Where to shop for a killer Halloween costume

 

Halloween is just around the corner! Have you found a killer costume yet? Here are a few great places to look for a great Halloween costume near Davisville Village. Trust us, you’ll look spooktacular in a costume from one of these midtown and uptown Toronto shops!

 

Candy’s Costume Shop

 

Candy’s Costume Shop Toronto

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You can browse thousands of costumes and accessories in Candy’s Costume Shop (685 Mount Pleasant Road)! They have an incredible selection of costumes for kids and adults, costume makeup, masks, wigs, hats and accessories.

 

Whether you’ve planned your costume down to a T or don’t know where to begin, their friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find everything you need – plus a few things you didn’t even know you needed!

 

They also have an excellent costume rental service – so you don’t have to blow your budget on a great costume.

 

Spirit Halloween

 

Spirit Halloween Toronto

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There are two Spirit Halloween locations near Davisville Village. One in uptown Toronto at 1654 Avenue Road, and one in downtown Toronto at 334 Yonge Street. Neither are within walking distance from Davisville Village, but both locations are totally worth the trip. This chain lives for Halloween and Halloween alone.

 

Spirit Halloween has an almost unfathomable collection of costumes, makeup, hats, wigs, accessories and more. You can find incredible kids costumes, adult costumes, costumes for couples, costumes for groups, character costumes, anime costumes, and more! You can even shop for Halloween decor if you’re hosting. Best of all, they have pet costumes!

 

A Buck or Two

 

 

A Buck or Two (2300 Yonge Street) is a great dollar store located in the Yonge and Eglinton Centre. You’d be surprised what things you can find there on a shoestring budget when you’re attempting to make your own Halloween costume. Best of all, they are open late (till 9 pm) daily, making a homespun last-minute Halloween costume plausible when you’re crunched for time on the day.

 

Theatrics Plus

 

Theatrics Plus Toronto

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Theatrics Plus (660 Yonge Street)  is located near the Yorkville neighbourhood. This little shop has a surprisingly large and incredible selection of costumes and costume accessories for adults, children, babies, toddlers and teens. They’re currently having a great sale on Halloween costumes – everything is 30-50% off! If you’re looking for a high-quality costume that will knock your friends’ socks off, this is the place to go.

 

We hope this post helps you find an incredible Halloween costume at one of these nearby shops! Don’t be ordinary for Halloween, it’s the one night of the year where you can be as extraordinary as you want!

 

Greenrock offers extraordinary apartments for rent in Toronto, including beautiful suites in our Davisville Village community in the heart of Midtown. To find your home with Greenrock, please visit our website.

Get spooked at Legends of Horror at Casa Loma

 

If you’re serious about Halloween, you need to check out Legends of Horror at Casa Loma. This immersive theatrical experience features classic horror icons — like Dracula, werewolves, Frankenstein, mummies, The Invisible Man and more!

 

About Legends of Horror

 

Put simply, Legends of Horror is promenade theatre at its best. If you go you will walk through a 2 km trail, at your own pace, making your way from the lower gardens through the bowels of the castle — including its tunnels and darkest places which are open to the public for the first time. It’s a fascinating and frightening trip through one of Toronto’s top tourist attractions.

Courtesy Liberty Entertainment Group

 

This is the second year for Legends of Horror. Last year, the show wowed crowds of more than 3500 people per night! The creators of the show, Liberty Entertainment Group, have made it bigger and better this year. As Stacey Hawkins, Director of Marketing for Liberty Entertainment Group explains, “there are 75 actors throughout the experience, with a cast of over 100 in total participating.”

 

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Audience members will walk through a variety of designed sets. There is no traditional set change — instead the scene changes as you move from one location to the next. The production also includes a 3D projection on the castle’s exterior wall, bringing it to life! For everyone’s safety, Ms. Hawkins adds, “guests are asked to stay on the path, not to touch the actors, sets or props and if they come in costume, they will be asked to remove masks to confirm identity and will not be permitted to enter with props or fake weapons.”

 

Courtesy Liberty Entertainment Group

 

New for this year, an old Victorian House on the castle grounds has been transformed into a haunted house filled with 50 different animatronics, ghosts and massacre victims. This experience, as well as the show in and around the castle, is definitely not for the faint of heart! Stacey warns; “children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We strongly suggest Parental Discretion however.”

 

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Also new for this year, expect a special installation of Justice League. Visitors can celebrate the upcoming Warner Bros. theatrical release by venturing into an out-of-this-world setting. Here, guests can pose for photos with larger than life replicas of iconic DC super heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash. On October 24th, come in costume as your favourite character from the DC Universe for a chance to win tickets to advanced screenings, trips to the red-carpet premiere and more!

 

About the Venue

 

Casa Loma is an almost 200,000 square foot, 98 room castle, situated on 5 acres of land in Toronto. It was completed in 1914 at a cost of $3,500,000. It took 300 men almost 3 years to complete. It was once the largest private residence in Canada. It features secret passageways, elaborate decor and breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline from its towers. The setting of Casa Loma provides the ideal environment for Legends of Horror. It must be seen to be believed. Watch the trailer to catch a terrifying glimpse of what lies ahead.  Legends of Horror is on now, until Halloween night, October 31stTickets are available online for $40 or at the door for $45. Doors open at 6pm. Last Admission is at 11pm.

 

Greenrock Property Management loves to connect you with all that your city and your community have to offer. To find your home in one of Greenrock’s Rental Communities in Toronto, like Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue), please visit our website.

Host a fun Halloween party (for adults) with these tips

 Host a fun Halloween party (for adults) with these tips

Show off your pad this Halloween with an adults-only party fit for the holiday. Ideally located and with plenty of space for your friends, Wingreen Court Apartments (2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Wingreen Court) is the perfect place for an adult-only Halloween get-together. Start planning the details with today’s helpful blog post from Greenrock Property Management.

 

October tends to be a busy month, and Halloween is no exception. Decide which of your friends you want to invite to your Halloween party, and pick your date based on what works for them. For better luck navigating busy schedules, consider throwing your party November 1st.

 

Start with the snacks

 

Halloween is almost as much about food as it is about spectacle. This Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball will be a hit and feed a crowd. Use store-bought crescent dough to make these magical Witch Hat Appetizers, which are stuffed with a savoury pesto chicken salad. For a sweet finish, try these mouthwatering Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts. All of these snacks will pair well withHalloween Pumpkin Punch, an adult-only beverage that makes the most of the pumpkin flavour we can’t get enough of.

 

Don’t forget the décor

 

Skip a trip to the store and use everyday household items to decorate Wingreen Court Apartments for your upcoming Halloween party. Trash bags can be used to create creepy crawly spider webswhile mason jars are all you need to craft mood-setting Halloween Painted Jar Luminaries. Finally, print the template and start cutting to make flying bats for any blank wall.

 

A party game for adults

 

It might be enough simply to get your friends into one room. If the conversation is flowing, you may not need to plan anything else for your Halloween shindig. However, if you feel the need for a backup plan, Murder Mystery games are a blast with small groups. There are lots of ideas online to help you get started.

Happy Halloween from the blog team at Greenrock Property Management! For more information about Wingreen Court Apartments, please visit our website today.

Healthy Halloween Treats

Healthy Halloween Treats

Halloween will be here before you know it! There will be lots of spooky and sweet treats to enjoy, as usual. If you are looking for some healthier Halloween treats for party at your Eastbourneapartment or simply to get you or your kids into the Halloween spirit, the Greenrock blog team has you covered. We’ve put together a list of spooky snacks to whet your Halloween appetite.

 

Chocolate Spider Web Cupcakes

 

These gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free cupcakes are a healthier Halloween treat and perfect for anyone with food sensitivities. The best part is, these healthified treats actually taste great! The cupcakes are made with almond flour, coconut oil and unsweetened applesauce. The icing is made with peanut butter, honey, coconut oil and cocoa powder with a spooky spider web design you make by dragging a toothpick through the icing. This tutorial will show you how!

 

Frozen Boo-nana Pops

 

These Frozen Boo-nana Pops are simple and delicious. Simply slice a banana in half, lengthwise, insert popsicle sticks and freeze. Remove the frozen bananas from the freezer and dip in white chocolate, add a couple of chocolate chips for eyes and return to the freezer.

 

Snack O’ Lantern Fruit Cups

 

What could be more fun and healthy this Halloween than mini jack o’ lanterns made from hollowed out oranges!? To make these Snack O’ Lantern Fruit Cups, the first thing you need to do is slice the top off an orange and hollow it out (save the orange segments to re-fill the orange cup). Then carve a pumpkin face into the orange and fill it with diced fruit. Finally, replace the orange lid and serve.

 

Olive Snake

 

This fun and cute Olive Snake is a super easy snack to make. It’s not so much a recipe as a fun arrangement of olives in a row, like a snake. You can make snake eyes out of cheese and even a cute little carrot forked-tongue.

 

The blog team at Greenrock Property Management hopes these healthier Halloween snacks help to make this season a little more lively, while helping you cut back on the sugar. For more information on Greenrock Rental Communities, including the elegant, midtown suites at 166 Eastbourne Avenue, please visit our website.

Turn your apartment into a spooky haunted house for Halloween

Turn your apartment into a spooky haunted house for Halloween

This Halloween, get creative and transform your apartment into a spooky haunted house! Today’s post from the blog team at Greenrock Property Management is for all the Halloween enthusiasts lurking in the shadows of our Toronto apartments.

 

1. Begin with the basics

 

With just a few budget-friendly Halloween staples you can transform your apartment into a spooktacular abode. Start by removing summertime items in exchange for terrifying October décor. Consider covering your furniture with white or off-white bed sheets. Next, drape fake spider webs from anywhere and everywhere. Finally, set out candlesticks on your coffee table, mantel and bookshelf. Up for some DIY enhancements? Check out these DIY Skull Candle Holders.

 

2. Plan the main attraction

 

Where will the most horrifying Halloween display go in your Toronto apartment? Pick your spot and start brainstorming! This step-by-step tutorial guides you through how to Create a Bathroom Murder Scene using cheap supplies like food coloring, paint and destructible towels. Your guests will certainly jump at the sight of this Head in a Jar. You may find some great props to work with at a local costume shop, such as Candy’s Costume Shop (685 Mount Pleasant Road), only a 10-minute walk from Davisville Village Apartments (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street, 225 Davisville Avenue).

 

3. Finish with a delicious finale

 

Reward your friends and family for their bravery with Halloween-themed snacks that compliment your spooky décor. These Crescent Mummy Dogs are always a hit, plus they’re scarily easy to make. Get a laugh with this Pumpkin Puking Guacamole, or keep it cute and classy with these adorable Ghost Cupcakes.

 

Happy Halloween from the blog team at Greenrock Property Management! For more information about our Toronto apartments, please visit our website today.

Easy kids costumes for Halloween

Easy kids costumes for Halloween

Suddenly it’s October 30th, and your little one needs a Halloween costume, fast. How can you throw together a great outfit at Davisville Village Apartments (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street, 225 Davisville Avenue) in little-to-no-time, on a low budget? Find a few creative ideas in today’s blog post from Greenrock Property Management.

 

Bubble Bath

 

Leftover balloons from your child’s last birthday party will come in handy for this adorable Bubble Bath Halloween Costume. A simple white shirt, pants and headband help tie the costume together. Replace a t-shirt with a long sleeve shirt as the weather dictates. Grab a rubber ducky from your bathtub, and this DIY costume is good to go!

 

Mad Scientist

 

Nurture your little one’s love for science with this wacky Mad Scientist Costume, appropriate for any gender. Use accessories you have at home, such as glasses, goggles and a bow tie.  The one piece you may have to do some searching for is a lab coat. Theatrics Plus (658 Yonge Street), located in the Downtown Core, is a good place to start. To get here, plan on a 10 minute drive or 15-minute trip using public transportation from Davisville Village Apartments.

 

Watercolor Paint Box

 

A step-by-step photo tutorial makes this Watercolor Paint Box Costume easy to make. Basic sewing skills are needed. This cute costume certainly is an awesome option for originality, and despite being low-cost and easy to make in one sitting, the finished product looks like a machine-made masterpiece.

 

Halloween is just around the corner. Use today’s post from the blog team at Greenrock Property Management to start crafting your little one’s holiday apparel. For more information about family-friendly Davisville Village Apartments, please visit our website.

Halloween Starts Early in Toronto

Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween in Toronto? Check out the following activities leading up to and on Halloween, which include Toronto’s Zombie Walk, Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland, Haunted Walk of Toronto and Halloween on Church celebration. Greenrock offers apartments in some of Toronto’s most vibrant and bustling areas, close to the following Halloween activities and events.

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