AODA Alliance Presses Two Cabinet Ministers on Plans to Finalize the Overdue Built Environment Accessibility Standard That the McGuinty Government Last August Promised to Enact “Promptly”

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires Ontario’s buildings to become accessible to persons with disabilities by or before 2025. To achieve this, for several years the McGuinty Government has been developing a Built Environment Accessibility Standard to enact under the AODA.

On August 19, 2011, during last year’s Ontario election campaign, Premier Dalton McGuinty wrote us to promise that the Built Environment Accessibility Standard that his Government had under development would be enacted “promptly.” To see Premier McGuinty’s 2011 disability accessibility election pledges, which were set out in his August 19, 2011 letter to us, visit