Accessing Frost Bites Venues

Detailed information about the venues and sites involved in Frost Bites 2023.

Frost Bites takes place at Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre, Theatre Aquarius Arts Centre, and the HSR routes between them. Click on the venues below for details about their location, how to get there, and on-site accessibility.

If you have any questions, please contact boxoffice@hftco.ca.

Learn more about HFTco’s accessibility policies at hftco.ca/accessibility.

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre

BERNIE MORELLI RECREATION CENTRE

Address: 876 Cannon St E, Hamilton ON, L8L 0C6

Accessibility Notes: parking; free Wi-Fi; automatic doors; service counter; accessible washroom; hearing Loop; height adjustable change tables; elevator; hoyer lift

Website: https://www.hamilton.ca/things-do/recreation/locations/recreation-centres-indoor-pools (scroll down to Bernie Morelli)

Theatre Aquarius Arts Centre

THEATRE AQUARIUS ARTS CENTRE

Address: 191 King William St, Hamilton ON, L8R 1A7 (across from Theatre Aquarius)

Accessibility Notes: 2 steps into the lobby area, wheelchair ramp available to enter/exit the building; wheelchair accessible seating; partially wheelchair accessible washroom; gender neutral washroom; no changing table available

Website: https://theatreaquarius.org/

HSR GUIDED TOUR ROUTES

HSR GUIDED TOUR ROUTES

Departing Theatre Aquarius Arts Centre: meet at Theatre Aquarius Arts Centre Box Office; bus departure stop: Wilson at Cathcart, Route 03

Departing Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre: meet at Bernie Morelli Rec Centre; bus departure stop: King at Melrose, Route 01

Accessibility Notes: Audience members must RESERVE a spot for a guided tour by contacting the Box Office. Audience members who participate in the guided tour will be required to walk and travel between venues and bus stops within downtown Hamilton. Tour groups will meet at the designated Box Office location to check in, travel as a group to the bus stop, board the HSR and listen to the audio show, then exit at the bus stop at the next venue. Audience members must be prepared to pay standard HSR fares upon boarding the bus to participate in the tour. The ticket price has been adjusted to accommodate for the additional HSR fare. Audience members must download the audio file in advance of the tour and be prepared with a listening device (e.g. cell phone) and earphones.

From the HSR: All buses in Hamilton have Accessible Low Floors (ramps) and the International Symbol for Accessibility appears on the front and side of the bus. Accessible Low Floor buses have ramps that provide level entry and exit with no steps. These floors make it easier for everyone, especially for people in wheelchairs, scooters and walkers to get on and off the bus. HSR buses can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters within the standard size of 30” wide by 48” in length which complies with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Website: https://www.hamilton.ca/home-neighbourhood/hsr-transit/riding-hsr/using-hsr