Most disabilities shouldn't stop anyone from traveling. There are more options and resources out there than ever before.

Toronto is a very accessible city. Curb cuts are well made and common throughout the downtown area; special parking privileges are extended to people with disabilities who have special plates or a pass that allows parking in no-parking zones. The subway and trolleys are not accessible, but the city operates Wheel-Trans, a special service for those with disabilities. Visitors can register for this service. For information, call tel. 416/393-4111 or visit

Community Information Toronto (425 Adelaide St. W., at Spadina Ave.; tel. 416/397-4636) may be able to provide limited information and assistance about social-service organizations in the city. It does not have specific accessibility information on tourism or hotels, though. It's open daily from 8am to 10pm.

Organizations that offer a vast range of resources and assistance to travelers with disabilities include MossRehab (tel. 800/CALL-MOSS [800/225-5667];; the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB; tel. (416/486-2500; or the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB; tel. 800/232-5463;; and SATH (Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality; tel. 212/447-7284; is now partnered with SATH and allows you to preselect top-notch hospitals in case of an emergency. Flying with Disability ( is a comprehensive information source on airplane travel.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.