Mayor Carrier and Councillor McNabb join representatives from Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre in presenting a “Thumbs Up” decal to Boston Pizza for their participation in the “Thumbs Up” program.
The “Thumbs Up” program was developed to promote accessibility in the Georgian Triangle area and recognize businesses and organizations that support barrier-free accessibility. To participate in this program they need only contact Breaking Down Barriers and request an on-site accessibility consultation and recommendation.
Boston Pizza joins five other Collingwood businesses that have been awarded the accessibility decal including: A&P Food Stores, Café Chartreuse, Cotton Ginny, McDonald’s Restaurant and Stuart Ellis Pharmacy.
Breaking Down Barriers serves the Georgian Triangle area and they need community support to expand services to people with disabilities throughout every municipality in the Georgian Triangle area including; Clearview, Collingwood, Meaford, Town of The Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach.
“We would like to receive calls from businesses throughout the Georgian Triangle so that we can recognize businesses that have taken steps towards achieving accessibility,” stated Janet Ellis, Chairperson of the Barrier Free Design Committee.
With 14.5% of our population having disabilities it is imperative that we work together with businesses, organizations and community leaders to create an accessible Ontario.
Tammie Buckler, Fundraising Coordinator
BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS Independent Living Resource Centre
275 First Street, Unit 9 - Collingwood, ON L9Y 1A8
Phone: 705-445-1543 x108 TTY: 705-445-1658