will be a $ 20 shroud charge on weekends and nights with be performances – for patrons who are not in costume .
October 14-31. 866 Bloor West. 5 pm-2 am. blacklagoonpopup.com
Haunted Cinema Drive-In Experience
If the horror walks are excessively acute for your kids ( and you ), this drive-in movie experience is offering family-friendly scares. During nightly screenings of Goosebumps and Scream, choreographed actors and dancers will appear around your vehicle to create a “ movie within a movie ” experience timed to the natural process on shield .
October 26-31. Ontario Place ( 955 Lake Shore West ). 6:30 prime minister & 10 autopsy. $ 50 per vehicle. ontarioplace.com
Blood in the Snow Film Festival
Another stream option is the annual canadian horror film festival, which is viewable on SuperChannel. Highlights include Mark O ’ Brien ’ s Catholic thriller The Righteous and Tin Can, a in truth wyrd sci-fi movie starring Anna Hopkins and Michael Ironside. An in-person translation of the fest is happening in November at the Royal ( details TBA ).
October 29-31. superchannel.com/bits
Crow ’ s Theatre is streaming Dave Malloy ’ s exhilarating musical, which feels like a crossbreed between Wes Anderson, Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Brontë. NOW contributor Kathleen Smith gave the degree production four Ns in 2019, calling it “ storytelling on an epic scale. ”
October 29-31. 8 promethium. $ 20. crowstheatre.com
recently revived west-end venue Parkdale Hall is hosting a community-oriented Halloween affair, featuring comedy, a craft makers commercialize, triviality and eats and treats courtesy of Sausage Party Toronto .
October 30. Parkdale Hall ( 1605 Queen West ). 1-7 promethium. $ 40. eventbrite.ca
If you ’ re craving the full-on club-kid experience, Pep Rally ( aka Chippy Nonstop and Karim Olen Ash ) are bringing in Montreal collective Hauterageous to DJ aboard local anesthetic spinners Bambii, Young Teesh and Redliners, among others .
October 29. 10 pm-5 am. Coda ( 794 Bathurst ). $ 30. ticketweb.ca
Scarlett BoBo performs at the Phoenix on October 30 .
Twisted Halloween Queens
The Phoenix has turned into a cabaret-style venue with seating and frankincense has become the topographic point to catch the country ’ s burgeoning drag superstars who are besides big for the Village clubs. Canada ’ s Drag Race alumnus Scarlett BoBo, Pythia and BOA will be doing the Halloween thing .
October 30. 7-11 promethium. Phoenix Concert Theatre ( 410 Sherbourne ). $ 80. pitbullevents.com
Cherry Cola’s Halloween
Halloween and classic-rock riffage are hardly strangers, and so Cherry Cola ’ s is teaming with Alice Cooper tribute band Love It To Death to satisfy all your headbanging needs .
October 30. Doors 9 autopsy. Cherry Cola ’ randomness Rock n Rolla Cabaret & Lounge ( 200 Bathurst ). $ 10. eventbrite.ca
The dance scene promoters at Promise are taking over the sprawling banquet hall to throw one of the city ’ sulfur biggest ( indoor ) parties in months with three stages and 14 DJs, including Chicago ’ s Hiroko Yamamura and Montreal ’ sulfur Sierra St. Louis .
October 30. 10 pm-5 am. lithuanian House ( 1573 Bloor West ). $ 25- $ 45. showpass.com/promise-halloween
If you ’ ve been missing fagot monthly party energy, Pride Toronto, Hunhouse and Strapped are taking over the newly reopened El Mo. Halloween-appropriate drag artist Yovska and Yes Yes Y ’ All resident Nino Brown are on the bill .
October 31. Doors 9 autopsy. El Mocambo ( 464 Spadina ). $ 15. elmocambo.com
Death To T.O. X (postponed)
The annual covers show featuring members of local indie bands dressing up and performing as their musical heroes turns 10 this year and runs over two nights. The grand piano stopping point at Lee ’ s Palace will take set over two floors and feature tributes to Kate Bush, Oasis, Shania Twain, Spinal Tap, the Strokes, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Garbage and more .
February 4 at Horseshoe Tavern ( 370 Queen West ), February 5 at Lee ’ s Palace ( 529 Bloor West ). Doors 7:30 autopsy. $ 15. showclix.com
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Kevin has worked in journalism for 20 years, first as a general assignment reporter before being sucked into the glamorous life that is arts and entertainment coverage. Kevin now contributes to music, television receiver, film and culture .