Best Holloween Events in Queer Toronto for 2016

Compiled by yours truly

Friday October 7 to 31 2016 - Halloween Screemers @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (CNE Grounds) Screemers the ultimate family Halloween event and Toronto's #1 indoor haunted scream park, suitable for all ages! Price Summary: $29.95 +HST includes all 7 horrifying haunted attractions and unlimited rides There is also a licensed Vampire Lounge, a Slasher Wax Museum and arcade with carnival rides. 170 Princes Boulevard, CNE grounds, HOURS: 7 pm – midnight * Fridays and Saturday 7 pm – 11 pm * Sundays and Weekdays TTC 509 and 511 Streetcars and/or # 29 Dufferin Bus south. 7pm - 12am Queer West, Toronto Ontario 

Sunday October 23, 2016 - Church Street Comedy: Halloween Edition @ Pegasus on Church The LGBTQ comedy showcase w/ Lucy Gervais, Mary Ev, Todd Graham, sketch troupe Only One Of Us Is Jewish, headliner Kate Davis and hosts Chantel Marostica & Adrienne Fish. 8 pm (doors 7:30 pm). Pwyc.Pegasus on Church 489B 2nd floor Church St., , Toronto, Ontario

Thursday October 27 to 30th, 2016 - Love You to Death Halloween Murder Mystery Cabaret. @ Buddies A handsome millionaire is murdered and all of his lovers are suspects. The story follows wealthy playboy millionaire Derek Van Hout and his six lovers. After receiving a mysterious invitation in the mail, all six of Derek’s lovers meet for the first time at his secluded bungalow just north of Toronto. Tempers flare, hearts are broken, and mysteriously, Derek is murdered. Grappling with the extent of his indiscretions, the lovers attempt to get to the bottom of Derek’s sudden and suspicious death. Six lovers, six suspects. A delightful show riddled with conflict, accusations, deception- and loving someone to death! 7:30 PM Cost $22. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St Toronto ON.
Friday October 27 to Monday Oct 31, 2016 - All Ages 2 hour Toronto Ghost Walk Tour @ University of Toronto’s St. George campus Join us for an evening walk on and around the University of Toronto’s St. George campus as we tell the stories, myths and legends surrounding those who haunt the halls of some of Toronto’s oldest buildings. A perfect night out with friends or a way to meet new ones. Get a group together for an evening and ask about our group discounts. For a limited time we are offering a free palm sized flashlight to each paid admission guest. Join us if you dare! ALL AGES Reservations are REQUIRED for all tours. To reserve, please text, call, or email us BEFORE 6 PM on the day of your selected tour. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Thank you. Phone: (416) 988-6511 For quickest response.....please text us Tickets: Adults: $15 Children (Ages 8-15): $10 Children (7 and under): Free We meet outside the Tim Horton's in the lower courtyard in front of the Ontario Power Generation Building at 700 University Ave.

Friday October 28, 2016 - Nerdgasm: Queer Slasher Edition @ Wayla Bar (East end Toronto) Brought to you by: Scarlett BoBo. Hosted by: Juice Boxx! Bloody Performance by: Helena Poison! Gruesome set by DJ Fancy Kaleb! COSTUME CONTEST! Prizes for BEST DRESSED!! Dress code FULLY encouraged!!...but not mandetory. 5$ Cover! 10 PM! Wayla Bar & Lounge 996 Queen St. E , Leslieville at Carlaw 416-901-5570.
Friday October 28, 2016 - Blaq Hole - Halloween Edition @ Luanda House Night Club 10 PM Your favourite black light glow-up is back, this time for Halloweeeeeen! We're turning the intro scene of Belly into a horror flick. It's Hype Williams meets Tim Burton, set to Dancehall, Trap, Vogue and RnB. .ALL-WHITE COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED, so you can shine with all your evil swaginess.. Sounds by: Nino Brown - Murderposse Young Teesh. Hosted by: Matthew Progress. $5 before 11, $10 after. Gin specials (cuz it glows in black light) Luanda House, 974 Bloor St W. Toronto ON at Dovercourt (647) 998-7098 STREET MAP

Friday October 28, 2016 - 4th annual Spooktacular Dog Walk @ Liberty Village Park Come join the pack for a fun filled walk around Liberty Village. This is a dress-up event - now's your chance to get your doggie in the Halloween spirit. Costumes are not required but are highly suggested - wouldn't want to be the "odd dog out"! All participants are to meet at Liberty Village Park (70 East Liberty St.) Prizes for best costumes will be provided by Treats Happen and Da Code A Bags. In need of a costume? Global Pet Foods Liberty Village has them! Mention you will be taking part in the Spooktacular Dog Walk and get 10% off! Coffee will be provided by Ciao Europa Cafe. Bring all the furry and non-furry friends you want - let's make this the best Spooktacular Dog Walk yet! 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Admission: Free For more information, please call 647-637-8863 or email

Friday October 28, 2016 - That's My Drag! ... Halloween @ Buddies. Toronto, welcome to the return of 'That's My Drag!'. A professional travelling Drag Show that originates in Guelph, Ontario! Celebrating THREE years of showcasing Ontario's BEST Drag performers from all over, in now FIVE cities! You can look forward to our large roster of talented entertainers hitting the stage Friday October 28th ONLY @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre!! 'The RingLeader' guarantee's you will enjoy hours of solid Drag Entertainment, while Queen Victoria Parks leads the night! Mixed with a wide variety of Ontario's BEST including returning Toronto Starletts, the current reigning 'National Showgirl At Large' PLUS a few new faces for you to see!

The Details 10:30 PM Doors will open at 10:30p.m. Show scheduled to start at 11:00p.m and run to approximately 1:30a.m. $15 General Admission at the door! or V.I.P Seats: $25 (LIMITED SEATS) (50) Contact: to reserve your seats today or CALL US (226-979-8478) Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto, Ontario

Friday October 28, 2016 - All Ages Halloween Howl @ High Park Nature Centre. Xplore the haunting side of nature at our “Halloween Howl” night hike. Make your own lantern before hiking through the woodlands to learn the not-so-scary truth about bats, spiders, toads, gnomes and decomposers. Fun for all ages! Costumes are recommended but not mandatory. Please bring a flashlight. The cost is $8.50 per child/adult. Children under 3 years old are free. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM High Park Nature Centre 375 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto Space Limited. MORE INFO

Friday October 28, 2016 - Go to hell @ Milk Glass Gallery. hey always say queers will go to hell... So let's go! DJs Phil V + John Caffery play dance music from the underworld and take over/tranform Milkglass studio for one night only into a firery pit. Wear your devil horns, whip our your tail, find your inner queer-loving Satan look and come dance! Cover $5 Milk Glass Company & Gallery, 10:30 PM 1247 Dundas St. W. Queer West Toronto ON

Friday October 28, 2016 - Impulse Fetish Halloween Party for Queer Elitists @ Lithuanian House. Fetish Dress Code Manatory. Full stage show provided by IlluminAir Entertainment, Go-Go dancers from The Toronto School of Burlesque, and Dungeon provided by Impulse Events. Costume prizes provided by Geekpron and the Condom Shack. Dj's: juSt b + Entro + Faetal Get your $40 in advance, $50 at the door and $60 after midnight. VIP tickets will be available starting at $80. TICKETS On the dance-floor or in the dungeon, if you haven't asked express permission to touch or play with an individual, then that behaviour is not acceptable until you have gained their consent. 2. Dress code is in effect. Costume's and fetish wear is mandatory. Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON The Fine Print

Friday October 28, 2016 - Spooky Essence Brown @ The Steady 10 PM. HIP-HOP - DANCEHALL - R&B - Come dance in your deadroom! with your buddy boys, Teej, Hoiking and Sims The Steady Cafe and Bar, 1051 Bloor St. W. (416) 536-4162 Just East of Dufferin St / (Gay Owned) Queer West Toronto ON

Saturday October 29, 2016 - High Power: Queer Freak Fête @ Miss Thing's. 10 PM. Sounds by: DJ's Nino Brown and Dre Ngozi. Special Guest DJ Lissa Monet. Hip Hop. Dance Hall. Soca. Reggae. Afrobeats. $5 before 10pm. $10 after. Miss Thing’s & Wrongbar same location a Pan Asian restaurant, cocktail bar and huge dance space 1279 Queen St W Queer West Toronto ON at Brock Parkdale.416.516.8677 Miss Thing's is our new restaurant in the front, while Wrongbar remains in the rear. It's much better than it used to be. Much more interesting of a space with spots for conversation and smaller intimate hang outs.

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Italoween @ The Holy Oak Cafe. A night of hypnotising Italo, glittering Cosmic Disco and other haunted melodies that will keep you up at night and have you screaming for more.....DJs Diana, Pamm, Daniel Z and Andycap 10 PM Free before midnight, $5 after The Holy Oak Cafe, 1241 Bloor St. W. (Gay Owned) 647-345-2803 Queer West Toronto ON

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Queer Women Halloween Haunt & Pool Party @ Oasis Aqualounge. Get freaky at our Halloween Haunt. Costume contest at 11:00 pm for best couple and best solo female. Thank you to our prize sponsor ComeNPlay for donating great prizes for the contest. Oasis Aqualounge will be open from 11:00 am-3:00 am. Enjoy our facilities, such as the outdoor heated pool, hot tub, dry sauna and beautiful playrooms. Arrive for some sun and sex and enjoy a laid back spa atmosphere. Your wristband will allow in and out privileges so you can return for one of our festive themed events. Women and couples only, please. Cover: Women-$20, couples-$95. Oasis Aqualounge, 231 Mutual Street Toronto ON

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Subspace 'Helloween' Fetish Ball @ The Opera House. 10 PM Kinky Costumes, (Yes partial nudity is is permitted at this event) - be respectful to those in kinky costumes; we have added staff to make sure. leather, latex, fur, cosplay, kinky, near-nude, zombie, stripper, burner, glow stick, porn star, movie star, time period, horror, naughty nurse / dirty doctor, kinky uniforms, ALL THE THINGS!!! Fetish attire/ Mandatory costume rule in effect for the city’s sexiest scary party of the season. We'll show you why Subspace throws the most notorious Halloween party around! Spinning tonight DJ Saucy Miso and DJ Warmuffin At Door: $20 before midnight, $30 after MORE INFO The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Hotnuts Halloqween Troll-y Mountain Co-Op @ The Garrison Are you a total Glampazon? Or do you feel like a sexy Trollcialite? Face your fears and join us on our Halloqween Troll-y Mountain Co-Op spiking adventure! We're getting trollied on the internets, suddenly there are Glamps everywhere, sign up for the sexy severed member benefits: Performances at midnight, Hosted by Glam Queen Mary Messhausen. With Buzz Huneedew and Peg Zilla DJs Produzentin and Das Hussy.$10 at the glamp entrance. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON (416) 519-9439 Queer West Toronto ON

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Night of Dread @ Dufferin Grove Park. Clay & Paper Theatre presents the 17th annual NIGHT OF DREAD, an evening of fearful pageantry, revels and mockery on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH in DUFFERIN GROVE PARK. At this much loved, family-friendly, community event, Torontonians are invited to call on, mock and banish their private and collective fears through parade and pageantry, music and masquerade, dance and a devilishly good party. Watch:

The Details: Parade Assembly - 4pm to 6pm Parade - 6pm to 7pm Fear of the Year Scenario - 7pm Mockery (Post Scenario Events) - 7:15pm to 9:00pm Live Band TBA at the Music Tent - 7:45pm..LOCATION Dufferin Grove Park (875 Dufferin St., South of Bloor St. W., across from Dufferin Mall)..DRESS CODE Black & White & Dreadful..ADMISSION Pay-What-You-Can / $10 Suggested EVEN MORE DETAILS

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Chronologic Halloween @ Lee's Palace. For the 12TH YEAR in a row, the GOIN' STEADY DJs are pleased to announce their 2016 Monster Mash will be bigger, better and scarier than ever. Over the past 12 years, the Goin' Steady Monster Mash has established itself as a costume party known for high quality get-ups far beyond budget witches and one-sheet ghosts. DJ's: Matt Cully, Louis Calabro. CHRONOLOGIC is a dance party through the ages... A survey of music from 1890 to 2016, played in chronological order. Arrive early, as this event tends to sell-out. Doors: 9:00 p.m. $10 at the Door - all night Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON at Bathurst St.
Saturday October 29, 2016 - All Ages Day of the Dead Celebration @ Artscape Wychwood Barns. The Día de Los Muertos Collective is a nonprofit that coordinates the efforts of Toronto´s Mexican community to bring a celebration that honors the dead, delights the living, promotes artistic creation and foster community development through tradition. This year: offerings, processions, food, Aztec dance, Aboriginal hand drum songs, traditional wind band and a wide variety of Mexican music, are just some of the experiences that the audience will enjoy as well as traditional food, art, crafts, workshops and altars. Bring a yellow flower for the community altar. Admission is free and the celebration is suitable for all ages. 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Artscape – Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto ON

Saturday October 29, 2016- Conjuring Halloween Party @ The 805 Studio, Dovercourt House. A party for queer women, her friends, her friend's friends & guys too. Creating an atmosphere of high octane, high energy spinning the best r&b, hip hop, disco, electro house + your request - Dj Creasy & guest Nothing makes You more Tolerant of a Neighbor's Noisy Party than Being There... Cover $5 b/4 10 $10 After 19+ Event Costumes Optional Basement Level at The 805 Studio 805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, (MAP) block and half north of Bloor St. West Hosted by LeakyMonkey 

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Juicebox - Halloween Dance Party @ The Piston. Halloween is our favourite time of the year, and it's time for tricks and treats at the Piston! Don't have a costume yet? Get on it! Thanks to our awesome sponsors Kops Records and Steam Whistle..there will be a $100 CASH PRIZE for best costume! Come early, avoid the lineup, be cool, and get ready to dance your faces off! A $10 cover is in effect to maximize your people pleasure. The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. (West of Ossington Beside the Long & McQuade) Close to the Ossington Subway Station, Queer West Toronto ON 416 532 3989

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Creatures of the Night @ Coda Night Club 10 PM to 5 AM. Jungle Funk presents...CREATURES OF THE NIGHT **costumes encouraged + prizes for best costume** Featuring DJ's ✟ DEKO-ZE✟ MC FLIPSIDE✟ BABY JOEL (birthday set!) ✟ TICKY T Y ✟ DJ THIEN and ✟ AERYN PFAF. Doors 10pm | 19+ $20 Early Bird | $25 Regular Advanc TICKETS SALE CODA | 794 Bathurst Street at Bloor St West, Toronto, Canada | 416.536.0346

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Pitbull - Men's Halloween Scream @ The Phoenix 10:30 pm to 4 AM featuring the one and only DJ Tiago Vibe from Brazil with an opening set by Toronto's own Sumation!! With a giant haunted house, bone chilling shows, and out of this world scary decor you are not going to want to miss this once in a lifetime party!! Tickets are $25 presale at The Men's Room (465 Church St.) TICKETS The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St., Toronto, Ontario.

Saturday October 29, 2016 - The Motown Party Monster Mash @ Studio Bar. Get down with the original Motown Party all night! We're pulling out all the stops with Devilish DJs Fawn Big Canoe & Good Kids, Gouly Go-Go Dancers and singers got that spooky soul sound to put the spring in your step!! Come shimmy, shake your tail feather as we play old favourites & rare grooves from Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and much more as we spin the best and brightest music from the Motown, Northern Soul, Stax and Tamla labels, played by some of each city’s best DJs. The Motown Party features some of the best Soul DJs in the city. 10 PM Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W just West of Bathurst. Queer West Toronto ON

Saturday October 29, 2016 - Toastrweeeeeeeen! @ Wayla Bar (Lesleville) Cash prize for the best costume. T's at the Haunted House of Wayla that is being decorated by drag queens, so you know it's going to be good because drag queens don't play where decorating is concerned. DJ Sticky Cuts and Dj Delicious. Wayla Bar & Lounge 996 Queen St. E , Leslieville at Carlaw 416-901-5570..,
Saturday October 29 - Queer and Trans Family Halloween Hullabaloo @ The 519 Community Centre. 10:30am - 1:30pm. Seasonal crafts, games and activities. Take part in the costume party and parade. This event is designed for queer and trans families and a celebration of LGBTQ diversity. 519 Church St, above Wellesley St., Toronto gay village neighbourhood..

Sunday October 30, 2016 - Screen Queens presents Beetlejuice @ The Royal Cinema. 8 PM - 12 AM. Screen Queens is like Mystery Science Theatre + Drunk History + Elvira x lots of booze. Get ready to experience movies like never before..Costume contest, with prizes. Doors: 8 pm, Pre-Show: 8:45 pm, Movie: 9 pm pin The Royal Cinema 608 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

Monday October 31, 2015 - Halloween on Church Street in Toronto's Gay Village. Meander up and down Church St in your favourite costume. If you don't have the funds to dip into every bar on the 3 small blocks, the street is just as lively (if not more). CIUT will be pumping out the tunes north of Wellesley, with special guest DJs Dred E Maximum and Magic Tricks. We'll be live-to-air on CIUT 89.5FM from 8pm-10pm, the local drag queens flee to the nearst bar to party even more.