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A Scare-tastic Halloween in our Area

Fun | Written on October 20, 2016

For lovers of all things scary and for those who run towards the things that go bump in the night, there are two Halloween-inspired events happening minutes from our Liberty Central By The Lake Two location that will delight, intrigue and excite. The pumpkins are out and so are the spooky decorations in and around Liberty Village. Now it’s time to indulge in something frightful. First up: the Fort York Lantern Tours.

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For another year, Fort York will be opening their grounds to visitors for after-hour tours. And we promise you, it’s well worth it. The Fort York of daytime hours really does transform into a different place after dark. And, with guides sharing stories of hauntings and cemeteries related to Fort York’s history, this event is guaranteed to include a few doses of full on spookiness. Even if you’ve visited Fort York for cooking events, festivals or tours, there really is something special (and also quite eerie) about their Lantern Tour. In a nutshell, it’s definitely worth the trip.

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This year, Fort York After Dark’s Lantern Tours will take place over 3 evenings: Wednesday, October 26th, Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th.  The tours will run on each of these evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Guides will lead groups around the grounds while sharing stories of Fort York’s haunted lighthouse and the gruesome Battle of York. Visitors: you can look forward to being regaled with a range of heart-racing tales of Fort York’s history. Who needs a scary movie when you can live an evening of full on spookiness at Fort York? And, as if that isn’t enough, the scariness will be kicked up another notch with tours of two cemeteries. Needless to say, this event is not for the faint of heart. Fort York’s Lantern Tours aren’t recommended for kids younger than 8 years old. This event only happens once a year so go out and enjoy an evening in our area that comes packaged with a frightfully good time…if you can handle it, that is. General admission is $12.50 and pre-registration is required for all attendees so visit the Fort York website or call them at 416-392-7484 to sign up for this great event.

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From one memorable Halloween-themed event to another. Next up: the Zombie Prom. Yes, folks, you read that correctly, on Friday, October 28, the Great Hall – A Vintage Venue, located at 1087 Queen Street West is hosting a Zombie Prom! The description of the event instructs attendees to: “dress to impress – or infect”. Yup, this definitely sounds like our kind of party. The Great Hall is located 5 minutes by car or 10 minutes by public transit from Liberty Central By The Lake Two so however you choose to get there, it will be a short costumed commute to what promises to be a very awesome party.

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Here’s what you need to know about the Zombie Prom. First, you should definitely get out the make-up kits and fake blood and prepare to get dressed in your best zombie outfits. Everyone is invited to arrive in costume and you don’t want to feel left out at this epic event. DJ Johnny B Goode will be spinning throughout the night, with the fun beginning at 10:00pm and continuing until 2:00am. He’ll be mixing top 40s dance hits and monster mash tunes so make sure that your zombie costume includes comfortable shoes. There’ll be music and dancing all night long! And, because the Zombie Prom will be taking place on Hallows eve, there are also lots of scare-tastic activities planned throughout the night. We’re talking professional zombie make-up stations, costume contests, free glam photo shoots, candy and treats and giveaways! The organizers have certainly pulled out all the stops to scare up an incredible time at the Zombie Prom. It’s only fair that you go and enjoy all that this party has to offer.


The Zombie Prom is open to adults who are 19 and older; there will be open bars and drinks available so ID is also required. Tickets can be purchased online for $25 or at the door for $40.

With all the fun happening in our area this Halloween, there’s no reason not to head out for a scare-tastic evening! We think it will be boo-tiful!


Written by L. D. Moore