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5 Strangest Things Buried Along Toronto’s Waterfront

by Jim Dean on August 11, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Strangest Things Buried Along Toronto’s Waterfront
Long before the days of city waste disposal and landfills, Toronto really didn’t have anywhere to put its garbage. We were very creative getting rid of our trash, but the most convenient by far (and ecologically dangerous) method was dumping it into the lake. In the 1920's, Toronto began to infill parts of Toronto Harbour,...read more
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Touring the Royals Through the Tunnels of Vimy

by Jim Dean on July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Touring the Royals Through the Tunnels of Vimy
The Haunted Walk recently shared a post I had written about the ghost stories I came across during my time working at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Northern France. Although those stories were truly incredible, they weren’t the only memorable experiences from my time France. Being a guide during the 100th anniversary year of...read more
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6 Graves to Visit at Toronto’s Necropolis

by Jim Dean on July 13, 2017 Comments Off on 6 Graves to Visit at Toronto’s Necropolis
Victorian Toronto looked very different than Toronto of today. Not only was there a severe lack of skyscrapers and glass condos, but Torontonians were not fans of public parks. For the most part, the only public green spaces were cemeteries. Very quickly, cemeteries like the Toronto Necropolis (200 Winchester St., in historical Cabbagetown east of...read more
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Ghosts of the Great War

by Jim Dean on July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Ghosts of the Great War
Having worked at the Haunted Walk for the past five years, I’ve grown accustomed to having strange feelings when entering a building or a site; be it the first time I gave a tour in the old Carleton County Gaol, or when strolling the darkened pathways of the Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park. However,...read more
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Peter Pan is Hiding in Toronto

by Jim Dean on June 20, 2017 Comments Off on Peter Pan is Hiding in Toronto
If you were to ask someone where Peter Pan lives, they might tell you “Neverland” or “the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning”. But I’m here to tell you that Peter Pan lives in Toronto, in a park at the corner of St Clair Ave and Avenue Rd. On December 27th,...read more
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