What is a Ghost Walk?
A Ghost Walk is a walking, storytelling tour in which we recount tales of ghosts and local Toronto history. Is it scary? Not really, there is a better chance of laughing out loud than peeing your pants in fright. We seek to enlighten, not frighten. It is part history and part myth and legend in regards to ghosts, taking place on the streets around U of T and the Ontario Legislature. We talk about over 15 different ghosts, but, this is not a haunted house, nor is it intended to be. If you have any questions on whether this tour is right for you, please contact us for more information.
Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes. Reservations are required by no later than 6 PM on the date of your selected tour. To make a reservation, please either text or call us. Our preferred method of contact is via text at ********. This ensures a quick reply.
Do you accept credit or debit cards?
No. Payment is by CASH ONLY. Guides are unable to accept credit / debit cards or cheques. Please pay guide at the start of the tour. Exact change is appreciated.
What happens if it rains?
Our tours still operate even in light rain showers. If this is the case, we advise bringing along an umbrella. We only cancel in the event of very heavy rain, lightning or heavy thunder. Please ensure that we have a phone number we can reach you at in case of cancellations.
How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 2 hours, depending on the size of the group. The walking distance of the tour is approximately 2 kilometres at a leisurely pace. The tour ends at the corner of Wellesley and Queen's Park Crescent. A short walk back to the starting point or to either Museum, Wellesley or Queen's Park subway stations. On request, at the end of the tour your guide is available to walk guests to Museum subway stop.
Is there a maximum number of guests per tour?
Yes. We try to keep the number of members of the tour below 30 in order to ensure all participants can properly see/hear the tour guide. Additionally, the tour guide will never begin speaking until ALL guests are fully caught up with the tour.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The tour takes place mainly on city maintained sidewalks and for most parts is on even ground. Support persons for guests with disabilities attend free of charge.
Are there washrooms available along the tour route?
Unfortunately, there are no washrooms available along the route. The closest washrooms at the start of the tour are located in fast food restaurants on the north west corner of Bloor and Avenue Road.
Is the tour suitable for children?
Funny enough, children may not find this tour scary enough. Most children actually expect to be frightened on a ghost walk. Because our tour is half history, half ghosts, this tour may not be for them. Only you as a parent / guardian can make that decision. With that being said, the tour does include references to murder, suicide, infidelity and of course ghosts. If your child gets easily scared/has nightmares, this may not be the activity for them.
What do I need to bring with me on the tour?
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended so that you don't become dead on your feet as well as weather appropriate clothing. Remember, temperatures drop in the evening so dress accordingly. Bottled water/drinks are also recommended as there are no stores on the walk.
Do you enter any buildings?
No. The tour takes place entirely outdoors, for the most part on sidewalks or paths in front of each stop. At no time do we enter any of the buildings.
Am I allowed to bring pets with me?
For the enjoyment/consideration of everyone on the tour, we request that you please leave your pets at home with the exception of service animals.
Touring since 1856
Have you really been giving ghost walks since 1856? No, but our ghosts have.
Is photography/video recording allowed?
Still photography is both allowed and encouraged , however video or sound recording of any sort is not.
Toronto Ghost Walk