*Please note that like much of the world, our operations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are taking the recommended precautions and we have had to take a pause from building ramps. Please keep checking in here for updates!
Each ramp is custom made… with love
Let us build a ramp for your retail, residential, institutional, or commercial location! All of our ramps are custom suited to fit the step height and sidewalk for a single step, interior or exterior condition.
What to know:
StopGap’s wooden ramps work well for single step conditions between 2″ to 9” in height. Our ramps are a standard 34″ wide, designed at a 1:6 rise to run ratio, and are painted with exterior grade Behr Textured Deck Over. This paint creates a textured, slip-resistant finish. After the ramps have been painted we add sturdy rope handles to the sides of ramps that are 4″ or higher and low friction pads to the bottom of all ramps.
On average our ramps cost between $250-550 each, with additional charges added if delivered or shipped outside of the Greater Toronto Area.
For a standard single step ramp, watch the video above and follow the instructions listed in the Request a Ramp Form linked below.
Are you ready to join our community of supporters?!
Take a photo of the entire entryway.
Take a look at the entryway and envision the placement of the ramp. Take a picture of the entire entrance including the step in front of the doorway and the sidewalk. For a safe turning radius, you will need 42″ of space in addition to the length of the ramp (which is 6 times the height of the step).
Take two photos of each side of the step (at 34″ apart) and use a standard imperial tape-measure placed up against the step to show the measurement.
One on the left side. The other on the right.
Take these photos with the camera aimed straight-on and at level with the step to make sure we’re able to get clear and accurate measurements. Also include a small sign in the photo noting the side the measurement is being taken on.
Decide on a paint colour.
Our standard ramp colours are blue, yellow, green, and red*
Custom colours are available at an additional cost of $50.
*Red is currently unavailable and will be substituted with orange until further notice.
We are always striving to provide equal access
Here at Charlie’s having a StopGap ramp in our space has significantly improved our customer, volunteer, and staff’s experience using the entrance. As a bike shop, the obvious benefit is the ease of entering and exiting the shop with a bike in hand, but it’s also added so much more. We are always striving to provide equal access to everyone in the community, and to be an ally whenever we can. Because we are both a shop, and community charity space it meant a lot to us to be able to make our storefront accessible. Thank you StopGap!
We are thrilled to be able to accommodate
Originally, our busy downtown restaurant only had one wheelchair accessible entrance which was through our side door. We were always more than happy to assist and accommodate all of our patrons but it could occasionally prove to be an inconvenience for all parties involved. Fortunately, we were informed about getting in touch with the very friendly folks at StopGap. There it was: a mobile, yet very sturdy gateway through our front doors. Now all of our customers can enter through our front door with ease and dignity and we are thrilled to be able to accommodate them as such.