1.6 Is compliance required for all elements within a project?

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Once it is determined that a project must comply with the Standard, the elements of compliance vary based on the classification of the Definition:obligated organization. Refer to Section 1.2 of the Guide for criteria on how the Regulation categorizes organizations. The following table identifies the primary elements of the Standard, as well as those that apply to the various categories of organizations.

Table 1.6 Applications of the Requirements of the Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces
Design Elements of the Accessibility Standards for the Design of Public Spaces Government of Ontario and Legislative Assembly Designated Public Sector Organizations Private/Non-Profit Sector Organizations
Large Small
Exterior Paths of Travel Yes Yes Yes N/A
Recreational Trails Yes Yes Yes Yes
Beach Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outdoor Public Eating Areas Yes Yes Yes N/A
Outdoor Play Spaces Yes Yes Yes N/A
Accessible Off-Street Parking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessible On-Street Parking N/A Yes [see note 1] N/A N/A
Obtaining Service in Public Spaces Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maintaining Public Spaces Yes Yes Yes N/A
Note that designated public sector organizations are defined differently for accessible on-street parking. Refer to Section/Table 1.2 for details. [Return to footnote reference 1]


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