In an effort to enable the greatest access possible for visitors, accessibility accommodations have been made in all areas of the exhibition. Below is a list of specific accommodations for visitors. If specific needs are not addressed below please feel free to contact Julia Abraham at the Doris McCarthy Gallery (, 416-208-2766) and Rebecca Gimmi at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery / University of Toronto Art Centre (, 416-978-8463).

Exhibition design and texts

The Flesh of the World is installed in consultation with exhibition accessibility standards set forth by the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. The height of most works and mounts reflects these standards. The galleries and events are in barrier-free locations.
Exhibition texts are available in both large type and braille.
Audio recordings of all exhibition texts and labels are also available on iPods at each gallery, read by Amanda Cachia.

Signed Programming

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for the audience at selected public programs, including a talk by Martin Kersels on Thursday, June 25 (5:30 pm at the University of Toronto Art Centre) and curator’s talk by Amanda Cachia on Thursday, October 8 (7:00 pm at the Doris McCarthy Gallery).

Visiting the exhibition: Parking and Pathways


Graphic map with directions to the Doris McCarthy Gallery

General Directions:

The DMG is located on the upper level of the Academic Resource Centre at the University of Toronto Scarborough (across from the UTSC Bookstore).

From TTC:

All TTC buses are wheelchair accessible. Buses pick up and drop off at the TTC Bus Stop. When arriving at the UTSC TTC Bus Stop turn right up the ramp and turn left onto the Bladen Wing entrance ramp. Continue along the hallway until you reach the University of Toronto Bookstore, the gallery is directly opposite the bookstore.

From York Mills Subway, take bus 95A/95B/95E
From Scarborough Town Centre, take bus 38/38A
From Kennedy Subway, take bus 198 U of T Scarborough Rocket

Accessible Visitor Parking at the Doris McCarthy Gallery:

There are a number of accessible parking spaces available for visitors to UofT Scarborough. Please see our map for lot locations. Meters accept coin, Visa, Mastercard and AMEX. Please see the map for directions to the gallery from each accessible paring lot.

LOT A: Features 5 accessible spaces. Lot A is a paid visitor parking lot at all times, with parking meters conveniently located near accessible spaces.

Lots C and D: Feature 14 accessible spaces. From 7:30am – 4:30pm weekdays, access to Lots C and D are controlled by a barrier gate. Visitors who wish to park in the accessible spaces in these lots may drive up to the barrier gate and press the Intercom button to speak with Parking Services staff. Please explain that you wish to park in an accessible space, and the gate arm will be raised for you. Please pay for visitor parking at the meter in Lot C.

Lot E: Features 4 accessible spaces. Payment for parking in these spaces may be made at a meter in Lot A before parking.

Arts & Administration Building: There are 4 accessible spaces available near the junction of the Arts & Administration building and the Science Wing. Access is made by driving through the Main Entrance circle to the access road on the right-hand side of the Arts & Administration building; the parking spaces are on the right. These spaces are in high demand during the business day; visitors are advised to check for availability prior to paying for parking at the meter in Lot A.


Wheelchair map

General Directions

For an alternate, accessible route from HOSKIN & DEVONSHIRE:

  • Head south along path on west side of Back Campus field.
  • Turn east on King’s College Circle.
  • Turn north on Hart House Circle.

To University of Toronto Art Centre:

  • Turn west at Soldier’s Tower
  • For a wheelchair accessible entrance follow alongside metal gate to
    quad entrance.

To Justina M. Barnicke Gallery:

  • Continue through Soldiers Tower to the ramped entrance of Hart
    Please note that through to August 30 2015 there is NO THROUGH ACCESS to Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre via Tower Road.

From TTC

TTC map

Exit at Queen’s Park Station. Head north along University Ave to Queens Park Crescent W. Turn west along path to King’s College Circle. Follow north to Hart House Circle

Please note that Museum subway station is not wheelchair accessible.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING – During Pan Am and Parapan Am Games (July 9 – August 15)