Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

The Toronto Zombie Walk 2010 included a Rob Ford detractor zombie, a TTC employee zombie and a Toronto Maple Leafs zombie amongst the thousands who marched from Trinity-Bellwoods Park to Christie Pits Park.

Now in its eighth year, the zombie walk has become a pre-Halloween institution, gathering in size each successive year. Last year's zombie walk drew 6,000 participants.

Here's a visual look at some of the gruesome characters represented at this year's Toronto Zombie Walk.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Perhaps too early to celebrate, but victory was all his and I wasn't about to argue with a big guy who had a puck sticking out of his forehead.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

This TTC operator zombie got the "zero injury award" and has the hat to prove it.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

And I thought pinkeye was contagious.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

This little dog didn't seem effected by the zombie outbreak on the streets of Toronto. But I wasn't going to take any chances.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

This couple almost blended into the gorgeous foliage at Trinity-Bellwoods Park, where the hordes gathered before they marauded about the city streets.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

By the time they reached Kensington Market, there was song and merriment in the air. And a bit of rain.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

I began to get hunger pains, so I ducked into Big Fat Burrito, where I encountered this motley crew.

"There better not be a zombie coming in here and asking for a vegan burrito," joked the server. How about a brain burrito instead?

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Augusta Street was filled with undead by mid-afternoon. Crossing College Street was a bit of a challenge.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Trekkies and Candy Ravers and Ghouls, oh my!

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Bring out your dead!

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

All-you-can-eat brains?

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Zombies wait for a firetruck to pass on College at Augusta.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Red and Jonny hand in hand....

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

You lookin' at me?

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

She'd give Edward Scissorhands a good handshake.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Wearing slippers and cardigans, I almost mistook this zombie for Andy Warhol?

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Time to refuel.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Now, now. Let's not get testy with the cars.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

"Look at this fucking hipster" read her sign. Not sure if this was tongue-in-cheek or an attempt at dark humour.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

That's one serious leash he's got her on.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

This psycho zombie almost ate my e-bike.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

Zipper-faced zombies prepare to devour hooded child.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2010

By 5:15 p.m. I was getting soaked and didn't quite make it to the zombie destination of Christie Pits park, or The Bloor Cinema, where they screened a 35mm print of Return of the Living Dead.

Photos by Roger Cullman Photography.


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