One day on my way home, I bumped into Evgeny Tchebotarev of 500px. Evgeny and I have been virtual friends for years now, chatting all things photography. We got to talking about AccessNow and 500px and soon came up with this super idea to host an ACCESSIBLE PHOTOWALK. Bringing our communities together to create accessibility through the power of photography. On November 28th, we held Toronto’s First Accessible Photowalk, and turned up the streets with our advocacy magic.

I am delighted now, to announce the winners of our AccessToronto competition. The winner of the Fujifilm X-T10 camera kit for the best photo, capturing the AccessToronto theme is… Brian de Rivera Simon with this amazing shot! A HUGE Congrats Brian!

Not accessible - 500px AccessToronto Photowalk by Brian de Rivera Simon on

The winners of Henry’s prizes:

Ride the Rocket by Nawang Datok on


Henry’s prize of $400 worth of Camera gear, goes to Nawang Datok for this wonderful shot.

Outside by Mark Brose on

Henry’s prize of $200 worth of Camera gear, goes to Mark Brose for this wonderful photo.

What does accessibility mean to you? To me, it mea ... by Mohammadali Saremi on


Henry’s prize of $100 worth of Camera gear, goes to Mohammadali Saremi for this great shot.

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first accessible photowalk. The weather may have been chilly, but we were all burning with excitement to see such a fantastic group of people come together for what was pretty much the most awesome time ever. A huge thank you goes out to our wicked sponsors, Fuji, Henrys, our friends at the DMZ, and 500px!

Did you miss our photowalk? Don’t you worry, we will be hosting another one in the spring!

For more photos taken during this incredible event, check out the full AccessToronto gallery on 500px.

Much Love,

Maayan Ziv