I came across this post today and realized that there are so many people in the world selflessly caring for loved ones with disabilities. I am sure it get expensive. I found this great post on Smartcanucks, by one of the members Koolaid. She took the time to list all the discounts for caregivers of the disabled.
The Access 2 Entertainment Card:
This card allows you free entrance for the caregiver of a person with special needs to a number of different cultural venues across Canada.
The application is available here Access 2 entertainment card. The card is accepted across Canada, however it needs to be renewed every 5 years.
The Access 2 Entertainment Card is accepted at the following cultural venues across Canada.
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
National Geographic IMAX Theatre
Western Development Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
Chatham Capitol Theatre
Harbour Front Centre
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre
Metro Toronto Zoo *the Toronto Zoo also has a 50% for individuals with special needs.
National Film Board
Ontario Science Centre
Royal Ontario Museum
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Ottawa Fat Cats
Museum of Industry
The Access 2 Entertainment card is currently accepted at the following Canadian theaters:
Cineplex Odeon Cinemas
Cinema City Cinemas
Famous Players Cinemas
Les Cinémas Fortune
Magic Lantern Cinemas
Scotiabank Theatre Cinemas
Other places not really advertized
Fantasy Fair Toronto: Mention the disability and get a discounted ticket.
Marineland (Niagara Falls): (As per their website) Special view areas are provided for guests with disabilities at the King Waldorf® Stadium, Aquarium Dome, Friendship Cove® and Arctic CoveTM. Please inquire with Marineland team members at these locations. We regret that the lower level of the Aquarium building cannot be made accessible. Most rides are accessible depending on the capabilities of individual guests. Access is often best accommodated through the exits of our rides. Guests with disabilities must be able to support themselves in a sitting position in order to ride and must meet all height requirements. Please inquire with ride attendants. Marineland team members will provide assistance; however, they are not permitted to lift guests with disabilities. A companion is welcome to accompany a guest with disabilities for the purpose of providing assistance. *If you require further information or assistance, please stop by Guests Services
Canadian National Exhibition (Toronto): A caregiver gets in free to assist with the person with the disability
Your Local Community Centre: This is unadvertised, however most centres allow an accompanying caregiver free entrance to public swimming/skating areas
Canada's Wonderland: reduced rate for disability and once in gate, you have to check in at Service desk to gain access pass for person with disability. This means you have reduced wait times to most rides and enter at EXIT doors onto the rides when staff permit you to
Via Rail: offers reduced travel rates
Geneva Centre for Autism (Toronto): free viewings of current movies
Kerry's Place: Sign up for emails or register directly through your local office. Not only do they provide support they have events at reduced prices
Ontario Provincial Parks: If you have a CNIB card or wheelchair parking pass, you can get reduced fee's at Ontario's prov parks for camping
Bowmanville Zoo: free caregiver admittance with the purchase of admission for a person of special needs
Thanks so much to Koolaid for taking the time to share this with everyone!!!
Miss Savings Girl!