ACCESSIBLE HAMILTON WELCOMES YOU!
OUR SLOGAN IS DO NOT HOLD US BACK!
ACCESSIBLE HAMILTON WELCOMES YOU.
ONLINE ZOOM MEETING. I will announce our next meeting time soon.
Accessible Hamilton is a local accessibility advocacy group started by Susan Creer who is herself is a well known poverty, disability and accessibility advocate.
I firmly believe that we all have a disability just that they are not all visible.
Accessible Hamilton’s goal is to ensure Hamilton is truly accessible for all.
Accessible Hamilton is supported by various local community groups, councilors and individuals who care about accessibility, etc.
There is an Accessible Hamilton Facebook page.
We are looking for Board members.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org’ for more details.
Reddit (username: AccessibleHamilton and ‘PLEASE STOP PORCH PATIOS) as well so folks can post there.)
Someone has volunteered to be the Treasurer! Now we need more Board members.
I have a cane due to some injuries which were not my fault. I completely understand the challenges of pain. And sadly am I am very familiar with dealing with the insurance companies.
God bless. Susan
My recent Urbanicity article: https://urbanicity.com/hamilton/opinion/2020/06/opinion-no-more-porch-patios-in-hamilton/?fbclid=IwAR1zvRK-72hzNSqWnmtB6veoFvl5AioPi3AkUUibUeG0dybVjBp4aQUsXag
and CHCH news interview: February, 2021. https://www.chch.com/hamiltons-tiffany-falls-a-major-weekend-magnet-for-gta-residents/
Why do residents have to look at such ugly architecture as well? Centre Mall looks like a prison with concrete blocks and so does the former Mountain Plaza Mall.
Photos: I CALL THEM 'MANGLED' MALLS. I complained to Hamilton Councillor Merulla about this when it happened and he admitted the City was in the wrong. Sadly, this ugly 'demalling' is at Fiesta Mall, Mountain Plaza Mall, Ancaster Power Centre, and many more. We need to band together to stop this 'mangling' and demand pedestrian safety.
My 'mall' concerns are due to this: I witnessed a family of three (man in a wheelchair, child being pushed by an adult in a stroller) almost get run over by someone in a huge pickup truck in Centre Mall in a bad storm in February about 4 years ago. It was frightening to witness that!
CONCERNS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. https://ca.yahoo.com/news/outdoor-dining-makes-guide-dog-144007149.html
Another issue is an upsetting event on June 23, 2020. The Westdale BIA (Business Improvement area) took away half the metered parking spaces in two City parking lots in Westdale. This is upsetting for it seems that the BIA is only for the old 'Village of Westdale' which means other non-BIA businesses are affected by the lack of parking. The 'non-BIA' businesses and their customers like myself and and others with disabled parking permits are affected by the lack of parking.
I was at Staples Waterdown for a repair in June, 2021. Whilst I waited I spoke to a clerk in the store in Feb. 2021 who lives in the Westdale area. This staffer he is worried about lack of parking for his guests and the disabled.
A fun headshot of me with my dad's homebuilt airplane prop.
and have your say.
Specific concerns about 'accessibility' are: ‘demalled malls’ (this is when Centre Mall was switched from an indoor mall to a dangerous outdoor mall), ‘porch patios’, lack of automatic door openers on hospital clinics (the ‘new’ Mountain St. Joseph’s site has automatic door openers in the entryway but not for the public lab). Recreation centres with only one elevator, the poor design for the 'new' Waterdown Library, ‘new retail builds’ that have automatic door openers to the front door, but not the disabled washroom. 'Mr. Smith' from Rapid City transit was my driver for an appointment recently. He has a large van and hates the mangled Centre Mall! Mr. Smith is also concerned about certain grocery stores near him in the East End/Barton St. area who are removing disabled parking spaces. By creating an advocacy group specific to Hamilton’s accessibility needs we can work together.
Jack Astor's Ancaster has blocked the disabled parking space due to some patios (summer 2021).
AND BELOW, ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A 'DEMALLED AND DANGEROUS' MALL ON THE MOUNTAIN.
COMING SOON. August 10 2021 Susan is presenting to the City of Hamilton Accessibility Comm. known as ACPD. from 4:00 to 6:00 pm which is broadcast on the City youtube channel.
Susan J. Creer B.A. 01. Susan is a local gal with a strong interest in people as well as disability, poverty and accessibility concerns. Susan has been volunteering since she was a teen and continues to do so. Susan’s background includes professional and community theatre, event planning, administration, professional, public speaking and more. Susan has a B.A. 01 (double major in Psychology and Theatre Arts) from Redeemer University and an Event and Conference Management Cert. from Mohawk College, ‘12.
Susan has worked part-time teaching acting to children/youth which she loves. Susan is a Toastmaster International public speaking club member and interested in VO (aka Voiceover). Susan is an occasional preacher and writes opinion/editorial pieces for Urbanicity, Spec, LinkedIn and other papers. Susan is an advocate from the pulpit, podium and in print. She is owner of Making Waves Productions and Panache Theatre Productions.