By Lori Bosworth
Tomorrow is the beginning of October, a month where we celebrate ghosts, goblins and spirits. There are many Toronto Halloween events that will put you in a frightful mood including Toronto’s newest Halloween attraction: Spooky Lagoon’s Toronto Island Stories: Murder at the Lighthouse. (We’re giving away two tickets to Toronto Island Stories…see giveaway details below.)
You’ll get spooked as you go back in time on the Toronto Island Stories’ narrated boat ride, recounting the Toronto Islands’ early history when there were 10,000 summer residents. You’ll hear about the murder of John Paul Radelmüller – Gibraltar Point Lighthouse’s most famous keeper. Storytellers dressed in costumes from the early 1900s, will help passengers disembark and guide them up to the old lighthouse to the site where it is said Radelmüller’s remains were found.
Learn about a 107-year-old sunken ship which you can ride today, Babe Ruth, Hurricane Hazel, and diving horses. You’ll visit the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and learn all about Toronto’s famous ghost, J.P. Radelmüller.
Learn about a 107-year-old sunken ship which you can ride today, Babe Ruth, hurricane Hazel, and diving horses. You’ll visit the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and learn all about Toronto’s famous ghost, J.P. Radelmüller.
Longtime resident and the “Unofficial Mayor of Toronto Island” Jimmy Jones will tell anecdotes of the island’s history. Most stories will include archival photos. See the dazzling Toronto skyline on the return boat ride.
Spooky Lagoon: Toronto Island Stories takes place from Oct. 5-18, 2017 on weekends only from 7:40 p.m. to 11:20 p.m. Early bird tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. Boat rides will depart from and return to York Street Quay, Toronto.