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The University of Toronto’s commitment to accessibility is articulated on its website as follows:

“It is the University of Toronto’s goal 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 persons.”

Information on and links to campus resources arising from or related to Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA):

University of Toronto’s AODA Office

Local conference-specific resources:


Many of the sessions are located in buildings that are part of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. These include Old Vic (VC), Northrop Frye Hall (NF), and Emmanuel College (EM). Other spaces include the Isabel Bader Theatre, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), and the Aga Khan Museum. Please click on the links below for access information on these spaces.

Access information on all Victoria University buildings.
Access information on the Isabel Bader Theatre.
Access information on the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Access information on the Aga Khan Museum.
The University of Toronto Campus Map can also be used to find information on access at all of its buildings.

There will also be designated Quiet Spaces at the Centre for Medieval Studies throughout the duration of the conference. Information on these spaces will be available in the conference program.

If you will require childcare services during the conference, please contact us.


Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan food options at the conference receptions will be labelled. Ingredient lists will also be available to conference participants and attendees upon request. Information on attaining ingredient lists will be provided in the conference program.

City Resources:

If you plan on using Toronto transit during your stay, we recommend checking out the TTC Handbook for Accessible Travel because not all stations are completely accessible. Museum Station is closest to the conference venue, but it has only two exits and neither of them are equipped with escalators or elevators, requiring patrons to take 24 steps into or out of it. There is an escalator moving upward from the track level to concourse level. Wellesley Station has one exit and escalators, but no elevator. Bay Station has 3 exits, each equipped with escalators but no elevators. Please note that the entrance at Cumberland Street is Presto/ Metropass only. We will update this page to inform participants of any unexpected shutdowns or maintenance issues at stations close to the conference location.

If you plan on traveling via taxi, you may wish to use Beck Taxi or Dignity Transportation Inc. Please note that taxi companies are not permitted to charge extra for wheelchairs or service dogs.

There are several pharmacies near the conference venue. The closest 24-hour pharmacy is Shoppers Drug Mart at Yonge and Carleton. Other pharmacies include Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy at Bloor and Spadina, and some Rexall PharmaPlus stores at Bay and College, Bay and Bloor, and Avenue and Elgin.

To provide recommendations for this page or to seek more information, please contact us at: MAA2017@TheMedievalAcademy.org