ACCESSIBILITY

Workman Arts is committed to values of inclusivity and accessibility for all guests, staff, volunteers and artists. We are listening and learning from our community to help us address barriers and open up opportunities for anyone interested to engage with the Being Scene exhibition and related events. Each event will have an active listener on site. We do our best to accommodate any interpretation, transportation assistance, navigation assistance, financial assistance or any other accessibility needs by request. If you require any accessibility supports in order to attend any of these events, please get in touch with Justina Zatzman at justina_zatzman@workmanarts.com or 416-583-4339, ext 9.

MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS – HELD SPACE

As important as we believe it is to engage in honest direct discussions about mental health and/or addictions, this material can be difficult or triggering for some. In line with a commitment to being trauma-informed, each Being Scene event will have an onsite Held Space and an active listener. The Held Spaces are quiet areas where anyone can go to during and after programs, to take care of themselves. These spaces will contain a sensory lounge with art making supplies, mental health resources and an active listener, to help guests regulate and ground, should you need to talk. Guests are welcome to come and go as they need to while engaging in the exhibition and related events.

PHYSICAL ACCESS       

Toronto Media Arts Centre is wheelchair accessible venue (entrance and washrooms). For more information about venue accessibility, click here.

WASHROOM ACCESS

The ground floor washroom and toilet are wheelchair accessible. There is a private accessible washroom on the second floor next to the all-gender washroom, and two accessible stalls in the shared washroom. Scent-free soap, and we ask all guests to attend our events scent-free.

FINANCIAL ACCESS

While the Being Scene exhibition is free to attend, if you require financial assistance to attend one of the ticketed Being Scene events, please get in touch with Justina Zatzman at justina_zatzman@workmanarts.com or 416-583-4339, ext 9.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are welcome in all areas of all venues at Being Scene.

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS

If you require a personal support worker to accompany you to programs, please get in touch with Justina Zatzman at justina_zatzman@workmanarts.com or 416-583-4339, ext 9. and we would be happy to welcome your personal support worker free of charge to any programs.

NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE

Since navigating to new venues can be challenging, we’ve created a venue guide. This guide will tell you how to find a venue and what to expect from the space when you arrive. You can also visit the venue page for map, parking and navigation information, including a video guide to finding the venue.

Click here to download the TMAC Venue Guide (PDF)

If you have questions about accessibility and access needs, please contact
Justina Zatzman
416-583-4339, ext 9
justina_zatzman@workmanarts.com