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Shouldice Aquatic Centre accessibility

   

Please note: We are working to improve access so that everyone feels like they belong and can use our services. Access is worked on during the planning, design and construction of projects. While much has been accomplished, it is acknowledged that more remains to be done to improve access. Not all parts of the facility may be "accessible for all". So ONLY the areas of the building that are barrier-free are listed on this webpage. See the detailed description to know whether your access needs will be met before you go.​

Parking

  • 2 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance

Entrance

  • Front entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Push Plate/Button opens door

Washrooms

  • Universal ‘single use washroom’ in lobby
    • no power operated door
  • Female Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door to enter change room
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too close to side wall
  • Male Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door to enter change room
    • narrow path of travel to barrier-free cubicle

Interior building elements

  • 1 floor/level in facility
  • Reception counter has:
    • A barrier-free section
    • A counter induction hearing loop
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 - 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Fire alarms have audible & visual (flashing light) signals
  • Barrier-free path of travel through corridor to:
    • Change Rooms
    • Female Change Room: circulation within has a clear width of at least 920 mm; no power operated door
    • Male Change Room: narrowest width within is 900 mm; no power operated door
    • Pool deck
    • Colour contrast edging around the pool
    • Aquatic wheelchair available - rated at 350 lbs.
    • Pool Access (water entry/exit):
      • Portable stairs with handrails
      • Vertical ladder
    • Activity Centre (outside building)
    • Paved pathway with cement blocks at entrance; no power operated door
    • Vending machine in lobby
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