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Blindfolded journey through Toronto

culture walk

Blindfolded journey through Toronto

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, French
culture walk

Blindfolded journey through Toronto

culture walk

Blindfolded journey through Toronto

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

A well-designed place doesn't just look good—it also feels good, sounds good, and smells good. In fact, good multi-sensory places attract visitors, makes them happy, and instill in them a sense of ownership and care for that place. Yet we often prioritize vision over the other senses. To get out of the habit of privileging vision, to understand the importance of multi-sensory design, and to learn how to experience the city through your non-visual senses, come on a blindfolded exploration of Toronto. We'll meet at the starting point and chat about safety and what to expect for about five minutes. Then you'll don your blindfold and the walking will begin. You will hold onto a thin string as I guide you through a range of multi-sensory urban environments. After 50 minutes or so, you will remove the blindfold and we'll retrace our steps—about a 15-minute walk—while sharing insights from the experience. After booking this tour, you can choose the start time. *Note that the tour may take less time if you are a quick walker.

Your host

Learn more about Jonathan

Jonathan

I am interested in multi-sensory design. I hold a master's degree in philosophy from University of Toronto. I think a lot about how places and objects can be better designed if they accommodate our senses. I have been leading blindfolded tours of Toronto for three years. My tour was featured at the Toronto Offsite Design Festival (2016, 2017) where they were acclaimed by the Globe and Mail, CBC, Now Toronto, BlogTO, Toronto Sun, and chosen as "expert picks" by critics from Azure and the Globe and Mail. You can learn more here: http://www.jonathansilver.ca/blindfolded-walking-

What's included

Equipment
Blackout blindfolds Guiding string

Where you'll be

Exact locations are secret—but you'll get to see them after the experience, as we will retrace our steps without the blindfold. There three starting points: 89 Chestnut Street, 1229 Queen Street West, and 100 McCaul Street.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Shoes with good support

More tips

Please wear appropriate footwear, and clothing that makes you feel comfortably cool when outside. Backpacks are preferred over handbags or purses. Please avoid wearing scented products and makeup.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Jonathan
Blindfolded journey through Toronto
New experience
£7/person
New experience
£7/person