It’s the day ghosts, goblins, and ghouls have been waiting for — Halloween!
Thoughts of costumes and candy will likely be dancing through the minds of children, young and old, Monday as they get ready to go trick-or-treating, or hand out candy.
If you are heading out, the forecast will be favourable, with the temperature hovering between 7 and 10 degrees this evening.
“If we’re still sitting at 10 degrees, it’s not summer warmth, but it could be chilly for some,” said Weather Network Meteorologist Brad Rousseau.
“Make sure kids have a sweater, or something they can wear under their costume that won’t totally ruin it in case they get a little chilly, and make sure they have some reflective clothing on as well so they can be seen at night.”
The OPP suggests making sure kids use face paint instead of masks for their costumes as they can obstruct their vision. Little ones should go trick-or-treating with supervision, and older children should go out in a group and plan a safe route their parents know about.
Parents are encouraged to check candy before their children dig in to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with.
Police are asking motorists to use extra caution on city streets as children may dart unexpectedly into the street.
If you’re looking for spooky homes to visit, we have compiled an interactive map of area houses with displays. (the houses without specific street addresses are approximate locations; zoom in on the map to get a less ‘jumbled’ view of the houses; click on the icons, some of them have pictures of the decorated houses submitted by users.)
Photo courtesy of Jane Barran.