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Is your Freedom Worth More than a TTC Bus?

The thing about replacing inaccessible streetcars with accessible buses You get used to it. It goes on for a year and half Then it gets taken away And the disabled folks are left to say This was ours once.   The thing about elevators Sometimes they shut down Purposely or accidentally And the disabled folks… Continue reading Is your Freedom Worth More than a TTC Bus?

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My Letter to Mayor Tory regarding Accessibility for the TTC in the 2018 Budget

Dear Mayor Tory, I write to you as a concerned citizen of Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore, and the City of Toronto, to request your support to continue with some accessible buses on the 501 streetcar line and other streetcar lines, and for shuttle bus service for major elevator disruptions, and that these items be reflected in… Continue reading My Letter to Mayor Tory regarding Accessibility for the TTC in the 2018 Budget

Disability Movement

Air Canada Discriminates Against Wheelchair User

Disability advocate Tim Rose is attempting to fly to Cleveland to deliver a presentation on the importance of accessibility. But, ironically, he can't get there because a major airline is refusing to accommodate - or even brainstorm possible ways to meet - his needs. Although Air Canada is the only airline to fly there direct… Continue reading Air Canada Discriminates Against Wheelchair User

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Wheelchairs are Not Suitcases: a great opportunity for some #RealChange

Sign the Petition. Every time I fly I make a silent apology to my wheelchair. I leave the chair at the gate, fingers crossed, as I’m transported to the cushy seat on the plain with a small screen in front to distract me from what’s happening to my wheelchair in the cargo hold. For my wheelchair this… Continue reading Wheelchairs are Not Suitcases: a great opportunity for some #RealChange

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Will Presto Smart Card be Accessible to #TTC Passengers with #Disabilities?

Report from the AODA Alliance Even though the new Integrated Accessibility Regulation has finally been enacted under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, will Toronto transit passengers face new barriers in the future when paying fares to ride the TTC? On June 6, 2011, the media reported that the City of Toronto was working… Continue reading Will Presto Smart Card be Accessible to #TTC Passengers with #Disabilities?

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#Toronto #Mayoral Candidates Debate #Disability Issues

Peter Athanasopoulos apologized to six mayoral candidates: the wheelchair-accessible cab he ordered had arrived 30 minutes late. His difficulties reaching a debate on disability issues in Toronto, a city whose subway stations won't be guaranteed accessible until 2024, underscored Athanasopoulos's argument transportation is a "huge issue" for people like him. "I would have taken the… Continue reading #Toronto #Mayoral Candidates Debate #Disability Issues