1.3 What are public spaces?

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Public spaces are spaces that are intended for use by the general public. The Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces sets out design requirements for public spaces that are not covered by Ontario’s Building Code. This includes some sidewalks and other pedestrian walkways, parking lots, outdoor public use eating areas and play spaces. Design requirements are also included for Definition:recreational trails and beach access routes, as well as for some design elements associated with providing services to the public, such as service counters, fixed queuing guides and seating in waiting areas.


Illustrated Technical Guide to the Design of Public Spaces