Frequently Asked Questions for Toronto Centre Ghost Walks
- How long is the Ghost Walk?
Tour is about 90 minutes long
- Do we go into any of the buildings?
This tour is outdoors unless otherwise stated. The locations featured are closed at night or unable to accommodate tour groups. The Mackenzie House is open as a museum during the day. Massey Hall, The Ed Mirvish and Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres are open for events. For indoor Ghost Walks near Toronto, see Hamilton's Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
- Are group discounts available?
Yes! If you have a group of 8 or more people, we may be able to provide a discount (depending on night and time of year). To find out, contact us, mention the number of people and desired date.
Toronto's history is the history of this province
The rebel of Toronto became its first mayor. William Lyon Mackenzie organized the Rebellion of 1837, trying to overthrow the Upper Canada government. He failed and fled. He eventually returned, to politics and eventually his home on Bond Street. He died there but might have never left (ghost stories on our Ghost Walks of Toronto Centre).
The Old City Hall built in 1899 at an amazing $2.5 million. The city justified its creation because the building would serve as an impressive City Hall and main Courthouse. Remains a courthouse to this day and its ghosts are featured on our Ghost Walks of Toronto Centre.
Toronto became the capital of Ontario in 1867. The Legislative Building at Queen's Park would be built in 1893. The haunting stories of Queen's Park are featured on our Ghost Walks of Toronto North
Massey Hall is Canada's oldest concert hall. Opened in 1894. Was built by wealthy industrialist Hart Massey of the locally famous family. Named in honour of his son Charles A Massey who died of Typhoid Fever. The ghost stories of Massey Hall featured on our Ghost Walks of Toronto Centre
The University of Toronto started as King's College in 1827 with a Greek style building that used to stand where Queen's Park is today. University College is oldest (and most impressive) existing building. Famous graduates include...
- PM William Lyon Mackenzie King
- Director David Cronenberg
- SNL Producer Lorne Michaels
- Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient
- ...and David Letterman's bandleader Paul Shaffer!
The Hart House Theatre is Canada's oldest "little theatre". Opened in 1919 by the locally famous Massey's led by Hart. Would launch the passions of many Canadian talents, including Donald Sutherland, William B. Davis, SNL's Lorne Michaels and Oscar nominated actor, and Hart Massey's grandson. The theatre's heroic ghost is featured on our Ghost Walks of Toronto North