Accessibility & Locations
We want to ensure that the festival is welcoming and accessible to all folks who would like to come.As organizers of this event, we will try to provide an environment free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We recognize that the accessibility of a space can be impacted by the behaviour of the people present in that space and, obviously, cannot make an accessible space happen on our own. Please help us create a welcoming space by:
- Refraining from wearing scents or bringing food containing nuts to the event. Please come as scent free as you can- here's some more info on how to do that: Information
- Whenever possible, keeping aisles and hallways clear at least three feet to ensure greater mobility.
- Respecting the use of pronouns and checking in with people about how they identify (e.g. she/he/they) before making assumptions about their gender.
- Do not question anyone’s choice of washroom.
- Being mindful that children may be present throughout the weekend.
- Respecting each other’s boundaries and not making assumptions about anyone’s level of comfort with physical contact.
- Being conscious of the language that you use and being mindful that your behaviour and language impact other people.
- Being receptive if someone tells you that your behaviour or language is hurtful, inappropriate, problematic, etc..
- Being conscious of the shared space, and look out for each other.
- Letting us know if there are other ways we could make it more accessible for you!
All the spaces we will be in are physically accessible and will have signs at all the main entrances that will guide you to elevator access. All our venues have accessible washrooms. Due to a limited budget we are unable to provide ASL interpretation, but are happy to provide a printed copy of the transcript of the movies with 24 hour notice, and will also have subtitles on all that we can.
Princess Twin Cinema, 46 King Street North, Waterloo
- Wheelchair accessible theatre
- Single stall all gender washroom on the main floor by the front doors Gendered male/female washrooms downstairs
- There is construction on King Street and the sidewalks are not paved currently. A wheelchair can be maneuvered with care to the front entrance. We recommend if you are coming by car to be dropped off at the Princess Street East and King Street intersection.
- Parking is free in all city surface lots after 5pm. Find detailed parking instructions and maps on the Princess Cinema website here: Princess Cinema Parking Info
WLU Faculty of Social Work, 120 Duke St West, Kitchener
- Wheelchair accessible building. Wheelchair entrance is on College Street.
- On Saturday both the Duke Street West and College Street entrance will be open. On Sunday, only the College Street entrance will be open.
- Single stall and gendered male/female washrooms
- There is free street parking surrounding the School of Social Work
- Parking garage at Duke Street West and Ontario Street North
Apollo Cinema, 141 Ontario Street North, Kitchener
- The main cinema entrance on Ontario Street is a set of ten stairs downward. The wheelchair entrance is from the front of the main building facing Duke Street West. Enter through the double doors, down the hall, and take the doors on the right. Please follow signage.
- Wheelchair accessible washrooms. The snack bar is not accessible by wheelchair.
- Signage will indicate gendered female washroom stalls, and all-gender washroom stalls.
- No single stall washroom.
Commons Studio / Fresh Ground, 256 King Street East, Kitchener
- Wheelchair accessible building and single-stall washrooms.
- Free street parking surrounding.
If you have any questions or specific needs around accessibility please do not hesitate to be in touch with Hannah Batten at firstname.lastname@example.org or Festival Coordinator Janice Lee if you need immediate assistance at 519-616-9266