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Reset's Pop-Up Playgrounds - 111 Geary Avenue

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Craving that feeling of “Best. Day. Ever.”? Join us for a one-of-a-kind, physically-distanced, outdoor experience to just play!

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Hello There!

Reset has been organizing summer camps for grownups since 2015. Over that time, we’ve learned a lot around how to un-adult ourselves and tap back into that feeling of childlike freedom. We think play is like emotional fitness because it enables us to more easily access joy, curiosity, creativity, connection and even to heal. It's both medicinal and magical. And it's fun!

When the pandemic happened, we shifted our focus from campgrounds to the city and thought a lot about how we could harness the power of play to contribute to a social recovery. And thus, the idea for the pop-up playground was born!

The playgrounds are an in-person, outdoor, physically distanced, 45 minute guided audio experience for 10-12 people at a time. They're an invitation to un-adult ourselves so that we can experience childlike freedom and the feeling of a reset.

Ticket Prices - Sliding Scale

We are a non profit social enterprise and our goal is to provide a reset to 1500 people this summer. The unit cost per person is $45 (here's our budget), but we don't want cost to be a barrier and thanks to some generous donations, we are providing tickets on a sliding scale.

General Tickets are $25 + hst

Subsidized Tickets are $12.50 + hst

Solidarity Tickets are $50 + hst

Free Tickets for Black and Indigenous Folks

For those who are unfamiliar with this approach, we encourage people to choose a ticket cost which they feel most financially comfortable with and we highly encourage those are financially comfortable to purchase the solidarity tickets so we can continue to subsidize the experience for others.

Finally, we recognize that any cost is still a barrier for some, however, we feel that it is important that there is a cost to the ticket in order to encourage commitment to attend, reduce dropout, and reflect a mutual exchange. That being said, If you require a free ticket and can promise you'll be there, please email us at hello@thisisreset.org and we'll hook you up.

Covid-19 & Other Safety Notes

Your safety is our priority so we’re following all the provincial guidelines around gathering.

  • A playground will consist of 10 participants and 2-3 staff present
  • Designed to allow for 6 feets of distance at all times if that is your preference
  • Playgrounds are always outdoors
  • Masks are optional
  • Your headphones and mats will always be sanitized

On the topic of safety, we also acknowledge that we share very little in advance about the experience, which can understandably make the experience feel unsafe for folks. We do this intentionally because we'r optimizing for surprise and delight but we also know there is a relationship to safety and accessibility so here is some potentially helpful info:

  • You will be instructed to follow some prompts.
  • You will not be asked to touch, or be touched by anyone else.
  • You will be active for parts of the experience, but it is not physically strenuous.
  • You will not be forced to do anything you don't feel comfortable with.

If have any specific questions or you think we could add some more information here, please do not hesitate to reach out to hello@thisisreset.org.

Accessibility

The playgrounds are designed for people between the ages of 18-118, including people who use most mobility devices and most wifi enabled Assistive Listening Devices.

With that said, we recognize that there is a wide spectrum of devices so we ask you to please reach out to us with your preferred and required needs in advance of your playground date so we can advise as to whether we can meet your needs for the best playground experience.

We acknowledge that the majority of our team is able-bodied and hearing. At this moment, the experience is regrettably not accessible to those who are blind and deaf without the use of an assistive listening device. We have future plans and we intend to have further conversations with members from these communities to ensure access in the future. If you would like updates on this or to help design one of these experiences, please reach out to us at hello@thisisreset.org.

Child Care

In collaboration with the incredible Dance 'N' Culture, we are able to provide an adjacent playground right beside ours for your little ones for all of the playgrounds on Sunday, August 1st. Separate registration is required and you can access more details here.

Inclusion

Collective joy requires justice so we endeavour to create inclusive spaces for all in attendance, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body type, race or belief. We recognize that individuals come from all backgrounds and lived experiences and cannot create true safety for all, but we uphold the principle of not tolerating discrimination in any form.

We are hosting the playgrounds on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and we recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples. We are committed to continually learning and listening to Indigenous communities to ensure we are contributing towards Indigenous sovereignty.

100% of any profits generated from the pop-up playgrounds will be donated to Indian Residential School Survivor Society.

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