Old Town Toronto: The Dark Tales

4.62 (302 ratings)
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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

4340 steps

Total distance

3.3 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

  • Points of interest

    You will get to discover interesting places along the game route.

  • Toronto 3d sign

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Jenny Z

14 Mar 2024


02 Mar 2024
Really fun, great history lesson and a neat way to explore Toronto.

Lisa Lord-Edmiston

14 Jan 2024

Nazneen Meethal

01 Jan 2024

Luna Miranda

01 Jan 2024

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  • 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.

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