October 21, 2012
Toronto's 10th annual Zombie Walk
The undead rose, lumbered and moaned through the streets Saturday — albeit wearing party hats with silkscreened brains, eyeballs and bugs — to celebrate the 10th-annual Toronto Zombie Walk.
Several hundred gory human corpses gathered at Nathan Phillips Square, terrifying onlookers in the downtown core as they slowly snaked their way across Queen St. W., up University Ave., east on Dundas St. and south on Yonge St.
Some of the undead costumes included a man in a meat grinder, a zombified TTC worker and Curious George.
George A. Romero — the horror legend behind such films as Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead — helped kick-off the annual walk by signaling the throwing of two fake severed heads into the crowd.
This is the first time during the walk’s history where organizers have partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to spread awareness of eliminating heart disease and stroke — the number one cause of zombie-itis.
— Jenny Yuen