TOPS aCCESSIBILITY fEATURES
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) strives to make each and every one of its screenings accessible to every member of our community. Accessibility is an ongoing commitment and we work to have policies in place that create an accessible and safer screening environment. On this page you can find information about the accessibility features at each of our screenings. If you have any questions, or suggestions for further improvements to our accessibility features or communications, please email email@example.com.All short and feature films are open captioned. At this time, we cannot provide audio description for our films, ASL interpretation for opening remarks and announcements, or attendant care.
all tops screenings
All events are held outdoors and are free and open to the public (we solicit and welcome donations). All current TOPS venues offer well-lit entrances from street access, ensuring that audiences feel safe arriving and leaving our venues (though please remember that the parks become quiet shortly after the screenings conclude).
Patrons are asked to bring their own blankets and chairs, and all seating is first-come, first-served. All venues easily accommodate mobility devices and strollers.
Food and snacks are available for purchase at the TOPS tent and from partnered food vendors. Bottled water is not sold at any screening and all patrons are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles (parks have water fountains and/or refilling stations). Information on the types of food available from vendors can be found on each screening’s Facebook event in the weeks leading up to the screening.
All TOPS staff and volunteers are provided gender-inclusive training.
Christie Pits Film Festival
The screening location at Christie Pits Park is located a 2-minute walk west of Christie subway station.
In summer 2019, CPFF provides a free bike valet on Sunday evenings to attendees arriving by bicycle. The valet is operated and supervised by Cycle Toronto.
Screenings are held in the natural amphitheatre formed by the park’s perimeter. The screen is located at the bottom of the hill near the picnic shelter, and patrons are invited to set up their blankets on the grassy hill. At the top of the hill there is a flat gravel path and two lookouts with a concrete pad - these flat areas are well suited for folding chairs and mobility devices and afford a very good view.
Two gendered public washrooms are available behind the screen. These washrooms are wheelchair accessible via a steep paved path from the top of the hill.
There are trees on the east side of the screening location and at the top of the hill that can provide some shade.
There is a water bottle filling station near the splash park towards the washrooms.