If you're someone who constantly craves adventure and has an appetite for new experiences, then this fall in Toronto promises to be your best adventure yet! 29Rooms Toronto will finally hit the 6ix this September and October. The interactive playroom, already highly popular in the USA, promises to take you on an out-of-this-world journey.
At first glance, you may think this is just another elaborate Instagram wall installation, but don't be fooled, because it's so much more. From dance parties to social experiments, financial advice, interactive art, and a bunch of other weird and wonderful activities, you're sure to experience something new.
The event will be hosted in the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place from Sept. 26 until Oct. 6. So, if you're looking for a truly unique Toronto experience, look no further!
Described on their website as a real-life wonderland, visitors are encouraged to hop down the rabbit hole and fully immerse themselves in this creative playground.
Each of the 29 rooms will have a different theme, and they're not all about visual art. One room, in particular, called 29Questions is solely designed to get you chatting with strangers, according to a press release sent to Narcity.
"From the beginning of time, humans have gathered around fires and told stories to one another. Yet our increasingly technological world can sometimes keep us from truly connecting. In this room, guests are invited to step outside of their comfort zone, pull up a chair, and connect with a stranger. Try 29Rooms' social experiment and tap into the joy of shared humanity."
Other rooms offer things like dance parties with Toronto-focused music, and a glimpse at a retro teenage bedroom where you can stop and play some old-school Nintendo.
There is even a finance room where you can sign up for a new KOHO bank account.
In another room, you'll have the chance to be caught on camera.
"'Shatterbox', the groundbreaking film series by Refinery29, empowers female storytellers both in front and behind the camera to show us how they see the world ... At 29Rooms, Shatterbox brings you a reimagined studio where we invite you to get behind the camera and take on a leading role in spreading our message: Dear Hollywood - You can't win without women."
Of course, the visual art aspect can't be ignored either. Attendees will even have the chance to pick up a brush and contribute to one of the rooms as well, according to the press release.
Originally launched in 2015, this widely successful festival has seen over 100,000 visitors. The event is hosted by Refinery29, one of the leading entertainment and media companies for young women.
This year, we can expect a few new rooms, an organizer of the event tells Narcity.
"New to the 29Rooms tour this year is The Travelling Billboard - a full-scale billboard mural by locally-based artists, welcoming guests to 29Rooms and highlighting talent from the community of each tour stop."
Bathrooms will, of course, be available onsite as well as phone charging stations, ATMs, plenty of places to sit, booze, and food. The 29Rooms Toronto dining experience promises to be unique, Narcity is told.
"Exclusive to Toronto, 29Rooms has partnered with Stella Artois to bring a new interpretation of the renowned Sensorium. The evolution of Stella Artois' Sensorium, Deja Food, will provide guests with an immersive, multi-sensorial dining experience that will elevate seemingly familiar dining occasions through multiple interactive vignettes."
When: Sept. 26 until Oct. 6
Address: 100 Princes' Blvd., Toronto
Why You Need To Go: You can forget about the reality of everyday mundane life and fully immerse yourself in this interactive playroom for a truly special Toronto experience.