Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is committed to serving all patrons, including persons with disabilities, in a radically welcoming and accessible environment.
Nathan Phillips Square is an accessible venue
Accessible parking spaces are located on the main level of the parking garage and elevators are available to Nathan Phillips Square from the parking garage.
There is a bus/streetcar stop at Queen and Bay streets, 120 metres from the venue. The Queen subway station and Osgoode subway station are both 350 metres from the venue. Wheel-Trans users should use the Hagerman Street entrance, northeast of Nathan Phillips Square.
Portable accessible washrooms are located behind Hero Burger as well as on the North side inside the building, and inside City Hall on the main floor next to the east elevators. Please note that City Hall closes at 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Service animals are welcome into all areas of our event, including the Beer Garden on the stage.
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair values a radical welcome to experiencing art. Don’t miss out on visiting incredible artists and community partners Tangled Arts + Disability at Booth E328 and Deaf Culture Centre at Booth E281. Join us in celebrating excellent artists with live American Sign Language interpretation at our Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 8 at 11 AM on the Stage (accessible entrance located at the back) and the Top Award Recipients Tour with Lee Petrie on Sunday, July 9 at 10 AM – meet at the Main Information booth in Zone D. Art Nest and StreetARToronto shipping containers are accessible by StopGap ramps. See full program schedule.
An Accessibility Widget called UserWay is available on website. Visitors are able to resize all text, enhance spacing between text, change the colours of the screen, highlight all the links, pause animations, enlarge the cursor, change the line heights and text alignments, as well as opt for a Dyslexia-friendly setting. Non-text elements also have text alternatives.
Closed Captioning and ASL Interpretation
All pre-recorded digital programming includes closed captioning. TOAF provides ASL interpretation for our Deaf and hearing-impaired audiences during key public events such as our Awards Ceremony and select tours. For details on which programs will have ASL interpretation this year, take a look at our programs schedule.
Art Encounters: Access & Outreach Program
TOAF provides artists with disabilities and deaf artists with dedicated accessibility support depending on each artist’s needs. Through our Art Encounters – Access & Outreach Program, we offer a range of services, including accessibility support, mentorships, professional development and financial assistance.
As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance accessibility, we welcome your feedback on how we can improve our accessibility services. We invite you to share your comments or concerns with us by emailing [email protected].