ACCESSIBILITY

Rendezvous With Madness 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 address barriers and open opportunities for anyone interested in engaging with the growing dialogue surrounding mental health and/or addictions.

View a document version of the festival calendar here.

If you have any questions about accessibility and/or access needs please contact Raine Laurent-Eugène at raine_laurenteugene@workmanarts.com or phone Festival Box Office at 416-583-4339. Learn more about accessibility initiatives at workmanarts.com.

MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS – IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL HELD SPACES

As important as we believe it is to engage in honest and direct discussions about mental health and/or addiction, we recognize that this material can be difficult and/or triggering for some. In line with our commitment to being trauma-informed, each program will offer an active listener, either onsite or virtually, to help provide self-care and emotional support. This year’s Held Spaces will be staffed by active listeners who will be available to debrief the programs, offer resources or just talk about your day. Information for accessing support will be available on the website.

If you are visiting  in person, please feel free to pick up a free self-care bag with materials and resources to support your self-care at all locations.

 

ACTIVE LISTENER SCHEDULE (VIRTUAL)

Date Time Name Contact Email Phone Number
27-Oct-22 5:00-7:00pm Robin wolfepress@gmail.com (902) 200-9144
28-Oct-22 5:00-7:00pm Julian julesq92@hotmail.com (437) 536-5209
29-Oct-22 5:00-7:00pm Julian julesq92@hotmail.com (437) 536-5209
30-Oct-22 5:00-7:00pm Julian julesq92@hotmail.com (437) 536-5209
1-Nov-22 7:00-9:00pm Vivek vivekmehmi@gmail.com (289) 872-8524
2-Nov-22 7:00-9:00pm Julian julesq92@hotmail.com (437) 536-5209
3-Nov-22 6:00-8:00pm Vivek vivekmehmi@gmail.com (289) 872-8524
4-Nov-22 8:00-10:00pm Vivek vivekmehmi@gmail.com (289) 872-8524
5-Nov-22 5:00-7:00pm Julian julesq92@hotmail.com (437) 536-5209
6-Nov-22 5:00-7:00pm Julian julesq92@hotmail.com (437) 536-5209

 

ACTIVE LISTENER SCHEDULE (ON-SITE)

Date  Time Name
Friday, October 28 5:30 – 8:30pm Vivek
Saturday, October 29 4:30 – 9:30pm Vivek
Sunday, October 30 4:30 – 7:30pm Serena
Tuesday, November 1 6:30 – 8:30pm Rochelle
Wednesday, November 2 6:30 – 8:30pm Mel
Thursday, November 3 6:30 – 8:30pm Rochelle
Friday, November 4 6:30 – 8:30pm Laura
Saturday, November 5 3:30 – 9:30pm Mel
Sunday, November 6 4:30 – 8:00pm Serena

 

PHYSICAL ACCESS 

Workman Arts/CAMH Auditorium, located inside the CAMH McCain Centre for Complex Care and Recovery at 1025 Queen Street West is fully wheelchair accessible. 

Artscape Youngplace, located at 180 Shaw Street, Suite 302, is fully accessible by Ontario standards, with a wheelchair ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, an elevator and a fully accessible washroom on each level. Nearby 63 Ossington bus is wheelchair accessible.

The Comedy Bar, located at 945 Bloor Street West, is unfortunately not accessible, as the entrance has 16 steps going down into the building. Once inside, both theatres, the bar area and washrooms are located on a single level.

Tangled Art + Disability, located at 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, is a fully wheelchair-accessible building, equipped with accessible and gender-neutral washrooms.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, located at 506 Bloor Street West, has a fully wheelchair accessible main floor.

FINANCIAL ACCESS

All tickets are pay what you can (by donation). Please note that this year there are no walk-up sales due to COVID-19, so please book in advance online.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are welcome onsite at the Rendezvous With Madness Festival. Please advise our box office beforehand.

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS

If you require a personal support worker to accompany you to programs, please let our box office know and we would be happy to welcome your personal support worker free of charge to any programs.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) INTERPRETED PROGRAMS

Check the calendar to see which programs will be ASL interpreted. If you require ASL interpretation in order to engage with a program you’re interested in, please contact raine_laurenteugene@workmanarts.com.

OPEN CAPTIONING

Open captioning will be provided for all film programs, as well as live captioning for all Q&As, workshops and select panels. If you require open or live captioning, please contact raine_laurenteugene@workmanarts.com.

NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE

For all inquiries pertaining to navigating the festival, please see our website for accessibility information, including navigation guides (written and/or video). These guides will tell you how you can engage with different programs — virtually or in-person — and what to expect from each experience.