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What Has Each Political Party Pledged to Do to Make Ontario Fully Accessible to 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities by 2025? Major Disability Coalition Unveils and Analyzes the Parties’ Pledges

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance
News Release For Immediate Release

May 16, 2018 Toronto: With a province-wide live-streamed all-candidates’ debate between the parties on disability issues to take place tonight 6-8:30 pm at 55 Gould Street, Toronto, the non-partisan AODA Alliance here unveils the election pledges that Ontario’s major parties made to lead Ontario to become accessible to 1.9 million Ontarians with disabilities.

Grassroots Disability Coalition’s Powerful New Video Shows Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently Renovated Public Transit Stations in Toronto, , As the Future of Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Looms as an Ontario Election Issue


May 15, 2018 Toronto: As part of its effort to raise disability issues in the Ontario election, the AODA Alliance today makes public a striking new online video that reveals serious disability accessibility barriers in several new and recently renovated Toronto-area public transit stations, built with public money. This includes the six new TTC stations from Downsview Park to Vaughn Metropolitan Centre, the new Union-Pearson Express line’s Weston and Bloor stations, and the new Go Transit concourse at Union Station.

Use Our List of Provincial Candidates’ Contact Info to Press them for Strong Commitments on Accessibility

Watch Online the May 16, 2018 Provincial Candidates’ Debate on Disability Issues and Other News

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities Twitter: @aodaalliance

May 11, 2018


Here is a short grab-bag of important information on the accessibility front, which has accumulated as our AODA Alliance email server woes have been getting resolved. We let you know about

Help Us Expand Access to Jobs for Ontarians with Disabilities

Please Tell the Ontario Government If You Support the Finalized AODA Alliance Brief on Improvements that the Employment Standards Development Committee Should Recommend to Ontario’s Employment Accessibility Standard

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities Twitter: @aodaalliance

May 10, 2018


Ottawa Cracking Down on Misuse, Forgery of Accessible Parking Permits

Nick Kirmse,
Published Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:15PM EDT

Bylaw officers in Ottawa are cracking down after a sharp spike in the number of cases of drivers misusing accessible parking permits in the city.

So far in 2018, officers have issued more than 380 tickets for parking in an accessible spot without a permit or while misusing one. Misuse of a permit includes forged permits, drivers using a permit issued to someone else, or using a permit that has expired.