Accessibility

LOCATION

Eastern Edge Gallery is located at 72 Harbour Drive (see map) in downtown St. John’s, NL. We respectfully acknowledge that the land in which we are occupying is on the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and that the island of Newfoundland is the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We would also like to recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador.

EASTERN EDGE MANDATE

Hours: 12-5PM Wednesday-Saturday + special events

If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (709) 739-1882 or email (gallery@easternedge.ca).

PHYSICAL SPACE

Eastern Edge Gallery is committed to creating a space that is as physically accessible as possible to all of our patrons and members of the arts community. No entrances leading to the gallery have buttons to press to automatically open the doors and all require someone to physically (manually) open them. There is a ramp in the front of the building leading from the outside parking lot through a set of glass double doors (width of 71 inches). They lead into the main hallway of the building, where you will find the purple double doors (width of 64 inches) leading to Eastern Edge Gallery on your immediate right. The bathroom is just to the left of the hallway (width of 39 inches) down a slight ramp, and the doorways to the bathroom is 30 inches wide. The bathroom is a small space, approximately 6 feet by 5 feet – even less so with the toilet, sink, and swinging door taken into account).

LANGUAGE BARRIERS

Eastern Edge Gallery staff members speak and write fluently in English language, with limited staff having moderate French-speaking skills.

YOUTH

Eastern Edge Gallery is a welcoming space for children of all ages.  It is the responsibility of the parent of guardian of the child to ensure that the current programming or event is appropriate for their child.

ALCOHOL

Eastern Edge does have programming that is dry and for all-ages, however most opening receptions or evening events we do operate our bar and there is alcohol on site. We do not allow or condone the use of outside alcohol or drug substances in the space, nor are individuals permitted to bring alcohol from inside the Gallery outside or in the building hallways.

FREE & PWYC ENTRY

Admission to Eastern Edge Gallery during our open hours is completely free. We also facilitate many free events, including all of our gallery opening receptions (for both the Main Gallery and rOGUE). Some of our events may also be pay-what-you-can (PWYC) entry, specifically for ticketed events or events hosted by other organizations through collaboration. By including a PWYC option we want to allow individuals and patrons from financial backgrounds to attend our events. Our intention is that there be as few barriers in someone entering our gallery space as possible.

SAFER SPACES POLICY

Eastern Edge Gallery will not tolerate discrimination or violent acts in any capacity, which includes but is not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism/homophobia, cissexism/transphobia, queerphobia, sizeism, ableist and ageist comments, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment. This policy is always in effect and we are dedicated to creating as safe and welcoming space as possible within the gallery. If you have any questions, or suggestions on how we could improve our safer spaces policy, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (709) 739-1882 or email (gallery@easternedge.ca).