PLEASE NOTE: This listing is compiled by CILT for information purposes only. CILT does not recommend or endorse the companies listed.
Special Transportation for People With Disabilities
Please note that these services:
- may have a fee. It may be a set amount or on a sliding scale.
- arrangements for service need to be made a few days ahead of time
- a client has to tell the organization of any special equipment they use, such as walkers or wheelchairs
clients must be able to make independent transfers as the majority of drivers are volunteers and are not able to safely do this
- some of these organizations will provide wheelchair van service but only to people attending their programs, but transportation by car is available to others
Call A Service Inc./ Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors
New Programs Office: 416-752-0101
Transportation Office: 416-752-8868
2 Gower Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4B 1E2
Services for seniors 60+ and adults with physical disabilities. Call 1 week ahead. Can accommodate folding wheelchairs.
Area served: East York and vicinity
Neighbourhood Link Support Services
3036 Danforth Avenue
Services for seniors and adults with disabilities.
Area served: Danforth Avenue to Lake Ontario and Victoria Park to Coxwell Avenue.
Serves seniors 65+ and adults with physical or mental disabilities. Home visit and assessment. Call ahead 2 days. Folding wheelchairs ok.
Area served: Brown Line to Park Lawn and Bloor St. to the lake.
Care-Ring North West
Northminster United Church
255 Finch Ave. W.
North York, ON M2R 1M8
Service for seniors only who cannot use public transportation. Cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Area served: Steeles Ave. to Hwy 401; Bayview Ave. to Bathurst St.
Circle of Care
530 Wilson Ave., 4th Fl.
Toronto, ON M3H 1T6
Service for seniors, adults with physical disabilities or cognitive impairments, and caregivers, expectant mothers. Folding wheelchairs are ok, but person must be able to transfer independently to car. Home assessment done.
Area served: Steeles Ave. W. to St. Clair Ave. W. and Yonge St. to Dufferin St.
Transportation for seniors 55+ and people with disabilities. Clients must transfer independently. Not wheelchair accessible, but walkers ok. Call 5-7 days ahead.
Area served: Bayview Ave. to Victoria Park and Sheppard Ave. to North York city boundary.
497 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 1V1
Toronto, ON M3K 1Z3
Service for seniors 55+, adults with physical disabilities. Assessment needed. Not wheelchair accessible.
Area served: Steeles Ave. W. to Lawrence Ave. W./Briar Hill Ave. and Bathurst St. to Humber River
Easter Seal Society Ontario
1185 Eglinton Ave. E.
North York, ON M3C 3C6
Service for children and youth, birth to 19 years, with physical disabilities.
Hospital Special Needs Incorporated
416-391-2937 or 416-261-9818
170 The Donway W., St. 208
Don Mills, ON M3C 2G3
Serves seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Referral required from institutions where clients reside. Group transportation, institutions provide escorts as necessary. Only serves groups who live in institutions.
Area served: within and outside amalgamated Toronto.
Serves seniors and adults with physical disabilities. No emergency or chronic services. Hours Tues. and Fri. 9 AM-12 PM and Wed evening from 6:30-9 PM. Cannot accommodate wheelchairs. Call 5-7 days ahead.
Area served: North York
North York Seniors Centre
80 Sheppard Ave. W.
North York, ON M2N 1M2
Serves seniors only 55+. Walkers are ok, but not wheelchairs.
Area served: Steeles Ave. to Hwy 401 and Victoria Park Ave. to Bathurst St.
Physically Handicapped Independent Advancement Community Services (PHIACS)
1000 Finch Ave. W., Ste. 119A
Downsview, ON M3J 2V5
Service for physically disabled people using wheelchairs.
Area served: all of GTA
Volunteer drivers for seniors and disabled to medical appointments within Scarborough. Unable to accommodate wheelchairs or scooters.
Area served: Steeles Ave. E. to Hwy 401; Markham Rd. to Victoria Park
Provides transportation for seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Area served: Lake Ontario to Eglinton Ave. E. to Victoria Park to Kennedy Rd.
Has minivan for 7-14 passengers. Transportation and escort service for seniors and adults with disabilities. Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese only spoken by volunteer drivers. Application by home visit and assessment.
Area served: Scarborough
Provides transportation for seniors only (60+). Japanese spoken by the drivers. Serves primarily the Japanese community.
Area served: Scarborough and the east end of Toronto
Transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities. Priority given to medical appointments. Must call 2 days ahead of time and register with centre. Can accommodate wheelchairs.
Area served: Steeles Ave. E. to Hwy 401; Kennedy Ave. to Victoria Park Ave.
Transportation and escort services for seniors, disabled and chronically ill adults with priority given to medical appointments. Can accommodate wheelchairs.
Area served: Scarborough
Warden Woods Community Centre
Provides transportation and escort services for elderly and disabled people. Call or drop in. Can accommodate wheelchairs.
Area served: Hwy 401 to Lake Ontario; Scarborough east of Markham Rd.
Provides transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities. Call 3-4 days ahead. No escort service. Cannot accommodate wheelchairs or scooters.
Area served: GTA
Special Needs Transportation. Provides quality service, safety, reliability, comfort and punctuality through transportation services that promote accessibility to those using wheelchairs, scooters, have mobility impairments, cognitive disabilities as well as ambulatory clients.
Area served: All GTA
Mid-Toronto Community Services
192 Carlton St., 2nd Fl.
Toronto, ON M5A 2K8
Provides transportation for seniors, adults with physical disabilities or who are chronically or terminally ill. Cannot accommodate non-folding wheelchairs.
Area served: north to the CPR tracks in Rosedale, south to Lake Ontario, east to Don Valley Parkway, west to Yonge St.
20 Bloor St. E.
Toronto, ON M4W 3T3
Provides transportation for seniors and adults with physical disabilities. No emergency services. Cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Area served: Bloor St. to Lake Ontario; Pape Ave. to Bathurst St.
Phillip Aziz Centre
250 The Esplanade, Ste.205
Toronto, ON M5A 1J2
Transportation only for people with cancer or HIV. Transportation to medical appts or home care support services. Application: professional referral or call directly for assessment. Cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Area served: GTA
Transportation for seniors 55+ and people with disabilities. Can accommodate wheelchairs.
Area served: Bloor St. to Lakeshore Blvd., Roncesvalles Ave. to University Ave.
Transportation services for seniors and people with disabilities. In-home assessment. Cannot accommodate wheelchairs. Call between 2- 4 PM.
Area served: St. Clair Ave. W. to College St; Yonge St – CPR tracks (Old Weston Rd.)
Transportation for seniors 60+ and adults with disabilities. Can accommodate folding wheelchairs.
Area served: Bayview Ave. to Bathurst St.; Hwy 401 to Bloor St.
Transportation for persons with hemophilia, Von Willebrand’s disorder or related blood disorders. Funding is provided for people to take taxis to and from clinics and hospitals.
Travellers Aid Society of Toronto
Discount bus tickets provided on receipt of payment from recognized agencies. Meets and assists persons with physical disabilities and provides guidance and information. Will provide physical assistance as well as help with buying tickets, finding platforms, etc. Booths at all Pearson Airport terminals, Union station and the bus station at Dundas and Bay. Booths open 7 days/week, 9:30 AM-9:30 PM.
Area served: Pearson Airport, Terminal 1 at 905-676-2868, Terminal 2 at 905-676-2869, Terminal 3 at 905-612-5890; Union Station arrivals level at 416-366-7788
The Transportation program provides door-to-door assisted rides to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. Our program is part of Toronto Ride, a collaborative partnership of thirteen not-for-profit seniors services agencies providing the service.
Transportation for seniors, persons with disabilities or developmental delays, persons who are socially isolated or who have a history of mental illness. Persons using folding wheelchairs can be accommodated. Wheelchair groups outside of catchment’s area are ok. Can refer people to other agencies providing transportation. Very helpful.
Area served: north to former East York, south to Lakeshore Blvd., east to Coxwell, west to the Don Valley Parkway.
Service for seniors, adults with disabilities, persons who are chronically ill or convalescing. Cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Area served: Hwy 401 to Dundas St. and Dufferin St. to Scarlett Rd.
Wheelchair Accessible Transit provides a door-to-door wheelchair transportation service. It provides service to consumers in Toronto and the surrounding regions. The vehicles are converted mini-vans and extended size passenger vans.
51 Royson Road, Suite 13
Woodbridge, ON L4L 8P3
Head Office (Administration): 905-264-4009 / Reservations: 905-676-3210 or 416-675-3638 / Out of Town: 1-800-263-5466.
Provides direct service from your home or office and Toronto International Airport.
YRT Mobility On-request
55 Orlando Avenue
Richmond Hill, ON
Mobility On-Request Paratransit
Mobility On-Request Paratransit is York Region’s door-to-door, shared ride, accessible public transit service for people with disabilities. To use this service, you must meet specific eligibility criteria.
This is YRT’s on-request transit service. It is a ride-sharing service that allows you to request transit when and where you need, within select service areas. No application process is required.
The following taxi companies will accommodate people using folding wheelchairs or walkers. It has been mandated by the licensing committee that all taxis have to take folding wheelchairs; therefore any companies not on this list would also be required to do so.
Beck Taxi Wheelchair Accessible Service
416-751-5555 or 416-892-6120
Celebrity Taxi (Dignity Transportation)
East End Taxi
Maple Leaf Taxi
416-777-9222 or 416-955-0564
TPT – Toronto Para Transit
General Transportation Information
York Region Transit
Toll free: 1-866-668-3978
Durham Region Transit
General information 905-683-4111
Specialized transit 905-683-4114
GO Transit – Toronto
416-869-3200 or 1-888-438-6646
Van and Car Rental Services
Budget Car and Truck Rental
395 Rexdale Blvd.
Toronto, ON M9W 1R9
Budget locations across Toronto have a limited van modification program. Potential renters are asked to call a week in advance if hand controls are required. No tie-downs, ramps or lifts are available.
7390 Woodbine Ave. (head office)
Markham, ON L3R 1A5
No vans – only full size 2-door cars with hand controls. No tie-downs, ramps or lifts.
Hand controls for mini vans and full size 2 door cars. No tie-downs, lifts or ramps.
Has wheelchair accessible vans, but the driver has to be able-bodied.
National Car Rental
Has left hand control for mini van or 2 door full size car. No tie-downs, ramps or lifts.