Access 2 Program
We hope the following will answer any questions you may have about the Access 2 Program. If you have additional questions about the program or your Access 2 Program application form or card, please visit Access 2 Program website at http://www.access2card.ca/ or contact Easter Seals directly at:Phone:
Toll free number 1-877-376-6362 ext 227
Toronto Local number: 416-932-8382 ext 227
Questions about the Access 2 Program:
What is the Access 2 Card?The Access 2 Card allows persons with a disability to receive either free admission or a significant discount for their support person at member movie theatres and attractions across Canada.
Who administers the program?
The Access 2 Program is administered by Easter Seals.
How does the card work?
Present the Access 2 Card when purchasing tickets with your support person at participating movie theatres and attractions. The individual with the disability pays regular admission and the support person receives his or her admission free or at a significant discount.
Where can the Access 2 Card be used?
The card can be used at Cineplex Entertainment, Empire and Landmark theatres, the Toronto Zoo, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Casa Loma, the CN Tower, Ontario Place, the Ontario Science Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum, just to name a few. For a full list of locations that accept the card, please contact Easter Seals at one of the numbers provided above.
Who can apply?
Persons with a permanent disability who require a support person when attending a movie or other attraction are eligible to apply for the card. There are no age restrictions. The applicant (or guardian) must agree to follow the terms and conditions (which can be found on the application form) when using the card.
Who is a support person?
A support person is an individual who accompanies a person with a disability to provide services that are not provided by employees at the theatre or attraction, such as assisting the person with eating, administering medication, communication need and use of the facilities.
I work for an organization where staff takes groups of people with disabilities to the movies and attractions. Can my organization get a card for staff use?
Cards are only issued to individuals who have a permanent disability, and who require a support person. Access 2 Program does not provide cards for organizations or staff cards.
What is the cost?
$20 for a 3 year expiration date or $30 for a 5 year expiration date.
How does one apply?
To apply for the Access 2 Card, you must complete the application form and mail it, along with the administration fee, to:
Access 2 Program
C/O Easter Seals Canada
40 Holly Street, Suite 401
Toronto, ONM4S 3C3
Questions regarding the use of the Access 2 Card at Cineplex Entertainment:
Does Cineplex Entertainment charge a fee for the support person?No. While the person with a disability is required to pay the regular price of admission, the support person is permitted to accompany him/her without charge.
Can I use the Access 2 Card to purchase my ticket online?
At the present time, the cardholder must purchase their tickets at the theatre box office.
Can the Access 2 Card be used with Cineplex passes?
Yes. All of our passes, including Be Our Guest and Courtesy Passes, VIP Cards, Premiere Cards, Admit One coupons, Cineplex Night Out coupons, Child Night Out coupons, and all other Cineplex and Corporate Partner-branded Night Out coupons such as AIR MILES are acceptable forms of payment for the cardholder.
Can I use the Access 2 Card to attend movies in Imax®, UltraAVX®, or Front Row Centre Events (such as the Met Opera)?
Yes. The Access 2 Card can be used for film and non-feature film presentations.