Ramps make downtown Kincardine more accessible


A total of nine downtown Kincardine businesses are now more accessible after receiving ramps through the Community Ramp Project.

The project by the Stop Gap Foundation was adopted by the Kincardine Accessibility Advisory Committee, which worked with the Kincardine BIA to encourage businesses to sign up. There were 21 businesses in Kincardine with small single steps in front of their establishments who qualified to receive the ramps, which were built by students at Kincardine and District Secondary School.

Each business owner will display an “Access Ramp Available Upon Request” sign and individuals can arrange for the ramp to be put out in advance of their visit, their companion can enter the business and request the ramp or the signage will have the phone number for the business that they can call.

Businesses that now have ramps include NA Engineering Associates Inc., Finchers, Dairy Queen, Becker Shoes, Hawgs Breath Saloon & Deli, New Season's Restaurant, Coldwell Banker The Property Shoppe, Gemini Jewellers and Queen Street Business Centre.