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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Metrolinx and Municipal Transit Agencies
Host Accessibility Meetings

 

Once again, Metrolinx and municipal transit agencies will be hosting Accessibility Public Meetings across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and we would like to extend a personal invitation for you to join us.

 

We want to hear from members of the public and other organizations about the accessibility of GO Transit, PRESTO, UP Express, and our new and upcoming Rapid Transit services and projects.  We will co-host the meetings in Whitby and Hamilton with Durham Region Transit and the City of Hamilton respectively, so participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the accessibility of municipal transit at those meetings.

 

We would also greatly appreciate your assistance sharing the information about the meeting nearest your community with your colleagues, residents, consumers, and stakeholders, to encourage their participation in the meetings.  For those located further from a meeting location than they may feel practical to attend, we are also offering a teleconference option.

 

  • East – Whitby: Wednesday November 7, 6:30-8:30 PM
    Abilities Centre
    55 Gordon Street
    Theatre / Multi-Purpose Room (second floor)
    * Note: this is a joint meeting with Durham Region Transit

  • Central – Toronto: Wednesday November 14, 6:30-8:30 PM
    Metro Hall
    55 John Street
    Rooms 308 & 309 (third floor)

  • Teleconference: Wednesday November 21, 5:00-6:30 PM
    RSVP required; please submit questions and comments in advance of meeting
    Teleconference details will be provided to registrants

  • West – Hamilton: Thursday November 29, 6:00-8:00 PM
    Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch
    55 York Street
    Hamilton Room (main floor)
    * Note: this is a joint meeting with the City of Hamilton

 

At each in-person meeting, participants will have an opportunity to:

  •  learn about past, current and future accessibility activities at Metrolinx and municipal transit services (Whitby and Hamilton meetings);

  • discuss and provide input to our accessibility initiatives through roundtable sessions; and

  • interact directly with staff involved with accessibility projects.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, real-time captioning and attendant services will be provided at the in-person meetings.  Alternative formats and other accommodations will be made available upon request.

 

To help us prepare for the meetings, we are asking anyone who is interested in attending to register in advance, via email (accessibility@metrolinx.com), or by calling 1-888-438-6646 or 1-800-387-3652 (TTY teletypewriters only).  As part of the registration, we ask that you please identify which meeting you plan to attend, what accommodations you may require (if any) to participate fully in the meeting, and which topic area(s) you are most interested in discussing at the meeting (GO Transit, PRESTO, UP Express, Light Rail Transit/Bus Rapid Transit, municipal transit, new design features).

 

The above information can also be found on our Accessibility Public Meetings webpage (http://www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/accessibility/accessibility_meetings.aspx).

 

Anyone wishing to participate but unable to attend a meeting can provide comments using the contact information below.

 

For more information, or to provide input, please contact our Accessibility Team via email at accessibility@metrolinx.com, or by phone at 1-888-438-6646 or 1-800-387-3652 (TTY teletypewriters only).

 
 
 
 
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