Accessibility - The FOLD

Accessibility

The FOLD only uses spaces that are wheelchair accessible with ramp or ground level entrances, gender-neutral washrooms, dedicated accessibility parking spaces, and e-button access on all doors.

Meeting Your Accessibility Needs

If you require or desire customized care like a dedicated volunteer, a wheelchair, or translation services and you have questions about the process, particularly at Writers at the Rose, please contact us at info@thefoldcanada.org and one of our staff will contact you within five business days. For festival events, guests will have the opportunity to make accessibility requests at the time of registration.

We hope the accessibility policies and venue logistics listed below provide helpful information to prepare you for a visit to the FOLD.

Finances

While many FOLD events do have a cost associated with them, and while we try to price things affordably, our Patron Pass Program allows guests to attend any event free of charge through a form will be made available as soon as tickets go on sale. If support is required for an off-season event like Writers at the Rose, simply let us know.

Support Workers and Service Animals

Caregivers and support workers may attend any FOLD event free of charge; service dogs are also welcome at all FOLD events.

Please email our Accessibility Coordinator at info@thefoldcanada.org if a support worker will be coming with you. A pass or ticket will be available at Guest Services when they arrive.

Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

In 2020, all Main Stage sessions at the FOLD will be closed-captioned. To request an ASL interpreter, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator at info@thefoldcanada.org

Allergies

The FOLD is a peanut-free and scent-free zone. We ask ticket holders, vendors and staff to refrain from carrying nut items and to avoid using perfumes.

Nursing Mothers

Nursing mothers and their charges are welcome in sessions and throughout the venues; a private nursing space is available at most venues for those who desire a quiet space to feed. At the Rose Theatre Mainstage, mothers can take advantage of our upper level to feed and watch the festival.

By Venue

Rose Theatre

The Rose Theatre

In 2019, the majority of the Friday and Saturday FOLD sessions will take place at The Rose, Brampton’s premier theatre space, located at 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton. The Rose is an accessible venue which includes accessible underground parking, accessible washrooms, and e-buttons on entry doors. All festival spaces are withing 50 metres of the parking lot elevators.

  • Parking @ The Rose

    Directions to the accessible parking underneath The Rose Theatre can be found here. Parking includes accessible spaces metres from the elevators on multiple parking levels.

  • Rooms @ The Rose

    All festival sessions at The Rose will take place in either the Main Stage space or the Studio space. Each space is located on the main floor, close to the accessible washrooms. There is ample clearance space in doorways and in the main space for wheelchairs, as well as accessible seating areas in the Main Stage space. Accessible seating will be set aside in the Studio space as well.

    Volunteers will be on hand to help guests navigate the building. By indicating any accessibility requests at the time of ticket registration, guests can ensure that supports like walkers, canes, wheelchairs, and scooters are available for them when they arrive. For more information on accessibility at The Rose, please visit their website.

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PAMA - Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives

Select sessions at the FOLD take place at Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives, located at 9 Wellington Street East, Brampton. Parking spaces for guests with accessible parking permits or those who require custom care will be reserved directly in the PAMA parking lot. Please notify us if you require one of these spaces by emailing us at info@thefoldcanada.org.

  • Parking @ PAMA

    Parking on Wellington Street is approximately 40 meters from the main entrance. All of the rooms where sessions are held are accessible using ramps and elevators. All stairwells include railings.

  • Rooms @ PAMA

    All events take place in the West Building of PAMA. The Breakfast event at PAMA takes place in Council Chambers, whichthe is located on Upper Level, accessible via elevator.

  • Hallways @ PAMA

    The hallways are wide enough for wheelchairs. Spaces in Council Chambers will be made available for those who require additional access.

  • Washrooms @ PAMA

    Washrooms at PAMA have accessible doors, but washrooms upstairs and on the main floor include stalls. A fully accessible family washroom is located outside of Studio 2 on the ground level of the facility.

    Volunteers will be on hand to help guests navigate the building. There are wheelchairs on site. By emailing us at info@thefoldcanada.org, guests can ensure that supports like walkers, canes, wheelchairs, and scooters are available for them when they arrive. For more information on PAMA’s layout and services, visit their website.

  • Public Transit

    The GO Bus and the GO Train stop 200-500m from all festival venues on the Kitchener Line; the Main Street Brampton Zum stops directly in front of PAMA, City Hall, and the Rose for those travelling from Caledon and Kitchener.

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