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City survey seeks accessibility feedback

The survey for the multi-year accessibility plan renewal is available on the city's Get Involved web page

THUNDER BAY — A new survey is available for residents about the city's future accessibility plans. 

Scott Garner, a member of the city's accessibility advisory committee, said this survey will help the city identify accessibility barriers. 

"This is a chance for folks to let us know about those barriers and what we can work on to improve the city and quality of life for folks in Thunder Bay," he said. 

Garner noted that the city has been working hard at addressing various barriers, including snowplowing the sidewalks during the winter and impediments established during the pandemic. 

"People are wearing masks, more people are behind glass for secure reasons too. So those tend to be barriers that folks have encountered as well."

The 2024-2029 multi-year accessibility plan is expected to include a barrier-free park at Vickers Park, Garner said. 

"We'll have something not to the same scale as a Boulevard, but it'll be a similar kind of playground at Vickers Park too. That's a big win for our community."

He even noted the recent upgrades to the Canada Games Complex regarding accessibility in conjunction with the upcoming Ontario Winter Games being hosted in Thunder Bay. 

The multi-year accessibility plan renewal survey is available online through the city's Get Involved web page. 


Katie Nicholls, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About the Author: Katie Nicholls, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Originally from central Ontario, Katie moved here to further her career in the media industry.
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