Accessibility Plan

In accordance with the Trinity College Accessibility Policy Statement, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, the Trinity College Accessibility Plan establishes deliverables and activities over a multi-year period. The plan is a fluid framework and may be modified any time to reflect improvement in access to resources, premises, facilities, goods and services.

While Trinity College is federated with the University of Toronto, it is a distinct entity responsible for its own buildings, staff and faculty, and is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible environment. Due to the significant overlap in resources and services with the University of Toronto, the College supports accessibility initiatives outlined in the University of Toronto policies, plans and procedures.


Initiative: Design and installation of mini-lift adjacent to the Divinity Common Room (main building) to enable barrier-free access between the main level and Strachan Hall. Visitors and members of the Trinity community with mobility restrictions can now safely transition between the main hall and Porter’s Lodge to Strachan Hall. The lift can accommodate a wheelchair, power chair or mobility scooter.

Status: Complete

Initiative: Continue program to install motion detector devices in washrooms.

Status: Ongoing Commitment

Initiative: Continue program to install levered door handles on selected doors in all College buildings.

Status: Ongoing Commitment 

Initiative: Planning and design for the installation of an elevator from the basement level to the second floor, Trinity main building. This initiative is linked to the Archives Renovation Project.

Status: Project underway September 2015 expected completion June 2016

Initiative: Continue to monitor and improve conformance, tools and services with accessibility standards across digital environments.

Status: Ongoing Commitment

Initiative: Create, maintain and make available accessible rooms and spaces for gatherings at the College.

Status: Ongoing Commitment.

Initiative: Continue to improve exterior access to Trinity College to eliminate external barriers in College buildings.

Status: Ongoing Commitment

In addition, the College’s Board of Trustees formally adopted the Trinity College Accessibility Policy Statement at the meeting of December 4, 2014, and U of T’s “Statement of Commitment Regarding Persons with Disabilities” in 2007-2008.

In the next several years, the following initiatives will be undertaken with respect to educating staff and faculty:

  • Continue to development and implementation of policies, plans and training programs offered by the University – Ongoing;
  • Continue to announce and encourage participation at education and outreach programs offered by the University – Ongoing;
  • Establish the Trinity College AODA Advisory Committee and mandate with the responsibility for development and implementation of accessibility strategy in the fulfillment of the requirements of the AODA and related regulations.

Responsibility: Human Resources Officer