Ghost Walks at Exhibition Place
Exhibition Place is known for its bright lights, shows and events, but lurking below the surface are a few well-kept secrets that were known only to staff who work the late shift.
That the grounds should harbour otherworldly visitors is not much of a surprise: the Horticulture Building was once used as a temporary morgue; the current site of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) midway was a bloody battlefield during the War of 1812; and the grounds were once home to two military forts. Not to mention the grounds own long history, going back to before the founding of the CNE in 1879 – plenty of time and plenty of reasons for an accumulation of “things that go bump in the night.”
About the Walk
Walks will take place three Fridays in October from 7pm to 9pm, with a pre-Halloween tour on October 30:
The walk starts at the General Services building located at 2 Manitoba Drive – Fleet St. and Strachan Ave. We'll end at Scadding Cabin (Exhibition grounds). Walk leader and volunteers will walk back to the General Services building, passing the TTC and GO stations after the tour has ended.
The cost to take part in this walk is $10 per person, in support of United Way. Due to the nature of the walk, this tour is not suitable for children under 10 years of age. There is also some rough terrain and stairs.
Take the 511 or 509 streetcars and get off at the Strachan Avenue stop. The General Services building is just to the north. Parking is free for tour participants at the General Services building. The Walk leader and volunteers will be outside the General Services Building.
For more information and to register, please call: 416-263-3676 or contact Jackie at email@example.com to save your spot.