Creating Accessible

Public Space

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AllAccess Toolkit

A collection of resources to support the understanding and application of DoPS. Designed to be used by planners, architects, landscape architects, designers and anyone working with DoPS.

About AllAccess

AllAccess – Creating Accessible Public Space is a new program dedicated to making Ontario’s public spaces more accessible for everyone. 

The program is helping designers, planners, municipalities, property owners and others involved in the design and development of public spaces to better understand and implement the Design of Public Spaces Standards (DOPS), the design requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).




Communication & Awareness


Participatory Learning

Why AllAccess? 

Complete communities contain public spaces that can be enjoyed by all. These spaces contribute social and economic vitality, creating a shared resource that contributes to everyday life. But for the 1.85 million Ontarians with disabilities, these spaces can be exclusionary. Barriers to access render what should be a civic space difficult, or even impossible, to use.

To address these barriers, the Ontario Government introduced The Design of Public Spaces Standards (DOPS), which forms part of the Ontario Regulation 191/11 Integrated Accessibility Standards. This legislation regulates the design of newly constructed or redeveloped spaces used by the public, promising a more inclusive civic environment. Putting this legislation into practice is essential for ensuring our public spaces are inclusive to all and providing a high-quality of life for all Ontarians, now and in the future.

Join the Network

Sign-up for the AllAccess mailing list and follow us on social media for updates about the project, how to get involved and learn tips for implementing DOPS.

Read the Summary Report

Key findings, best practices and recommendations for next steps that emerged through the AllAccess activities.

Read the Survey Analysis

A summary analysis of findings emerging from the AllAccess survey of practitioners working with DoPS.