Stouffville council makes accessibility a priority

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has received $50,000 through the federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to assist with the construction of a mobile washroom trailer that will enable people with disabilities to fully participate in community events, including the Strawberry Festival and the Markham Fair.

These funds paired with $100 thousand coming from the municipality of Whitchurch-Stouffville totals the $150,000 funding goal. The one-of-a-kind barrier free trailer will take 16-18 weeks to construct and hopefully be ready in time for the Strawberry Festival.

Stouffville is the first municipality in all of North America to get an accessible trailer built.

Tyler Barker looks forward to more change and said, “This could open up many things and this is just the first step to what I believe can be many different accessibility initiatives.”

The timing with Canada 150 is perfect and will allow more people like Barker to get out and enjoy the festivities throughout the region who would not have otherwise been able to attend.

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