Award of Merit for Barrier-Free Design

This award was established in 1993 to promote public awareness of the importance of barrier-free design, and to recognize excellence in accessibility design. It is presented annually to the owner(s) of a building or facility that has been designed or renovated with special regard to accessibility for persons with a disability.

Download this award’s nomination form in Award of Merit for Barrier Free Design nomination form (PDF)English / Visitez son site Web pour le Prix de L'Aménagement pour Accès Facile - S'ouvre dans un navigateur nouvelle (PDF)French​​ ​

Eligibility Criteria

Structures that qualify for this award include:

  • New public or private buildings or facilities, the design of which incorporate barrier-free accessibility;
  • Existing buildings or facilities that have been re-designed or renovated to incorporate barrier-free accessibility.

Past Award Winners

2016 - City of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
2015 - Participation Lodge, Holland Centre, Ontario
2014 - Participation Lodge, Owen Sound, Ontario
2013 - Milton Centre for the Arts, Milton, Ontario and Luke Anderson, Toronto, Ontario
 - City of Burlington, Burlington, Ontario
2011 - City of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
2010 - Dominique Tonetti, Kazabazua, Quebec​

Contact Us

Awards Selection Committee
c/o Executive Assistant
March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON  M4H 1A4
Tel: 416-425-3463
Toll-free: 1-800-263-3463
Fax: 416-425-1802


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