LUKE ANDERSON’S ‘BETTER IDEA’ MAKES TORONTO MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THOUSANDS

ramps1It’s a simple idea: build colourful temporary wheelchair ramps for neighbourhood shops, put a StopGap sign in the window indicating that a ramp is onsite – and going to the store has suddenly become easier.  More and more of them are beginning to appear around town.  <ABOVE – Michael Hopkins, Logan Anderson, Laura Norvak, Luke Anderson>

ramps4The ramps are made of lightweight plywood with a nonslip finish, custom constructed to fit doorways, painted red, yellow, green, blue, white or black, StopGap window sign included.  Many of the materials have been donated, and the builders are volunteers.

ramps2-1  Business has noticeably increased in shops equipped with these ramps.  People can now get into them.  For details – http://www.stopgap.ca OR lukewanders@gmail.com

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