3. Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
A hidden gem from my hometown, this landmark on Centre Island in Toronto, comes with a haunted old wives’ tale and rich history. Built in 1808, the lighthouse is the city’s oldest landmark. Its light beam has guided mariners into the Harbour of Toronto for over 150 years. Like many other historical buildings, the lighthouse has experienced its fair share of tragedy, giving rise to the “tales of the macabre.” This legend says that John Paul Radelmüller, the lighthouse keeper, was thrown from the top of the lighthouse and murdered by soldiers from Fort York. To this day, they say his ghost still haunts the place, so beware when visiting this landmark after dark.