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 support in order to attend any of these events, please get in touch with Raine Laurent-Eugene at raine_laurenteugene@workmanarts.com or 416-583-4339, ext 9.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS 

Throughout the duration of the 2022 Being Scene exhibition and in-person events, Workman Arts will be maintaining the vaccine passport system. This means we require all attendees for in person events to show their proof of vaccination and to adhere to all masking and physical distancing protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Please note that if any of this changes, we will provide updates before scheduled events and open hours of the gallery.

 

ASL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

We will provide ASL interpretation for all virtual Q&As, workshops and panels held over Zoom, as well as the in-person/live streamed Curated Artist Roundtable event. If you require ASL interpretation for the in-person guided tours, please contact raine_laurenteugene@workmanarts.com at least two weeks in advance, as we also try to book ASL interpreters based on expressed needs.

 

OPEN CAPTIONING

Live captioning will be available for all virtual Q&As, workshops and panels held over Zoom. 

 

ACTIVE LISTENERS

Active Listeners are available at every event. They are individuals who will provide space for those who need it during and after our events.

In-person events will have an Active Listener on-site and will be wearing a pin that identifies them. There are also self-care kits available on-site.

Online events will have an Active Listener available by phone/text and email during the virtual event and the day after. The schedule and their contacts will be mentioned during the event and noted with their contact information in the chat. There will also be Active Listeners the following day for anyone who needs to reach out. You can find their contact info within the particular event page here.

 

DIRECTIONS TO 2104 DUNDAS ST W

Parking:

There is paid Green P Parking along Dundas Street West in front of the gallery as well as a nearby Green P Parking lot where Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West merge. There are also plenty of side streets in the area with limit timed street parking (i.e. 1 hour maximum).

Biking:

There are several Bicycle Lock-Up Rings along Dundas Street West provided by the city.

Subway Station:

The closest public transit (TTC) subway station is Dundas West Station. Take the 505 Dundas streetcar/replacement bus and get off at “Dundas St West at Howard Park Ave stop” OR the 504 King streetcar southbound and get off at the “Roncesvalles Ave at Boustead Ave South Side” stop.

Streetcars:

  • The 505 streetcar to Dundas St West at Howard Park Ave stop.
  • The 506 streetcar to Dundas St West at Howard Park Ave stop.

Buses:

  • The 505 bus to Dundas St West at Howard Park Ave stop.

For more details related to planning your trip with public transit, you can use the TTC Plan My Trip

 

PHYSICAL ACCESS  (2104 Dundas St W and Beaver Hall Gallery Maps Below)

Navigating the physical space at the gallery at 2104 Dundas St W allows for mobility device accessibility. The washroom is not accessible (please see below for more details).

Beaver Hall Gallery is a mobility device accessible venue (entrance and washrooms). For more information about their venue accessibility, please click here

WASHROOM ACCESS

The washroom at 2104 Dundas St W is down a flight of stairs so may not be accessible to all. There are local businesses including a Starbucks (2201 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON) which is 3min away with an accessible washroom free of charge. Please see the map below for its location:

The Beaver Hall Gallery has two gender-neutral ground floor washrooms, which includes one accessible washroom by the gallery entrance, and scent-free soap. Please note that we ask guests to attend the galleries and 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 scheduled  Being Scene tours or events, please get in touch with Raine at raine_laurenteugene@workmanarts.com or 416-583-4339, ext 9.

 

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are welcome in all areas at 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 Raine Laurent-Eugene at raine_laurenteugene@workmanarts.com or 416-583-4339, ext 9. We would be happy to welcome your personal support worker free of charge to all programs.

 

NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE

Since navigating to new venues can be challenging, Workman Arts can offer personal support workers (free of charge) to provide physical navigation support upon request.

 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

If you require technical support to access the virtual events or the website with the online artwork and store throughout the exhibition, please contact Paulina at paulina_wiszowata@workmanarts.com or 416-583-4339 ext 6, or Hanan at hanan_hazime@workmanarts.com 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCESS NEEDS, PLEASE CONTACT:
RAINE LAURENT-EUGÈNE
MEMBERSHIP & HOSPITAL PROGRAMS MANAGER
416-583-4339, ext 9
raine_laurenteugene@workmanarts.com