Toronto just installed a transit shelter that's fully enclosed on all sides
A new transit shelter has appeared at the corner of King and Bathurst, but it definitely won't be protecting anyone from Toronto's ever-changing weather.
This glass box is fully enclosed on all sides; with no way for anyone to get in and no way out.
No, this isn't an oversight or a poor design plan implemented by the city — it's part of a campaign that brings awareness to the challenges that many people with physical disabilities face on a daily basis.
To demonstrate the physical barriers faced regularly by people with disabilities, the city has modified a transit shelter at King & Bathurst to be fully enclosed on all sides. https://t.co/SH97Hk7lZw pic.twitter.com/X7nAxrxj4n— Matt Elliott (@GraphicMatt) April 25, 2019
The project is meant to "encourage Torontonians to take action to do more to create an inclusive city for everyone," said the city in a news release.
.... but transit shelters *are* accessible...— Jeff Moon (@TheCanadianMoon) April 25, 2019
This is the seventh installation of the Toronto For All campaign, which hopes to eliminate discrimination and racism throughout Toronto.
With over 400,000 people in Toronto living with physical disabilities, not everyone is convinced that the installation is the answer to the city's accessibility problem.
If only the city councillors actually acted and not just launched awareness campaigns... @kristynwongtam @cil_toronto @cityoftoronto— Oleksandr (Nathan) Bomshteyn🇨🇦 (@bomshteyn) April 25, 2019
How is this for "Feeling left out"?
It's unclear if this project will truly help decrease the barriers that the disabled community faces, but it will remain open for the duration of the Toronto For All campaign.
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