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Accessibility rating 4.5 out of 5

Richmond City Hall

6911 No. 3 Road,
Richmond, B.C. V6Y 2C1
Phone 604 276 4000

At a glance...

  • Accessible Parking
    • Two spacious spots in parking area immediately north of City Hall with no time limits
    • Close proximity to front doors
    • Clear signage
  • Accessible Entrance
    • Each entrance has a button-activated power swing doors
  • Accessible Washrooms
    • Spacious stalls, one-hand operated locks
    • Raised toilet seats, grab bars, emergency button
    • Wheel-under sinks, levered handles, reachable soap dispenser
    • Lowered towel and blow hand-dryer accessories
    • Braille and tactile (letter and symbol) signage clearly marked with strong colour contrast
    • Strong colour contrast between walls, floors and accessories
  • Accessible Sidewalks and Pathways
    • Smooth, level concete surfaces
    • Ramps with easily negotiated inclines, hand-railings and resting levels
  • Elevators
    • Braille, tactile internally illuminated signage
    • Visual floor number indicator
  • Accessible Dining
    • Tables sit high and have non-obtrusive stands underneath
    • Menu is white chalk on large black board
    • Beveridges, condiments, utensil are reachable from wheelchair

Our take

Richmond City Hall is located in the heart of Richmondís business and retail district at No. 3 Rd and Granville and is on an accessible bus route. Receiver of the Governor Generalís Award in 2002 for its magnificent architectural design, Richmondís City Hall is not only a spectacular building, but also, home to a variety of eye-catching landscape features.

Tucked in among towering heritage trees, the property includes a water garden with an island, symbolizing Richmondís island nature; a variety of both native and non-native plant species, representing the abstracted landscape types of the island; and a paved courtyard that includes a wheelchair accessible concrete stage, designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, ceremonies and informal uses. The yard is also home to a variety of art pieces, which also aim to reflect Richmond both physically and culturally. Exceptionally designed to create an enhanced park-like pedestrian environment that connects people to City Hall, the grounds and the building itself are extremely disability friendly and accessible.