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Posts from March 2014

The Toronto Public Space Initiative

We recently met with architect Chloe Doesburg who is a volunteer with The Toronto Public Space Initiative, she wrote a fantastic blog post about StopGap and our pursuit for an inclusive society free of physical barriers. This nonprofit organization is all about enhancing public space here in Toronto – click here for the link to …

AccessTo.ca

Through a network of mutual friends and StopGap supporters we were introduced to the wonderful Silvia Guido and her brilliant initiative called AccessTo. Silvia uses a list of criteria to analyze the accessibility of restaurants here in Toronto and her blog highlights the restaurants that are given an accessible thumbs up. If you see the …

The Belleville Community Ramp Project!

A huge congratulations goes out to Belleville Community Ramp Project Team Leader Taylor Bardell for continuing to push her project along in Belleville! Partnering with Home Depot and Community Living Belleville and Area,Taylor and her team of dedicated volunteers completed another five ramps for local businesses with single stepped storefronts. Check out these fantastic photos …

2014 is going to be HUGE!

Happy new year! Hopefully the holiday season treated everyone well despite the ice storm and the bitter cold temperatures that mother nature threw at us here in Toronto. If I could, I would punch mother nature in her freezing cold face! Let me bring you up to speed on some really really really really really …

It simply makes life easier for everyone.

We recently received some fantastic fan mail from a Roncesvalles resident. Her feedback is proof of how a simple ramp can create an inclusive environment. Here is what she had to say: “Hey – I live in the Roncie neighbourhood and LOVE the StopGap ramps you’ve put in there. It makes life easier for my …

StopGap Photo Contest!

We have been selected as one of ten projects that will be highlighted in a book entitled Community Lover’s Guide to the Universe: Toronto Edition. The original edition for this series was conceived in Rotterdam in April 2011 in an attempt to provide guidebooks for cities to surface emergent knowledge from successful community practice around …

Vernon Ramp Project is ON!

Our good friends Wanda and Gary Fisher from picturesque Vernon British Columbia decided to take on a Community Ramp Project in Vernon! Check out this awesome article written about their Vernon project – click here and go to page 38 to read! We are so happy to hear about another tremendous success in the story …