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Winnipeg Access Advisory Committee

 

Access Awards 2005

 
Access Awards Logo
 

The Sparks Family Home

The Sparks Family Home


 

For Gaby Sparks, receiving an accessibility award was an added benefit. Her home is a haven. She enters the front door with ease, given the sloped entrance. Cupboards are lower in her kitchen. A deck in the backyard can be accessed either by the house or ramp in the yard. She even has accessible shed.

“For the first time in 10 years,” I can move within my own independently. “It’s great” she says.


 

Provencher Bridge/Esplanade Riel

Provencher Bridge/Esplanade Riel

Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram Landscape Architecture planning


 

Glenn Manning, landscape architect for the Provencher Bridge/Esplanade Riel project, says, “ The view is best from the accessible path. Style and beauty don’t have to be compromised with accessibility.”


 

 

Inn At The Forks Winnipeg

Inn At The Forks Winnipeg

Smith Carter Architects & Engineers Inc.


 

Feasby ALS Home

Feasby ALS Home


 

Honourable Mentions

  • The Mann Family

  • Fort Whyte Centre

  • Downtown Red River College Outdoor Landscaping

  • MTS Centre

  • Allan Simpson Memorial Gardens

 

Committee Mandate

  • Advise the Mayor and Council on present and future status of the City of Winnipeg's information, properties, and services accessible for persons with disabilities to the benefit of all citizens.
  • Review and monitor all accessibility as they pertain to the City of Winnipeg's properties.
  • Advise and make recommendations to City Council regarding unresolved accessibility issues related to City properties.
  • Communicate with the citizens of Winnipeg about their concerns as they relate to public access of City properties.
  • Inform all citizens of initiatives of the City as well as accomplishments and achievements with respect to access and universal design.
  • Educate all City departments about access issues as they relate to employment and public access.
  • Identify projects which encourage enthusiasm and involvement of the community, government and business in making Winnipeg universally accessible.