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A Scare-tastic Halloween in Liberty Village

Fun | Written on October 21, 2015

Carved pumpkins, check.
Cool costume, check.
Tons of candy, double check.
Fun Halloween event? Don’t worry. Liberty Village has you covered.

It’s no secret that in Liberty Village, we live for all things awesome. We’re a diverse community with a penchant for fun, interesting, inspired events and activities and Halloween in Liberty Village is no different. For several days (or weeks) leading up to October 31st each year, our neighbourhood embraces the scarier, eerier side of life. We go all out with decorations and costumes and themed events and it’s a world of enjoyment. This year, there are two Halloween events in our area that are creating a lot of buzz.

Fort York After Dark Lantern Tours

Photo by Fort York Foundation

Photo by Fort York Foundation

The slightly spooky becomes downright scary at the Fort York After Dark Lantern Tours. From 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Thursday, October 29 and Friday October 30, Fort York will open its grounds for after-hour tours. Guides will share stories about the bloody Battle of York, the haunted lighthouse and the history that surrounds Fort York. The tour will guide brave participants through two military cemeteries that are located in close proximity to Fort York. If you scare easily, this tour is not for you. It is also not recommended for kids younger than 8 years old.

To participate in the Fort York After Hours Lantern Tours, interested parties will have to pre-register. Tickets are $12.50 (+ tax) and include complementary refreshments. Take a walk on the scary side this Halloween with the Fort York After Dark Lantern Tour.

 Halloween Festival

Photo by Liberty Grand

Photo by Liberty Grand

For persons who are interested in keeping their Halloween Festivities on the lighter side, the Liberty Grand (Exhibition Place) at 25 British Columbia Road is hosting a two-day (yes, two-day!!) Halloween Festival Monster Mash party.

Toronto’s largest Halloween bash returns for another 2-day, fun-filled event on Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st. And what’s a Halloween party with Halloween costumes? Attendees at this 19 and older fete are encouraged to come dressed to impress in full Halloween regalia. Tickets are $100 (+tax) for 2-day admission or $60 (+ tax) for Friday admission and $75 (+ tax) for Saturday entry. There is a 10-person combined ticket limit. Doors open at 9:00pm on both nights.

Photo by CzechRose

Photo by CzechRose

It is Halloween party after all so Friday night or “Devil’s Night,” and Saturday Night, or “Halloween Night” will feature an incredible line-up of DJs and musical talent. Both nights will have three party rooms each for guests to enjoy and each room will host different music.

On Friday night the line-up includes:

The Governor’s Room
Shiba San
Alex Adair

Artifact’s Room
Gordon City (live)
Paco Osuna
Kidnap Kid
Will Clarke

Centennial Room

On Saturday, October 31st, the line-up includes:

The Governor’s Room
Chocolate Puma

Artifact’s Room
Joris Voorn
The Junkies
Jonathan Rosa

Centennial Room
Andrew Bayer
No Mana

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. For a full list of musical guests, visit  and for tickets, visit This year’s Halloween in Liberty Village promises to be bigger and better and with these great events happening, there’s no excuse not to go out and have a boorific time!


Cover Photo by the Fort York Foundation