Disability advocates question Toronto Parapan Am Games readiness – Toronto

Disability advocates question Toronto Parapan Am Games readiness - Toronto
WATCH: In light of Global News stories, advocates for people with disabilities question whether Toronto is ready to host the Parapan Am Games. The mayor also weighs in. Christina Stevens reports.Canadian athletes gearing up for the Parapan Am Games said they are looking forward to the prospect of competing on home turf.“Potentially winning a gold medal right here at home, that’s the ultimate dream,” said Tracey Ferguson who plays wheelchair basketball.But she is also well aware that the city could be doing better when it comes to accessibility. For example, despite living on a streetcar line, Ferguson can’t board the streetcar when it stops in front of her condo, but has to find other transportation.“I think awareness is key,” said Ferguson.Global News has pointed to that need for awareness with stories highlighting restaurants which...