As winter starts closing in on Torontonians and sunny summer days seem like a distant memory there might be a cure, or at the very least a bandaid, to curb your winter blues. On November 1st the joy-filled pop-up experience that is known as Happy Place opened at Toronto’s Harbour Front Centre. And it's proved to be the hottest ticket in town.
Happy Place is on a mission to bring happiness to the world, one city at a time. Having taken Los Angeles and Chicago by storm, it’s been embraced by hundreds of thousands of visitors including celebs such as Olivia Wilde, Adele and Kerry Washington.
What is Happy Place, you ask? Founder Jared Paul, was inspired by his three children when he created the concept. Paul wanted to build a positive oasis for people to come together and embrace moments of happiness in their everyday lives.
This 20,000 square foot whimsical space houses several interactive and immersive exhibits. These installations are created by a number of different artists, including multi-sensory themed rooms. One of these space is a room filled with cookies, including the scent of freshly baked cookies wafting towards you in all directions. It’s also where you can find the world’s largest indoor confetti dome, not to mention a massive double rainbow that you can jump off into a pot of gold [read: happiness].
In other words, Happy Place is a series of rooms that are more Instagrammable than the next. Visit before the pop-up disappears on January 6th—it's the perfect place to bring the whole family.
Tickets range from $32.50-$42.50 each and can be purchased through Happy Place's website.