Detailed Accessibility Information for Generator
Generator is located on the second floor in Suite 201 at 192 Spadina Avenue, on the west side of the street just north of Queen Street. While the building owners from Centre for Social Innovation are making improvements and call it “functionally accessible”, our building built in the 1920s has yet to be renovated to full accessibility standards above the ground floor (CSI Meeting spaces)
Municipal parking on street level is available in front of building ($3.00/hr, ID 4509 on greenp.com) with designated accessible parking spots in the Green P Lot 100m south of us on the same side of the road.
510 Spadina Streetcar (runs north-south along Spadina Ave) - get off at Sullivan Street which is an accessible stop. Travel south 120 meters along the west side of Spadina Avenue. 192 Spadina Ave. will be on the right.
The 501 Streetcar along Queen Street (running east-west) is not accessible at this time.
GETTING INTO THE BUILDING:
The signage for 192 Spadina is written in a large size on the glass above the door. At night, the signage is lit from the inside of the building. It is a double door entrance. The width of the entrance with one door open is 36 inches wide, if both doors are open the entrance is 72 inches wide. The door on the right opens first. The building is locked after 6pm on weekdays and all hours on the weekend. There is a buzz box on the wall to the left of the door and our buzz code is 201.
There is one step to get into the building that is 7 inches tall. There are no ramps available at the main entrance and the entrance are not automatic. No one is available at the door to assist.
There are no wheelchair accessible entrances at this time but starting on Monday November 27, 2017, CSI will be installing a wheelchair lift to make the ground floor of the building functionally accessible. The lift will be located at the side entrance off the alleyway to the left of our entrance. This lift will bring you to the CSI space on the Ground Floor. From there, you will be able to access the small elevator (see notes below) that will bring you to the second floor and Generator’s door.
A small elevator (60”W x 55”L) is located down 8 steps directly in front of you after entering the building. Stairs are 6 inches high and have rails on either side of the stairs. Elevator entrance width is 30 inches wide. Call buttons are 48 inches (4ft) off the ground and have tactile numbers next to them, but are not brailed. There are no audible signals for when the elevator is called or when the elevator arrives on a floor. No one is available to assist inside of elevator. Please call the Centre for Social Innovation at 416-642-7268 if you get stuck inside the elevator.
Go up 2 floors to reach the Generator office. Hand rails are available on the right side. There are metal contrast lines on the edge of the stairs. The stairs are 6 inches tall and 11 inches deep. Climb 15 steps to reach the 1st floor. Then climb 11 steps to reach a mezzanine, and then another 10 steps to reach the 2nd floor. The Generator office (Suite 201) will be to your left at the top of the stairs. There is a sign in front of the door clearly labeled Generator.
The entrance is 32 inches wide when the door is fully open, however it is not automated. There is a non-slip rug at the entrance of the office, but the surface of the rest of the office is wood with tiled floors in the washroom. Doors inside the office are 30 inches wide and are not automated.
The general office space has 20ft by 20ft of flexible, reconfigurable space. There is a meeting table at the centre of the office with 3-5 ft of space around the table, and desks line the walls on three sides. We have a mix of rolling office chairs with and without armrests, stationary chairs with and without armrests, folding chairs and a low couch in the meeting room. Chairs with armrests are 18 inches wide.
In general, we try to keep the office relatively scent-neutral, but there is a kitchenette where people will reheat food which can produce some smells temporarily.
We have a compact, single, gender-neutral washroom for use by anyone in the office. There is a step 3 inches tall at the entrance of the washroom and the entrance is 24 inches wide when the door is open. A wheelchair accessible washroom is available on the ground floor of the CSI space.