Airbnb launches ‘Trips' in Toronto, offering immersive city experiences

Mar 8 2017, 4:24 am

A robotics lab, a river-side run, and a makers’ hub. These could be your next Toronto staycation… or maybe your next side hustle.

Airbnb just launched trips in Toronto. The previously announced Trips platform allows locals to lend their expertise and play tour guide on pre-paid adventures throughout The 6ix.

The bookable Experiences aim to offer visitors to Toronto “unprecedented access to insider experiences” hosted by passionate locals.

In a press release, Airbnb describes Trips as,

A way to experience a different side of the city, immersing themselves in local communities. While for cities, it can help to diversify tourism away from busy city centres and allow local people to participate and benefit from tourism by sharing skills and making a little extra money from their interests and passions. Trips is also a great way for local residents to discover new things to do and meet new people.

In Toronto, the newly launched platform currently offers 11 Toronto Experiences though the plan is to eventually offer expanded features in key areas including meet-ups, places, guidebooks and flights.

Here’s what kinds of experiences are currently being offered in Toronto right now,

Architectural Discovery
See Toronto’s past and future through architecture
2.5 hours; $55 per person

A Maker’s Hub
For travelers who hate commercial stuff
2.5 hours; $50 per person

Black History Walks
Follow the footsteps of black history
3 hours; $50 per person

Canadian Heritage Hike
Fun hike to a spectacular view of Charleston Lake
3.5 hours; $39 per person

Downtown Fitness
Train in downtown Toronto with a pro athlete
2 hours; $35 per person

Evergreen Trail Running
Jog Toronto’s Beltline trail at an easy pace
2 hours; $30 per person

Hidden Robotics Lab
Learn about robots in this playful workshop
2 hours; $65 per person

Insiders Tour of Toronto’s Greektown
Scout out the city’s best Greek eats
2 hours; $45 per person

Sake A to Z
See and taste the inner-workings of a sake brewery
2.5 hours; $75 per person

Queen West Pastry Crawl
Satisfy your sweet tooth on trendy Queen West
3 hours; $75 per person

See & Snap Toronto
Unearth hidden gems and develop a photographic eye
2.5 hours; $59

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