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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6G 1K6
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 416.637.3123
Hours: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Hot Docs Festival 

Below are venue details and accessibility information for each of the locations being used for the 2022 Hot Docs Festival. There is overview information, as well as a detailed PDF. 

Festival Support

April 28-May 8
Hot Docs Cinema box office: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Online support at [email protected]: 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM EST
 

Festival Cinemas

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)

    Arriving/Lines

    • Accessible public transit & accessible parking lot within 200m of venue
    • Bike locking posts/racks available
    • Outdoor ticketholder line


    Lobby/Cinema/Screening

    • Wheelchair accessible entrance & cinema seating
    • Step-free cinema seating available
    • Service animals permitted
    • All-gender accessible washroom on site
    • Support persons accompanying a person with a disability must have a ticket but will not be charged admission
    • List of onsite Hot Docs representative who can assist patrons in different languages
    • Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to equipment availability
    • Licensed concession offering beer & wine; accessible water fountain on site


    Download Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema venue & accessibility details

  • Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West)

    Arriving/Lines

    • Accessible public transport within 200m of building
    • Bike locking posts/racks available
    • Outdoor ticketholder line
    • Limited use of rope barriers


    Lobby/Cinema/Screening

    • Low height ticket counter
    • Wheelchair accessible entrance & seating
    • Step-free cinema seating available
    • Service animals permitted
    • All-gender accessible washroom on site
    • Support persons accompanying a person with a disability must have a ticket but will not be charged admission
    • List of onsite Hot Docs representative who can assist patrons in different languages
    • Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to equipment availability
    • No food or drink inside theatre; bottled water only


    Download Isabel Bader Theatre venue & accessibility details

  • TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King Street West)

    Arriving/Lines

    • Accessible parking lot within 200m of building
    • Bike locking posts/racks available
    • Internal ticketholder lines


    Lobby/Cinema/Screening

    • Wheelchair accessible entrance & seating
    • Step-free cinema seating available
    • Elevator/escalator access to all levels
    • Service animals permitted
    • Gender neutral washrooms
    • Accessible washroom on site
    • Support persons accompanying a person with a disability must have a ticket but will not be charged admission
    • List of onsite Hot Docs representative who can assist patrons in different languages
    • Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to equipment availability
    • Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas; water fountain on site


    Download TIFF Bell Lightbox venue & accessibility details

  • Varsity Cinemas (55 Bloor Street West)

    Arriving/Lines

    • Accessible public transport & accessible parking lot within 200m of building
    • Bike locking posts/racks available
    • Internal ticketholder line


    Lobby/Cinema/Screening

    • Wheelchair accessible entrance & seating
    • Step-free cinema seating available
    • Elevator/escalator access to all cinema levels
    • Service animals permitted
    • All-gender accessible washroom on site
    • Support persons accompanying a person with a disability must have a ticket but will not be charged admission
    • List of onsite Hot Docs representative who can assist patrons in different languages
    • Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to equipment availability
    • Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas; accessible water fountain on site


    Download Varsity Cinemas venue & accessibility details

Festival Industry Venues

 
  • APRIL 30 - MAY 5 // TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King Street West)

    Arriving/Lines

    • Accessible parking lot within 200m of building
    • Bike locking posts/racks available
    • Internal ticketholder lines & outdoor rush line

    Lobby/Cinema/Screening

    • Wheelchair accessible entrance & seating
    • Step-free cinema seating available
    • Elevator/escalator access to all levels
    • Service animals permitted
    • Gender neutral washrooms
    • Accessible washroom on site
    • Support persons accompanying a person with a disability must have a ticket but will not be charged admission
    • List of onsite Hot Docs representative who can assist patrons in different languages
    • Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to equipment availability
    • Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas; water fountain on site


    Download TIFF Bell Lightbox venue & accessibility details

  • MAY 1 & 2 // Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West)

    Arriving/Lines

    • Accessible public transport within 200m of building
    • Bicycle locking posts or racks on site


    Building

    • Wheelchair accessible entrance & seating available
    • All-gender accessible washroom on site
    • Elevator access to all levels
    • Public seating in reception/lobby area
    • Service animals permitted in venue
    • Accessible water fountain on site

    Download AGO venue & accessibility details

Accessibility at Hot Docs Festival

We are pleased offer closed captions, open captions, and audio description for a number of films screening at Hot Docs Festival. 

Closed Captions (CC): These screenings have special captions that can be viewed via a Captiview device.
Find Festival screenings with closed captions >>

Open Captions (OC): These screenings display special captions on screen during the film.
Find Festival screenings with open captions >> 

Audio Description (AD): These screenings have a special soundtrack that can be listened to on a device. Guests are encouraged to bring their own headphones.
Find Festival screenings with audio description >>

Full Subtitles: Screenings with English subtitles throughout the entirely of the film.
Find Festival films screening with full subtitles >>

Planning ahead? Take a look at our handy social guide to visiting Hot Docs Cinema.

Equipment requests are facilitated at the box office, subject to availability. You may be asked to leave a form of ID to ensure the safe return of the equipment.

For patrons accompanied by an ASL interpreter and in need of light accommodation at a screening, reserve seating and discrete lighting will be made available in a designated area upon 72 hours advance notice. This accommodation is for films not fully subtitled or offered with captioning.

Service animals are welcome in all areas of the cinema that are open to the public.

A personal support worker may accompany you free of charge to all Hot Docs screenings and events. 

View Hot Docs's full accessibility policy >>
 

Notice of Temporary Disruption

In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services for customers with disabilities, Hot Docs will notify customers promptly. This clearly posted notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated length of time, and a description of alternative venues or services, if available.

The notice will be placed at the venues, as well as on our website.

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