Accessibility

About the Building

Please note that Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal is not located in a fully accessible building. Our space is located above street level and is only accessible via a flight of stairs (ten steps). Kéroul conducted an accessibility audit of our space in 2019. You may find additional information, including photographs of our space, on Keroul’s profile of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal’s here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at accessibility@playwrights.ca if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to assist you in entering the building. 

The building is equipped with a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. All doorways and corridors in the building are wide enough to accommodate most visitors using assistive devices.

About Our Studio and Office Space

PWM’s space is located in studio 103 of the building. Although there are steps to reach this floor, once you arrive at the studio there are no more steps. We are striving to make the space accessible for as many people as possible, which is why we have also incorporated the following accommodations:

  • Dimmable overhead lighting in our shared office space and studio
  • Height-adjustable desks in our common working space
  • A calm room / quiet space is available for guests to use, including at in-person public events.

Group of 5 Project

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal has plans to move into a new facility that will be wheelchair accessible. It is projected that by 2023 the Group of 5 would be in the building in a transitory phase and by 2027, the building would be complete.

Assistive Devices

Seating accommodations can be made for visitors using assistive devices (canes, walkers, wheelchairs etc.) during events.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal. During events, seating accommodations can be made for visitors accompanied by service animals.

Getting there by bus or metro

There are bus stops near Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal for the following bus routes: 55, 363, 93, 95. The closest metro stations are Metro de Castelnau (not wheelchair accessible) and Metro Jean-Talon (wheelchair accessible). 

We invite you to consult these video tours for more information on how to get to Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal and navigate once inside the building:

Getting to PWM from the bus stop on Jean Talon and Clark

Getting to PWM from De Castelnau Metro

Getting to PWM from the main entrance + office tour

Going to the bathroom from PWM’s office space

Parking

Please note that there is no dedicated parking area for our visitors and at times it may be difficult to find nearby parking. However, there is paid street parking available a block away from us on Jean-Talon. There is also free parking available directly in front of our building Monday-Saturday after 7 p.m. and all day on Sunday. Please contact us ahead of time if you have questions about parking availability on a given day.

Feedback and Commitment to Improvement

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal is committed to improving the accessibility of our space and of our services. In the 2020-21 season, we consulted with Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant Clary Chambers, and with artists in the community to gather feedback, insights and suggestions on how to improve our physical, cultural and digital accessibility. We are thankful for any and all feedback.

Email accessibility@playwrights.ca or call us at 514-848-3685