Accessibility at imagineNATIVE

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The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts festival strives to provide an accessible environment and positive festival experience for all patrons. We are committed to developing and maintaining Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards. All staff and volunteers have completed the AODA online training for more awareness and are attentive to our patrons needs. 

New this year: a “lobby pass” will be available at guest services desk at the tiff bell lightbox during the festival. The lobby pass is designed to assist guests who are unable to wait in the standard queue due to visible and nonvisible disabilities by providing them with early entrance into the cinema. The lobby pass is also available to elders.

All of our venues are wheelchair accessible. All service animals, guide dogs, and support person are welcome at the venues. Please scroll down for more accessibility information.

If you have any questions that are not covered below or specific accessibility requests, please contact our Guest Services Manager, Gina Rim at 416-585-2333 EXT 9 or guestservices@imaginenative.org.


Festival Venues

Screening Venues

+ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema - 506 Bloor Street West, 416.964.2111
Click here for venue accessibility information

+ TIFF Bell Lightbox - 350 King Street West, 416.599.8433
Click here for venue accessibility information

Events Venues

+ Native Canadian Centre of Toronto - 16 Spadina Road, 416.964.9087
Click here for venue accessibility information

+ Orchid - 82 Peter Street, 416.906.2117
Click here for venue accessibility information

+ Art Crawl - 401 Richmond Street West, 416.595.5900
Click here for venue accessibility information

+ Lee’s Palace - 29 Bloor Street West
Click here for venue accessibility information



Festival Box Office

Online:
Use your email to create an account at TIFF Partner Events
By phone:
10:00am to 7:00pm daily
+1 416.599.TIFF(8433)
Toll free: 1.888.599.8433
In person:
10:00am to 10:00pm daily
TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West (at John Street)
If you encounter issues with your TIFF Ticketmaster online account, please call TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office at 416.599.8433

For more information about purchasing tickets and packages, CLICK HERE.


COMMUTING IN TORONTO

If you're flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport, the UP Express departs from both Union Station and Toronto Pearson International Airport every 15 minutes. You can purchase them online or in person at both locations.

All screenings, industry panels and networks, and special events are easily accessible by Toronto public transportation TTC.

Other methods of accessible transportation in Toronto are:

Uber

Beck Taxi , 416-751-5555

Co-op Cabs , 416-240-0000

Wheelchair Accessible Transport , 416-839-0722

Please note that talking to an operator by phone in advance is the best way to guarantee an accessible cab that fits your schedule. There are only a limited number of accessible cabs available and may take up to an hour unless you don't make arrangements in advance. For further inquiries, click the links above or contact them directly.


RELAXED SCREENING

As part of our commitment to developing and maintaining Accessbility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), imagineNATIVE will have a "Relaxed Screening" during the festival.

Relaxed Screening allows for a different cinematic experience that allows guests with various accessbility needs to have a positive experience at our festival. We aim to have a sensory friendly and inclusive environment.

This means:

• Theatre lights are on at low
• Theatre sound levels are slightly lower
• No trailers or advertisements before the film
• You can move in and out during the screening

Our relaxed screening for 2018 Festival
Screening Date & Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 4:15 PM
Screening Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 6
Link to screening: imaginenative.org/2018-relaxed-screening

If you have further questions regarding the Relaxed Screening, please contact Guest Services Manager, Gina Rim, at guestservices@imaginenative.org or 416-585-2333 ext 9