County of Huron Announces Awards of Merit for Accessibility

November 23, 2021

Huron County, Ontario – The Huron County Accessibility Awards Program celebrates organizations and individuals in Huron County who are working to build a more inclusive community and make a difference in the lives of Canadians living with a disability.

The Award of Merit for Barrier-Free Design promotes public awareness of the importance of barrier-free design, and to recognize excellence in accessibility design. Awards are presented annually to owner(s) of a building or facility, whether private business or public sector organization, that has been designed or renovated with special regard to accessibility for persons with a disability.

The 2021 Accessibility Award winners include:

  • Cait’s Café, Goderich
  • Shoppability Project, Clinton (Central Huron)

The 2021 Accessibility Honourable Mention Awards go to:

  • Arnold Morrison, Wingham building owner
  • Bank of Montreal / BMO, Goderich Branch
  • Kingsbridge Centre
  • Seaforth Main Street / County Road 12 Reconstruction, Huron East

The County of Huron would also like to celebrate the 2020 Accessibility Award recipients:

  • Wingham Foodland
  • MGM Townsend Tire
  • Deams Property Management – Blyth Pharmacy and Pick-a-Posie
  • GJAJ Holdings – Blyth Residential Subdivisions on Gloria Street and Rutledge Street
  • Huron Christian School
  • Huron County – Court House
  • Maitland River Community Church

“It’s important to celebrate organizations and individuals who are working to build a more accessible society,” says Warden Glen McNeil. “I’m proud to live in the Huron County community where our businesses and public sector prioritize making sure they’re operating inclusive environments.”

A summary of the efforts put forward by each business and organization, can be found on the following web link:

For more information about the Huron County Accessibility Advisory Committee, please visit, or contact 519.524.8394 ext. 3257 or email at

The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, wearing masks and staying home if ill. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil,
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)