Toronto has hosts of ghosts that go as far back as the War of 1812…and others as recent as the Nineties. From the spirit of the Keeper of the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse to the four spectres that haunt the stairwells and corridors of Queen’s Park, our most conspicuously ghostly presences and sites are all revealed in Haunted Toronto.
Sixty-six haunts and paranormal locales are captured in dramatic detail. Arranged like a guidebook for walking or driving tours, this richly illustrated book is the perfect companion for spectre-seeking urban adventurers. Whether or not you spot a ghost or two in Toronto, you’ll encounter the fascinating, sometimes morbid lore of the city’s past, and you’re guaranteed never again to look at its historic sites in quite the same way.
About the author
John Robert Colombo, who edited and annotated Worlds in Small, is known as the Master Gatherer for his many compilations of the lore and literature of Canada. Colombo has complied, translated, and written over eighty books. He co-translated into English five books of Bulgarian literature, not to mention books of verse originally written in Hungarian, Romanian, Polish, etc. In the field of native studies he has compiled Windigo, Poems of the Inuit, Songs of the Indians, and Songs of the Great Land. Among his large-scale literary anthologies are The Poets of Canada and Colombo’s Book of Canada. He edited Other Canada, the country’s first anthology of science fiction and fantasy, and beginning with Mysterious Canada, he has written or complied six books of Paranormal Canadiana. These books, plus media appearances, have earned him the title "Canada’s Mr. Mystery."
"This 15th published gathering of the weird and wonderful by Canada's premier collector features 66 Toronto sites, geographically arranged by section of the city, each with its own strange tale or other association with the mysterious."
Canadian Book Review Annually
Other titles by John Robert Colombo
The Northrop Frye Quote Book
Canadian Accounts of Weird Events and Experiences
A Book of Questions and Answers
The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings
The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories
Strange but True
Canadian Stories of Horror and Terror
Little Book of Facts About a Really Big Country
Penguin Dictionary of Popular Canadian Quotations
Terrors of the Night
Canadian Accounts of Eerie Events and Weird Experiences