This week Special K and I, by chance, happened upon an apartment building that was top to bottom inside and out done up with colourful and original Halloween decorations. Debbie Andrews and Gary Smith have been doing up the building at 88 Bernard Avenue in Toronto for thirty-five years. This year was the last time they would be doing it. Every year they have had hundreds of children and adults visit their haunted building. They bring home buckets and pillowcases full of candy after being scared in all manner of ghastly goulish ghostly ways.
Now they are on to smaller but no doubt better things. They are leaving the building and moving out to a smaller town in the province. Debbie says they won’t be doing this ever again but I say never say never. Have a listen to the interview I did with her about the joys the last thirty-five years have given her and the neighbourhood.
Listen here (17m44s 42mb)
Things mentioned you may not be familiar with:
Union Station: Toronto’s main train Station
Community Service Hours: High School Students in Ontario have to accumulate a minimum of 40 community service hours of approved types in order to graduate.
Also there is no such movie I can find that is called What a Wonderful Nightmare.