5 Ways To Do Halloween In Toronto

It's good to have options, right?

Halloween is usually celebrated like this: spend weeks or minutes planning your costume, grab some bevies, and hit up a party with your buds. That’s not a bad idea, but we want to broaden your horizons with other great ways to spend Halloween in the city this year.

Have a good recommendation for celebrating this spooky holiday? Let us know in the comments.

dwayne halloween
Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean bands take the night off! The world’s greatest cover band, Dwayne Gretzky, are doing a special Halloween night show. Dress up or don’t, but you won’t want to miss a great opportunity to belt out classics with your friends.

If you feel like dancing, SBTRKT is playing back-to-back shows this weekend at The Danforth. And if you’re still celebrating on Saturday, catch Vance Joy at the Phoenix or Mounties at Lee’s Palace!

zombie prom
Remember when you asked your crush to slow dance in middle school and they said no? You have the chance to relive that embarrassment all over again, yay! Dress like you’re dead and get to the Palais Royale for Zombie Prom. Everyone may look dead, but love will be alive and well.

evil dead
Evil Dead the Musical is back in Toronto for another run of 13 shows. As someone who went last year I can say it’s one of the funniest plays I’ve ever seen. Bonus: they serve spooky cocktails.


(Photo by Jukie Bot via Flickr)

A few of these may not be for the faint of heart, but continue reading along if you dare. Do you like not being able to sleep at night? Then you should head to Screemers at Exhibition Place, or Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland (Saturday only). For something a little more romantic with eerie undertones, grab the hand of your loved one and take a nice stroll through your local cemetery.

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(Photo by Douglas via Flickr)

This one is easy! Grab some people who aren’t into going out, snag a bunch of “fun-sized” candy or maybe make your own spooky treats (mummy dogs, caramel apples, pumpkin seeds) and cue up some scary flicks and maybe a Ouija board. There’s no stress of finding a costume last minute, or showing up and being the eighth person dressed as a devil.

Trick or treat?