Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Toronto 2017

Presented by:

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Campaign Walk Goal: $355,000.00 Campaign Fundraising Goal: $316,000.00


Walk Information

When:  Sunday, June 4, 2017 Registration Starts:  08:30 am
Where:  Nathan Phillips Square Walk Begins:  10:45 am
Address:  100 Queen St. West, Toronto (Directions)  
Walk Distance: 1-3 km  


Local Ambassador: Mac Maras

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Mac is a happy 20 year old who loves music, animals and people. She was diagnosed with Asperger’s when she was just 2 years old. Mac had been in IBI therapy since the age of 2 and made many great strides in her development over the years. Mac could read before she could even talk! Mac also has an amazing memory. She has been able to attend a public school with support and become proficient in grammar, spelling (she could win a national spelling bee!) and reading. She also has shown an interest in learning new languages. A constant highlight for Mac has been her fascination with music and meeting her fav pop stars over the years which have included Robert Plant and Arianna Grande! They all adored her and her passion for their music and the joy it brings her.

Today Mac is at Drewry Secondary School working on attaining her high school diploma. She is thrilled to be once again participating in the annual "Walk Now for Autism" event and this year as the 2017 walk ambassador. Mac lives with her dad and younger brother in Toronto and has touched the hearts of all that know her.


Walk Day

The Walk includes fun activities, performers and snacks, before and after the Walk.  Arrive early to give yourself lots of time to visit and enjoy the event with your family and friends! 

Upon arrival at your Walk, please proceed to Registration to submit your cash and cheque donations with your pledge form(s).  Ensure that your pledge form is clearly labeled with your name and team name (if part of a team) to ensure that you and your team receive recognition for all donations collected. 

Be sure to visit the Resource Fair area to learn more about the services and programs that are available in your community.  Resource Fairs are a part of our signature Walks.  Please contact your Regional Walk Manager for more information or to inquire about a Resource Fair at your Walk.

The Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada event will commence with the opening ceremonies where all participants are invited to gather near the stage for presentations, stories, and fundraising updates.  The Walk begins with an official countdown from the stage.

Toronto Resource Fair:

  • Investors Group
  • APTUS Treatment Centre
  • Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Cineplex Events
  • Toronto Police Services
  • Holland Bloorview

Click here for a Resource Fair application form.


Local Sponsors:

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National Snack Sponsors:

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National Sponsors:

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Contests and Incentives