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Royal York in Etobicoke Latest Accessible TTC Station

Royal York station is the TTC’s 46th station of 75 to become accessible News Mar 12, 2020 by Tamara Shephard

Royal York subway station is now Toronto’s 46th accessible subway station. The Etobicoke subway station’s new elevator became operational in December. But city officials only recently officially opened it.


What Barriers Do Students with Disabilities Face in Post-Secondary Education in Ontario? Send Us Feedback on Our Draft Framework for a Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
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March 11, 2020

SUMMARY

Well, were at it once again! We want and need your feedback! This time, its all about barriers impeding students with disabilities in post-secondary education in Ontario.


Trails, Accessibility and Maintenance Get Top Billing in Hamilton County’s Proposed Parks Master Plan

March 9th, 2020 | by Sarah Grace Taylor

Greater trail and pathway connectivity, maintenance of existing parks and increased accessibility are the top priorities for the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Board as it seeks approval of its final master plan.

The plan, which was presented in broad terms to members of the county commission, the county mayor and other officials Monday morning, is the product of more than a year of research into the needs of the county’s 18 parks and recreational facilities.


AODA Alliance’s Toronto Star Guest Column Honours the Memory of the Late Senator David Smith, An Important Hero in the Campaign for Accessibility for People with Disabilities – And Other News

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
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March 3, 2020

SUMMARY

1. Toronto Star Runs A Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair on the Legacy for Canadians with Disabilities Left by the Late Senator David Smith


The QP Briefing Podcast: Welcoming David Lepofsky

01.03.2020
Sneh Duggal

David Lepofsky, chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance, joins the QP Briefing podcast this week to discuss accessibility issues in the province.

Lepofsky, who is also a visiting professor at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, says Ontario is “absolutely not” on track to meet its goal of becoming fully accessible by 2025.