GIBRALTAR POINT’S LIGHTHOUSE IS ONE OF TORONTO’S OLDEST BUILDINGS; PHOTO BY BRYAN BLENKIN

Built in 1808 when only 400 people lived in the Town of York (now TORONTO) this fully functional lighthouse remains on the Toronto Islands. It’s the second oldest lighthouse in Canada after Sambro Island in Halifax. It’s said that in 1815 the lighthouse keeper was murdered in the tower by soldiers from Fort York, and that his ghost still haunts the building. All that’s really known is that he disappeared on January 2, 1815. His body was never found.