Experience Sensory Time at Vivo

Designed to provide a comfortable environment for everyone, especially those with sensory sensitivities, ensuring a warm welcome for all!
Monday to Thursday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What to Expect

A Calming Wellness Experience

During this time, we operate all public spaces and programs at 50% capacity, with reduced noise and lighting to ensure a peaceful atmosphere.

This is a chance for guests with sensory sensitivities to experience wellness amenities that might otherwise feel overwhelming.

Guests will have access to the following sensory-designed offerings:


Discover Our Sensory Room

Our *Sensory Room offers a private space within Vivo for guests feeling overwhelmed or experiencing sensory overload. This dedicated space offers:

  • Limited to no light: Find solace in a calming environment with gentle lighting to ease sensory stimulation.
  • Yoga mats and chairs: Whether you prefer to stretch out or relax in a seated position, our room provides comfortable options to suit your needs.
  • Noise-cancelling headphones: Immerse yourself in complete quiet with our noise-cancelling headphones, designed to block out external sounds and distractions.

*Available every Monday to Thursday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM  – for access to our Sensory Room please visit East Guest Services.

Sensory Activities

Sensory Backpacks

Made for relaxation and exploration, our *Sensory Backpacks are available at our East Guest Services Desk. Guests can rent these with a $10 deposit, refundable upon return. Here’s what you’ll find:

Calming tools: Discover a variety of soothing items to help you relax and unwind during your visit.
Sensory toys: Engage your senses with tactile and interactive toys designed to stimulate exploration and play.

*Available during all business hours! To rent a Sensory Backpack please visit our East Guest Services Desk.

Learn More


What is Vivo Sensory Time and why is it important?

Sensory Time is a designated period aimed at creating a comfortable environment for all guests, especially those with sensory sensitivities. This is essential for individuals with sensory sensitivities who experience challenges in environments with bright lights, loud noises, or crowded spaces, which can lead to feelings of discomfort or overwhelm.

By reducing these sensory stimuli during Sensory Time, we aim to provide a calming and inclusive experience for all guests. This not only benefits individuals with sensory sensitivities by offering them a more accessible and enjoyable environment but also enhances the experience for all guests, providing a more relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for everyone to participate in our activities and programs.

What are the benefits?

Everyone can benefit from visiting us during Sensory Time! Possible advantages include:

  1. Experience Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Enjoy a calm, low-stimulating environment tailored for relaxation.
  2. Feel Included: Find a welcoming space accommodating sensory needs and less intimidating for newcomers.
  3. Boost Well-being: Immerse yourself in a mindful experience supporting both physical and mental health.
  4. Connect Socially: Strengthen bonds with others in a comfortable setting.
  5. Empower Yourself and Grow: Gain confidence to pursue wellness goals and personal development in a supportive atmosphere.
What is admission?

Admission to Sensory Time is included in all memberships and open to all!

Non-members can access Sensory Time with drop-in admission, ensuring accessibility for everyone. We strive to make our facilities and programs as inclusive and accommodating as possible, with wheelchair accessibility and additional accommodations available upon request.

When is Sensory Time available?

Sensory Time is available Monday to Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, with exception to Statutory Holidays.

Please refer to our Drop-In Schedule for updates!

What are Sensory Backpacks and how can I access them?

Sensory Backpacks are available for rent from our Guest Services Desk for a $10 deposit, refundable upon return. These backpacks contain calming tools and sensory toys for enjoyable exploration within Vivo.

Contact Us

For all other Sensory Time related questions, please reach out to our team at guestservices@vivo.ca.

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