Stop Gap

Stop Gap

Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank is building ramps to provide better accessibility to local businesses. It is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office in partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality, Parker Street Workshop, and the business improvement districts. NEBA member Hali Deli was the first to receive a custom built ramp just before Christmas. The ramps are great for businesses with single stepped storefronts and while they won’t solve all the accessibility issues in North End, it is a step in the right direction. The hope is it will get people talking about accessibility and the design challenge. If you are a business with single stepped storefront and are interested in a ramp, please contact Patty (patty@gonorthhalifax.com) for details. Businesses receiving a ramp are asked to contribute a $25 donation to the Parker Street Workshop to cover the cost of materials. To read more about the Stop Gap initiative, visit http://stopgapblog.blogspot.ca