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Quick Note: Regular readers may have noticed we've been rather quiet here at Toronto and Ontario GHRS... this is because we are restructuring things on several levels...  The most prominent changes are...

#1: We are moving back to what made this a great website in the beginning... and that is a strong focus on history and folklore ahead of anything else. Keeping in mind that we have never offered psychical assistance or help, and have not and do not do investigations or "hunts" on demand... or offered them to others... it is something we did/do address on this site for those interested in these pursuits and did try our hand at some of them. The information will still be posted here and available for reference, but it will no longer be a large part of this site or our work.

#2: By end-of-March (or sooner) the site will be re-engineered to be mobile and desktop friendly.

#3: Sadly, we will be removing any or all "memberships" or requests for volunteers, again, to gear focus to our main strengths.  We get several requests per month by those eager to hunt ghosts or otherwise look into paranormal places or situations "with us" and as we're moving away from that to focus on our core strength, we want to be honest with people about our work... and we do hope they'll either find someone to work with or consider working independently and sharing their work with everyone as they can online.

This said, we will be pleased to be potentially considered a good resource for those interested in the more "hands on" and investigative ideas of these subjects with our existing documents and articles, but we - ourselves - will be looking back towards our roots as historians and documentarians more than anything else.

We thank you for your visit... and do check in when you can!


This site and group focus on the history, folklore, legends, first-hand accounts, and general study of reported events and experiences considered to be related to ghosts and hauntings.

O/TGHRS is a proud member of the PSICAN groups and websites and is the oldest established online site and group devoted to looking into ghosts and related experiences in Canada.  As part of the PSICAN groups, Torontoghosts/Ontarioghosts do abide by and follow PSICAN's Rules of Governance.

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Resurrection Mary Goes Canadian!

In Chicago, there is a cemetery named "Resurrection Cemetery" where an interesting story is told...

It's of a beautiful young woman who meets men hitch-hiking, asks them on a date of sorts (usually dancing). The men notice her odd "old fashioned" clothes and the cold feeling of her skin.

After a time, she asks to go home and then, as the men (who we assume are driving,) are passing Resurrection Cemetery, she asks them to stop.

Needless to say, when they do, the turn to ask why they've stopped here of all places and *poof*, their new friend has vanished!

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Grey County - Emery Farm

Today, the ruins of the Emery farm are hidden by tangles of shrubbery and overgrown with vines. In 1942, the wartime measures act allowed the government to expropriate this farm, along with many others as a training base for troops going overseas. The war ended, and the government kept the land. Over the years, the old farm became a favourite attraction for parents and children alike. Each summer, we'd trudge to pick cherries, plums, and pears. We'd compete with the hornets for the pears, dashing up to a tree, grabbing two or three pears and rushing back to drop them into our sacks. In the fall I remember hauling home pillowcases crammed full of apples. Of course, the deserted fieldstone house drew children like a magnet. I remember we would cautiously explore each room, then climb the rickety steps to the attic. Afterwards, we would dare each other to climb down the steep stairs into the dark dank basement. I don't remember anybody who was that brave, but it did make for some very scary stories around the campfires at night..

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The Grand Mystery of Ambrose Small

One of the greatest unsolved mysteries in Canadian history is the disappearance of theatre magnate Ambrose Small.

At the time of his disappearance, Small was 53 years old and at the height of his career. A successful Canadian theatrical producer and self-made millionaire, he owned theatres in 7 cities and controlled bookings in 62 others across Ontario. Although he lived in a Toronto Rosedale mansion, the showcase of his pride was London, Ontario's Grand Theatre (on Richmond Street), which he rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1900 and owned and operated with a passion.

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The Philip Phenomenon

In the early 1970's, a ghost appeared in Toronto. The ghost was summoned by a group of people and the ghost had a lengthy history...

A member of England's aristocracy from around the mid 1600's made an appearance. He had a rather sad life of being married to one woman while being very much in love with another. Even sadder was when his wife had his love killed in a fit of jealousy and this man, in turn, unable to cope without his lady love, killed himself. This man was named Philip.

After a jump of 300 years or so, we come to the early 1970s... Eight people had regular visits with Philip then. He rapped out answers about himself on a table (one knock for yes, two knocks for no,) and even moved about the table by his own unseen force.

This ghost had all the trappings of a traditional haunt... the sad story, a tragic and sudden death and a life (as such) not quite complete.

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