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Welcome to the Neighbourhood Cnib!

IMG_20170906_1609453.jpgIMG_20170906_1312560.jpgIt has been a delight to welcome the Cnib to the neighbourhood this summer as they seek to make Yonge and St. Clair the most accessible area in Canada for the visually impaired in order to create an activity hub in the heart of the city. One of the first steps in this process has been the installation of beacons in retail stores and public buildings which with the use of a smartphone app provide vocal information enabling the visually impaired to enter into and navigate through buildings in our community. Beacons were installed at YP this week thanks to Shane Launitus and Kat Clarke of the CNIB and the special effort of our Admin Assistant, Cody. Over the course of the next year it is anticipated that as many as 10,000 people with visual impairments will begin to frequent our neighbourhood. I know we will all want to go out of our way to do all we can to welcome them to the neighbourhood. 
I look forward to learning so much from each of these new friends. 


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Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes

Peter Holmes, BA, MDiv, DMin is the Minister of the Congregation at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

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