10 Most Haunted Buildings In Toronto

10 of The Most Haunted Buildings In Toronto

Face Carving on Old City Hall (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Haunted Buildings In Toronto – Old City Hall (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Do you believe in Ghosts? Here is a Top-10 list of haunted buildings in Toronto:

#10 Campbell House

Campbell House (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Campbell House (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

As mentioned in a previous blog, Campbell House was built in 1822 for Upper Canada Chief Justice Sir William Campbell.

It has been haunted by poltergeists shortly after Campbell’s death in 1834. People have seen a man in 19th century garments, creating disturbances and terrifying those who have stayed overnight.

#9 Ashbridge Estate

Ashbridge Estate (photo by Bruce christie 2016)

Ashbridge Estate (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Built in 1854, the house was inhabited by descendants of the Ashbridge family for over 200 years (until 1997). Hauntings have been peaceful in nature – such as individuals eating porridge at the kitchen table.

#8 Casa Loma

Casa Loma (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Casa Loma (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Built between 1911 to 1914 by financier Henry Pellatt, the grand castle has endured hauntings for many years. Poltergeists have been reported numerous times in upper levels, as well as the basement.

Casa Loma Interior (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Casa Loma Interior (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Pellatt lost his fortune in the 1929 stock market crash and the castle became the property of the City of Toronto shortly thereafter.

Casa Loma Skylight

Casa Loma Skylight (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

It is said that the ghost that haunts this great castle is Henry Pellatt himself, mourning the loss of his empire. Casa Loma currently has haunted tours for those who dare!

#7 Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Built in 1808, the lighthouse is one of the oldest in the Great Lakes. It is said that it is haunted by the original lighthouse keeper, J.P Rademuller who occupied the building between 1809 to 1815 until a mysterious death.

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse Plaque

Gibraltar Point Lighthouse Plaque (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

It is said that Rademuller suffered a death by a thousand pecks by a gaggle of Canadian Geese who he never fed bread crumbs.

#6 The Grange

The Grange

The Grange (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

The Grange is over 200-years old and is now connected to the Art gallery of Ontario (AGO). There are 2 ghosts who are often seen after midnight. They are likely former writers, who lived in the building, Goldwin Smith and Algernon Blackwood who wrote horror books in the day.

#5 Spadina House

Spadina House

Spadina House (photo by Bruce Christie 2015)

Built in 1866 for banker James Austin, the mansion sits on the same site to this day and is now a museum. While no reported deaths occurred in the home, footsteps are often heard in the attic by those who have stayed overnight.

#4 Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Built in 1893, the Broadview Hotel has had numerous reports of an apparition – a  crying child that wanders the hallways at night.

Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

#3 Old City Hall

Old City Hall

Old City Hall (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Built in the late 1890’s, Old City Hall is one of the most haunted buildings in Toronto. Today it is a hall of justice and many judges have experienced paranormal activities such as pulling of robes and whatnot.

Old City Hall

Old City Hall (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

The structure is adorned by gargoyles and numerous carvings.

#2 Don Jail

Don Jail

Don Jail (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

Built in 1864, the Don Jail has seen many executions and public hangings. To this day, rattling chains are heard in the dark hours.

#1 The Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Legislative Assembly of Ontario (photo by Bruce Christie 2016)

With construction completed in the 1890’s, the site was previously occupied by an insane asylum. To this day, residents from all of Ontario are haunted by insane policies devised by the current government.

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3 Comments

  1. Linda October 30, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Ha! Ha!
    Bruce, you saved the best for last!

  2. James Dunbar March 16, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    The Keg Mansion (Massey Mansion) is also haunted!

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