Featured Businesses

Canadian Broadcasting Centre

Side entrance of CBC building on John Street, Toronto. Full size accessibility button with zero gap on the door.

CBC Broadcasting Centre

Shows a view of the Barbara Forum Atrium looking down from the 3rd floor. Showing a large open space with seating around a temporary stage.
Image taken from: https://www.cbc.ca/productionfacilities/toronto/atrium

Location of the business: 250 Front Street West, Toronto, M5V 3G5.
Description of what the business is doing that is a great example of accessibility/ innovative accessibility solution:
-Well lit.
-Open space.
-Host a lot of events in their atrium that are open to the public to attend.
-Often reporting on disability related topics.

Harbourfront Centre

This image is a photograph of a dancer using a wheelchair, both are suspended from a braided rope one foot off the ground reaching for her prosthetic legs on the ground.
Image taken from Harbourfront Centre’s instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsrAUwlnEFs/.

Location of the business: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2G8
Description of what the business is doing that is a great example of accessibility/ innovative accessibility solution:

-elevator inside the building.
-ramps outside and inside the building.
-often has disabled themed content shown here.

Imagine Cinemas Carlton Cinema

Image is of a photograph of one of the movie theatres and shows the ramp going down to the front of the theatre and seats located to the left of the ramp.
Image taken from: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/13506/photos/95582

Location of the business: 20 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2H5
Description of what the business is doing that is a great example of accessibility/ innovative accessibility solution:
-Ramp into the building
-Ramped theatres

Lululemon

This image is a photograph of the entrance of the Lululemon store and includes three people smiling standing on the front step and the stopgap.ca ramp.
Image taken from Lululemon Toronto’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdGKZqOj8vF/

Location of the business: 318 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2A5
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Description of what the business is doing that is a great example of accessibility/ innovative accessibility solution:
-Accessible community area located in the back of the store.
-Added stopgap.ca ramp to the front Queen Street entrance.
-Open design, spacious.
-Well lit.

Patagonia

This image is a photograph of two women creating a jacket and is a poster for an event held by Patagonia that they titled “Women in Business.”
Image taken from Patagonia Toronto’s instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqxPkXQhhQL/.

Location of the business: 500 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1L9

Description of what the business is doing that is a great example of accessibility/ innovative accessibility solution:

-Often hosting panels such as the one in the image above.
-Ramp entrance in back.
-Open space.
-Well lit.

Saugeen Shafts

Saugeen Shafts is an archery supply and shooting range located in Peterborough that has been dedicated to finding ways to ensure that anyone, regardless of ability, can participate in this great sport. For example, Saugeen Shafts consulted with individuals with low/no vision then fabricated 3 metal guides that allow for a reference point for positioning the arrows.

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

This image is a photograph of the exterior of the Scotiabank Theatre taken during the daytime.
Image taken from: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Scotiabank_Theatre,_Toronto,_North_view_20170417_1.jpg

Location of the business: 259 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3M6
Description of what the business is doing that is a great example of accessibility/ innovative accessibility solution:
-have an elevator and an escalator in the building.
-have a single occupancy accessible washroom.
-captioning, assistive listening devices, and described video service are available for select films (for more information please visit: https://www.cineplex.com/Theatre/scotiabank-theatre-toronto).

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

This image is a photograph of the theatre in the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and shows the ramps in the theatre.
Image taken from Sony Centre Seating Chart page: http://www.sonycentre.ca/tickets/

Location of the business: 1 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1B2.
Description of what the business is doing that is a great example of accessibility/ innovative accessibility solution:
-ramp (though steep) located all the way down to the front of the theatre.
-elevator to accessible seating.

Tangled Art + Disability

Image is a photograph of the gallery logo and name “Tangled Art Gallery art + disability” pasted on the glass doors of the gallery. Seen beyond the logo is the actual gallery space showing an open space, as well as art hung on the wall at a lower height than what is seen in most other galleries. This is done to accommodate people in a seated position.
Image taken from Tangled Art + Disability instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJar2iGhpTx/.
Location of the business: 401 Richmond St West, Suite S-122, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8

Description of what the business is doing that is a great example of accessibility/ innovative accessibility solution:
-a dedicated artspace for the disabled community.
-innovation around how art is shown and conveyed in the space.
-gallery is open and spacious.

Umbra

This image is a photograph of the outside of the Umbra building taken during the daytime and includes the chairs outside that can be used by the community.
Image taken from Umbra’s Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/p/BS59N9SgfSi/

Location of the business: 165 John Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1X3

Description of what the business is doing that is a great example of accessibility/innovative accessibility solution:
-Included elevator to main showroom.
-Outdoor seating area in fair weather, which is open to community to use.
-Open design, spacious.
-Well lit.