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15 things to do this Halloween in Toronto

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween? We’ve got you covered.

From immersive murder mystery experiences to a Stranger Things-themed dance party, there are so many spooktacular events taking place in Toronto this Halloween. Luckily for you, we’ve sifted through tons of events to put together some of the most exciting, ghoulish, and eerie events for you to take part in this October!

Check out 15 things to do this Halloween in Toronto below.

Starcourt 80s Halloween Spooktacular

Gladstone Hotel | October 25th, 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Tickets


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Toronto Stranger Things fans can get immersed in the show this Halloween, as the Gladstone Hotel is turning into the Starcourt Mall for a party this month. The hotel is set to completely transform into the mall for the 80s bash, and will even be offering up Glamour Shots, Tacos Ahoy, Jazzercise, DJs, pop-up performances, and more! In the spirit of Halloween, costumes are encouraged at this 19+ party!

Screemers Toronto 2019

Better Dead Centre | Several evenings throughout the month of October | Tickets


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Screemers is one of Toronto’s first and best haunted attractions, and has been the city’s only Haunted Scream Park for 27 years. This event takes over an entire parking lot, turning the concrete patch into a horror movie. If you’re looking for a good spook, head to Screemers most weekend nights to be scared stiff.

Friday Night Live: Wicked

Royal Ontario Museum | October 25th, 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM | Tickets


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The Royal Ontario Museum will be hosting their own Halloween party at their weekly Friday Night Live event. The theme will be “Wicked,” so come in your Halloween best and take part in the weird and wacky. This year, the ROM’s featured exhibition is It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.

Legends of Horror Casa Loma 2019

Casa Loma | Several evenings throughout the month of October | Tickets


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Casa Loma will be transformed into a haunted house again this Halloween with the return of Legends of Horror. The event serves as an immersive theatrical interpretation of classic horror characters, and visitors get let through an hour-long self-guided walking tour.

CATL’s 5th Annual Halloween Spooktacular!

The Dakota Tavern | October 26th, 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM | Tickets

CATL is hosting their 5th annual Sppoktacular at The Dakota Tavern on October 26th. The event will feature Shake It Like A Cavemen and DJ Swankenstein, who will both be delivering some of the spookiest tunes around. Spooktacular even offers up prizes for best costume, so make sure to come decked out in your best Halloween gear.

After Werk Monster Mash

Buddies in Bad Times | October 26th, 10:30 PM – 3:00 AM | $5 before 11:00 PM, $10 after

Buddies in Bad Times’ After Werk Monster Mash is sure to be a spooky time! Not only will DJ Sofia Fly be playing some awesome tunes, but there will also be a $200 prize for the best costume, and a $100 prize for the runner up. The event will feature special guests Boa and MC Barbie Jo Bontemps.

Howl’oween at The Bentway

The Bentway | October 26th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Free

Puppy lovers, we have the perfect Halloween event for you. Head to The Bentway on October 26th for Howl’oween, where local dogs can participate in a site-wide costumed pup-parade. The event will feature loot bags, prizes, treats, local vendors, drinks, and games.

Drunken Cinema: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – 35th Anniversary Screening

Revue Cinema | October 26th, 9:30 PM – 11:59 PM | Tickets

The Revue Cinema is hosting a 35th anniversary screening of A Nightmare On Elm Street on 35mm as part of their Drunken Cinema. Rewatch the introduction of one of the horror genre’s most iconic slasher villains, Freddy Krueger, while eating popcorn and sipping on wine, beer, or a themed cocktail.

Halloween on Church 2019

Church Street | October 31st, 6:30 PM | Free

Every year, Church Street is the place to be with their annual pedestrian-only Halloween party where they shut down six blocks along Church Street. This event is the largest Halloween Party in North America, that has thousands of costume wearing visitors every year with DJs and events within the village’s shops, cafes, and bars.

ALL REQUEST Halloween Video Dance Party – Nightmare On Dundas Street

Remix Lounge | October 31st,9:30 PM – 3:00 AM | $5 before 11:00 pm, $10 after

Living On Video is presenting A Nightmare On Dundas Street at Remix Lounge, which will be an all request dance party with DJ Lazarus. Celebrate with some of the biggest Halloween fans in the city while dancing along to some alternative, retro, goth, new wave, and more tunes.

Haunted Toronto – A Scavenger Hunt

Outside of 273 Bloor Street West | October 31st, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Tickets

If you’re not a big party person, and a scavenger hunt is more your style, we’ve got you covered. Urban Capers is presenting a scavenger hunt called Haunted Toronto, which will bring you through some of the city’s ghoulish places.

A Night at the Bronze – A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Tribute

Buddies in Bad Times | October 31st, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM | Tickets

Buddies in Bad Times is hosting another Halloween party on October 31st, but this one’s a tribute to Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The third annual event was so popular last year that they’ve got TWO shows this time around, followed by an all night ’90s dance party. A cast of comedians and actors will read and sing through the entire episode of “Once More With Feeling.”

Halloween Carnival @ The Rec Room

The Rec Room | October 31st, 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Tickets


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Arcade lovers unite! The Rec Room is hosting a Halloween Carnival, featuring unlimited game play, a costume contest, music from Diggy the DJ, fortune telling from Signora Delle Tenebre, a horror makeup station, and more!

Horror Movie Halloween Bash

East of Brunswick | October 31st, 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Tickets

Dress up as your favourite spooky movie character and head to the East of Brunswick for their Horror Movie Halloween Bash! The event will feature a costume contest, live music from Charlie the Kid, spooky snacks, deadly drink samples, and ghoulish giveaways!

Murder Mystery @ Escape Manor

Escape Manor | October 31st, 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Tickets


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Last but not least, why not spend your Halloween in the middle of an immersive murder mystery experience? Escape Manor is presenting their very own evening of betrayal, clues, and mystery. You can take part in one of the spookiest events of the season on October 31st from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM!

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