Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Community Ramp Project!

Today we are sending huge congratulations out to Meagan MacKenzie and her group of incredible volunteers who successfully launched their Community Ramp Project this past week in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island! We couldn't be happier to learn that the Community Ramp Project has landed on the east coast! This news makes it official that we have now gone coast-to-coast with our initiative!  Help us spread this super exciting news about Meagan's success in PEI, with hopes it will inspire others (maybe YOU...!!...) to take on their own ramp projects in their communities. Help us build on the awareness raising momentum we have gained - we are here to help every 'step' of the way!

Here is the link to the CBC news piece:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/colourful-ramps-help-make-businesses-more-accessible-1.2835326

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Terri Coles from Spacing Magazine on the The Ramp Project

Enjoy reading this article that was just published in Spacing Magazine about the potential of The Ramp Project to remove physical barriers in communities like St. John's!

Here is the link to the article:

http://spacing.ca/national/2014/11/12/updating-st-johns-accessibility/

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Hamilton Community Ramp Project

Today we'd like to congratulate Fraser O'Neill and celebrate all of his efforts in taking on a Community Ramp Project in Hamilton! Here are some pictures of Fraser and the first ramp that will no doubt create conversation, raise awareness, and help remove barriers in Hamilton!





Monday, October 20, 2014

Aaron Broverman from Now Magazine on The Community Ramp Project

Last week was a great week for media attention! The Community Ramp Project was featured on CBC News AND we had the chance to speak with Aaron Broverman from Now Magazine! Thank you Aaron for putting together such a great story, we are super grateful for the opportunity to share what we are up to these days with such a huge audience.

Here is Aaron's story:

http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=199999

Monday, October 13, 2014

CBC's Lucy Lopez on The Community Ramp Project

We had the incredibly fortunate opportunity to meet with CBC's Lucy Lopez in Kensington market on Thursday last week to talk about The Community Ramp Project and the need to design with everyone in mind in order to create a society free of physical barriers. It was great to hear David Lepofsky's (chair of the AODA alliance) point of view on the matter as well. He supports our efforts but, like us, believes that change needs to start happening from the provincial level. Here is the link to the story that aired tonight on CBC this evening:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/provincial-government-failing-to-make-toronto-barrier-free-disabilities-activist-says-1.2797319

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Steveston BC Community Ramp Project!!

We received a gem of a tweet today informing us about the launch of a Community Ramp Project in the small fishing port just outside of Vancouver! Check out this article that appeared in the local community paper today! Click here for the article.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Annex and College Street Community Ramp Project

Last weekend we hit another community ramp project home run, an out of the park grand slam in fact. In three days we built, painted, and delivered a record-breaking 48 ramps for businesses in Toronto's Annex and College Street neighbourhoods between Bathurst and Spadina. There are so many amazing people and organizations to thank and we confirmed that old saying 'many hands make light work' - in just over five hours we had built and primed 48 ramps! Craziness!

Huge thanks and appreciation goes out to the following people for their hard work and dedication to pushing our awareness raising efforts to an entirely new level:

Shera and Tommy Weiler
Martha Miller
Veronika Lukacs
Henna Tuohimaa
Daniel Descalzi
Emily Macrae
Eric Smart
Nataleigh Gooden
Kate Peters
Logan Anderson
Alanna Julian
Michelle Molubi
Leila
Ruth Kapelus
Sam Walsh
Thelma Sambrook
Trevor Little
Bill Kealey
Steve Gray
Chris Phillips
Conor Malloy
Martha Malloy - and friend Jessica
Teresa Miller
Nestor and the Rona volunteer crew

The following organizations were instrumental in making this community ramp project the huge success that it was:

Greening Homes
Rona Stockyards 
Little Landscapes
Dixon Hall
Steam Whistle Brewery
Kensington Organic Bakery
Burrito Boyz College Street
Poutineville
El Furniture Warehouse
Fancy Franks Gourmet Hot Dogs
Henry's

Check out these great action shots!