Free Snow Removal from City of Toronto Sidewalks – application form

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The form (below) instructs you to tick all that apply.

  • Over age 65 (proof of Senior citizen card attached)
  • Under age 65 and have a physical disability. I am unable to remove snow from the sidewalk without endangering my health. Proof of disability (i.e. accessible parking permit or doctor’s note) is attached.
  • No relatives under age 65 reside at this address
    Relatives under age 65 residing at this address have a physical disability. His/her/their health would be endangered by removing snow from the sidewalk.

The city does not clear apartment house walkways. If you are on Wilton Street, you may have to explain that you are in a street-access townhouse that is on the ground floor of the building.

Application form – click on the down arrow under the image (PDF) 
to download the document for printing.

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Guide to Woodsworth’s Accommodation Policy for Disabilities

The aim of accommodation is to remove barriers and ensure equality.

This guide gives an overview of what you have to do to request an accommodation for your disability.

If you prefer, paper copies of this guide are available in the photocopy room on the second floor or from staff.

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Guide to accommodation policy B&W online page1

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For more information on accommodation and your rights:

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Woodsworth’s Accommodation Policy

Procedure for the Accommodation Policy

Woodsworth’s Human Rights Bylaw #70

Background on the Human Rights Bylaw

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Ontario Human Rights Code

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

Creative Aging Circle

Discover your creative spark through music, art, drama, song, dance, creative writing, movement, expressive arts, poetry and more! Free arts-based workshops for seniors. Call Shawne Macdonald in our co-op or email creativeagingcircle@gmail.com

The Creative Aging Circle is a small non profit group of volunteer seniors in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood. Established in 2014, it is funded by a Seniors Community Grant.

Started by Woodsworth’s S4S with community contacts from OWN.

Applying for an Accommodation for your Disability

S4S (Strategies for Staying) Committee has written a pamphlet on Woodsworth’s accommodation procedures.  It gives an overview of what you have to do to request an accommodation for your disability.

The pamphlet will be available in print in the 2nd floor photocopy room, in a plastic hanging sleeve near the door to the inner office.

It is also available online – click on Accessibility on the home page menu.

And for your convenience, here it is as well!

https://www.woodsworthcoop.ca/index.php/guide-to-woodsworths-accommodation-policy/

Seniors’ fitness programs in Woodsworth

Updated:  November 14, 2018

Free programs in the co-op! Exercise programs designed for seniors (60 and over) and people with disabilities led by a qualified trainer on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the penthouse. Same times on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesdays:

3:00-3:45 pm – Falls Prevention program – balance and gentle exercises. This  program includes an evaluation of balance. Maximum number of members will be evaluated but others can participate.

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Exercise. Chair and standing – More vigorous exercise.

Thursdays:

3:00 -3:45 pm – Falls Prevention program – balance and gentle exercises. This  program includes an evaluation of balance. Maximum number of members will be evaluated but others can participate.

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Exercise. Chair and standing – More vigorous exercise.

One and two pound weights are available. No special gear except a theraband or similar may be required. No special clothing, just comfortable clothes that you can move in. No floor exercises!

The S4S contact for this program is member Carol Pasten.

Strategies For Staying (S4S) Information Sources

A brief list of websites for services and legislation for members with disabilities, seniors and others living in Woodsworth Housing Coop in Toronto, Ontario.

Checked 2018-11-14

211 Toronto
When you don’t know where to turn – find community services in Toronto.

City of Toronto Health Support
Dental, medical devices, etc. Links to provincial resources.

Neighbourhood Information Post
NIP serves the eastern Downtown core of Toronto in the area bounded by Yonge Street, Pape Avenue, Bloor Street East/Danforth Avenue and the lakefront.

FindHelp – United Way agencies
Help for seniors, persons with disabilities and others in Toronto.

Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services
Social assistance and development services. Family responsibility office.

Accessibility Laws
Making Ontario accessible. Government of Ontario.

Toronto Employment and Social Services
City of Toronto

Ontario Minister for Seniors and Accessibility
Health and wellness, programs and services, key telephone numbers.

City of Toronto. Seniors and Disabled
Toronto – gateway to information.

Service Canada. Living with a disability
Canada Pension Plan and other benefits.

Canada Revenue Agency. Persons with disabilities
Tax information.

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services – a not-for-profit organization that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of seniors and adults living with disabilities or illness by providing programs and services to promote healthy and independent living. Telephone:  416-962-9449 x222

Legislation

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001