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.
Accessible building entrance, with sloped curbs and automated doors.
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)
Accessible theatre entrance, with sloped curbs and automated doors.
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.
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”)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an additional seat for a support person.
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 email@example.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.
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 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.
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
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.