Programs

SKETCH Access Guide

SKETCH strives to run our programming, events and host our physical space in a way that respects the dignity and independence, integration and equal opportunity of people with disabilities. If you have questions please contact program@sketch.ca. If you have feedback please contact equity@sketch.ca.

Program Accessibility

Our programming is hybrid – meaning some programs are in person indoors, some are in person outdoors, some are online (Zoom or video-based workshops), and some are at partner sites.

Many of our in-studio programs can be made accessible via Zoom instead upon request, please contact program@sketch.ca to find out more.

Any Zoom-based or video programs have closed captioning through Rev captioning software. We cannot provide ASL or translation during in-person programs, though we do have ASL for most in-person events.

Studio Accessibility

SKETCH is located within Artscape Youngplace.

Outdoor entrance of Artscape Youngplace building view from north side. Permanent ramp leading to entrance doors/elevator. Trees, people and bikers are around the building.

Image Description: Outdoor entrance of Artscape Youngplace building view from north side. Permanent ramp leading to entrance doors/elevator. Trees, people and bikers are around the building. 

Artscape is located at Shaw and Argyle Streets. This is close to Ossington and Queen, and the Ossington subway station has an elevator. Argyle and Shaw Streets both have bike lanes.

Unfortunately street parking is extremely limited in the neighbourhood.

Image Description: front entrance of Artscape Youngplace, featuring the ramp and stairway to a set of doors. The permanent ramp is on the right side of the building. 

Image Description: front entrance of Artscape Youngplace, featuring the ramp and stairway to a set of doors. The permanent ramp is on the right side of the building. 

The SKETCH studios are in the lower level – there is a ramp to get into the building, and elevators to travel between floors.

Inside our studios, we have Touchless Automatic Door Buttons, Braille Room Labels, and two sets of Gender Neutral Accessible washrooms.

Image description: First level of Artscape Youngplace, with an orange door leading to the stairway to the SKETCH studios, located in the lower level. To the right there is an elevator leading to all levels of the building.

Image description: First level of Artscape Youngplace, with an orange door leading to the stairway to the SKETCH studios, located in the lower level. To the right there is an elevator leading to all levels of the building.

Artscape Youngplace

Street Level Entrance No 1 stairway
Ramp Available Permanent
Alternate Accessible Entrance 0
Entrance Door Width 44 inches
Touchless Automatic Door Buttons Yes
Lobby Door Width 39 inches
Lobby Door opens in same direction as main door Yes
Interior Hallway width 138 inches
Braille Room Labels Yes
Elevator available between all levels Yes
Public Washrooms Yes; First Level

SKETCH Working Arts

Elevator access Yes
Touchless Automatic Door Buttons Yes
Gender Neutral Washroom Stalls Yes; Lower Level near main entrance
Wheelchair Accessible Stall in Washroom Yes; Lower level by movement studio
Washroom & Studio Doors Width 34 inches
Sharp Disposal Bins in Washrooms Yes
First Aid Kits Available in every studio
Grab Bars Beside and Behind Toilet Yes
Kitchen Hallway Width 63 inches
Studios are all in one level Yes
Closed Captioning for Online Programs Yes
ASL for Online and in-Person Programs No

Parking and Transportation

Accessible By TTC, Biking and Walking Yes
Accessible Parking Available on site No
Street Parking Very Limited
Nearest main intersections Ossington and Dundas

Ossington and Queen

Nearest TTC Lines 505 Dundas

501 Queen

63 Ossington

Limited Bus Passes available for participants upon request
WheelTrans TTC Service For pick-up and drop-off please use the main entrance at 180 Shaw Street, on Argyle and Shaw.