Launched in December, 2004, the Access 2 Entertainment program seeks to help businesses provide quality customer service to customers with disabilities. Through the program, people with
disabilities who require a support person carry a personal Access 2 Entertainment card with them. The card indicates to the ticket seller that the individual does indeed require the support of an attendant.
The card provides free admission (or a substantial discount) for the support person at all participating entertainment venues. The person with the disability pays the regular admission fee.
In order to obtain a card, an application form must be submitted by a person with a disability who requires the assistance of a support person. The application must be authorized by a registered health care or disability service provider.
Easter Seals Canada administers the application and delivery of the card.
The Access 2 Entertainment card is currently accepted at the following Canadian theaters:
Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, AMC Theaters, Cinema City Cinemas, Coliseum Cinemas, Colossus Cinemas, Empire Theatres, Famous Players Cinemas, Galaxy Cinemas, Landmark Cinemas, Fortune Cinemas, Magic Lantern Cinemas, Rainbow Cinemas, Scotiabank Theatre Cinemas, SilverCity Cinemas, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Mégantic Cinema, Figaro Cinema, Laurier Cinema, Beloeil Cinema, MagogCinema, Ciné-Groulx (Odyscène), Baker Cinema, Alma Cinema Complex, Montreal Cinerobtheque, Ciné Entreprise Cinema, IMAX Telus Cinema-(Science Centre), National Geographic IMAX Theatre, Pacific Cinémathèque, and National Film Board
The Access 2 Entertainment Card is accepted at the following cultural venues across Ontario:
Art Gallery of Ontario, Bingemans, Bird Kingdom, Bowmanville Zoo, Canadian War Museum, Casa Loma, Chatham Capitol Theatre, CN Tower, BC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest, Discovery Harbour, Gardiner Museum, Harbour front Centre, La Slague de Sudbury, Young People`s Theatre (formerly Lorraine Kimsa Theatre), Toronto Zoo, Ontario Place, Ontario Science Centre, Parkwood Estates, Riverview Park and Zoo, Royal Botanical Gardens, Royal Ontario Museum, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Ottawa Fat Cats, Ottawa Folk Festival, Milton Centre for the Arts, Municipality of London, La Nouvelle Scène, SAW Gallery, Hamilton French Centre, Jungle Cat World, Regional Centre of Cultural Activities, Safari Niagara (ZooZ), Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Stage West, Worldwide Short Film Festival, Brick City, Bronto's Adventure Playland, The Fun House, The Haunted House, Mystery Maze, Guinness World Records Museum, Battlefield House Museum & Park, Dundurn National Historic Site, Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, Hamilton Children's Museum, Hamilton Military Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Whitehern Historic House & Garden, and Famous People Players Dinner Theatre*
*The attendant pays a reduced fee equaling a child's fare.
For more information and to apply for your Access 2 Entertainment card please visit: http://www.access2card.ca/