1. A+ part of winning team for CAMH Queen Street Redevelopment Project  

      In some very exciting and local (see: one block away from the studio) news, the A+ team as a member of the Plenary Health Team and  in collaboration with PCL Constructors and Stantec Architects have been awarded the contract to planning and development on two buildings within the CAMH Queen Street Redevelopment Project. The win comes… Read more...
  1. 100 Broadview Lobby wins IAUD Award

    Quadrangle was recognized with a Silver Award in the Architecture category for 100 Broadview Lobby at the sixth annual International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) Awards ceremony. The awards program acknowledges both groups and individuals around the world who are proposing and creating new products, systems and urban development… Read more...
  1. AccessAbility Advantage Leaders Speak at IIDEX Canada​​​

    Quadrangle’s Accessibility Lead Lorene Casiez along with Executive Director of the StopGap Foundation Luke Anderson are presenting at this year’s IIDEX, Canada’s national design and exposition and conference as part of The Building Show. They will discuss the Micro and Macro of Accessible Interventions in Commercial Assets. Attendees… Read more...
  1. Susan Ruptash attends federal accessibility roundtable

    AccessAbility Advantage Principal Susan Ruptash was in Calgary today to attend a roundtable on federal accessibility as it relates to the built environment. Ruptash attended by invitation from The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. “I’m really excited to continue our work to make Canada more… Read more...
  1. Examining Inclusion on Campus

    On May 31, AccessAbility Advantage’s Lorene Casiez and StopGap’s Luke Anderson spoke at the University of Guelph’s Annual Accessibility Conference. Their talk, “Who Will Be Excluded from Campus Life?”, focused on how the student experience could be impacted by campus culture and the built environment. The conference showcased the… Read more...
  1. Susan Ruptash Judges at the IDeA Student Competition

    Last week AccessAbility Advantage’s Co-Director, Susan Ruptash, sat on the jury of IDeA (Innovative Designs for Accessibility), a competition recognizing innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility related barriers in the community. Pictured is this year’s winner, Micah Rakoff Bellman, and his winning… Read more...
  1. Principal Susan Ruptash Featured in Architectural Record

    On March 1, Susan Ruptash was featured in Architectural Record where she discussed the importance of universal design. Ruptash spoke to how universal design produces beautiful and effective designs that are inherently accessible rather than explicitly so. “When universal design really works,” she said, “people don’t say, ‘Wow!… Read more...
  1. Presenting Change to the OAA

    In recent months, the AccessAbility Advantage team has been hard at work touring Ontario educating fellow members of the OAA about recent changes to the 2015 Accessibility Changes to OBC. The team has conducted presentations in Toronto, Waterloo, Windsor, North Bay and Kingston. A strong attendance and enlightening discussions indicate a positive… Read more...
  1. Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This global blueprint for action summons us to “leave no one behind.”                                                                                                                                                                                                              … Read more...
  1. Accessability Advantage Co-Director Susan Ruptash named AODA 10th Anniversary Champion

    On Thursday, November 26, Co-Director Susan Ruptash was honoured for her work with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act by AMCTO. Award winners were recognized for their leadership in accessibility issues. Celebrating the passion and commitment of the honourees, this award celebrates Susan’s commitment to the promotion… Read more...
  1. Letter to the Editor / Toronto Star

    Susan’s full letter can be read here. In August, Accessibility Specialist Susan Ruptash sent a Letter to the Editor at the Toronto Star in response to David Lepofsky’s opinion piece, “Toronto must do better for people with disabilities”. Lepofsky’s piece focused on the identified shortcomings in accessibility surrounding the Pan… Read more...
  1. Lorene Casiez headshot and close up of condo building
  2. Ask The Expert / Lorene Casiez

    For their May/June Issue, the REMI Network’s spoke with Accessibility Specialist, Lorene Casiez as part of their ‘Ask The Expert’ series. Seeking to provide its readership with insights on accessibility requirements in light of recent Ontario Building Code Amendments, Lorene breaks down the common barriers encountered in delivering… Read more...
  1. Ramp Up 2015

    AccessAbility Advantage’s Luke Anderson is the founder of Stop Gap Foundation and is busy preparing for their first fund-raising event called Ramp Up 2015. Taking place may 29th at 7:00pm at 100 Broadview Avenue, the event will support Stopgap’s mission of raising awareness and removing barriers that prevent many people from accessing the… Read more...
  1. Accessibility and the Ontario Building Code – Part 1

    This post was originally featured on Quadrangle’s blog.   Over the next few months, Amy Pothier, our in-house building code expert and accessibility specialist, will explore key changes to the Ontario Building Code for 2015 that have direct impact on improving accessibility within our built environment. For this first contribution,… Read more...
  1. AccessAbility Advantage Abroad

    Ted Shore, Quadrangle Principal and Amy Pothier, Accessibility and Building Code Consultant recently participated alongside Carleton University in an international accessibility audit project with the Government of Jamaica. Collaborating with Carleton’s READ (research, education, accessibility and design) initiative, the team visited… Read more...
  1. Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

    AccessAbility Advantage is pleased to congratulate Luke Anderson on receiving the City of Toronto 2014 Access, Equity and Human Rights Award last evening.  Each year, the City of Toronto honours human rights champions for their work in creating an equal, just and accessible society in Toronto. Luke was recognized at this year’s awards for… Read more...
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