The Spiral & Snoezelen Garden at Bloorview Macmillan Children Centre Canada(English)

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The Spiral Snoezel garden at Bloorview Macmillan Children Centre

By Shannon Crossman, Creative Arts/Spiral Garden

The Spiral Garden is a well-loved 21 year old integrated art, garden and play program located at the Bloorview MacMillan Children\'s Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Professional artists and musicians staff the program.



It is a lush cultivated garden situated on the edge of a wild ravine. It is a magical place of healing and joy. Natural textures, sights and sounds invite exploration and interaction. There are many art activities and areas to engage the senses.



Some examples include:

  • Gardening: looking, smelling, touching, planting, watering, pruning, weeding, harvesting
  • Music : singing/vocalizing, percussion: shaking, banging, tapping, strumming
  • Sand & Water Play : large sand pits with running water for building, digging, squishing, taking shoes off
  • Woodworking : sound and feel of using saws, hammers, sandpaper, screwdrivers, wood
  • Painting : with brushes, hands and feet
  • Costumes & face-painting : colourful costumes, hats, wigs, painting on face, arms, legs, hands
  • Bread-making : mixing, kneading, baking, eating





To visit the Website of the Spiral Garden at Bloorview Macmillan: Click Here


  • Contact person: Jan Mackie, Program Coordinator
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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