Individuals with disabilities who are planning to attend the convention are asked to identify themselves and to let us know how APA can make the convention more accessible for them by checking the appropriate box on the Convention Registration and Hotel Reservation forms prior to July 8, 2015; otherwise, APA may not be able to guarantee the availability of arrangements. Please complete the forms online.
APA will provide a van with a lift as transportation between the Convention Centre and nearby hotels for persons who use wheelchairs, scooters, or have limited mobility, interpreters for hearing-impaired persons, and escorts/ readers for persons with visual impairments will also be provided if specific requests are provided at the time of advance registration. During the convention, persons with disabilities may visit the APA Resource Room for Persons with Disabilities in Exhibit Halls D and E in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for assistance.
It is strongly suggested that persons who are in need of wheelchair-accessible accommodations request housing at one of the headquarters hotels or at the Delta Toronto Downtown Hotel (all with roll-in showers). Roll-in showers are not available at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Omni King Edward Hotel, and the Renaissance Hotel Toronto Downtown. Wheelchair accessible rooms are not available at the Novotel Toronto Centre Hotel and the Strathcona Hotel Downtown Toronto.
Additional information regarding accessibility in Toronto and a detailed report on accessibility of headquarters facilities may be obtained from the APA Convention Office in Washington, D.C.
Public restrooms, restaurants, and meeting rooms at the meeting facilities are accessible and compliant with Ontario provincial laws unless otherwise noted. Hearing equipment kits and TDDs are available upon request, as are shower and/or bath benches.
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Main Entrance: Front Street entrance is not accessible; east entrance is accessible with an elevator to the lobby level.
Signage: Raised numbers and letters
Sleeping rooms: 7 rooms are designed for wheelchair accessibility; none with a roll-in shower; bathroom doorways measure 31”.
Public restrooms: Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are on the Convention Level and the Main Mezzanine Level next to the Algonquin Room.
Meeting rooms: Accessible; wheelchair lift to the Imperial Room.
InterContinental® Toronto Centre Hotel
Main entrance: Accessible; doorperson on duty.
Signage: Raised numbers on sleeping room doors
Sleeping rooms: 10 rooms are designed for wheelchair accessibility; 2 with a roll-in shower. 8 of these rooms have one king bed, and two rooms have two double beds. All accessible rooms are near the elevators.
Public restrooms: Accessible.
Meeting rooms: Accessible.
Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Hotel
Main entrance: Accessible but located at the top of a steep driveway; doorperson on duty. Ground level accessible entrance is located on the west side of the hotel near the Toronto Island Ferry dock.
Signage: Tactile signage on sleeping room doors.
Sleeping rooms: 20 rooms are designed for wheelchair accessibility; 10 with a roll-in shower.
Public restrooms: Single-user accessible restrooms are located in the Main Lobby- North Tower.
Meeting rooms: Accessible.
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