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Toyota Canada has invested $100k into StopGap!

MEDIA RELEASE Toyota Canada announces partnership with StopGap, $100,000 investment (Toronto, November 22, 2019) Last night, StopGap Foundation announced a new national partnership with Toyota Canada at StopGap’s big annual fundraising event. A $100,000 donation from the company will support the development and growth of StopGap’s School Project. The partnership will ultimately contribute to the …

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Agents of Change and a Call for Help… We Need Some Cash!

We have some incredibly exciting news to share! Together with 10 other amazing organizations we will be enrolled in the Center for Social Innovation’s Agents of Change program at CSI’s Spadina location here in Toronto! This is a huge opportunity that will allow us to set up shop in the centre and surround ourselves with …

luke out front of a store with a new blue ramp and store staff smiling in the doorway

Signs Restaurant Ramp Saga!

Exciting times in awareness raising land! There is SO much buzz going on right now about the initiative and the need for increased accessibility in our communities. Along with the newspaper articles that have been published about the city’s orders to remove the Signs Restaurant ramp I just wanted to add some updates and view …

Signs Restaurant Modular Ramp Masterpiece

After much toiling and fussing we managed to pull together this beauty. The ramp is a four piece modular system that can be taken apart and deployed fairly easily. The railings are removable and came together amazingly! We like to call them Braille-ings because the name of the restaurant and StopGap is written in braille …

The Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Community Ramp Project!

Today we are sending huge congratulations out to Meagan MacKenzie and her group of incredible volunteers who successfully launched their Community Ramp Project this past week in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island! We couldn’t be happier to learn that the Community Ramp Project has landed on the east coast! This news makes it official that we …

The Hamilton Community Ramp Project

Today we’d like to congratulate Fraser O’Neill and celebrate all of his efforts in taking on a Community Ramp Project in Hamilton! Here are some pictures of Fraser and the first ramp that will no doubt create conversation, raise awareness, and help remove barriers in Hamilton!

CBC’s Lucy Lopez on The Community Ramp Project

We had the incredibly fortunate opportunity to meet with CBC’s Lucy Lopez in Kensington market on Thursday last week to talk about The Community Ramp Project and the need to design with everyone in mind in order to create a society free of physical barriers. It was great to hear David Lepofsky’s (chair of the …

The Steveston BC Community Ramp Project!!

We received a gem of a tweet today informing us about the launch of a Community Ramp Project in the small fishing port just outside of Vancouver! Check out this article that appeared in the local community paper today! Click here for the article.

The Annex and College Street Community Ramp Project

Last weekend we hit another community ramp project home run, an out of the park grand slam in fact. In three days we built, painted, and delivered a record-breaking 48 ramps for businesses in Toronto’s Annex and College Street neighbourhoods between Bathurst and Spadina. There are so many amazing people and organizations to thank and …