Accessible Streets

The City of Toronto is committed to improving the accessibility of streets, sidewalks, and operations through day to day work, as well as engagement with the public and key stakeholders. This page includes information on ways Transportation Services is helping to create a barrier free city.

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Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)

Accessible pedestrian signals (APS) advise pedestrians with low or no vision when they have the right-of-way to cross at a signalized intersection and in which direction they may cross the intersection. This page provides links to further information in APS signals.

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Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI)

Corners with curb ramps or depressed curbs must have tactile walking surface indicators with "raised tactile profiles" with a high tonal contrast to the adjacent surface. Click to learn more about how these indicators are being introduced in Toronto.

Related Strategies


Toronto Walking Strategy

The Toronto Walking Strategy was adopted by Toronto City Council in 2009. Its goal is to make Toronto a great walking city. Based on months of discussion with the public, external organizations, and relevant City divisions and agencies, the Toronto Walking Strategy includes visionary policy, infrastructure and programming to create a rich culture of walking in Toronto.