Bracebridge gets $43,000 from feds for accessibility renovations at town hall
BRACEBRIDGE — Accessiblity improvements to the town office here got a boost from MP Tony Clement Tuesday.
The Parry Sound-Muskoka MP announced, on behalf of the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada, $43,011 for doors, washroom and drinking fountain renovations.
“I am pleased our government is able to support making our municipal offices more open and accessible. Our goal should be to make government services as readily available to everyone as we can, and these improvements being announced today in Bracebridge are in line with that goal,” said Clement.
The Town of Bracebridge’s project will include upgrading of public and staff washroom facilities to meet with current accessibility standards and code requirements. The main entrance, doorways, drinking fountain and service-area counters will also be upgraded for improved accessibility.
The proposed project was identified by members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee and municipal staff through the Town’s annual accessibility planning process.
“People with disabilities will benefit from this project through greater ability to participate in municipal business or access the office to conduct business. The alterations will also demonstrate that the Town takes accessibility seriously, for both their staff and visitors,” said Mayor Graydon Smith.
The renovation work is being funded through the Small Project Component of the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund, which supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.
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