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Toronto to Hamilton and Back: Contemporary Art Bus Tour

October 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in conjunction with Art Gallery of Burlington, Hamilton Artists Inc. and Tangled Art + Disability offer you a free bus tour of their fall exhibitions.

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION: This tour is aimed at adults, ages 18 and over.

FOOD: You may wish to bring snacks and a water bottle with you for the tour, as this is not a catered event. 

MASKING: This is a mask-mandatory event. Please bring your own mask to wear on the bus. Free disposable masks are available at some locations on the tour, such as at Tangled Art + Disability, WAHC and AGB, where masks are free at the front door for those that need them.

CARE ATTENDANT: One care attendant will be present on the tour to assist registered guests with their accessibility needs.

SUPPORT ANIMAL: If you require the presence of a support animal on tour, please indicate this on the ticket check-out.

BUSSING: Two buses will be provided by Attridge Transportation. One bus is a 46 passenger full size school bus. The second bus is a mini bus that will fit 3 wheelchairs and 4 walk on passengers. Download access descriptions including photographs of both buses here


11:00 AM  Tangled Art + Disability, 401 Richmond Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

11:30 AM Embark bus at Tangled Disability Centre, 401 Richmond Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

12 PM-1 PM In transit from Toronto to Hamilton

1 PM - 1:45 PM - Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

2 PM - 2:45 PM- Workers Art & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton, ON L8L 1B5

3:30 - 4:15 PM - Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM In transit from Hamilton to Toronto

5:30 PM - Disembark at Tangled Disability Centre, 401 Richmond Toronto, ON M5V 3A8


FIRST STOP: Tangled Art + Disability 

What’s On: The Scales That Fall From Our Eyes by Olivia Brouwer

Accessibility: Tangled Art Gallery is dedicated to accessibility and disability culture. We do our best to make our digital and physical spaces barrier free, accessible, and welcoming to all. For this event, attendant care will be available but we regret we will not be able to have ASL interpreters. Automated captioning can be arranged during the tour, if requested.

Physical Accessibility: The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Our front door is automatic and the width is 60 inches. There are no steps to get into the gallery. 401 Richmond is wheelchair accessible. Entering from the North East (Richmond) side, there is a ramp inside the building, and Tangled can be reached by elevator. Entering from the North West side (closer to Spadina but still on Richmond) there is an outdoor ramp leading to an automatic door. The outdoor ramp is not in the best shape; we suggest using the indoor ramp. For more specific instructions on where to find Tangled in the building, access our Visit Us page. 

For more information on the physical accessibility of the entrances, access our Access Guide. There is seating in the gallery, we have a couch, and you can also ask for floor cushions and chairs with backs and armrests.

Bathrooms: There are partially accessible bathrooms on the same floor as Tangled. There is one washroom that is an all gender, single stall washroom, large enough to accommodate mobility devices, has grab bars, a power button and a wheelchair accessible sink. Please note it does not have an emergency pull string. 

Scent Free Space: Tangled aims to create a scent free environment. We ask visitors to not wear scented products when visiting the gallery. If you’d like to learn more about being scent-free, Aislinn Thomas has created the resource Fragrance Free at the RMG and Tangled Art + Disability. You can download it on our accessibility page, here: https://tangledarts.org/accessibility/

Access Contact: Sean Lee, sean@tangledarts.org, 647.725.5064

SECOND STOP: Hamilton Artists Inc. 

What's On: Wormshop by Birdie Gerhl, Curated by Abedar Kamgari

Accessibility: Please see our accessibility page on our website for full details.

Physical Accessibility: The Inc. facility is wheelchair accessible. The front entrance and the courtyard are equipped with automatic doors. Upon entering the building, there is a ramp to the left of the front door. Our accessibly page has photographs and more details about our space.

Bathrooms: The Inc. has two accessible, all-gender washrooms. The washrooms have automatic door buttons. Both washrooms are equipped with hand rails, needle/sharp disposal containers, and take-what-you-need tampons, pads, and condoms. A baby change table is available in one of the washrooms.

Access Contact: Sanaa Humayun, programming@theinc.ca, 905.529.3355

THIRD STOP: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

What's On: The People's Cathedral by Tabitha Arnold

Accessibility: WAHC makes a consistent effort to make our exhibitions, exhibition materials and physical spaces barrier free, accessible, and welcoming to all.

Physical Accessibility: WAHC is physically accessible for those who use mobility aids. Our main entrance is our east-side door with a ramp and automatic door opener. All three building floors are accessible via the elevator. If you have accessibility needs, please speak to a member of staff. You can also access more detailed accessibility info on our website, https://wahc-museum.ca/accessibility/

Bathrooms: Two gender neutral bathrooms are located in the basement of our building. Each of these multi-stall washrooms has a power button to open the main door. One stall inside each washroom can accommodate mobility devices and is equipped with grab bars. Please note it does not have an emergency pull string.

We have bench seats in our Main Gallery and Community Gallery spaces, as well a bean bag chair in our Family Zone.

Access Contact: Sylvia Nickerson, sylvia@wahc-museum.ca, 905.522.3003 Extension 29

FOURTH STOP: Art Gallery of Burlington

What's On: The Weight of Clay and Chiedza Pasipanodya: Ndafunga Dande (Thoughts of Home) 

Accessibility: For a document containing photographs that describe the physical accessibility of our space, click here.

Physical Accessibility: The Art Gallery of Burlington is wheelchair accessible. Our front door is automatic and the width is 48 inches. There are no steps to get into the gallery. There is seating in the gallery, lobby and outdoor courtyard accessible via an automatic push button. Seating includes wooden benches and patio chairs. 

Bathrooms: There is an all gender, single stall washroom that is large enough to accommodate mobility devices, has grab bars, and a wheelchair accessible sink.

Access Contact: Annie Webber, annie@agb.life, 905.632.7796 Extension 312

END OF TOUR: Return to Tangled Art + Disability to disembark.


WAHC wishes to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Hamilton, the Province of Ontario, CUPE National, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts and OSSTF for their support of our exhibitions and ancillary programs.

For more information, please contact Sylvia Nickerson, Programming and Exhibitions Specialist, at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or sylvia@wahc-museum.ca

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Click here