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Accessibility Services

2014 Audio Pride Guide & Map

Stay tuned for an audio version of the 2014 Pride Guide, to be released in mid-June.

Accessibility Services

Accessibility planning takes place throughout the year and works to ensure that the activities of Pride Toronto do not exclude any person due to unnecessary barriers. We work to facilitate the participation of persons who: use a wheelchair, scooter, and/or other assistive devices; are blind or partially sighted; are deaf or hard of hearing; use the assistance of working animals and people with other visible or invisible disabilities.

Accessibility SERVICES HUB

The Accessibility Services Hub will be located at the northeast corner of Maitland and Church from Friday, June 27 to Sunday, June 29. Our hub is a social and information centre equipped with water, a shaded seating area and an accessible washroom. Visit our hub to access our: wheelchair and walker lending service; American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting service; festival information in alternative formats for those who are blind, partially sighted or print restricted and  mobility assistants and/or shade & water for service animals. 

Accessibility Viewing Areas and Entertainment Stands

During the Trans March and Dyke March, street level  seating areas are available along the routes.

During the Pride Parade, raised wheelchair and scooter-accessible viewing stands will be available along the parade route. A street level  seating area will also be available for those who are blind or partially sighted at Wood St.

At our largest entertainment stages, raised wheelchairand scooter-accessible viewing stands will be available.

Each of these areas will be  shaded from the sun, will have chairs, viewing area/stand hosts as well as  water and an accessible washroom. They will be  available for those who cannot stand for the duration and a partner or companion. The stands and viewing areas will be  non-smoking and will be  offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

It is recommended that people arrive early for performances and/or to watch the Trans March, Dyke March and/or Parade, as seating and access is limited. Additionally, our seating area located on Wood St. will offer live audio description during the Pride Parade for those who are blind or partially sighted.

Services for blind and partially sighted VISITORS

An audio version of the 2014 Pride Guide will be available online and on CD leading up to the festival in June 2014. The Audio Pride Guide will also be available at the Accessibility Services Hub during the festival weekend. Here, you'll also find:

  • Braille companion to the Pride Guide
  • Shade and water for working animals

For more information, please contact the Accessibility Team at accessibility@pridetoronto.com.

LIVE AUDIO DESCRIPTION

Live Audio Description of the 2014 Pride Parade will be available at the viewing area located on Wood St. for blind and partially sighted visitors during the parade.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING SERVICES 

ASL interpretation will be  available at the Accessibility Services Hub during regular hours of operation, roaming throughout the festival site, and during certain events. Please visit the Accessibility Services Hub for a complete list of ASL-English interpreted events.

MOBILITY DEVICE LOANS 

Wheelchairs and walkers will be  available for loan on Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 10pm. To sign out a wheelchair or walker, please bring a piece of photo I.D. such as an LCBO card, Driver's License or Passport. During peak hours, wheelchair and walker loans will be limited to 2 hours at a time. Please visit the Accessibility Services Hub for more information.

COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN? 

Tourists with disabilities who visit Toronto may use WheelTrans service for a two week period per year. Tourists registered with the specialized transit where they live (ie. wheelchair and scooter users) may access WheelTrans services through their existing registration. However, tourists who are not registered with the specialized transit where they live must register in advance with WheelTrans.

Tourists attending WorldPride should confirm with WheelTrans their eligibility for the service in advance. Please call WheelTrans after 12:00PM at (416) 393-4111 with any questions.

Accessibility Team Contact Us

E  accessibility@pridetoronto.com
P  (416) 927-7433
TTY users, please use Bell Relay Service (BRS). 

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