Holland Bloorview was home to Canada’s first Snoezelen room which opened in 1992 soon followed by a community–based Snoezelen room established in 1995.
The community Snoezelen room uses music, lighting effects, gentle vibrations, tactile sensations and aromatherapy, which all provide opportunities for a unique sensory experience. It aims to provide an oasis of tranquility where you can relax and have the opportunity to choose an activity at your own pace.
Holland Bloorview's community Snoezelen room is open to Holland Bloorview clients, community agencies, schools and support organizations for children and adults with disabilities.
An overhead track system (Hoyer lift) is available in the Snoezelen room. Clients must bring their own sling.
- Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Closed on holiday weekends, statutory holidays
$9.40 (includes HST) per client is applied for each visit. All caregivers must have Snoezelen room training/orientation before booking sessions and using the room on their own.
Parent and Caregiver training
Interested in using the Holland Bloorview Community Snoezelen room with your child or client(s)? There is a $26 ($23.00 + HST) fee per person for training and orientation to the community snoezelen room. This is a general overview for caregivers who are new to snoezelen rooms and are interested in learning more about how it can be used with their child or client.
Please contact Lorraine Thomas at email@example.com to register for training.
Wednesday July 31, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Friday August 16, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Sunday September 29, 1 - 3 p.m.
Friday October 18, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Sunday October 20 1 - 3 p.m.
Friday November 22, 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Snoezelen consultation and specialized training
Do you need some ideas on how to get started or how to maximize your existing snoezelen room or sensory space? Require professional input and suggestions?
We offer consultation services and full or half day Snoezelen training for your organization.
Please see outline for more details on cost and contact information.
If you have already completed Snoezelen room training, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred dates and times. Confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail.
Visiting the room
Interested in the Snoezelen room but not sure whether your child or client might enjoy the experience? Are you developing a Snoezelen facility and have questions? Please contact the coordinator to arrange a tour of the Snoezelen facilities.
*Pre-paid pass for the Snoezelen room now available*
Does your child/client have a schedule that changes often? You can now buy pre-paid Snoezelen room visits and book sessions as you go.
Passes are available in the amount of 5 visits per individual client: $46.10 ($40.80 + HST)