Like most cities now, Toronto boasts a number of ghost walks. Some of these cover different parts of the city, so they don’t necessarily overlap. Here are links to some of them, as well as my own self-guided ghost walk.
Toronto Ghost Walks
- Ghost Walks: https://ghostwalks.com/toronto/
- Haunted Walk: https://hauntedwalk.com
- Haunted Walk at Black Creek Pioneer Village: https://blackcreek.ca/activities/haunted-walks/
- Original Haunted Walk of Toronto: https://www.viator.com/tours/Toronto/Original-Haunted-Walk-of-Toronto/d623-31824P3
- Toronto Ghost Tour, Fact or Fiction: https://www.tourguys.ca/tour/free-toronto-ghost-tour/
Self-Guided Haunted Toronto Walk
If you don’t want a guided tour, I’ve created my own map which takes you past many interesting, spooky sites in the city centre. These locations have reputations for paranormal activity or macabre associations to give you goosebumps. You’ll also pass other historic and picturesque sites along the way. Walking time is about 90 minutes, unless you decide to stop for guided tours at some of the sites. Start the walk at the Ontario Legislature building. Download the PDF map here.
Here are the thirteen places you’ll see:
- Ontario Legislature Building—Ghosts from a former lunatic asylum.
- University College—Ghost of a stonemason murdered by a “devil.”
- Underpass Mural—Strange figures and scenes in a haunted tunnel.
- Queens Park—Recurring ghostly sightings of a woman in white.
- Christie Mansion—A secret mistress locked in a windowless room who killed herself.
- Keg Mansion—A distraught maid who hung herself over the staircase.
- Site where serial killer H.H. Holmes once lived—May have killed as many as 200 people, including 2 at this site.
- Ryerson University Centre for Urban Innovation—Ghost of a woman and an eerie cold spot.
- Mackenzie House—One of the most haunted spots in the city.
- Massey Hall—Home to several ghosts, including a man in old-fashioned clothes.
- Elgin and Wintergarden Theatres—An elevator keeps going to the fifth floor where a girl was murdered.
- Old City Hall—Judges feel mysterious tugs on their robes, and hear muffled moans coming from the attic.
- Campbell House—Haunted by poltergeists ever since 1834.