1) Go On a Toronto Ghost Walk
Muddy York Walking Tours offers various walking tours that explore Toronto's past in fun and often spooky and surprising ways.
2) Casa Loma Haunted Mansion
"Canada's Castle" offers plenty of opportunity for haunted hijinks. In October, Casa Loma is transformed into a spooky mansion, with a scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving and wandering ghouls and goblins.
3) Visit the Hoot Boo Barn at Riverdale Farm
Especially suitable for kids under 10, the Riverdale Farm is 7.5 acres of greenland set in the heart of Toronto and features a variety of animals that can be visited at close range. In the spirit of Halloween, Boo Barn will delight children rather than give them a real scare.
Riverdale Farm is in Old Cabbagetown, a beautifully gentrified and historic part of Toronto, well worth visiting after carving your pumpkin.
4) Have a hair-raising time at Canada's Wonderland
Canada's premier theme park winds up the season with plenty of scary mazes, rides and shows.
5) Scare Yourself Silly at Screemers
Better Dead Centre, Exhibition Place (also at Hamilton's Careport Centre) Since 1992, Screemers indoor scream park has been scaring the bejeezus out of visitors. Six walkthrough haunted features, a theatre presentation and unlimited carnival rides on the Midway of Madness are included in the admission price to this fright fest.
6) Mess with Your Mind at the Powerhouse of Terror
Located on the grounds of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital in Etobicoke, this haunted attraction features a maze that challenges human fears such as claustrophobia, spiders, darkness, freaks, zombies and more. Most proceeds go to to help at-risk students develop skills such as set design, costume design, acting and marketing.
7) Boo at the Zoo or Halloween Howl at the Toronto Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is an annual event aimed at children under 12 (who get in free) and features the Kids Zoo, storytelling, a creepy walk, magic and more.
Halloween Howl is a sundown event that educates visitors on the ways of wolves and First Nations culture.
8) Take a Halloween Cruise
Don your best costume and hop aboard a Jubilee Queen Halloween Cruise. One of the best ways to see Toronto by night.
9) Visit a Pumpkin Farm
Plenty of pumpkin farms near Toronto offer up their pumpkin patches and fields for Halloween fun in October. Expect hay rides, mazes, and other family friendly activities.
10) Have a Howling Hootenanny at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Replicating life in a typical 1800s south Ontario village, Black Creek offers families special Halloween programming in October.