WePress is committed to maintaining accessibility for people marginalized class, sexuality, gender, race, culture, disability, mental health, and addictions. Read more about our mission here…
This means that by occupying the space at WePress, you agree to create a safer space for others by engaging with compassion, listening, and physically creating space.
Our space is on the ground floor of The Beacon Hotel at 9 W. Hastings Street. We share the space with Gallery Gachet Society. Gallery Gachet Accessibility Audit performed by Radical Mapping Access Project.
If you are attending a letterpress workshop, please note that the height of the press is 38″. Operating the press requires pulling of levers and turning of cranks, and printing is usually done in pairs.
If you need ASL interpretation please contact as early as possible, but no later than 2 weeks prior to the workshop, so that we may try to book an interpreter. We also have simultaneous interpretation equipment and can offer language interpretation.
WePress may not be accessible to people with Multiple Chemical Sensitives due to the use of letterpress ink and some solvent. For details on the chemicals and inks used read the MSDS sheets:
We have some miscellaneous donated inks of other brands. We also offer arts programming using acrylic and tempera paints.
To minimize effects, we have a Airpura – C600 Air Purifier for Airborne Chemicals that filters the VOCs from the air.
If you have any concerns about space, do not hesitate to contact us via email at info [at] wepress.ca.
Please know that as an accessible studio space, WePress’s space goals include:
Gender neutral washroomAchieved in our new space at 9 W. Hastings Street! More physical space for mobility equipment and wheelchairsAchieved in our new space at 9 W. Hastings Street! Store front street level spaceAchieved in our new space at 9 W. Hastings Street! ASL and Chinese interpretation in workshopsAchieved through our ongoing Chinese Seniors Project!
We are continuing to pursue funding that will make us even more accessible and welcome feedback from the community and are always working to become more accessible.