Sidewalks For All Demonstration at Toronto City Hall

When Nov 29, 2017 at 12:30pm 1:30pm EST
Toronto City Hall
Lisa Brody Hoffman
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Learn more about the Sidewalks For All campaign and RSVP on Facebook event.

Over the course of next few weeks, a core team of organizers will be working hard to mobilize widespread public support for accessible sidewalks, as well as engage City Councillors leading up to a crucial Committee vote on December 4.

Increasing the walkability and accessibility of Toronto's streets and sidewalks is a City priority. Toronto's commitment to being a Barrier Free City means sidewalks must be accessible to all. It is important that all residents are able to participate fully in the community, regardless of their abilities. This campaign has been formally endorsed by the City of Toronto's Accessibility Advisory Committee.

On November 29 at 12:30pm, show City Council that we need a 2.1 minimum clearway! We need to demonstrate widespread support!

People with mobility devices, wheelchairs, and walking with caregivers, guide dogs, shopping bags or children in large strollers deserve the right to move safely on our city sidewalks.

The needs of all people who walk on Toronto’s sidewalks would be best served if Toronto were to adopt a minimum Staff recommendations for an essentially straight, continuous Pedestrian Clearway of at least 2.1 metres.

The City of Toronto Licensing and Standards and Public Works and Infrastructure Committees are meeting on December 4, 2017 to vote on proposed changes to Patio and Marketing Bylaws that would require phased-in implementation of Pedestrian Clearways, city-wide. This vote will have a huge impact on the walkability of Toronto's city sidewalks and on people who face accessibility challenges.

The Sidewalks For All! Campaign is supported by:
    • Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)
    • CNIB (The Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
    • CILT (Centre for Independent Living Toronto)
    • Harbord Village Residents' Association
    • St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association
    • BALANCE for Blind Adults
    • Walk Toronto
    • Toronto Accessible Sports Council (TASC)
    • StopGap Foundation
    • Tenants for Social Housing
    • The Canadian Council of the Blind
    • Brentwood Towers Tenant Association
    • Deer Park Residents Group
    • Federation of Metro Tenants Association
    • Toronto Seniors Forum
    • 8-80 Cities
    • The Canadian Council of the Blind
    • Canadian Council of the Blind, Toronto Visionaries Chapter
    • Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)
    • Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (FoNTRA)

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