Heritage for All Entering Public Engagement Phase
Toronto, ON – September 26, 2022 – Heritage for All, funded by Accessibility Standards Canada, unites accessible
design and cultural preservation to celebrate Canada’s most significant buildings.
Launched in Fall 2021, the Heritage for All research project is aimed at eliminating physical barriers to
Canada’s heritage buildings, as well as informing and advancing future national accessibility standards
for federally-owned heritage buildings.
In October 2022, the project will start its public engagement phase by hosting a series of virtual
workshops and online surveys with the goal to inform and advance the project’s research. The project is
seeking those interested to participate in an online survey, as well as interested members of the
disability community and heritage professionals to participate in a series of online workshops.
“Diverse perspectives from the public are absolutely essential to creating universally accessible spaces.
We can translate the lived experiences of those in the disability community into meaningful
recommendations to improve a user’s experience when interacting with these publicly owned heritage
buildings.” said Jesse Klimitz, Human Space Director and Architect. “In addition, we want to connect
with heritage professionals that have worked on renovating heritage buildings to begin to understand
the decision making process to accommodate accessibility against character defining elements of a
Interested in contributing? Participate in the Project:
Online Survey – Click Here
Workshops – Click Here
The project is led by Human Space, a Toronto-based inclusive design consultancy, with funding from
Accessibility Standards Canada, and in partnership with the KITE Research Institute, Easter Seals Canada,
The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, Canadian Disability Foundation, Phil Goldsmith
Architect and National Trust for Canada.
For more information about the Heritage for All project visit: https://www.heritageforall.ca/
For more information about the Accessibility Standards Canada, visit: https://accessible.canada.ca/
For more information about the Advancing Accessibility Standards Research Program, visit:
About Human Space
We’re a global collaborative of experts and specialists working with placemakers and city builders to
create spaces for all.
Grounded in over 30 years of experience, Human Space pursues a comprehensive approach to
community building that includes accessibility, wellness and inclusion as essential components to
creating safe, equitable and resilient built environments. Comprised of experts and specialists from a
range of backgrounds, our human-centred approach creates spaces, buildings and communities that
consider people first and incorporates broad perspectives to arrive at better solutions.
The team has delivered more than 200 projects spanning healthcare, residential, workplace, recreation,
education, transportation and public realm. We provide expertise in the areas of inclusion, accessibility
and wellness, working worldwide with a wide range of clients including government agencies and policy
makers, architecture, engineering and construction firms, post-secondary and healthcare institutions,
community organizations, private corporations and many others.
Human Space is a consultancy of BDP.
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For more information or interviews please contact:
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