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The Flashing Lights of Hastens (Update) – New Footage!

by Jim Dean on August 12, 2016 Comments Off on The Flashing Lights of Hastens (Update) – New Footage!
Last summer, in a Haunted Walk first, two of our tour guides recorded potential paranormal activity at one of our story locations. Standing just outside the Hästens mattress store in Toronto’s Distillery District, the guides watched the store lights flicker and dance, as if on command. Watch the footage from 2015: As we frequently tell...read more
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Ghostbusters Movie Review

by Jim Dean on July 18, 2016 Comments Off on Ghostbusters Movie Review
The original Ghostbusters (1984) has a very special place in our hearts. We have frequently been called “Ghostbusters” over the years. While far from accurately describing what we do, this reference is a source of pride in the offbeat and entertaining experiences we provide. More than one Haunted Walk karaoke night has ended with a stage...read more
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Toronto’s Hidden Banksy

by Jim Dean on July 12, 2016 Comments Off on Toronto’s Hidden Banksy
There is a secret hiding in plain sight just around the corner from our Toronto office. People walk by the corner of Church and the Esplanade every day, not knowing that they are passing by something special: a piece of street art by world-famous artist Banksy. Banksy got his start in the graffiti arts world...read more
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Reddit Users Share Their Experiences with the Paranormal

by Jim Dean on June 26, 2016 Comments Off on Reddit Users Share Their Experiences with the Paranormal
Members of the Reddit community recently shared their most bizarre and terrifying experiences with the paranormal. The results ranged from touching stories of loved ones lost (and found), to the dark and sinister. Turn out the lights and curl up someplace safe, as we share our favourites. (You can visit the full thread here. As always, we...read more
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36 Years Later: A Canadian Soldier’s Life-Changing Gift

by Jim Dean on May 27, 2016 Comments Off on 36 Years Later: A Canadian Soldier’s Life-Changing Gift
Since the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian forces in 1945, the Dutch and Canadian people have shared a special bond. Nowhere is this bond more beautifully encapsulated than in a simple, handmade coat that profoundly changed the lives of two people. In the winter of 1944-45, the Dutch were starving to death due to...read more
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