This haunted house in Toronto, housed jailbirds.

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This haunted house in Toronto, housed jailbirds.

 

There are a few haunted houses in Toronto; however, the one that comes to mind first is the Don Jail.

 

The Old Don Jail was opened in 1864 and it housed criminals

 

It turned out that many hangings took place at the indoor gallows and inmates were not always treated well. 34 prisoners were executed at the Don Jail, including Robert Turpin and Arthur Lucas.

 

Ghosts

 

These two men were the last to be sentenced to capital punishment in Canada in 1962; and the story is they haunt the Old Don Jail.

 

These 2 guys are really busy, they are also said to haunt the Old City Hall, where they were sentenced. Judges' robes mysteriously being pulled and the sound of footsteps walking down empty hallways.

 

There is also an angry female inmate,

 

Angry

 

who it is said had hanged herself in her cell and has haunted the jail ever since. Apparently she is very, very angry ........

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Real Estate Agent serving clients for the Toronto Downtown and Toronto Waterfront Area.

Residential and Investment Properties.

Rosalind Nicholas, ACCA,SRS,REALTOR®

e-mail:   Rnicholas@trebnet.com     Tel: 416 918 1972

RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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Wandanna Melliphant
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Hi Rosalind,

Nice localism post.

I like the history and mystery that you put into this blog.

Have a fabulous week!

Oct 24, 2011 11:19 PM #1
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Hi Wanda,

Thank you for stopping by to comment.

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Diane M. Phillips
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Rosalind ~ Yikes, is it open to the public? I'm not sure I'd have the nerve to visit this place.

Oct 25, 2011 11:00 AM #3
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Hi Diane, It is closed now and those associated with the building were sad when it closed, as it was an important part of the city's history.

Oct 25, 2011 12:02 PM #4
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Sounds spooky!  No wonder it is closed... 

Loved the story behind the place!

Nov 12, 2011 10:18 AM #5
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Hi Benjamin,  …..  then there was the new Don Jail …. which was closed in 2009. Now there is the Correctional Centre to the West of Toronto

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