Accessible Venue

Fort York is committed to providing access for visitors to as many areas of the site as possible. All walkways within the 7-acre walled site are asphalt surfaced and are wheelchair accessible.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome. Seating can be found in a number of exhibits, outside many of the structures, and in the picnic table area. All washrooms are special needs accessible. Public access washrooms are located in the Visitor Centre, South Soldiers’ Barracks, and the lower floor of the Blue Barracks. The Blue Barracks washroom is accessible via an elevator. Water fountains are located outside and only available seasonally.

Please call 416-392-6907 or email Fort York at for specific accessibility questions.

Accessible Transit

TTC – Buses

Accessible low-floor buses equipped with ramps serve all TTC bus routes, which includes numerous Blue Night routes and Community Bus routes.

How to recognize an accessible stop

You can recognize an accessible bus stop by the blue international wheelchair symbol located on the red and white stop pole. Not all bus stops on an accessible route are accessible.

Priority seating for seniors and persons with disabilities

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 (AODA), TTC now provides Priority Seating on all of its vehicles, designated for use by persons with disabilities. You must give up these seats for a person with a disability or has a physical limitation requiring priority seating.

Community Bus Network

The Community Bus is an accessible, kneeling, fixed-route bus service aimed primarily for seniors and others who have some difficulty accessing the conventional transit system. Anyone may ride a Community Bus at regular TTC fares. Community Bus routes generally operate on weekdays, from about 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All Community Buses serve local bus stops along the route, but they can also be flagged down at any point along the route.

TTC – Subway

More than half of subway stations provide elevator access to train platforms and transfers to and from Wheel-Trans and/or TTC accessible buses. These stations typically have accessible fare gates, sliding automatic doors and improved signage.

Each accessible subway car has one (or two in the case of the newer Toronto Rocket trains) allocated wheelchair/scooter position, which consists of a flip-up or flip-down row of seats, handhold, and Emergency Alarm strip or pull handle. Unlike buses, Operator (or Guard) assistance is not available for securing wheelchairs or scooters on subway trains.

TTC – Streetcars

Low-floor accessible streetcars are starting to operate on Toronto’s streets, on the 510 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront routes. Accessible streetcars will serve all TTC streetcar routes by 2019.

How to recognize an accessible streetcar

Accessible streetcars can be identified by the blue international wheelchair symbol on the side of the vehicle at the second door, and by the blue lights on the front of the streetcar.

How to recognize an accessible streetcar stop

On streetcar routes served by accessible streetcars, nearly all stops are accessible; however, stops are not yet designated with the blue international symbol.

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