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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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Normal School Yearbook, 1916 – 1917

by Jim Dean on May 9, 2016 Comments Off on Normal School Yearbook, 1916 – 1917
Our friends at Lost Ottawa recently posted a link to an old yearbook from Ottawa's Normal School (former Teacher's College). What was so interesting to us is that it contains a ghost story written by two of the students at the time. While the building has been a staple on our tours for 20 years,...read more
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