Town of Newmarket


Accessibility Advisory Committee

Meeting #:
Council Chambers
Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7
Members Present:
  • Steve Foglia, Chair
  • Jeffrey Fabian
  • Patricia Monteath
  • Lawrence Raifman
  • Councillor Simon
  • M. De Benedictis, Inclusion Base Director
Members Absent:
  • Linda Jones
  • Faye Longhurst
  • Richard Wilson
Staff Present:
  • K. Saini, Deputy Town Clerk
  • P. McIntosh, Recreation Programmer - Seniors & Special Needs
  • J. Grossi, Legislative Coordinator
  • A. Walkom, Legislative Coordinator

The meeting was called to order at 10:31 AM.
Steve Foglia in the Chair. 

  • Moved by:Patricia Monteath
    Seconded by:Councillor Simon
    1. That the Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes of August 15, 2019 be received.



The Legislative Coordinator provided a presentation to the Accessibility Advisory Committee outlining the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan for the Town of Newmarket. He provided a summary of the document and asked for the Members to provide feedback before presenting the draft plan to Council.

The Members provided feedback to Staff on various sections and projects in the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

  • Moved by:Patricia Monteath
    Seconded by:Jeffrey Fabian
    1. That the Accessibility Advisory Committee endorse the draft Multi-Year Accessibility Plan, as amended.


The Legislative Coordinator provided an update on behalf of the Project Consultant, Facility Maintenance. She outlined the completed items from the Old Town Hall audit and items that are subject to future budget considerations.

The Members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee discussed the accessibility of the downtown area and asked for a meeting with the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Chair to identify potential improvements.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair provided the Members with an overview of the newly completed Upper Canada Mall Accessible Washroom and provided project details. 

The Members discussed retrofitting Town of Newmarket facilities with accessible components. 

The Members discussed accessible washrooms at various Town of Newmarket facilities and queried Staff regarding potential accessible improvements.

  • Moved by:Councillor Simon
    Seconded by:Patricia Monteath
    1. That the meeting be adjourned at 11:23 PM.