Social Distanced Entertainment Toronto
There are still ways to experience fun, social distanced entertainment in Toronto! I have put together a few of the best.
Amusement with Distance
We have seen so many across the globe locked down at home in 2020 and 2021. People will be looking for new ways to be entertained outside of their homes once things open up again. I am interested in mixed reality technologies; they are developing and improving at rapid speed. The pandemic has only helped to amplify the demand. Entertainment companies, event planners, and experiential attractions have had to pivot, bringing health and safety to the forefront of their priorities of the user experience. Technology has provided us with quarantine activities to enjoy from the safety of our homes, cars, and even in-person with special protocols and social distancing for customers.
Social Distanced Entertainment: Fun for Kids and Adults in Toronto
We have all spent too much time at home this year, especially the kids. Parents need a way to let the kids get some energy out and teens and young adults need ways to socialize in a safe manner. So many attractions have been geared towards kids and families, but there are plenty of options for adults too. We all can’t wait to have things back to normal, there is no doubt. We want to head out into the world for some fun with our friends and family. Here are some of the top social distanced entertainment in Toronto, until that time comes.
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Top Entertainment Toronto
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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Toronto – this experience allows visitors to immerse themselves into the world of Van Gogh. There are options to drive-thru or walk. The exhibit was a huge success in Paris and is now travelling to various locations in North America, including Toronto and Chicago. Masks are required, of course, and huge circles on the floor give a visual guideline for social distance. You need to book an appointment time on the website. Make sure to double-check to make sure it is open; the exhibit strictly adheres to Ontario provincial rules for when it can safely open.
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Bogey Ogres Mixed Reality Attraction in Toronto’s Stackt Market – this was a family-friendly carnival game with an emphasis on gross humour. Participants were able to book an appointment, with only two people allowed into the shipping container at a time. After every visit, sanitation protocols were strictly followed. The experience was meant to be silly and fun; a break from the seriousness of the pandemic and the stress that kids are feeling. The attraction ran in October in Toronto and then headed off to travel New Zealand.
Social Distanced Ways to Have Fun
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Concerts at City View Drive-In – You can enjoy a concert (or a movie!) by your favorite artist from the safety of your car while you enjoy a gorgeous view of the Toronto Skyline. You can bring your own food and there is also a food ordering service (just no booze). You can bring kids under 16 as long as they are accompanied by an adult (which should be a relatively easy rule to follow given you must be 16 to drive). The artists that have played here include Glass Tiger, deadmau5 and A Tribe Called Red. When the province opens up again the listings will be updated. This is one of the best ways to experience social distanced entertainment in Toronto!
Cultural Tours – If you feel safer being entertained from home then there are plenty of museums, art galleries, and architectural exhibits that are available for enjoyment online. Check out The Met 360 Project; it’s a series of YouTube videos that allow a safe, immersive tour of the galleries from your sofa. And if you happen to have an Oculus Quest 2 and are looking for a way to get out into the world then check out Nature Treks VR. It’s a stunning way to get in touch with the natural world and is meant to be a chill experience.
Personal Bubble Entertainment
We will all continue to look for safe experiences that are entertaining and provide ways to stay social distanced, at least the next few months. This summer in Toronto will likely see more ways to have fun during these restrictive Covid-19 times that provide entertainment for all ages and get kids and adults out of the house – or continue to have new experiences right from the couch!
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