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May 5, 2004
Accessibility Design: New Resource Guide from the City of Toronto
The City of Toronto has released a new resource guide on accessibility design
that will be presented to the Policy and Finance Committee on May 6.

The City prepared the resource guide as a component of its Accessibility Plan,
which the City filed with the Province as a requirement under The Ontarians
with Disabilities Act.

"I am thrilled with this new tool," said Councillor Joe Mihevc, Chair of the
City's Disability Issues Committee. "This resource can be used by all sectors
to conduct accessibility audits and guide the design, planning and construction
of facilities."

"I hope that, by using resources such as these, the City of Toronto can achieve
its goal of becoming a barrier-free city by 2008. We have reached a milestone",
continued Councillor Mihevc, as he congratulated everyone involved in the

The Accessibility Design Guide was developed in consultation with City staff,
members of the City's Advisory Committee on Disability Issues and Associated
Planning Consultants.

Media contacts:
Councillor Joe Mihevc,

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh,
Manager, Community Engagement and Diversity Management
Chief Administrator's Office,

Bernita Lee,
Consultant, Diversity Management and Community Engagement
Chief Administrator's Office,



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