Accessibility Statement: Caring for Each Other

2024 marks our first year offering a hybrid festival: “Visions of Care and Collaboration” will be presented through both in person and virtual screenings. While not every film program is offered in person, all of our film programs will be streamed live during our festival weekend and remain online for viewing on our website. We are looking forward to seeing our communities again face to face, but we’re also mindful that a hybrid festival poses a not insignificant number of challenges to a small organization like TQFF as we try to grow and deepen our commitments to accessible festival presentations.

We are also firm in our belief that refusing to participate in masking and other acts of care during a pandemic will continue to exacerbate socio-economic and health inequalities. As part of our commitment to providing a low risk space during our in person gatherings, and in recognition of the fact that COVID-19 is a serious and disabling health concern, we are requiring that all attendees wear respirators in festival spaces. We are also offering free PPE to all attendees and COVID care kits to those requesting them. We are adopting a symptom free policy for the duration of our festival and we ask that any guest experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or cold symptoms refrain from visiting the festival venue.

This year a mix of our symposium events and festival programming will be offered as ASL interpreted. We also continue to offer open captioning on all our film programs. And our festival tickets continue to be pay what you can, and no person will be turned away for lack of funds.

We are experimenting this year with a number of new access offerings, including our care kits, robust PPE, and active listening services during select programs. We recognize that what we have achieved toward accessibility thus far must be re-imagined in the context of embracing robust pandemic protection measures. And we convene this year under the banner of “care and collaboration” in recognition of the fact that, in the absence of collective care, there will be increasing friction among competing access needs in any gathering, especially as organizations continue to grapple with the retreat of public health guidance, the elimination of supplementary funds to offset COVID precautions, and the relegation of care to individuals and families during an ongoing health crisis.

We continue to be disappointed by the lack of public funding available to organizations wishing to implement robust and inclusive accessibility practices for their audiences. Part of our commitment to operating without corporate sponsorship stems from our belief that accessible community gatherings should not be subject to a profit imperative.

We feel it is important to underscore that disability justice cannot be accomplished when funding for accessibility is subject to a medicalized or rights based model in which the accommodation of disabled, neurodivergent, mad, chronically ill, Deaf, and Blind people so often serves as evidence of institutional benevolence. As we witness a genocide in Palestine and the abandonment of disabled and vulnerable people by Western democracies, it is more important than ever to be mindful of the ways in which the inclusion of some queer and disabled people in Western cultural institutions can serve as a liberal rationale or foil for the debilitation of others in imperialist and colonial projects. We are hopeful that our programming will offer space to discuss all this and more. We encourage attendees to complete our post festival survey to help us continue to evolve and grow our access measures.

To request a care kit or for questions about our access measures please email

Access Guide

To download our access guide with both venue info and accessibility services as an accessible PDF click here.

ASL interpretation will be available at select symposium programs and during our opening in-person screening on Friday evening.

12pm-2pm Queer Activism from Egypt to Canada
2:30-4pm Access Riders: Your Disabled Terms and Conditions
5:00-6:30pm Care and Communion between Pandemics
7:00-8:30pm Authentic Representation of Deaf Queers in Films

8:30- 10:30 Sailor Moon Screening and Q&A with Filmmakers

7:00-9:00 pm Disability Justice with Sarah Jama

11-12:30 Trauma Informed Storytelling
1:00-2:45 Fight Aids not Arabs

Active Listeners, trained peer-to-peer counselors, will be available virtually during our keynotes on Saturday and Sunday and during our “Queer Activism from Egypt to Canada” symposium event.

To access the active listeners, please point your web browser to our open zoom call.

Quiet Space is available in the Southern Cross room at the Tranzac for those wishing to access the active listeners during in person events.

Gender Neutral Washrooms are available at the Tranzac. While each washroom has an accessible stall, please note that the entrance to each washroom is only 30 inches wide.

PPE is available on demand at the box office at the main entrance to the Tranzac.

Continual Air Filtration we will continually filter the air in the festival screening room.

Parking is available next to the Tranzac. Two other parking lots nearby are located at 365 Lippincott St and on Spadina Rd next to Spadina station.

Parking next to Tranzac
Parking fee of $2.25 every 30 minutes
One accessible parking spot at the end of the parking row

365 Lippincott St
Parking fee of $2.50 every 30 minutes
Additional fee of $1.00 per hour if charging an electric vehicle
Two accessible parking spots

Spadina Road next to Spadina Station
Parking fee of $2.25 every 30 minutes
One accessible parking spot

Accessible Parking Measurements
Approximately 10 feet by 16 feet with an additional 5 foot margin

Transit the Tranzac is located at 292 Brunswick Ave. The closest accessible subway station is Bathurst station.

Accessible Seating is available. Please email with your request.

Scent Free Policy we ask that our in person audiences refrain from wearing and using scents in the festival space.