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Literal Blind “Date”

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted by EddieC in Completed Missions - (2 Comments)

In this day in age, it’s easy to have first impressions based off of someone else’s physical appearance. The way they look, the way they carry themselves, the way they dress, we’re a society based around this norm.

And at Improv in Toronto, we always like to push these social norms, just to see what will happen.

On a beautiful April weekend, we gathered up willing participants in a park, sat them across each other at a nice patio set and allowed them to just talk… the only the catch was, they couldn’t see each other.

Like most first date, our participants struggled to come up initial topics of conversation. Small talks, such as  the weather and what they were currently up to the moment before they got recruited for our little social experiment, were thrown around to get something started.

But as the “date” went on, the topics started to flow more freely, and connections started to be made.  By the end, each and every single participant was shocked to hear when we alerted them that they had thirty seconds left to go.

Curious observation, when we told the participants that they were free to leave, there was not a single person who did not want to look through the curtain to put a face to voice they have been mysteriously conversing with. We here at Improv in Toronto hope that one day, a pair of friends would have a great story to the question:

“So, how did you two meet?”

Subway Attendants

February 26th, 2013 | Posted by EddieC in Completed Missions - (932 Comments)

Just another day in the city, another ride on the subway. Every day, citizens of Toronto go through this thinking, so often that it’s no longer a conscious thought to them anymore. We spend such a huge amount of time on the subway, yet there’s pretty much nothing memorable about it at all. When you get off, it’s like you’ve lost time to the underground, time never to return.

And that’s why it’s one of our most favorite spots to work in.

This past Sunday, a curiously dressed group of individuals wheeling a cart boarded a Eastbound train onto the Bloor Line.

"May I offer you snack or a drink?"

It’s nothing new, we love the subway, and we want to make everybody’s experience on the subway be that much more enjoyable. Our mission was simple, transform the old every day nature of riding the subway into a luxury flight experience, making it more a comfortable, enjoyable, and eventful ride.

"There are several emergency exits on this vehicle"

… okay, and we might’ve had a little fun doing so.

Smiles all around!

Equipped with snacks, drinks and blankets, our sharp looking flight subway attendants and captain tended to the riders of this particular train. We went and offered these amenities to each of the riders, hopefully making this particular subway ride, a memorable one.

The complete Cabin Crew, showing off their supplies