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ACCESSIBILITY

Fierté Montréal is committed to make its programming as accessible as possible so that everyone can fully enjoy the festival.

Here is a list of actions we undertook to provide or improve accessibility in the various activities of Fierté Montréal Festival.

Olympic Park's Esplanade

All the Olympic Park entry points are accessible to people with reduced mobility, but the Pierre-De Coubertin entry point is closer to the accessibility platform, a platform for people with reduced mobility. A stop for paratransit will also be on Pierre-De Coubertin. 

An access corridor will be reserved for people with reduced mobility at the Pierre-De Coubertin entry point and reception staff will assist any person who requires assistance to go up the slope that leads to the festival site. 

The access corridor directly leads to the accessibility platform. The platform capacity is 16 people. Please note that each person with reduced mobility can only be accompanied by one person. 

Each platform includes chairs, umbrella, an accessible toilet, and reception staff. 

An Olympic Park  Accessibility Plan will be made available shortly to learn more about: 

  • Circulating on the Olympic Park’s Esplanade; 
  • Noise sources; 
  • Accessibility platform. 

Animals: 

  • Only service dogs can access the Parc Olympique’s Esplanade. 

In collaboration with many 2SLGBTQIA+ community organizations, we offer two welcoming, safer spaces to festival participants: the Youth Safer Space (14–25 year-olds) and the QTBIPOC Safer Space (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous & People of Colour).  

These spaces are calm environments, away from the crowds, where QTBIPOC and youth can gather and relax together, and access, if necessary, active listening services offered by intervention workers from 2SLGBTQIA+ community organizations with an anti-oppressive approach. This year, the Youth Safer Space is facilitated by AlterHeros and Jeunesse Lambda. The QTBIPOC Safer Space is facilitated by AGIR Montreal, Mubaadarat, and ACCM.  

Esplanade Tranquille

The stage at Esplanade Tranquille is accessible to people with reduced mobility. 

A reserved area for people with reduced mobility is available on the left side of the Loto-Québec stage. The zone can accommodate 20 people. Please note that each person with reduced mobility may be accompanied by one person only. 

The Esplanade Tranquille site is equipped with an adapted toilet.

Service dogs are permitted. 

Interpreters in Langue des signes du Québec (LSQ) will be present at the following events: 

  • Thursday, August 1, 2024, at 7:15 p.m., between the Entre nous: hommage aux arts martiaux and Afro Drag shows, for a few speeches and the presentation of the Fierté Montréal Community Awards, presented each year to individuals or organizations that have contributed to the influence, defense and advancement of 2SLGBTQIA+ struggles in Quebec or Canada. 
  • Community conferences on Friday, August 2, 2024 and Sunday, August 4, 2024, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Esplanade Tranquille Pavilion (more details to follow). 

Pride Parade

Accessible toilets

For participants: chemical toilets, including accessible toilets, will be available in each section of the assembly area, in the accreditation areas and the gathering point, but there are no toilets for the public along the route. 

Reserved spaces: 

Two spaces will be reserved for people with reduced mobility to watch the Parade. More details will be communicated soon. 

Animals

Only animals on vehicles or on floats will be authorized. No animal can walk in the Pride Parade, except service dogs. 

Community Days

There are many seating areas on St-Catherine East, including Parc de l’Espoir (at the corner of Panet Street) and at Place du Village (at the corner of Wolfe Street).

3 sets of chemical toilets will be located at the corners of Saint-Timothée, Wolfe and Panet streets. Each set includes one accessible toilet. Please note that toilets will only be opened during operating hours from 10a.m. to 6p.m.

Service dogs are allowed.

Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts

  • A 4-seat platform in the Cinquième Salle is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • Both main entrances (1600, rue Saint-Urbain and 175, rue Sainte-Catherine) are equipped with ramps and drop-off areas (outdoors and indoors) to facilitate access for people with reduced mobility or who require the use of a wheelchair. However, we recommend that you enter through the door located at 1600 Saint-Urbain Street.
  • Access by metro: elevators are available at the De Bleury exit of Place-des-Arts station.
  • Holders of accessible parking permits have access to several reserved spaces in the Place des Arts indoor parking lot.
  • Assistance dogs are accepted.
  • If you need a wheelchair to help you get around, please contact the central security desk near the ticket counter.
  • Plus-size people can use adapted chairs to sit more comfortably. This can be requested on arrival at the venue on the day of the show, subject to availability.
  • Booster seats for children are available at the Cinquième Salle.
  • The Cinquième Salle is equipped with an audio system that enables hearing-impaired people to tune in to the show's signal. You can bring your own portable radio or music device with headphones or request a machine on loan for free by asking an employee inside the venue (ID will be required).
  • Cinquième Salle's frequency is 88.5 FM.
  • For more information on Place des Arts accessibility measures, please visit this link.

Le National

  • Le National is partially accessible to people with reduced mobility. Entrance is via the main door, where a ramp has been added.
  • The toilets are NOT adapted for people with reduced mobility.

Société des arts technologiques - La Satosphère

  • The hall is accessible to people with reduced mobility from the main entrance and then by elevator in the main hall (first door on the left).
  • Security and reception staff can accompany those requiring assistance.

Club Soda

  • People with reduced mobility can use the main entrance, as part of Club Soda is located at street level.
  • There is an accessible toilet next to the box office.
  • Seats for people with reduced mobility are limited, so please arrive 15 minutes before doors open. Security staff will give you priority to the best seats, as required.
  • For specific needs, please contact the following e-mail address: info@clubsoda.com

Jardins Gamelin 

The stage located at Jardins Gamelin is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Service pets are allowed.

Théâtre Ste-Catherine

  • Théâtre Ste-Catherine has a street-level entrance and an access ramp that staff can install at any time, on request, for climbing a step from the sidewalk.
  • The toilets are small and not equipped with a grab bar, which limits access for people with reduced mobility.

Théâtre La Comédie de Montréal

  • The entrance to the theater is on ground level, accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • There is an accessible toilet in the theater.

PHI Centre

  • The PHI Centre is accessible to people with reduced mobility, but assistance may be required. Please call 514 225-0525 for assistance.
  • The building is equipped with an elevator and adapted toilets.
  • The Round-table discussion: Canada's role in promoting human rights for LGBTQI people internationally will be interpreted in Langue des Signes Québécoise (LSQ) and American Sign Language (ASL).

National Film Board of Canada - Alanis-Obomsawin Room

  • The NFB is accessible to people with reduced mobility from the main entrance at 1501 de Bleury.
  • The Alanis-Obomsawin Room is accessible by elevator.

Other

Fierté Montréal’s website has been created to meet level AA criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).