Old Town Toronto: The Dark Tales

4.84 (63 reviews)
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Play a city game and discover local stories and mysterious places in Toronto. Learn the secrets lurking behind local landmarks and let yourself be immersed in the dark past of the city. Unravel a supernatural mystery that will literally take you through fire and water. 

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Places you will visit


It will take you

62-92 mins

You will walk

5250 steps

Total distance

4 km


  • Dive into Toronto’s controversial past and learn about its gloomy history

  • Visit St James Park and find out what lies beneath it

  • Discover the intersection where a gang of clowns fought a band of firemen

  • Take a walk through Canada’s oldest market and uncover its dark secrets


You’ve lived in Toronto your whole life and know the city inside out. Today, however, during your afternoon stroll, the inexplicable happens.

The world around you freezes for a second, and when it starts moving again, all the colors are scrambled. 

It looks like you’re stuck in a negative photograph of the world. The ‘Stop’ sign is green, passers-by smile with black teeth, and a purple sun shines in the orange sky.

As you rub your eyes in disbelief, a sharp object flies by your ear and almost cuts it off. You decide to take shelter and hurry home, but will you ever make it out of the darkroom?

Game route

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  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.



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Patrick Holt

28 Jun 2022
fun and interesting way to learn some about the city.

Deborah H

28 Jun 2022
A bit dark for some kids. Overall, a great experience for unusual Toronto history.

unicorn lover

28 Jun 2022

Ewa Kaczynska

25 Jun 2022


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