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Volume 33, Issue 66
  • ISSN: 0845-4450
  • E-ISSN: 2048-6928


The Spiral Staircase Slides image portrays a series of multi-storey residential homes with exterior staircases and balcony landings. In place of the iconic spiral staircases we see particularly in the architecture of Quebec and the Eastern Provinces, we see spiral slides of the sort found in children’s schoolyards. The image was a commentary on how some buildings are so ludicrously inaccessible they are comical, designed as if only able-bodied children need apply.


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  • Article Type: Commentary
Keyword(s): ableist past; architecture; entry; Inaccessibility; staircases; unspoken message
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