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Preparing Your West Montreal Business & Property Parking Lot for Ontario's New AODA Standards

The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) strives to make the province more accessible for people with disabilities. In 2025, it reaches the stage of implementation. That potentially means making changes and updates to your West Montreal parking lot, if it doesn’t currently meet AODA standards. If you’re preparing for your regular asphalt maintenance, now might be the perfect opportunity to redo your parking lot layout to ensure AODA compliance.

How Making Your West Montreal Parking Lot Accessible Benefits Your Business and the Community

Increasingly, businesses face the pressure to add accessible stalls to their parking lots. These parking spots, reserved for people with disabilities who also hold a permit to park there, help individuals with mobility challenges retain independence and access facilities around their cities.

Investing in an accessible parking lot makes your business attractive while also supporting your local community. It entices people who need additional accommodations to visit your location.

AODA Defined: What You Need to Know

The AODA outlines certain accessibility standards to help people with disabilities access public businesses and services. Organizations or businesses with at least one Ontarian employee must comply with these standards by 2025.

Parking lot layouts and accessible on-street parking regulations fall under the Design of Public Spaces Standards. These include:

  1. Types of Accessible Parking Spaces
  2. Access Aisles
  3. Signage
  4. Quantity of Parking Spaces
  5. Parking Lot Maintenance

These detailed requirements ensure accessible parking spaces are practical and truly usable for people with disabilities.

Developing an AODA-Compliant Parking Lot

To ensure AODA compliance, your West Montreal parking lot has to meet certain standards to allow people with mobility-related disabilities to access your business safely. This means some parking stalls will require additional space to accommodate wheelchairs and other large mobility aids.

The exact number of accessible parking spaces you’ll need depends on the size of your parking lot. Partnering with the pros at EverLine Coatings helps ensure you get the right amount the first time.

There are two types of parking spaces you need to have:

  • Type A: Allow for the use of larger mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and scooters. They’re wider and marked as van accessible. Typically, there is also an access aisle with diagonal stripes in the space surrounding the Type A stall to designate a no-parking area. This allows for the use of the space to transfer in and out of mobility aids without worrying about being too close to another car. The aisle can be shared between two parking spaces.
  • Type B: These retain a standard size but are typically closer to the business’ entry point. They’re suitable for people using smaller mobility aids, such as canes and crutches.

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