Fun for the young, old, or undead!
Haunted Legend of the 501
FREE rides on a vintage streetcar
A spooky vintage streetcar will travel along Queen St. West between McCaul and Bathurst Streets from Thursday October 29th to Saturday October 31st. Onboard, a professional photographer will be available to take your picture with The Queen of Hearts! Also joining the ride will be Canadian Feed the Children, a registered charity accepting donations for their Hunger Haunts campaign that feeds children in need.
Thursday October 29th: 8pm to 11pm
Friday October 30th: 8pm to 11pm
Saturday October 31st: 1pm to 4pm, and 8pm to 11pm
Pick up points:
Queen & McCaul (Westbound)
Queen & Portland (Eastbound)
Wicked Queen West – Exploring the Dark Side
FREE Walking Tour
Queen Street West is one of the most popular streets in Toronto and considered one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. Despite the shiny storefronts and the appearance of big chain stores, there are shadowy nooks and crannies and stories as dark as a raven’s beak.
This tour is an exploration of Queen Street’s dark past, with stories of the criminal underworld of gangsters and gun smugglers and the alternative underground goth culture which was based here for more than a decade beginning in the 90s. We will look at some of the influences on the goth look from pop culture and how in turn pop culture was influenced by the goth scene.
Above all, this is a chance to learn more about this famous part of Toronto and to experience it in a way most never have, walking it with a local expert tour guide!
Thursday October 29 @7pm
Friday October 30 @7pm & 11pm
Saturday October 31 @2pm & @7pm
Where to meet:
This walking tour starts at the Black Bull Tavern at 298 Queen St W, Toronto ON
Where it ends:
This tour ends near the intersection of Queen St W and Portland St.
FREE – This tour is sponsored by the Queen Street West BIA
- Queen Street’s beginnings as Lot Street
- The emergence of Goth culture in music and fashion
- The stores and clubs (past and present) of “Little Gotham”
- A busted gun-smuggling ring
- Story of a bartender turned bank robber from the Horseshoe Tavern
- What Queen Street is all about today
- And more!
Register Online at HallowQueen.cc or TourGuys.ca