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.
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.
This TTC operator zombie got the "zero injury award" and has the hat to prove it.
And I thought pinkeye was contagious.
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.
This couple almost blended into the gorgeous foliage at Trinity-Bellwoods Park, where the hordes gathered before they marauded about the city streets.
By the time they reached Kensington Market, there was song and merriment in the air. And a bit of rain.
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?
Augusta Street was filled with undead by mid-afternoon. Crossing College Street was a bit of a challenge.
Trekkies and Candy Ravers and Ghouls, oh my!
Bring out your dead!
Zombies wait for a firetruck to pass on College at Augusta.
Red and Jonny hand in hand....
You lookin' at me?
She'd give Edward Scissorhands a good handshake.
Wearing slippers and cardigans, I almost mistook this zombie for Andy Warhol?
Time to refuel.
Now, now. Let's not get testy with the cars.
"Look at this fucking hipster" read her sign. Not sure if this was tongue-in-cheek or an attempt at dark humour.
That's one serious leash he's got her on.
This psycho zombie almost ate my e-bike.
Zipper-faced zombies prepare to devour hooded child.
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.