Accessibility Audit and Design

On December 14, 2001, the Ministry of Citizenship’s accessibility legislation, Bill 125, received royal assent and was proclaimed as the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA). The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) received Royal Assent and was proclaimed on June 13, 2005

Barrier-free as defined in the Building Code means that a building and its facilities can be approached, entered, and used by persons with physical or sensory disabilities.

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The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) became law in 2005.  The purpose of the AODA is to benefit all Ontarians by developing, implementing, and enforcing accessibility standards. As part of achieving Ontario’s goal of an accessible Ontario by 2025, Ontario created a Building Code that demonstrates leadership in barrier‐free design and is responsive to the needs and concerns of all its

Extensive renovations in existing suites larger than 300 square meters and located on an accessible floor level would continue to be subject to all barrier‐free design requirements set out in the Building Code. 

GGC professionals are ready to perform a general overview of building areas noted as barrier-free and identify obvious barriers, this would include the following:

  •          The site includes parking, roadways, and walkways
  •         Access to and exit from buildings;
  •         Building interior dimensions  and maneuvering  
  •         Building Services within buildings
  •         Safe evacuation in case of fire

GGC professionals and engineers will assess each property to identify deficiencies with regards to barrier-free access and to provide recommendations with full execution design drawings, cost estimates with remedial actions.

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