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Toronto - What to do over the winter break - 2021

We know that the winter break from school can be a difficult change in routine for many of you in the autism and/or intellectual disability community. To help your family enjoy the holiday season we have compiled a list of sensory friendly activities available over the school break in the GTA. Happy Holidays!

Hey Toronto! We know that the winter break from school can be a difficult change in routine for many of you in the autism and/or intellectual disability community. To help your family enjoy the holiday season we have compiled a list of sensory friendly activities available over the school break in Toronto and the GTA. Happy Holidays!

Go see some Dinosaurs and the ROM:
The Royal Ontario Museum, in partnership with Autism Ontario, has provided a sensory friendly guide for visitors of the museum. It includes tips upon arrival, sensory notes about the museum’s environment, and where to find quiet spaces. Click here for more information: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/accessibility/rom-sensory-friendly-guide-for-visitors

Toronto Zoo: Accessibility - MagnusCards
Toronto Zoo is proud to support MagnusCards, a downloadable app created specifically for those living with autism. MagnusCards combines structured, step-by-step guidance with game design to help teach a variety of life skills through free downloadable Cards Decks. As part of our support, Toronto Zoo has funded unique Card Decks that will help those with autism and other cognitive special needs feel welcomed and empowered when visiting the zoo. The five card decks include Entering the Zoo, Indo-Malaya, Tundra Trek, African Rainforest Pavilion, and Getting Help.
Click here for more information: https://www.torontozoo.com/tz/accessibility
https://magnusmode.com/landing_pages/toronto-zoo/

 
Ontario Place: Snow Magic Drive-Thru Lights 
This drive-thru art exhibit and wonderland with epic creatures, caverns, sights, and lights. The unique light, art, projection, laser, fire effects and music fusions are sure to wow guests of all ages. This event is sensory friendly as the music is optional (played through the radio in your vehicle). Click for more details: https://www.drivethrufunco.com/experience
 

Variety Village: Christmas Party 
Variety Village is a charity focues on helping children with disabilities to be themselves. This year Variety Village is hosting a Christmas party – join them to celebrate with a holiday market, kids’ play zone, Santa, food, and more! 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/varietys-christmas-party-tickets-211223403887
Journey Into Enchantment: Christmas Drive Thru Festival
This family fun filled drive-thru festival will allow families to experience the magic of over 2 million unique light decorations, 3D interactive displays, and musical lights. This can all be done while safely driving through a 2km route from the comfort of your own vehicle. This event is sensory friendly as the music is optional (played through the radio in your vehicle). https://journeyintoenchantment.ca/


Canada’s Wonderland: Winterfest Canada’s Wonderland transforms into a magical, winter wonderland for WinterFest – featuring ice-skating, live shows, holiday entertainment, millions of spectacular lights and hundreds of Christmas trees, festive food, and exciting rides. The Accessibility Boarding Pass Program allows guests with mobility restrictions or cognitive impairment to access attractions at specified times via Alternate Access Entrance in order to avoid crowds and waiting in the regular lines. https://www.canadaswonderland.com/accessibility
https://www.canadaswonderland.com/events/winterfest




 

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