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Accessibility improvements slated for Toronto arts and seniors centres

Accessibility improvements slated for Toronto arts and seniors centres

TORONTO—The Meridian Arts Centre and the North York Seniors Centre in Toronto are receiving funding to make their facilities more accessible for users.

The project at the arts centre involves a number of accessibility improvements to the theatre seating areas and workspaces including the Lyric Theatre, the George Weston Recital Hall and the Greenwin Theatre. Accessible seating will be added and expanded, a control room will be converted to a barrier-free workspace, a lift will be added to allow access to the stage from the orchestra level and an elevator will be installed for better access to seating areas and to the control room for employees.

The Government of Canada is investing over $2 million in the project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing nearly $1.7 million and the City of Toronto is contributing more than $1.3 million.

The Government of Canada is also investing over $66,000 for the renovation of the fitness centre washroom and changeroom at the North York Seniors Centre to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The Government of Ontario is providing over $55,000 for the project and the centre is contributing more than $44,000.

 

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