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
  • Linda Jones (11:00 AM - 11:53 AM)
  • Patricia Monteath
  • Lawrence Raifman
  • Councillor Simon
Staff Present:
  • S. Marcoux, Project Consultant Facility Maintenance
  • N. Evans, Supervisor, Parks
  • T. Minichiello, Lead Hand, General Parks & Special Events
  • J. Grossi, Legislative Coordinator

The meeting was called to order at 10:34 PM.
Steve Foglia in the Chair.

  • Moved by:Lawrence Raifman
    Seconded by:Patricia Monteath
    1. That the Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes of September 19, 2019 be approved. 



Lead Hand, General Parks & Special Events and the Supervisor, Parks invited the Accessibility Advisory Committee to the Winter Maintenance Public Information Centre (PIC) on Tuesday November 26, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Staff from Customer Services, Parks, and Legislative Services will be in attendance to answer any questions and provide additional information.

Steve Foglia advised that the Chair of the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Directors met with himself, Jeff Fabian, Councillor Simon and Staff to perform a Main Street accessibility walk through. He outlined concerns with business entrances, automatic doors and accessible pathways through stores. 

The Members discussed various initiatives to promote the new accessible washroom at Upper Canada Mall including sending letters to community organizations, and posting on the Town's website.

The Members discussed the accessible parking downtown and the possibility of accessible van friendly signs being added to specific spots. 

  • Moved by:Patricia Monteath
    Seconded by:Jeffrey Fabian
    1. That the proposed 2020 meeting dates be approved.


Councillor Simon advised that a public information centre (PIC) was held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 regarding Stickwood Walker Farmhouse and accessible concerns were raised by members of the public. Steve Foglia advised that the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) provided comments to Staff and additional plans will be provided to the AAC for comment throughout the process. 

The Supervisor, Parks advised that the Town of Newmarket has purchased two mobi mats that will be available for use at various Town events throughout the year. These mats will allow more events to be accessible for the residents.

  • Moved by:Councillor Simon
    Seconded by:Patricia Monteath
    1. That the meeting be adjourned at 11:53 AM.

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