Virtually Explore these Galleries, Museums and Exhibitions:
Royal Ontario Museum With 46, 637 pieces online to explore the ROM offers an extensive and fascinating look into the priceless pieces from around the world and what’s also in the vaults behind the scenes.
Aga Khan Museum The curators, educators, and cultural programmers have collaborated on #MuseumWithoutWalls to showcase the best of the collections online.
The Gardiner Museum is home to fascinating historical ceramics from around the world as well as contemporary works by some of the most important artists today.
Scotia CONTACT Photography Festival. The 24th edition of the city’s annual festival of photography exhibitions and public installations is adapting to the current landscape by revealing a selection of artwork (some for the first time) now live through the Festival’s official website.
Museum of Contemporary Art. Now is a great time to catch up on some of the great talks that have recently happened at the The Museum of Contemporary Art
Textile Museum of Canada. 15,000 objects from 200 regions worldwide spanning 2,000 years are online to explore.
Activities Designed for People with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Toronto’s Recollectiv Free, though pre-registration is required. A unique musical group whose members are mainly made up of people affected by cognitive challenges (caused by Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Stroke, PTSD, brain injury, etc.). Young music students and community members also form part of the band, making this a positive intergenerational experience for all participants. They meet almost every Saturday afternoon, 1:00-2:00 at the Tranzac Club.
Alzheimer Society Toronto The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) offer guided tours for people with Alzheimer’s and their companion, which includes coffee and post tour group discussion.
Bell TIFF Lightbox The Bell TIFF Lightbox hosts Film Fridays, 11:00am, for seniors, including people with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Inquiries about upcoming films email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of Events and Programs for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer Society of Toronto
The Snoezelen Room – Holland Bloorview
The Snoezelen Room – City of Toronto
The Snoezelen Room is a multi-sensory environment filled with lighting effects, shapes, textures, soft music and colours creating a safe, mood enhancing environment. The concept of Snoezelen is based on the idea that everyone needs quality leisure time.
Senior Toronto Art Classes in Toronto for seniors with Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
Baycrest Art Classes in Toronto for seniors with Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
Activities For Everyone
Spring Festivals in Toronto Some are free, some are pay what you can, and some have a set ticket price.
Roy Thompson Hall Free noon hour choir & organ concerts.
Casa Loma There are five acres of gardens. Wheelchair Accessible. Self-guided multimedia tours are available in nine languages.
Ripley’s Aquarium Ripley’s Aquarium. Wheelchairs available.
Senior Toronto Concerts, choirs, chamber Music in Toronto etc. with Senior Discounts.
Canadian Opera Company From September to June free concerts take place in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, most Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays at noon.
Toronto Theatre Your independent guide to the best shows in Toronto.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra The venue is usually at Roy Thomson Hall. The site has a live chat to immediately get relevant information.
Galleries and Museums in Toronto
Senior Toronto A complete list of galleries and Museums including Seniors Discounts.
The Bata Shoe Museum Every Thursday evening between 5 and 8pm, admission is pay-what-you-can.
Art Gallery of Ontario The Art Gallery of Ontario is free Wednesday evening from 5-8pm.
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art Free.
Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Free.
Aga Khan Museum Artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China.
Royal Ontario Museum Artistic, cultural and natural world exhibits.
Ontario Science Centre is a science museum, home to interactive experiences with science and technology, as well as Ontario’s only IMAX Dome theatre.
Enjoy Ontario Allan Gardens is a park and indoor botanical garden in Toronto. Admission is free 10am-5pm.
Enjoy Ontario Edwards Gardens is a former estate garden featuring perennials and roses on the uplands and wildflowers, rhododendrons and an extensive rockery in the valley.
Enjoy Ontario High Park is the largest park in Toronto with gardens, walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, a restaurant and a zoo.
Enjoy Ontario Toronto Island Park is made up of a chain of small islands in Lake Ontario, off the shores of Toronto’s downtown core.
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Things to consider before choosing your destination:
• Is it a spacious, airy place?
• Is there easy access into the venue for those with mobility aids?
• Is there an accessible washroom?
• Is there parking nearby?
• Are crowds and noise overwhelming for your loved one? Time your outings during less busy hours.