Accessibility Services at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival

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The TD Halifax Jazz Festival wants to work with you to ensure the best festival experience possible!
We have outlined our venues accessibility details below with links to downloadable content for e-readers.
If you have any questions or concerns in advance of your outing to the festival, please contact accessibility@halifaxjazzfestival.ca

Janet Murray (pictured left) would like to share with you, her experience at our Waterfront Stage. She was happy and impressed that our volunteers picked her out of the line, brought her through the VIP entranced, escorted her to the platform and then later provided her a warm blanket when it cooled off. She was very impressed, and later she felt very "taken care of".

We're thrilled to hear positive experiences like these, and welcome any and all feedback to help us ensure everyone can enjoy the festival and feel comfortable planning their outing. 


General
Patrons who purchase a ticket and require an attendant will be able to request a complimentary ticket. Please contact the box office for further details accessibility@halifaxjazzfestival.ca


At The Waterfront Stage
The Waterfront Stage is wheelchair accessible, including washrooms, cable mats, a viewing platform, and the site will be audited by a wheelchair user and accessibility advisor.
If you will be attending the event with mobility issues please contact accessibility@halifaxjazzfestival.ca and we will work with you to plan your outing.
For evening shows please arrange to arrive at the venue at 7pm to allow adequate time to make you comfortable. Please arrive through the VIP entrance on Lower Water St. and identify yourself as an accessibility patron.

Accessibility Services Tent
Located on on the Waterfront Stage site next to the box office. 

Large Print Schedules
Large print daily schedules are available upon request at our Accessibility Services Tent located at the main stage site.

Accessible Washrooms
Accessible and un-gendered washrooms are located on both sides of the Waterfront Stage site. 

Accessible Seating
There are two optional fixed areas of seating:
Bleachers:  Bottom rows are identified as Priority seating for people with mobility issues, the elderly and those who require to be seated.
Wheelchair platform: Located next to the soundboard. This is an optional location to view of the stage.
If at anytime you cannot locate a seat or suitable viewing area, please check in with our staff at Accessibility Services located next to the box office and they will be happy to assist you.


All Official Venue Accessibility Details

Click here to download a printable and e-reader friendly document of all HJF venue accessibility information.

An interactive and printable map can be found by clicking here.

Waterfront Stage Lower Water St. at Salter St.
Washrooms: Yes, un-gendered, wheelchair accessible
Number Of Doors: 0
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, wheelchair viewing platform, cable ramps, low hand-wash station, and site has been audited by a wheelchair user.
Parking: Street parking, and paid lots nearby.
Pick up/drop off point: outside main entrance on Lower Water St. heading north (one way)

The Carleton 1685 Argyle Street
Washrooms: Yes, M/F
Number Of Doors: 1
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Parking: Street parking
Pick up/drop off point: outside front door on Argyle st. heading south (one way)

St Matthews United Church 1479 Barrington St.
Washrooms: Yes, M/F
Number Of Doors: 1 external
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Parking: Street parking
Pick up/drop off point: outside front door on Barrington st heading north

1313 Hollis 1313 Hollis St.
Washrooms: Yes - M/F
Number Of Doors: 1
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, we provide a ramp into the side entrance.
Parking: Street parking
Drop off points: Pick up/drop off point outside front door on Hollis st. heading south (one way)

Art Bar +Projects 1891 Granville St
Washrooms: Yes, un-gendered
Number Of Doors: 1 external
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes - however cobblestone in the square and small bathroom stalls may pose difficulties.
Parking: Street parking
Pick up/drop off point: Drive into the Granville square courtyard from the Duke street side for door-to-door pick up/drop off. 

Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Rd.
Washrooms: Yes M/F, non-gendered, wheelchair accessible
Number Of Doors: 8 external, 3 to venue room
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Parking: Paid underground parking, and street parking
Pick up/drop off point: outside doors on Spring Garden rd heading east, and Queen st. heading north

North Memorial Library 2285 Gottingen St.
Washrooms: Yes M/F, non-gendered, wheelchair accessible
Number Of Doors: 2 external, 1 to venue room
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Parking: Street parking
Pick up/drop off point: Outside front door on Gottingen st. heading north

Tall Ship Silva
Washrooms: Yes M/F, down 1 flight of stairs
Number Of Doors: 1
Wheelchair Accessible: No, unfortunately the boarding ramp is too narrow for wheelchair users to safely board the ship.
Parking: Street parking, and parking lots throughout the waterfront.
Pick up/drop off point: In the Museum of the Atlantic parking lot.

World Peace Pavilion (outdoor concert)
Washrooms: Yes, M/F, wheelchair accessible located in the Alderney Ferry terminal
Number Of Doors: 0
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, there are paved paths from parking lots and sidewalks to the pavilion
Parking: Alderney gate parking lot, and street parking
Drop off points: Pick up/drop off point located in the Alderney Gate Parking lot

Hydrostone Park (outdoor concert)
Washrooms: No public washrooms nearby, only local business-owned spaces.
Number Of Doors: 0
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, there is a paved sidewalk surrounding the stage
Parking: Street parking
Pick/up drop off: On Kaye street heading east, and Young St. heading west, wherever parking and space allows.