The Sun Life Waterloo Busker Carnival aims to be accessible to all. We continue to strive to ensure that everyone in the community is able to come and enjoy the performances.
Here are some of the ways in which we aim to be accessible:
Transportation through the Grand River ION light rail transit system. The Waterloo Public Square Station is conveniently located beside one of our stages. For more information please visit https://www.grt.ca/
Accessible parking. The UpTown Waterloo Parkade is a covered parking lot conveniently located between two of our stages. On the main level of the parkade you will find accessible parking spaces.
Accessible toilets can be found inside Waterloo Town Square (King Street) during business hours. Accessible temporary toilets can be found throughout the Carnival site and are open during Carnival hours.
Carnival site. The Carnival site consists mainly of asphalt, concrete and pathways and is flat with some areas that have slopes. The stages and pathways are lit in the evenings with the remainder of the site utilizing ambient lighting. There are some grassy areas.
Seating. While our main stage in the Public Square has some seating built-in, the majority of the stages do not have seating. Our attendees tend to bring a blanket or chair pad to sit on, stand and a few will also bring a portable chair. If you feel you cannot stand for any duration and are unable to sit on the ground, we suggest bringing a portable chair with you. While we do not have specific areas setup to watch performances from a wheelchair, the areas are sizeable enough that they can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters.
Service animals. Service animals are welcome on our site. The asphalt and concrete can become very hot. Consider bringing a small blanket for your service animal to sit on while you watch performances. Please come see the volunteers at the Information Tent for water for your service animal.
Non-verbal performances by The Charming Jay will happen each day throughout the Carnival. All Strings Attached will also perform each day and is mainly non-verbal.