Access Info

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.

We have:

  • store front street level space
  • physical space for mobility equipment and wheelchairs
  • a Gender neutral washroom

The Press

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 small amounts of letterpress ink. For details on the chemicals and inks used read the MSDS sheets:

Our Gamblin (Oil based) Inks

Our Speedball (Oil Based) Inks

Our Speedball (Water based) Inks

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]


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.