WHAT IS A ZOMBIE WALK & HALLOWEEN PARADE?
Deadlings! We are pleased and proud and EXCITED to announce that this year for the first time ever we are adding a Halloween parade to our zombie walk!!!!
A REAL Parade, ok maybe surreal! With marching bands, bike floats, a drum line and more!!! In honour of this metamorphosis, we are inviting ALL MONSTERS to come and walk, bike, crawl or lurch with the ZOMBIE HORDE!
No matter if you’re a werewolf, a mummy, a vampire, a creature from the black lagoon, or a zombie (because come on, we all love to shuffle) you're all welcome to participate in Toronto’s first ever Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade!
PARADE ROUTE ANNOUNCED
See the map to the left for the
2013 Toronto Zombie Walk
& Halloween Parade route.
The Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade will start at 3PM when we toss the severed head from the stage. The horde will be exiting onto Bay St. from the rear of Nathan Phillips Square where our Featured Krewes will be waiting behind City Hall.
We will then stagger north up Bay St. and hang a right and head east on Grenville. Once we hit Yonge the smell of the living will draw us south back towards some tasty shoppers.
Once we past the Eaton Centre we will hang right and stagger back into Nathan Phillips Square for a killer after show and a second stab at our vendors.
NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE
Enjoy the costumes as they start to arrive while you be amongst the first to check out our various vendor booths and fun photo opportunities.
Enjoy some local entertainment and get the low down about the parade.
TOSSING OF THE HEAD
As per tradition, our Grand Marshal LINNEA QUIGLEY will toss a severed head into the crowd to initiate the start of the walk/parade.
3PM to 5PM
TORONTO ZOMBIE WALK
& HALLOWEEN PARADE
(see route map to the left)
Come back to the Square after the parade to get a second stab at the vendors and see a line-up of great entertainment including a live performance from The Independants!
The Toronto Zombie Walk is pleased to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation as our charity of choice to help raise public awareness about the importance of learning the three simple steps to hands-only CPR™ through their CPR Makes You Undead campaign to educate and save lives.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke, reducing their impact through initiatives to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.
HELP US LIGHT NATHAN PHILLIP SCARE WITH
Bring your carved Jack-o’-lantern for a chance to win a special prize pack from Fee Fi Fo Fun and The Toronto Zombie Walk!!!
All submissions must be pre-carved and include a battery operated tea light.
Drop off your carved pumpkin and tea light to the volunteer tent at any time during the event as long as it’s before Jack-o’-lantern judging at 7pm. Pumpkin Pick up will be between 7:30pm and 8:00pm, see the volunteer tent to retrieve your creation.
If you are leaving your Jack-o’-lantern at the square the staff and committee will be happy to give them good homes and feed them regularly.
WALK FOR A CAUSE!
If you would like to fund raise for
The Heart and Stroke while
walking in The Toronto Zombie
Walk & Halloween Parade
please sign up here!
The Toronto Zombie Walk will be giving out 100 copies of Through The Zombie Glass to the first 100 registered participants to show up at our booth (after 12pm) on parade day.
“If you want a completely new twist on zombies, then pick up The White Rabbit Chronicles. You won't be sorry!”
— USA TODAYS' Happily Ever After blog
Through the Zombie Glass is the action-packed, romantic sequel to Alice in Zombieland, a part of Gena Showalter’s YA series The White Rabbit Chronicles, inspired by the classic Alice in Wonderland.
Teen zombie slayer Alice Bell has lost so much—family, friends, her home. After a strange new zombie attack, Alice fears she may be losing herself as well. A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do wicked things. The whispers of the dead assault her ears and mirrors seem to come to frightening life. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more—including her boyfriend, Cole—than she does now. But as Cole strangely withdraws and the zombies gain new strength, Ali knows one false step may doom them all.
Gena Showalter is the multi-New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the
Intertwined novels for TEEN and the Lords of the Underworld for HQN Books. Her edgy, sexy storytelling and knack for having her finger on the pulse of current trends make her a force to be reckoned with in the adult and YA arenas. Gena lives in Oklahoma with her family and three slobbery English bulldogs.