The Municipality of Kincardine is working to remove barriers to accessibility and create an inclusive community.

We offer the entire community and visiting public the opportunity to fully experience many of our beaches, parks, washrooms and businesses.

Mobi-Mat

These mats are a walkway across the sand allowing for easy access to the water's edge. They enhance mobility for people with wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and other mobility devices. They also assist with people who have difficulty walking on the uneven sand.

Each year the mat is installed the last week of June and removed the week after labour day.

The mats were purchased with generous donations from Bruce Power and the Kincardine Rotary Club in partnership with the Kincardine Agricultural Society and the Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

Beach Wheelchair

This special wheelchair can maneuver on the sand and is fully submersible in the water.

You can reserve it for free through the Kincardine Tourism Office.

The Rotary Club of Kincardine donated the beach wheelchair to the community.

Wheelchair Accessible Picnic Tables and Washrooms

There is a wide selection of parks and facilities that are wheelchair accessible and have accessible picnic tables.

View a GPS map of Public Washrooms.

Community Ramp Project

You can access a free deployable ramp at various businesses throughout the Municipality. Each business owner displays an “Access Ramp Available Upon Request” sign with a contact number.

Access a Ramp

You can access a ramp in two different ways.

  • Call to ask for the ramp to be put out;
  • A companion can enter the business and ask for the ramp to be put out.

The ramps can be found at

  • NA Engineering Associates Inc.
  • Finchers Ltd.
  • Dairy Queen
  • Becker Shoes
  • Hawgs Breath Saloon and Deli
  • New Season's Restaurant
  • Coldwell Banker The Property Shoppe
  • Gemini Jewellers
  • Queen Street Business Centre
  • West Shore Clothing

The Community Ramp Project was developed by the StopGap Foundation. This allows communities to supply free deployable entry ramps to businesses with single stepped storefronts which prevent access to many people.

The Municipality's Accessibility Advisory Committee worked with the Kincardine BIA and Kincardine District Secondary School to make the ramps and get the word out.

Apply for a ramp

For more information on getting a ramp for your business review our StopGap Ramp Policy and complete the application form.

 

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