September 22, 2018
Open Sidewalk #3: The Accessible City
Hosted by Sidewalk Toronto
307 Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto, ON, Canada
12 – 6 PM
An intentionally flexible city is accessible for every body, everywhere, and every day. People should be able to use things the way that makes the most sense for them, and we should build that flexibility and hackability into our spaces. That could mean adaptable furniture that can be repositioned, regardless of your strength or size, doors that can easily open, without requiring any particular dexterity, or technology that lets you access traffic signal devices with greater ease.
We don’t think one size fits most. One size fits one, and with technology, we can allow for dynamic flexibility in the city environment. Throughout history, the accessibility community has meaningfully pushed the fields of digital technology and computer science forward, and we want to formalize and encourage this throughout Quayside and beyond.
For us, it’s important that we address and begin this conversation now, which is why our third Open Sidewalk will focus on the theme of “The Accessible City”.
We welcome you to come and be part of co-creating a neighbourhood that can work for everyone.
Site and select washrooms are wheelchair accessible. ASL-English interpretation will be available for this event. Find out more about accessibility at 307 with our PDF guide. Screen reader version of the guide. Please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions about accessibility. Wheel-trans drop-off/pick-up point on the east side of Small Street, between Parliament Street and Lakeshore Blvd E.