Touring and recording artist Tim Moxam is coordinating a program that partners musicians who possess a skilled trade with Toronto's StopGap Foundation. StopGap is a Canadian charity, raising awareness about the importance of accessibility, inclusion, and a barrier-free society. StopGap’s exciting awareness raising work is creating an impact in communities all across the country. Through their Community Ramp Project, businesses with single stepped entryways receive a custom built access ramp, drawing attention to the issue of accessibility, while at the same time creating an entryway that everyone can access.
In collaboration with some of Ontario's finest songwriters-builders-crafters, including Broken Social Scene's Jason Collett, a series of special edition StopGap ramps will be built; pre-ordered and spec'd to accommodate the needs of a non-accessible venue, cafe, record store or other musical/cultural community hub in need somewhere in Canada. During their next tour, participating artists will transport these completed ramps to their respective venues, to be presented on site.
We are asking for your participation in this initiative, which would contribute to a story that is unfolding on a National scale. Our aim is to extend StopGap's reach and bring accessibility to communities all across the country.