OPEN SPACE ARTS SOCIETY
Open Space is located downtown at 510 Fort Street on the 2nd floor, between Koto Sushi and Little Jumbo restaurants. The gallery is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs. There is one step outside to reach the gallery doors. The stairwell is 5 feet wide and has two large landings (approx 5ft x 5ft). The stairs are carpeted and there are white-painted wooden handrails on either side.
The gallery has two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. There is a slight slope to enter the hallway with the bathrooms from the main gallery. The soap in the bathroom is scent-free and we ask that folks visiting the gallery are mindful of scent sensitivities and work to reduce their scents.
There will be water and light snacks available at all events. A quiet reading room will be set up in the nook under the mezzanine with a couch, coffee table, books, and zines. Folks are invited to read the material or go there for some quiet.
Staff and volunteers will be oriented to support attendees. They will be visible by a marker of some sorts (TBC).
The gallery is right across from the #15 bus stop at Fort and Langley. The 1, 2, 4, 7, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 44, 47, 48, 50, 61, 65, 66, 70, 71, 72, 75, 99 can be accessed two blocks up Fort on Douglas Street. At Fort and Douglas, the 3, 6, 11, 14, 15, 22.
There is street parking in front of the gallery at the bottom of Fort ($3 hourly rate, max 90 minute stay, free evenings after 6pm and Sundays). The nearest lot is at the corner of Fort and Langley St. ($3.50/hour, $18.50/day til 6pm, $10 from 6pm to 6am). The nearest parkade is the Bastion Square Parkade at Langley and Yates (Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. first hour free, second and third hour is $2 per hour, fourth hour and up is $3 per hour. Vehicle day rate $17.50. The parkade is free evenings after 6pm and Sundays.)
There is a two-way bike lane directly in front of the gallery on Fort St, with bike racks nearby.
If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to accessibility, please contact office [at] openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.