NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE
SAT OCTOBER 25 2014
MEET @12PM • WALK @3PM
2014 Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade RetroSPOOKtive
It is with every bone in my cadaver that I thank you all for the most wounderful Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade yet!!!
On October 25th, Toronto kissed their fair city goodbye when the creatures of the underworld joined thousands of walking corpses, all in various states of de-composure, to reap the festivities of the Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade.
You came in blood-drenched droves to join the macabre masses of 15,000 bodies in a procession that weaved through city streets. You and your krewes lurched, growled and lunged at the thousands of frightened onlookers that lined the streets to catch a ghastly glimpse of the horrors. And for that, my severed heart goes out to you!
How could a ghoul know that what started with 7 corpses years ago could have grown into such a wave of behemoth monstrosity, the likes of which no one has ever seen?
Even the decaying bones of warrior horses would not rest and crossed the threshold of the dead to lead the ceremony. The beings that partook in the festivities were greeted with tricks and treats at a crimson-coated carnival that marked the beginning and end of the walk. Children of all ages delighted in playing with artilliscary provided by Nerf Zombie Strike, inspiring film-monsters shot shocking shorts with Sony Action Cams knowing there was no shortage of blood with the Creeped Out Blood booth just a few dissected feet away. Many tender MOAN-ments were captured at the Daytripper photo booth, and tempting treats and ghoulish goodies were perused, eaten and enjoyed at the strange and wondrous vendor market. Many ghouls stopping to pose for Canadian Wildlife Federation and donating to Help the Bats, because what would Halloween be without bats!
The moans of the dead were only equaled by the sound of a skeleton dirge band, Rambunctious, devious rock and rollers, the Creepshow, surf from the grave Luau or Die and a drumline of doom formed by the zombies of Jean Vanier. A wicked time was had by all, the entities of the underworld overwhelming the sunny sky by casting a shadow of delight over the throngs of fiendish flesh-eaters.
I’m sure the horrors of the day will live on in the nightmares of years to come.
The only thing more frightening may by what’s to come...in year 13!!!!?????
NOW Magazine's Runner Up for Best Free Community Event!
Thanks to your votes and ongoing support we are pleased to announce that we won Runner Up for "Best Free Community Event" voted by the readers of Now Magazine!
We at the board of directors would like the thank the volunteers, people who attend and support the event, our sponsors, the charities we work with, and the people who voted for us. With out all your help and support we would never been able to achieve something like this.
JOIN OUR BOARD
As we prepare for our 13th Toronto Zombie Walk, we are looking to add to our very hard working team of Board of Directors!
If you are interested in lending a severed hand to make this event happen, check out the posting below and email your resume and letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org
CWF “HELP THE BATS”
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) doesn’t currently list “zombies” as a species at risk. But this year’s Toronto Zombie Walk is going a little “batty” to help out a species whose populations may soon be: Canada’s bats! October 25th, CWF will be the charity of choice at the 2014 Toronto Zombie Walk as thousands of zombies join the annual “march of the macabre” through the downtown core.
In conjunction with the CWF Help the Bats initiative, participating zombies and curious spectators will be encouraged to lend their financial support to the respected conservation organization in its efforts to save Canadian bats from white nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that is decimating their populations. Some species, like the Little Brown Bat, can decline by 90 to 100 per cent when infected by WNS.
Bats are a much-maligned and misunderstood member of the mammal family, often feared for the mistaken belief they are the scary blood-sucking creatures of Hollywood lore. To the contrary, bats are highly intelligent and they consume a large number of insects, making them an important ally to agriculture and forestry partners.
Look for the CWF tent on site at this year’s TZW to drop off donations, win prizes and learn more about bats!
For full details, visit www.helpthebats.ca.