OCTOBER 1st – 31st, 2021
LEGENDS OF HORROR RETURNS TO CASA LOMA THIS OCTOBER
This October, the grounds of Casa Loma will once again be transformed into an immersive theatrical experience, Legends of Horror. Done in the presentational form considered “promenade theatre”, in which the audience walks at their own pace through a 2 km trail commencing in the lower gardens of Casa Loma and winding its way through the castles tunnels and darkest spaces never before open to the public.
Throughout the over 1 hour experience, the audience is immersed in a variety of theatrically designed sets in gardens and chambers below the castle. Each of these introducing characters in the environmental theatre, in which the physical location, rather than being a traditional playhouse, creates the actual setting. The traditional set change does not exist but is created by having the audience move on to the next scene. A crescendo of the production is the 3D projection on the exterior of the castle which brings the characters of the storyline and the walls of the castle to life.
5pm – LATE
Monday – Friday 5pm – 6.30pm
Saturday + Sunday 3pm – 6.30pm
Oct 1st to Oct 12th
$30 online | $35 onsite
Oct 13th to Oct 31st
$35 online | $40 onsite
*FAMILY HOURS are designed for families with younger children to be less scary, as it will be earlier in the evening when less dark and there are no live actors.
7pm – late
Oct 1st to Oct 12th
$40 online | $45 onsite
Oct 13th to Oct 27th
$45 online | $50 onsite
Oct 28th to Oct 31st
$50 online | $55 onsite
$175 October 13th- 27th
$200 October 28th – 31st
-Food & Beverage Vouchers (2 drinks + 2 food items/1 each per person)
-Preferred Access to Photobooth
VIP Experience Tickets are date specific w/ three options available – arrive anytime between 5pm-7pm, 7pm-9pm or 9pm-11pm.
Proof of vaccination is required for Legends of Horror VIP Experience guests at Casa Loma, as they will enter the Glass Pavilion to drink/dine.
Legends of Horror tickets are valid ONLY for the date and time indicated on the ticket, except for VIP Experience tickets which are date specific but can be used any time during the designated window.
We are limiting hourly attendance to control guest flow and create a better and safer experience for all.
Online tickets are date and time-specific, onsite tickets are subject to capacity.
Legends of Horror Admission is not included with Casa Loma General Admission tickets.
Does not include access to tour inside Casa Loma.
All ticket sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and can only be exchanged to a new date within the program dates of October 1st – 31st. 2021, subject to availability.
Legends of Horror and the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma are pleased to support the Daily Bread Food Bank. Guests can bring a non-perishable food item to Legends of Horror, which will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank. For more information about what to bring visit dailybread.ca
A SAFE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL GUESTS
All persons (staff and guests) entering or remaining on the premises shall wear a mask or face covering which covers the nose, mouth and chin as required under City of Toronto by-law no.541-2020.
Guests will be required to follow social/physical distancing guidelines carefully, maintaining 2 metres (6 feet) of space from others. Family members and others (a “family unit”) who live in the same household can be closer together.
GUEST SCREENING/CONTACT TRACING
All guests are required to complete guest screening and contact tracing upon arrival. Contact information will be kept for 30 days for potential COVID-19 Contact Tracing.
Proof of vaccination will not be required for Legends of Horror guests at Casa Loma.
Guest would only be required provide proof of vaccination if they enter the Glass Pavilion to dine.
For more information on proof of vaccination requirements from the Province of Ontario please visit ontario.ca.
We will continue to take guidance from public health officials with regards to additional health and safety protocols that may be required.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
HELPFUL HINT: Please arrive on time for your allotted start time.
PARKING: Paid parking is available at George Brown College (south of Casa Loma off Macpherson Avenue). This parking is closest to the entrance at Walmer Rd. and Davenport Rd. There is limited paid parking onsite at Casa Loma, subject to availability.
REMINDER: All ticket sales are final. This is a rain or shine event, with the exception of severe weather that would put our guests and staff in danger.
Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Parental discretion is advised.
Strollers are not permitted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is proof of vaccination required? Proof of vaccination will not be required for Legends of Horror guests at Casa Loma. Guest would only be required provide proof of vaccination if they enter the Glass Pavilion to dine/drink. For more information on proof of vaccination requirements from the Province of Ontario please visit ontario.ca.
Are masks required? Yes, all persons (staff and guests) entering or remaining on the premises are required to wear mask or face covering which covers the nose, mouth and chin as required under City of Toronto by-law no.541-2020
Will physical distancing be required? Yes, guests will be required to follow social/physical distancing guidelines carefully, maintaining 2 metres (6 feet) of space from others. All guests will be required to adhere to the physical distancing guidelines. This will apply throughout the attraction including in queue lines, in exhibits, and in restrooms.
Will my contact information be taken? Yes, guest must complete a guest screening/contact tracing form upon arrival. Contact information will be kept for 30 days for potential COVID-19 Contact Tracing and shared only when requested by Toronto Public Health.
Is this a guided tour? No, the tour is self-guided, along a 2 km trail. There are staff throughout to direct you along the way.
What is the minimum age recommended? (For example, can a 7 year old take part, too, with their parents?) Legends of Horror is an all-ages event, however children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Parental discretion is advised. We recommend the Family Hours, 5pm – 6:30pm for younger children as it will be earlier in the evening when less dark and there are no live actors.
Where is the entrance? The entrance to Legends of Horror is through the gate at Davenport and Walmer Rd., directly into the lower gardens.
Where do people park? We encourage guests to park at the George Brown lots given they are closer to the entrance at Davenport and Walmer Rd. These are Pay-and-Display lots, not operated by Casa Loma. There is also limited paid onsite parking at Casa Loma, subject to capacity.
Does the program run even in the event of rain? It is a rain or shine event, with the exception of severe weather that would put our guests and staff in danger. In the event of a cancellation, ticketholders would be notified by email.
If I purchase tickets online for a set time, how in far advance should I arrive? Guests should plan to arrive on time for allotted time. If they have not pre-purchased their tickets, guests can purchase tickets upon arrival onsite and will be place in line in the order they arrive. Tickets purchased onsite are first come, first served and admission is subject to capacity.
Can I bring water? Or any other form of food? No outside food or beverage will be permitted. There is a café/bar at the midway point for guests to purchase food and beverage. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter this area. For more information on proof of vaccination requirements from the Province of Ontario please visit ontario.ca.
Is there a place to stop for washrooms once in the experience? At the midway point of the experience, there are restrooms for guests.
Are photos and video allowed? While professional photography requires advanced permission/consent (such as media), we encourage guests to take photos to share on social media.
Is it recommended it for women who are pregnant? Given the amount of walking and limited seating available during the course of the tour, it is not ideal. Guests need to determine if they feel physically able to participate and use their discretion.
Is the program wheelchair/walker accessible? Given this is primarily outdoors and in the tunnels with several sets of stairs, it is not wheelchair/walker accessible.
Please note that while Casa Loma continues to adhere to health and safety guidelines to keep you safe, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By being in public spaces like Casa Loma, you voluntarily assume the risks related to exposure.
WARNING: You will experience intense audio, lighting, extreme low visibility, strobe-lights, fog, damp or wet conditions, uneven terrain, special effects, sudden actions, and an overall physically demanding environment. You should NOT ENTER if you suffer from severe asthma, heart conditions, are prone to seizures, physical ailments, respiratory issues, or suffer from sever claustrophobia.
Your ticket is a revocable license and may be taken and admission refused. Ticket holders understand that there is inherent risk involved with attending this attraction. Holder voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers associated with participation in this attraction. In consideration and acceptance of entrance into this attraction, holder agrees to release the operator, its parent corporations, affiliates, officers, directors, and employees, and landlord from any liability, harm, injury, or death, cost of expense whatsoever that may arise directly or indirectly, from attending this attraction or any of the attractions at this location.
October 1st – 31st, 2021
Casa Loma – 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto ON
Entrance at Walmer and Davenport