LEGENDS OF HORROR RETURNS TO CASA LOMA THIS OCTOBER
Each 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.
New this year is an immersive experience created in partnership with Secret City Adventures – overseers of the fan favourite, the Casa Loma Escape Series – called Zombie Apocalypse. Toronto’s newest and largest zombie themed haunted house invites patrons to enter the world of fictional pharmaceutical giant, Biolux and its new wonder drug: the Biolux Serum, a purported solution to aging and disease, which renders subjects into cannibalizing contagious zombies. Guests start in the unsettling Biolux showrooms, only to uncover grisly secrets in the Biolux labs, full of gruesome experiments and maniacal scientists; then, explore rooms and haunting displays in the survivor camps, as the last of humanity struggles in a doomed battle against the zombie apocalypse. Located in an abandoned facility south of historic Casa Loma at 175 Kendal Avenue (southeast corner of Kendal and Davenport), the 30-minute activation featuring live actors promises to take the fear factor to the next level.
Not included with admission to Legends of Horror, unless combination ticket is purchased. Upgrade your Zombie Apocalypse ticket to include Legends of Horror.
To purchase Zombie Apocalypse + Legends of Horror Combination Tickets select your Zombie Apocalypse tickets first and add your Legends Tickets as an optional upgrade at checkout.
5pm – 6.30pm
Sept 30th to Oct 12th
$35 online | $40 onsite
Oct 13th to Oct 31st
$45 online | $50 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
Sept 30th to Oct 12th
$45 online | $50 onsite
Oct 13th to Oct 31st
$50 online | $55 onsite
$150 Sept 30th to Oct 12th
$200 Oct 13th to Oct 31st
-Food & Beverage Vouchers (2 drinks + 2 food items/1 each per person)
Legends of Horror is a cashless experience.
To purchase Zombie Apocalypse + Legends of Horror Combination Tickets select your Zombie Apocalypse tickets first
and add your Legends Tickets as an optional upgrade at checkout.
Legends of Horror tickets are valid ONLY for the date and time indicated on the ticket.
Note: Legends of Horror is closed October 3rd, 4th + 18th
We are limiting hourly attendance to control guest flow and create a better experience for all guests.
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 September 30th – October 31st. 2022, subject to availability.
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 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Parental discretion is advised.
Strollers are not permitted.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 16 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.
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/videography requires advanced permission/consent (such as media), we encourage guests to take photos to share on social media. Tripods, lighting and other commercial equipment are not permitted unless approved in advance. The use of flash photography is not permitted.
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 the event primarily takes place outdoors and in the tunnels below Casa Loma with multiple sets of stairs, it is not wheelchair/walker accessible.
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.