ACCESSIBILITY 

Fall For Dance North is committed to being a barrier-free festival that is inclusive for people of all abilities - including visitors, staff, volunteers and performers. Our organization respects the dignity and independence of all people and is dedicated to creating equitable opportunities for the public to enjoy and benefit from the festival.

 

On this page you can find information about our venues, accessible accommodations, and accessible travel to and around Toronto.

Venues

MERIDIAN HALL

Features:

 

  • Accessible building entrance, with sloped curbs and automated doors.

  • Accessible seating available, please call or email the Box Office for appropriate seating arrangements: 416-368-6161 x7117 or boxoffice@tolive.com

  • Accessible, single stall, gender neutral washrooms on all levels

  • Accessible parking available. For inquiries about accessible parking or to book an accessible spot, please call 416-368-6161, x7135. Bookings can be made up to one (1) month prior to the performance date.

  • Magnifying Sheets are available at the Box Office, for reading assistance

 

For more information on accessibility at MERIDIAN HALL click here.

RYERSON THEATRE (part of the Ryerson University Campus)

Features:

  • Accessible theatre entrance, with sloped curbs and automated doors.

  • Accessible seating available, please call or email the Box Office for appropriate seating arrangements: 416-368-6161 x7117 or boxoffice@tolive.com.

  • One accessible washroom on the main floor, adjacent to the lobby.

  • Please note that the balcony is unfortunately NOT accessible for those patrons using mobility aids or with mobility limitation. 

UNION STATION (Free Programming)

All Fall for Dance North FREE programming at Union Station takes place in the West Wing, which is just west of the Great Hall.

Features:

  • Accessible seating

  • Accessible washrooms adjacent to the West Wing

  • The West Wing can be accessed via elevators located on the TTC Union Station platform and GO York concourse or through accessible doors located at the Front St. entrance. Accessible ramps are located throughout the building.

  • Take a virtual tour of the West Wing on their website (select “Explore Indoor Streetview”)

Accessible Accommodations

Support Persons

Complimentary admission is provided for one support person, accompanying a person with a disability. Additional requests are addressed on a case by case basis. Please call us at 416-368-6161 x7117, or email us at boxoffice@tolive.com to reserve an additional seat for a support person.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at all our venues. If you are bringing a service animal to a ticketed performance, please call us at 1-855-872-7669, or send us an email boxoffice@tolive.com in advance of attending the performance, so we can book a suitable seat and make you aware of any on-stage effects that may be alarming in nature.

Alternate Formats

ASL Interpretation

All Artist Talks are ASL (American Sign Language) interpreted

 

Assistive Listening Devices

The MERIDIAN HALL has assistive listening devices available to borrow and can be picked up at the Box Office prior to performances.

 

Magnifying Sheets

Magnifying sheets will be available at the Box Office at MERIDIAN HALL and Ryerson Theatre. To use magnifying sheets at Union Station, please ask one of our volunteers who will be there and can be identified by their RED Volunteer t-shirts.

Festival information is offered in alternate formats, upon request, whenever possible. 

Other Accommodations

Please contact Christina Giannelia, should you have any other accommodation requests at: 416-907-4334 or christina@ffdnorth.com

We welcome your comments as we continue to remove and prevent future barriers to participation. To share feedback and for additional information

Or call 416-907-4334

Accessible Travel to and Around Toronto

Toronto prides itself on being an accessible destination, welcoming those of all abilities.

 

Take charge of your travel to Toronto and consult the Canadian Transportation Agency’s Guide for Persons with Disabilities.

Additional resources for information on accessible experiences in Toronto:

Access TO, a blog featuring in-depth reviews of the physical environments of our community, including restaurants and cultural venues.

 

Fall for Dance North’s Festival hotel, the Chelsea Toronto offers Guest Accessibility Packages

Accessible transportation:

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)/ Wheel-Trans - for accessible transport within Toronto

Union Pearson Express - for transport between Pearson Airport and Downtown

Dignity Transportation - Ontario’s largest service provider of private accessible transportation in the GTA and Southern Ontario

Photo Credits: Top down, left to right:

Skånes Dansteater. Photo by Bruce Zinger | Other image credits listed in gallery captions.

Artistic Director 
ILTER IBRAHIMOF

FFDN Office

230-4936 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

M2N 6S3

info@ffdnorth.com

416-907-4334

Ticketing

Festival Box Office

For all Ticketed Performances

contact:

MERIDIAN HALL Box Office

1-855-872-7669

Group Sales

Lily Sutherland

lily@ffdnorth.com

416-907-4334

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Laura Murray

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Venues

MERIDIAN HALL

1 Front St. E, Toronto, ON

Ryerson Theatre

43 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON

Union Station

65 Front St. W, Toronto, ON

We respectfully acknowledge the sacred land on which Fall for Dance North operates, and upon which our events and activities take place.  It has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years and it is the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit, in addition to other peoples, both named and unnamed.  Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, and on this territory.

Fall for Dance North thanks the following funding partners for their ongoing support: