Nov 09, 2011
The City of Mississauga has been awarded the 2011 Barrier-Free Design Award of Merit from
the March of Dimes for renovations to the Malton Community Centre
The pool is one of many of the City's
Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) projects recently completed. All City projects built
through the ISF program's combination of municipal, provincial and federal funding incorporated
"The City of Mississauga has long been committed to improving accessibility in our
City," said Corporate Services commissioner Brenda Breault, whose department was
responsible for all facility additions and renovations undertaken through the ISF program.
"Incorporating accessible design, above and beyond building code requirements, was an
obvious choice for all our community pool and facility projects."
"We were very pleased to present the City of Mississauga with our Barrier-Free Award of
Merit for the recent renovations made to the Malton Community Centre Pool," said Andria
Spindel, President and CEO of March of Dimes Canada. "What really impressed the Awards
Committee when reviewing this nomination was that this project didn't just meet the basic
requirements of the building code, it went above and beyond. All accessibility features within
the pool area encourage and welcome people with disabilities to explore the wonderful and
relaxing amenities that the pool has to offer," she continues.
The Malton pool now includes more accessible parking spots in unobstructed areas, new ramps,
accessible washrooms and change rooms with ceiling track lift systems, and a ramp and hydraulic
lift to allow universal access to both the lap pool and the leisure/therapy pool.
The award, initiated in 1993 to promote public awareness of the importance of barrier-free
design, is presented annually for buildings or facilities designed or renovated with special
regard to accessibility for people with disabilities. The award was presented to the City at
the March of Dimes annual general meeting in September.
Find out more about the Malton Community Centre and Building
Our Future Mississauga, the City of Mississauga's ISF projects.
March of Dimes Canada is a nationally
registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities,
their families and caregivers across Canada. For more information about the award, or the
organization, please visit www.marchofdimes.ca.
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