New Toyota Canada trickery achieves Gold rating for accessibility underneath a Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ program



TORONTO, Ontario, JUNE 3, 2021 – Today, a Rick Hansen Foundation announced Toyota Canada’s new Eastern Canada Parts Distribution Centre (ECPDC) in Clarington, Ontariohas achieved a Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certified Gold rating for accessibility.

Achieving a measure of 88 out of 100 points, this Gold rating outlines a poignant miracle in Toyota’s tellurian tour to emanate a some-more thorough multitude for everybody – regardless of ability. Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) works with organizations to rate a turn of suggestive accessibility of a built environment, formed on a holistic user knowledge of people with varying disabilities inspiring their mobility, prophesy and hearing. Todate, over 1,300 sites opposite Canada have been rated by a program.

Toyota Canada’s new ECPDC was designed with safety, sustainability and accessibility tip of mind. The placement centre will play an essential purpose in Toyota’s Canadian tools and use operations opposite Eastern Canada. The new placement centre is also set to grasp Canadian Green Building Council Zero Carbon Building – Design™ and LEED v4 Gold® certifications, creation it not usually one of a many permitted buildings of a kind in Canada, though also one of a many environmentally sustainable.

Brad McCannell, Vice President of Access and Inclusion during a Rick Hansen Foundation, said: “We’re vehement to see Toyota Canada’s new ECPDC achieving a Gold rating for accessibility – this feat is covenant to Toyota Canada’s ongoing care in formulating a some-more thorough society. We’re unapproachable to work with an classification that continues to put accessibility during a heart of a altogether business commitments. We wish other businesses and organizations are desirous to rethink a accessibility of their possess comforts and operations, to emanate a Canada that is built for everyone.”

A extended operation of accessibility comforts led a Toyota Canada ECPDC to a Gold rating, including:

  • several extra-wide, permitted parking spaces subsequent to a categorical entrance
  • push-button doors and motion-controlled lighting
  • accessible front/security table and cloak room/rack during a categorical entrance
  • extra-wide hallways with transparent wayfinding and flooring transitions
  • an conveyor and stairwells privately designed to be permitted to everyone, with dull rails, markers for people with visible impairments and rescue/aid stations in stairwells
  • braille room name on any assembly room door
  • accessible washrooms (doors, stalls, sinks and showers)
  • telescopic tractable desks and podiums
  • accessible cafeteria, H2O fountains, gym and quiet/prayer room
  • accessible outside spaces, including specially-designed park benches, trails and roof-top garden


Tony Kelly, Vice President of Customer Services during Toyota Canada Inc.,commented: “We are intensely unapproachable to have achieved a Gold rating for accessibility underneath a Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program, though there is always some-more we can do. At Toyota Canada, accessibility is a pivotal concentration area, and we are committed to stability to prioritize permitted pattern so that people of all abilities can entirely minister and work in a spaces.”

For some-more on a Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ program, greatfully

Learn some-more about a ECPDC’s Gold rating for accessibility by reading a Rick Hansen Foundation box investigate here.

Click here to watch a video surveying a pivotal accessibility comforts of a building.


About a Rick Hansen Foundation

The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) was determined in 1988, following a execution of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour. For scarcely 30 years, RHF has worked to lift awareness, change attitudes, and mislay barriers for people with disabilities. Visit to learn more.

About Toyota Canada Inc

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 5 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness to a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and tools placement centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates dual prolongation comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 9 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments during a comforts in Ontario will concede for increasing prolongation of a top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models for a North American market.

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