National Building Code

Unpacking the Updated 2024 Ontario Building Code: A Guide to Enhanced Accessibility and Inclusion

By Haley Rae Lawson | May 1, 2024
The recent update to the Ontario Building Code (“OBC”), released in April 2024, is the most substantial overhaul since its introduction in 1975. The revised OBC streamlines processes for the building sector and aligns closely with the National Construction Codes…

New Accessibility Standards

By Haley Rae Lawson | September 22, 2023
Did you know that Accessibility Standards Canada (ASC) and CSA Group (CSA) collaborated to release three new accessibility standards? To access the complimentary digital copies of these standards, visit the CSA Group website below: 1. CSA/ASC B651, Accessible design for…

Guidance for Inclusive Visualizations

By Human Space | May 22, 2023
Global Accessibility Awareness Day, celebrated annually in May, focuses on providing digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people alive today who live with disabilities. As designers, we have a responsibility to tell inclusive stories through thoughtful…
The Urbanist Podcast

Monocle The Urbanist Podcast: How can Meanwhile use help New York City?

By Human Space | April 5, 2023
Monocle‘s The Urbanist podcast is a weekly look at what makes cities tick, from city hall to the suburbs and considered an authoritative guide to creating better cities. Listen to Jesse Klimitz and Rosalind Tsang, AIA, LEED AP BD C describe the concept…

Town of Collingwood Adopts New Universal Icon

By Haley Rae Lawson | March 6, 2023
Human Space, in collaboration with BDP, applied our multi-disciplinary expertise in accessibility, inclusion, precedent research, facilitation and graphic design to deliver the new universal icon to the Town of Collingwood. Standing true to its commitment to building an inclusive, equitable…
ACC - The Education Awareness Series

Accelerating Accessibility Coalition (AAC) presents: The Education & Awareness Series

By Human Space | February 10, 2023
The Accelerating Accessibility Coalition (AAC) is a community of residential real estate and accessibility leaders who are aiming to develop a more accessible Canada by increasing the supply of homes and new buildings that are physically accessible. Join the AAC…


By Human Space | January 25, 2023
How can Meanwhile Use interventions deliver real social impact and support ESG objectives? We demonstrate how in our real-time study of East New York, in anticipation of construction related to the planned Interborough Express (IBX). To learn more, go to…

On-Demand Webinar – The Value of Inclusion: How design for social impact creates value in the built environment? – NYC Edition

By Human Space | December 19, 2022
Human Space recently hosted an interdisciplinary panel of experts to discuss all things ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and assess how equitable and human health-focused design creates long-term value for both investors and residents, examining subjects like: How all levels…

On-Demand Webinar – The Value of Inclusion: How design for social impact creates value in the built environment?

By Human Space | November 24, 2022
A month ago, Human Space presented a discussion with an interdisciplinary panel of specialists that discussed how designing for social impact creates value in the built environment. ESG has become an important consideration for global real estate. Increasingly, governments, public…
Accelerating accessibility

Accelerating accessibility: The launch of a new coalition

By Human Space | November 22, 2022
The Accelerating Accessibility Coalition (AAC) will officially start on November 29 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The AAC is a community of residential real estate and accessibility leaders that are striving to create a more accessible Canada by accelerating…