Celebrating AccessibilityIn December, the City, in partnership with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC), will be presenting the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award to a person, group or organization that has made or is making a significant contribution towards improving access for persons with disabilities in Kingston. View the award details here.
Kingston is a community that recognizes that people are its most valuable asset. We create opportunities for all people to enjoy our city and contribute as productive citizens. We will work to prevent and remove barriers for persons with disabilities on City properties and services. We will also create public awareness and educate both the public and private sectors regarding the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Building Code, and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Need to get somewhere?
- Kingston Transit: All routes are served by accessible buses which are low-floor with kneeling capability.
- Kingston Access Bus offers specialized, non-emergency medical and community transportation.
Accessible Taxis: The City is working with the Taxi Commission to bring accessible taxis to the City of Kingston in early 2013. See this Dec. 18, 2012 Information Report to Council for details.
Accessibility Concern? Make a Barrier Report.
Let us know if you have experienced one of these five barriers:
- Buildings or areas not adequately accessible to users of mobility aids.
- Outdoor hazards e.g. blocked or damaged sidewalks, overgrown shrubs, inadequate snow or ice removal, malfunctioning lights or cross-walk devices etc.
- Indoor hazards e.g. tripping hazards, inadequate lighting, inadequate alarm systems, rooms or areas inaccessible to users of mobility aids.
- Communication barriers involving service provision or customer service.
- Transportation barriers