FREE Guided Tours and Activities:

A great way to get first-hand experience Canada’s outdoor, sports and winter culture!

NEAT (Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto), a unique mentorship program designed to help new immigrants/ convention refugees gain hands-on “Canadian Work” experience in event planning and project management. Newcomers are matched with mentors for a period of 4-6 months and work as a team to research, plan and organize free guided tours and activities.

Through this program, and with the help of sponsors, community partners, and individual volunteers, we offer FREE guided tours and outdoor activities throughout the year. In the winter, we call it “Wintegration”.

Everyone is welcome to join these FREE guided tours and activities!

Note: There is no restriction on a number of attendees to these events unless specified. Special events spots are subject to availability.



Sunday, March 15, 2020 — Exploring the PATH
**Note: this event is postponed due to upgrade in safety measures around COVID19 (coronavirus) – New date to be decided

Friday, March 22, 2020 — Board games and more – Game Night for Adult participants
**Note: this event is cancelled due to upgrade in safety measures around COVID19 (coronavirus)

Friday, March 22, 2020 — NEATwalks_mortal combat_SS
**Note: this event is cancelled due to upgrade in safety measures around COVID19 (coronavirus)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 – Trip to Maple Syrup Fest
***Note: please wait for updates.


Limited spots. Register early by contacting:
Rubeen at 416-588-6288 x 231/


Sunday, February 9, 2020 —- Icefest and ROM Walk

Sunday, February 16, 2020 — Snowshoeing or Fireskills

Friday, February 21, 2020 — Board games and more – Game Night for Adult participants

Friday, February 21, 2020 –NEATwalks_mortal combat_SS

Saturday, February 22, 2020 — NEATwalks Square One Mall Walk

Saturday, February 29, 2020 — NEATwalks Explore Allan Gardens * NOTE: This tour has been postponed due to possible strike affecting the Allan Gardens.

January 17, 2020 – Board games and more – Game Night for Adult participants

January 17, 2020 – NEATwalks_mortal combat

November 16, 2019 – Trip to ROM

November 23, 2019 — Union Station – Connecting Toronto to Canada, 2 pm to 5 pm approx.

December 7, 2019 – Exploring PATH and Skywalks, 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

November 3, 2019, NEAT walks Tree ID hike/Leaf Scavenger Hunt Hike

October 27, 2019: NEAT walks_Halloween walk

October 26, 2019: NEATwalks_Planting and Hike in High Park

October 20, 2019: NEATwalks_SmartPhonePhotographyWorkshop

August 16, 2019: Toronto Argos Game + FREE entry to CNE

July 31, 2019 – Urban Bat Walk and Star Party at High Park

June 15, 2019 – Planting and Hike at High Park

April 28, 2019 – Humber River Trails Walk and Clean-up

April 23, 2019 – Annual Trip to Maple Syrup Festival

March 22, 2019 – Mortal Kombat 9 Fight Night on PlayStation

March 22, 2019 –  Let’s Play—Board Games and more!

February 22, 2019 – Let’s Play—Board Games and more!

February 2, 2019 – Snowshoeing and Animal Adaptations

January 25, 2019 – Let’s Play—Board Games and more!

January 21, 2019 – How to stay safe and have fun in the winter?

January 19, 2019 – Fire and Ice

January 12, 2019 – Trip to Toronto Marlies Game


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Join our mailing list by emailing your contact information (Name, Phone, and Email) and stating if you are a newcomer (landed immigrant or convention refugee) to We collect a copy of immigration documents/information for reporting purposes. Please note you must accept to “I Agree” to provide consent on receiving emails.

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Sponsor our long-distance trips such as a trip to Queenst0n Heights Park and Niagara Falls and local trips to historical sites, museums, etc. Contact Rubeen Chauhan at 416-588-6288 x 231 / for more details.



We welcome donations of any amount. These donations help in organizing a variety of events that cost money such as trips to Toronto Islands, local museums and exhibitions, booking an ice rink or gym, skate rentals, etc. as well as to provide light refreshments during these events.

A donation can be made online at

Please choose, either “NEATwalks” or “Wintegration” for your donations in the drop-down list under “Fund”.

For any quires/information, please contact: Rubeen Chauhan at 416-588-6288 x /

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