StopGap Founder Wins Jane Jacobs Prize

Our current building codes and bylaws are getting in the way of creating a fully barrier-free city by 2025 (as set out in the provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act). We’ve got some serious barriers to overcome before we can get there, especially with the way the legislation is written. It’s a great goal, but without this project and other advocates really spreading the word and getting accessibility on the radar, we’re not going to make it in time. As Ontarians, we have this tremendous opportunity to be trailblazers. We can’t stop.