Community Snoezelen room


ALERT: COVID-19 & Fall Snoezelen program  

September 9, 2020

At this time, registration for the fall snoezelen room and pool program are on hold.  We are assessing the situation on an ongoing basis and will make a decision based on hospital, provincial and local health authorities. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Please contact Lorraine Thomas, for general  information on the snoezelen room and pool program. 

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

$9.96 (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.

Training for community snoezelen room

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 note that this training is for the parent/caregiver only and childcare is not provided. 

Please contact Lorraine Thomas at to register for training.    *Please note that sessions require a minimum of three registered participants in order to run.  We will do our best to offer a make-up date if a session needs to be re-scheduled as a result. *

Sunday January 26, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Friday February 7, 2020, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday February 27, 2020, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Sunday March 22, 2020,  1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CANCELLED

Sunday April 19, 2020,  1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CANCELLED

Snoezelen consultation and specialized training

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.

Booking Snoezelen room sessions

If you have already completed Snoezelen room training, please send an e-mail to 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-pay option for Snoezelen room available*

Does your child/client have a schedule that changes often? You can pre-pay for Snoezelen room visits and book sessions as you go.  

You can purchase a minimum of 5 visits per individual client: $49.78 (HST included)