New wheelchair elevator installed at Artspace

Artspace has installed a new elevator-style wheelchair lift in its Exchange District heritage building. The new lift, located at the King and Bannaytne entrance,  is a much needed improvement over the existing rail-lift at the Arthur and Bannatyne doors.

“The new elevator-style lift is significantly more robust and user friendly than the rail-style lift that has been in place for years at Artspace,” says Randy Joynt, executive director of Artspace.  The $140,000 project was funded through the Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program, the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation and Artspace Inc. “Though heritage buildings present unique accessibility challenges, these challenges are surmountable with the right combination of will and investment.”

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