Accessibility

Thank you Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa (Grunt Gallery), Rabbit Richards and Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice for your guidance with our first steps towards accessibility.  

Accessibility Information 

SWAN Vancouver 

325-1101 Seymour St. Vancouver, B.C. V6B 0R1 

Last updated: November 2023 

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Location 

SWAN Vancouver is located on the third floor of 1101 Seymour St. It is a City of Vancouver building shared with four other non-profit organizations. SWAN is situated on the stolen ancestral lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Getting to SWAN 

The nearest SkyTrain station is Granville. Exit by the Seymour St entrance. (800m) 

SWAN is also near the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station. (400m) 

The building is accessible by bus routes 4, 6, 7, 10, 14, 16 and 50. 

Bus stops nearby: 

NB Granville St. @ Davie St, ID: 50220 (210m away) 

  • 4, 7, 10, 14, 16, 50 

EB Davie St. @ Granville St., ID: 60116 (220m away) 

  • 6 

SB Granville St. @ Davie St., ID: 50535 (300m away) 

  • 4, 7, 10, 14, 16, 50 

There is no public parking lot attached to the building and meter parking on the street is subject to availability. There is an EasyPark lot nearby on Seymour St. SWAN’s office building has one accessibility parking spot that is shared among all tenants in the building and may be available upon request. 

Bike racks are located alongside the building at Helmcken St. but due to construction, the racks at the main entrance are temporarily unavailable. If bike racks are full, a limited number of bikes and e-scooters can be parked inside the SWAN office. Our outlets are available for charging. 

Main space 

The building is open to visitors Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors may need building staff to open the front door for them. Our office is primarily a working space for staff and is only accessible through a fob, whether taking the stairs or elevator. Visitors are encouraged to contact SWAN staff if they’re planning to visit to ensure someone can let you into the office. Overhead lighting in the office can be dimmed.  

Doors 

The two front doors to the building are usually open during visiting hours and can be opened via push buttons. Taking the stairs to the office requires opening a manual door to access the third floor. The three manual doors to the SWAN office are quite heavy. The main door to the office requires access to a narrow hallway (approximately 95 cm wide) which leads to the main space. 

Washrooms 

The washrooms are not fully accessible. There is one private, gender-neutral bathroom equipped with a shower and it require a key that SWAN staff can provide to you. The binary washrooms are not wheelchair accessible and the stalls are one size. There is no changing table available.  

Scent policy

SWAN is committed to having a scent-free space. We ask visitors to please refrain from wearing fragrances/cologne. Due to limited space, we are storing LUSH gift sets at our office, which we will distribute during outreach throughout the holiday season. We understand this may prevent people from visiting our office. 

Surveillance/safety concerns 

There is one security camera in the building which only films the front door of the first-floor organization. The front entrance is not captured.  

Please note, SWAN is not the only non-profit organization in the building and there may be a police presence in the area for reasons unrelated to our organization. SWAN supports communities that have historically and continually been targeted by law enforcement and is mindful of how police presence can impact the personal safety of individuals coming to our office space. Staff are available to accompany people entering our building.  

Feedback 

If you have any questions or concerns related to your own accessibility needs while visiting the SWAN office, or if you have any feedback, please email us. We also welcome collaboration and support from disability justice organizations. 

Updates  

SWAN is working in consultation with community members to improve accessibility. This page will be continually updated as we reduce barriers.  

Mailing Address

#325 - 1101 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 0R1