The City of Greater Sudbury is committed to and working towards making its facilities, infrastructure and services accessible to all citizens. Based on the demographics of Greater Sudbury, it is estimated that there are roughly 24,000 to 26,000 citizens with disabilities living in our community. Of these, approximately 1,000 are children under the age of 15 and 1,000 are teens and young adults. The most significant age group for persons with disabilities is seniors. In the City of Greater Sudbury, there are approximately 11,000 adults over the age of 65 who have a disability.
From recreation facilities, to curb cuts, to the City staff you interact with when you pay your utility bills, we are working to make Greater Sudbury barrier-free. As noted in the Multi-year Accessibility Plan 2012-2017, the City has made a number of significant improvements to the accessibility of municipal facilities over the past five years, including installing a second elevator to accommodate larger wheelchairs and scooters at the Gerry McCrory Sports Complex and a newly constructed accessible washroom at the Sudbury Community Arena. Our City’s transit buses are now fully accessible and our Handi-Transit system is fully parallel to the conventional system. In the last several years, the City has also installed four fully accessible play structures and we are working to improve waterfront and shoreline access to our community’s lakes.
While much work has been done to enhance access to municipal programs, services and facilities, there is more work ahead to ensure that all citizens are given an equal opportunity to take part in every facet of community life. Addressing, removing and preventing barriers in accordance with disability legislation will continue to be the top priority of the City of Greater Sudbury. Enhancing community mobility and access to recreation are also priorities that ensure citizens can enjoy the community’s great Northern lifestyle.
For more information on municipal programs, services and facilities please take the time to visit some of the links below.
Accessibility Advisory Panel
The role of the Accessibility Advisory Panel is to provide advice on matters related to the accessibility of municipal services, municipal programs and municipal facilities as required under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Greater Sudbury first introduced its Handi-Transit system more than two decades ago. At present, our City’s Handi-Transit system now runs fully parallel to the City’s conventional transit system.
Greater Sudbury Transit
Did you know that every vehicle in Greater Sudbury’s conventional transit system is fully accessible?
Ontario Disability Support Program
The Ontario Disability Support Program helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing. Click here for more information.
For more information, comments, questions or concerns relating to accessibility please contact:
Rachel Adriaans, Legislative Compliance Coordinator
2nd Floor, 200 Brady Street
PO Box 5000, Station A, 200 Brady St.
Tel:705-674-4455 ext. 4170
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