The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act mandates that cities must be completely accessible by 2025. What changes would you make to ensure Hamilton complies with this mandate?
Responses to the question: "The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act mandates that cities must be completely accessible by 2025. What changes would you make to ensure Hamilton complies with this mandate?"
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2 Candidate Responses (top)
|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Danko, John-Paul||Yes||I believe Hamilton's plan to comply with The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act involves a tiered approach where the most critical and cost effective updates are prioritized. I think that this is a reasonable plan considering the substantial cost involved (in the order of $157 million). Of course, we would all like these updates to be completed long before the deadline, but without help from the Province a phased approach is required - especially for an old municipality like Hamilton where simple changes like ramps and elevators are very challenging to retrofit into old buildings.|
|Wicken, Colleen||Yes||We have neighbourhoods within Ward 8 and across the City that are still without sidewalks to accommodate safe passage to not only the children and elderly but to every resident. We need to insure that tenders for road and sidewalk repairs meet the criteria put forward by The Accessibility for Ontarians' with Disabilities Act and the Ward Councillor should work with the assigned project managers to insure the quality of work is met and that the 2 years guarantee on roadworks is fully inspected prior to the guarantee expiring.|
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