Accessibility

Victoria University’s goal is to create a community that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in an equitable manner. In creating such a community, the University aims to foster a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of all people.


In working toward this goal, the University will strive to provide support for, and facilitate the accommodation of, individuals with disabilities so that all may share the same level of access to opportunities, participate in the full range of activities offered by the University, and achieve their full potential as members of the community.

 

Website


This website has been designed to conform to the University of Toronto’s accessibility standards for websites, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

 

Please contact vic.webmaster@utoronto.ca if you encounter any aspects of the website that limit your ability to access information. We will strive to correct the issue and/or provide the information in a fully accessible alternative format.

Wheelchair Access to Victoria University

All new buildings (such as the Goldring Student Centre) are built to modern code and have proper wheelchair access, elevators and accessible stations in classrooms. Please contact us if you have specific needs for using any of our spaces. We do have a wheelchair on campus available. It is kept at the front desk of Margaret Addison Hall. In the event that it is needed, please call 416-585-4524 to make arrangements.

 

Building Footpath and Entrance Maps


New Google-based UT Map*

*turn on layer marked ‘ACCESSIBILITY’ for location and pictures of building entrances

 

Old Vic: Patrons using wheelchairs should enter Old Vic using the ramp located at the south-east side of the building.

Goldring Student Centre: Patrons using wheelchairs should enter using the main doors of the building, accessed from Charles Street, directly across the street from Burwash Hall.

Burwash Dining Hall: Hall and restrooms are accessed from the north-east corner of the building via the elevator (elevator access needs to be pre-arranged through Food Services 416-585-4567 or Front Desk 416-585-4524).

Margaret Addison Hall: There is a ramp at the main entrance on the west side of the building. Elevators are located at the east entrance of the building at ground level.

Annesley Hall: Unfortunately, Annesley Hall is not accessible at this time.

Burwash Residences: Unfortunately, Burwash Residences are not accessible at this time. 

Rowell-Jackman Hall: Accessible from the main, north-side entrance from Charles Street. Elevators are located at the main doors. 

Northrop Frye Hall: Accessible through the entrance located on the east side of the building. 

Emmanuel College: A ramp is located on the west side of the building at the main entrance off Queen’s Park. Access to the Emmanuel College library on the third floor is included. Currently, the upper mezzanine is not accessible but assistance is available. Please call 416-585-4550.

Birge-Carnegie: Unfortunately, only the main level is wheel-chair accessible and there is no elevator. The wheelchair entrance is located on the eastern side of the building. The library’s reading room, copier room, student lounge, staff offices and first-year lockers are located on the main level. The library’s circulation desk, reference desk and stacks area are on the basement level which is not wheelchair accessible. The upper-year lockers and washrooms are also located on this level.

E.J. Pratt Library: A ramp is located at the main entrance and there are elevators located inside.

 

University of Toronto Accessibility Services Office

 

 

There are offices on all three U of T campuses that work to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into every aspects of university life. The focus is on skills development, especially in areas of self-advocacy and academic skills.  Services are provided to students who have a physical, sensory, or learning disability, mental health disability, acquired brain injury or chronic health condition (e.g., epilepsy, cancer, bowel disease) as well as students who have temporary disabilities such as a broken, dominant arm. 

 

The service provides a wide range of support, including:

 

 

To access the service, students make an appointment to meet with an advisor to discuss individual needs, accommodations and strategies for success. Where appropriate, students are referred to one of the professionals on staff for an assessment to identify strategies and determine accommodations.

 

As the Accessibility Services Office has limited facilities, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the office early to make arrangements for the writing of exams. There are strict deadlines that must be observed each term. Students must present relevant and up-to-date documentation, as outlined on the website, from an appropriate health care professional.  Any information about a student's disability is confidential and is not shared outside the Service unless the student gives permission.