From our family to yours, with the support of the Weston Village Residents' Association and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, we would like to invite your family to an early Hallowe’en experience with the goal to have fun and inspire accessible change across Canada.
It’s happening just down the street, in Weston Village, on Queens Drive, between Elm St. and Pine St. You must pre-register here to attend, with your family, as we are capping the capacity to ensure our friends from Holland Bloorview have a safe and fun event.
Our Toronto family created the Treat Accessibly grassroots movement to help encourage homeowners, across Canada, to Trick-or-Treat from their driveways to show support for their neighbours with children with mobility, sensory or intellectual disabilities and give all families a way to start opening their minds by thinking accessibly on Hallowe’en and beyond.
We started with one Treat Accessibly lawn sign at our home, in Toronto, on Hallowe’en 2017.
As of 2020, 40,000 homes had our lawn signs displayed and over 70,000 new FREE lawn signs will be distributed this year, truly, making the words of our 10-year-old daughter, Siena, ‘There’s No Can’t In Canada’, a reality.
Thanks to 30 Homeowners on Queens Drive and the support of the Weston Village Residents’ Association, championed by Chairperson, Dave Bennett. We are creating the first-ever Treat Accessibly Hallowe’en Village on Oct. 2, 2021.
The event will be inclusive and fun for all children. For many kids, from Holland Bloorview, with mobility disabilities, this will be the first time they will be able to Trick-or-Treat like everybody else because the Queens Drive homes will be treating from their driveways.
Our goal is to create a fun Hallowe’en experience to remember for those attending and capture the memories and idea on video to then share, on social media, with homeowners across Canada, to demonstrate an Accessible and Inclusive Hallowe’en is the best kind of Hallowe’en for everybody, every year.
We ask that you only attend if you’re bringing kids. Your home can register for up to 6 people.
If you can’t attend, we ask that you kindly support the event by waving to all the families in costume, providing some directions advice should families from Holland Bloorview need it, and be patient with any additional vehicles or parking in the area as Queens Drive (between Elm St. and Pine St.) will be closed for the event.
Please join us by registering below. Space is limited and only those registered will be admitted.
Our goal is to create a fun, safe experience by maintaining social distancing in face masks for all those homes and families participating. Pre-registering permits us to maintain a hard cap on the number of attendees on site at a time.
During registration, please choose the 1-hour time-slot that best suits your family. Space is limited and once a time-slot hits capacity it will no longer be available to register for. We kindly ask if you have older children, please register for the later time-slots so the really young ones may get home early.
We warmly but strongly : ), encourage parents to get in on the fun too and join their kids by wearing costumes for the event.
Only families from Holland Bloorview and Weston Village, in close proximity to Queens Drive, are being invited so we ask that you not share this link and keep this event secret so as to maintain a safe and reduced capacity environment for all the children to have the most fun.
In addition to accessible Trick-or-Treating at up to 30 homes in a space of 200 metres, for both edible and non-edible treats, kids and families will enjoy Magicians, a DJ, Photo Activations and a variety of costumed entertainers.
Hope to see you there and Happy Hallowe’en everyBODY!
Founder, Treat Accessibly
The Treat Accessibly Hallowe’en Village Experience is made possible with the support of:
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