YMCA of Greater Toronto Opens Its Most Accessible Centre Yet

Cooper Koo Family Cherry St. YMCA design goes above and beyond latest accessibility standards

TORONTO April 26, 2016 When the Cooper Koo Family Cherry St. YMCA opens its doors May 30, it will be the most accessible YMCA building to-date.

This Centre of Community, developed in partnership
with Waterfront Toronto, Infrastructure Ontario and the Province of Ontario is a legacy building from last summers Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.

Even More Media Coverage of Problems with Accessible Customer Service in Ontario

and the Wynne Government’s Failure to Take the Action that 1.8 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Need What the Media Reported and What You Can Do to Help This Cause

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities
www.aodaalliance.org, aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

April 23, 2016

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1. More Media Coverage on Recurring Denials of Accessible Customer Service in Ontario

Despite Ongoing Issues, Ontario Plans to Reduce Small Business Accessibility Requirements

By Christina Stevens Senior Reporter Global News

For most people, hailing a cab is no big deal, but Diane Bergeron has a guide dog and she says that makes all the difference.
After a hotel doorman hailed a taxi for Bergeron, she said the driver refused to allow her guide dog Lucy on board.
“He just said, ‘No I’m not taking a dog,’ even though I was in full view,” said Bergeron, who works with CNIB, an non-proit rehabilitation agency for the visually impaired.

Major Gaps in Ontario Disability Act When it Comes to Service Dogs

by Faiza Amin
Posted Apr 20, 2016 7:39 pm EDT

Every day when Wesley Taylor and his service dog leave the house, he prepares to go to battle with Mississauga transit employees.

He alleges MiWay bus drivers often deny him boarding, due to his four-legged friend, a Boxer who’s accompanied him everywhere for the last two years.

The Wynne Government Wants the AODA Alliance to Volunteer its Time to Give Input on its Flawed Proposal for a Private Accessibility Certification Process

but Charges $120 to Give Us Basic Information We’ve Requested About That Program that We Are Entitled to Get Under the Freedom of Information Act

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

April 5, 2016

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