Canadians across the country are staying home in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19, but finding things to do while quarantined can be challenging. This is especially true for families with kids who can’t attend school. Luckily, a lot of cultural organizations and popular Ontario attractions have been offering virtual tours and experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Many of these merchants are also OTT Pay clients. Here’s an overview of who they are, and what they’re offering:
- Art Gallery of Toronto (AGO): launched AGO from Home, a special section on their website that brings you in the museum virtually and lets you engage with arts, including the AGO online collections.
- Canada’s Wonderland: offers virtual rides on its roller coasters from their website. Something fun and different to do with children (big and small!) especially on a rainy day.
- CN Tower: offers At Home Activities for kids, including downloadable coloring sheets of Toronto landmarks, a paper-column STEM challenge, and building a hurricane-resistant tower. The CN Tower Instagram page is also updated regularly with fun content and ideas.
- Niagara Parks: has closed all its parks and public-facing operations, but people can still experience 360° VR Videos of the Falls on the Niagara Falls Tourism website.
- Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: is offering collective online resources including downloadable and live educational content about marine life for the whole family, but also aimed at pre-K, elementary and middle-school students.
- Royal Ontario Museum (ROM): is inviting visitors to its website to virtually explore the museum and enjoy its online collections. The ROM is also posting engaging content on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook during the lockdown.
OTT Pay believes in embracing change and finding solutions, and we’re proud to be partnering with merchants who are adapting and coming up with creative ways to help our community during this challenging period. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of these initiatives during your time at home, and please stay safe!