Haunted Griffintown – Tours are filling up fast! Starting at the Griffintown Café
Montreal like you’ve never experienced it before…
Haunted Griffintown is in the news this Hallowe’en season. Montrealers are invited to Haunted Griffintown, a new ghost walk by Haunted Montreal for the 2015 Hallowe’en Season! On the heels of the highly-successful Haunted Mountain and Haunted Downtown Montreal tours, which have been running since May, the newly-researched ghost walk in the Griff is sure to raise eyebrows and tingle spines!
Griffintown is one of Montreal’s most historic neighborhoods – and one of its most haunted. The area has witnessed everything from dying Irish refugees during the Famine of 1847 to the Industrial Revolution to Montreal’s worst air disaster. Today, condominium towers are sprouting up in the Griff, but new residents are quickly learning that the district was once a rowdy shantytown – and it’s also ghost-ridden!
The Haunted Griffintown Ghost Walk visits mysterious ruins, abandoned tunnels, a polluted canal, former burial grounds and creepy old buildings that are said to be haunted. A vacant, decrepit brewery hosts psychics in search of a murdered girl, a condominium reminds locals of its past as a chocolate factory, and the ghostly ruins of St. Ann’s Church sometimes produce paranormal activity.
Learn about Black ’47, when the area witnessed one of Canada’s worst tragedies, as tens of thousands of typhus-stricken Irish immigrants disembarked from “coffin ships” after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Despite heroic efforts by nuns and Mayor John Mills to care for the sick in fever sheds, the disease killed over six thousand people, including the Mayor himself. Most of the dead were buried in nearby mass graves, only to be disturbed again and again by industrial activity.
Discover the tragic mystery of the Peel Basin, the site of many drownings over the years, including one recent case that may be connected to a will-o’-the-wisp – or a serial killer. Learn the conspiracy theory surrounding Montreal’s worst air disaster, when a Liberator Bomber slammed into the neighborhood, killing 15 people during WW II.
Finally, hear the deranged tale of Mary Gallagher, the headless prostitute. Montreal’s most infamous ghost story, she was murdered and decapitated by her best friend Susie Kennedy in 1876. The headless ghost of Mary Gallagher is said to return to the Griff every seven years, still searching for her head.
Led by professional actor and storyteller Donovan King, this ghost tour is sure to please ghost hunters, history buffs and Hallowe’en lovers with its creepy tales of the spirits and paranormal activity infesting and haunting Griffintown.
The Ghost Walk begins at 8 pm at the Griffintown Café (1378 rue Notre Dame Ouest, a few blocks south of Lucien L’Allier Metro). Book your tickets here.
Please be ready to depart from the Griffintown Café at least 10 minutes before the tour starts. The Haunted Griffintown Ghost Walk takes approximately 90 minutes and involves strolling through the Griff.
The Griffintown Café is a lively, artistic bistro-pub. It has an excellent menu and a restaurant license (food must be purchased to drink alcohol). For patrons wishing to dine or have a drink and tapas before the Ghost Walk, Haunted Montreal recommends the Griffintown Café very highly. To make dinner reservations (6 or 6:30 pm is advisable) please call 514-931-5299 or contact the GriffintownCafé online.
For questions, more information or to tell us about a local haunting, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To buy tickets please visit there website: http://www.hauntedmontreal.com/
Haunted Griffintown Public Tour Dates
Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 PM
Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 PM
Friday, Oct. 23 at 8 PM
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 PM
Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 PM
Saturday, Oct. 31 at 8 PM
Starting at: Griffintown Café – 1378 Rue Notre-Dame O,
Griffintown (514) 931-5299