Relax, Recharge, Renew

Provide A Much-Deserved Break

The Relax, Recharge, Renew program provides parents of children with special needs a much-deserved break. Tourism Toronto, with the assistance of members and partners, provides weekend packages that include a limousine pick up, a two-night hotel stay, tickets to museums and other attractions, and meals at local restaurants. Families benefit from these weekend getaways every week throughout the year.

The child with special needs may be cared for in one of several high-quality, provincially-funded respite care centres. Under coordination of, the remarkable respite care facilities partnered on this program are Safehaven, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, Community Living Toronto and Erinoakkids.

Participating families are identified by respite providers. Families interested in learning more about the program and how to participate should contact their respite providers or

In only a few years of operation, Relax, Recharge, Renew has been recognized by a variety of prestigious local and international organizations for exceptional corporate social responsibility. Awards and recognition include:

  • Power of A Silver Award – ASAE (U.S.-based association)
  • Commitment to the Community Award – IMEX (presented in Frankfurt, Germany)
  • CSR Award for Community Affairs – PR News (presented in Washington, D.C.)
  • Tourism Innovator of the Year – Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
  • Destination Champion – Destination Marketing Association International

If you wish to make a contribution to the program either in kind (providing hotel rooms, tickets, restaurant meals) or a monetary donation, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Lindsay Cowell at 416-203-3815 or

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Thank You!

We could not do this without the many generous contributions from our members. Thank you to the members below who donated in 2016:

  • Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
  • The Westin Harbour Castle
  • Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
  • Fairmont Royal York Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Toronto Centre
  • Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
  • Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre
  • Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Toronto
  • InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
  • The Strathcona Hotel
  • Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Toronto
  • Thompson Toronto
  • Courtyard by Marriot Downtown
  • Novotel Toronto Centre
  • Park Hyatt Toronto
  • The Omni King Edward Hotel
  • InterContinental Toronto Centre
  • Radisson Admiral Hotel – Toronto Harbourfront
  • Hilton Toronto
  • Fab Concepts Inc.
  • Irish Embassy Hospitality Group
  • Marche Restaurant
  • Amsterdam Brewhouse on the Lake
  • Signs Restaurant – Wine & Cocktail Bar
  • Estiatorio VOLOS
  • Soulpepper Theatre Company
  • Steam Whistle Brewing
  • City Sightseeing Toronto
  • CN Tower
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  • Mariposa Cruises
  • Medieval Times
  • Casa Loma
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Go Tours Canada