The ROM is committed to accessibility for all visitors. Access to our collections and information resources is one of our primary and defining responsibilities.
The ROM recognizes the diversity of our visitors’ abilities and needs, and we offer a variety of programs and services to ensure the accessibility of the Museum and its collections. Review the program and service offerings for visitors with disabilities at the ROM.
Please check the Events Calendar for current exhibitions, upcoming programs and public notices including service disruptions.
The ROM has developed an Admission Policy for persons with disabilities that enables visitors who use a support person to bring that person with them while accessing our exhibitions, programs and services and their support person will receive free admission. Please check our Ticket Information for details.
Access 2 Entertainment Program
The ROM is proud to be a partner of the Access 2 Entertainment Program administered by Easter Seals Canada. This program provides a dignified and positive entertainment experience for people with disabilities who require the support of an attendant.
Program participants receive A2E wallet cards which allow simple identification, removing the onus to explain their need for an attendant. Participants pay regular admission while their attendants receive complimentary admission to the Museum. For more information about Access 2 Entertainment Program.
The main entrance features automatic sliding doors and is located on Bloor Street entering the Michael Lee Chin Crystal. Groups and school groups may use the President's Choice School Entrance, located at the south end of the building on Queen’s Park.
Groups should use the President’s Choice School Entrance located at the south end of the building on Queen’s Park. The President’s Choice Entrance is equipped with an automatic door; a ramp with handrails is located on the Museum’s south plaza by the planetarium.
Taxis and other vehicles may use the offloading layby on either Bloor Street West or Queen’s Park to drop off and pick-up visitors with disabilities. A single, gently-sloped surface in textured granite and concrete leads from the Bloor Street layby to all three new entrances. Parking is not permitted in these lanes.
The ROM’s entrance is stair-free and the main foyer is gradually sloped for smooth entry. All Museums’ levels are accessible by elevators and chair lifts. The Museum’s Visitor Guide & Floor Plan (PDF) is available at the admission desk.
Accessible washrooms are available on every floor. A washroom for assisted toileting purposes is located in the First Aid Room on the Level 1. Please ask Security for access.
A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available at coat check, free of charge, with identification. No reservation required. The ROM cannot provide wheelchair escort services to push wheelchairs while in the Museum. Please review the ROM Admission Policy for Persons with Disabilities for details.
Service animals such as guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.
Assistive Communication Technology
ROM admissions desk offers an Ubi-Duo system, an assistive communication technology that allows real time, face to face communication between a visitor who is deaf and our staff members.
Assistive Listening Devices
For the hard of hearing, the ROM offers an induction loop system installed in our admission desk. Hearing aid wearers with a “T” (telecoil) setting, can now request FM assistive listening devices (neck loops) for special tours and lectures.
Large Print Guides
Large print guides for selected exhibitions and visitor guides and floor plans are available online through the Museum website, on the accessibility page. These guides are also available at the Museum through the admission desk.
Paid parking lots within walking distance of the Museum
9 Bedford Road, north of Bloor Street, west of Avenue Road
37 Yorkville Ave, north of Bloor Street, east of Bay Street
The parking lot at 9 Bedford Road has accessible parking spots available and the facility is wheel-chair accessible by elevator.
Entry to and exit from the parking lot are through automated gates, and payment is received at Exit Lane Stations by Credit Card at Entry & Exit and Cashiers.
If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact the ROM in advance of your visit at:
Main switchboard: 416.586.8000
Bell Relay Service (for visitors who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing): 711 or 1.800.855.0511
Switchboard: Hours of Operation
Daily: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
The switchboard is operated by bilingual employees.
If you have any questions or comments regarding accessibility at the Museum, or for more information, please contact:
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park