Well-known Toronto business joins push for more accessibility after Global News story – Toronto

Well-known Toronto business joins push for more accessibility after Global News story - Toronto
TORONTO — A well-known Toronto retailer has followed through on his promise to make his store accessible. Now the owner of Tom’s Place, in Kensington Market, is calling on other businesses to do the same.At the start of the Parapan Am Games in August, Global News toured Kensington Market with the founder of the StopGap Foundation, Luke Anderson.StopGap has been doing what it can to make it easier to overcome physical barriers, building custom-made wooden ramps that can be deployed when needed, so people who cannot navigate stairs can still get inside.READ MORE: Parapan Am Games athletes and spectators may face barriers in Toronto: advocateIt was clear that several businesses were inaccessible due to a single step at the door.One of the businesses Anderson approached was clothing store Tom’s Place. Story continues below...