Horror Toronto: A New One-Stop Source for All Things Horror
Enjoying Toronto's Spooky Side at Halloween and All Year Long
"Toronto has become a hidden gem for horror fans," explains author and musician Jon O'Bergh, who created the website. "One of the most iconic horror magazines, Rue Morgue, has its headquarters here. And Casa Loma's annual Legends of Horror is perhaps the premier haunted attraction in North America, held in an actual castle. All of this activity needed a bigger profile, compiled in one place for easy access."
Horror Toronto will help you find out where you can dine in a haunted house, or where you can buy an ethically-sourced human skull. You'll learn about the memento mori roomette, or where to take the kids for a "Myths, Monsters, and Magic" treasure hunt. Everyone knows about the world-renown Toronto International Film Festival, but not necessarily about the four horror film festivals held throughout the year.
The website is a helpful resource for anyone interested in guided ghost walks and places to visit with haunted reputations, like the old Don Jail. But O'Bergh also designed a free, downloadable map and self-guided tour of thirteen haunted locations in the city centre—"for folks who don't like group tours," he says.
He assembled all of this information so locals as well as visitors can enjoy the city's spooky side not only around Halloween but all year long. You can find Horror Toronto at shatterpointhorror.com/