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Hi ladies and gentleman!
I was hoping you might be able to give your thoughts on a particular situation today.
I'm a pax. I happen to be blind. If I were to text you after you accepted my ping, asking you to come in and get me, take me to your vehicle, then bring me inside at the destination, would you acquiesce to that?
A few months back I posted a similar thread in the general advice section of the forums. It got featured on the front page of the site and generated 13 pages of discussion, a great many of those posts being from a capitalist viewpoint and many of them coming from our pals from the south. I got some pretty warm and friendly responses as well, but those were from all over the world in response to a completely hypothetical situation.
This time it's not hypothetical. I'm from nearby (Hamilton). I want to go to the Wizard of Oz at the Elgin theatre.
I'd have to Uber from the Go station to the Elgin, and then Uber from the Elgin all the way home to Hamilton (as it'll be kinda late at night to be negotiating the logistics involved with getting home via Go).
If I was fortunate enough to get a driver who was willing to help check me in at the Elgin and sit me down, and another who was willing to come get me from where I was seated afterward I'd feel I was in absolute heaven as it'd save me days of phoning around trying to put logistics in place.
I always tip, I certainly recognize and am grateful for how above and beyond this is, and though I've only used Uber a few times in Hamilton I have a perfect 5.0 rating.
If you happen to be the one getting my ping early next month, how would you respond to it? What are my chances?
Thanks in advance.
 

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Elgin Theatre:
Accessible seating is located in the orchestra levels only of both the Elgin and the Winter Garden Theatres. A limited number of transfer seats (i.e., seats with removable arms) are available in both theatres. Please note that transfer seats are of a standard width. Patrons who have special requirements may wish to call in advance (416-314-2872) to notify our staff of your needs. Physically challenged patrons should be aware that the location of mezzanine and balcony seating requires the climbing of stairs.

Definitely reach out to them. I do believe there is a good chance they could have this organized for you to assist from exit of vehicle, with guidance directly to your seat. It might be very difficult to look for a driver to actually escort you all the way to the seat. Its also in an area of Toronto which is already difficult to just stop and pull over to drop off and pick up immediately (on Yonge St.) -- nevermind trying to actually bring you over, etc.

With being picked up in Hamilton, I definitely think someone could bring you from your door to the car. I don't see that being an issue.

Hope that helps, but absolutely reach out to the Elgin Theatre. I really do think they'll be willing to assist with arrival and departure from their venue.

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Hi ladies and gentleman!
I was hoping you might be able to give your thoughts on a particular situation today.
I'm a pax. I happen to be blind. If I were to text you after you accepted my ping, asking you to come in and get me, take me to your vehicle, then bring me inside at the destination, would you acquiesce to that?
A few months back I posted a similar thread in the general advice section of the forums. It got featured on the front page of the site and generated 13 pages of discussion, a great many of those posts being from a capitalist viewpoint and many of them coming from our pals from the south. I got some pretty warm and friendly responses as well, but those were from all over the world in response to a completely hypothetical situation.
This time it's not hypothetical. I'm from nearby (Hamilton). I want to go to the Wizard of Oz at the Elgin theatre.
I'd have to Uber from the Go station to the Elgin, and then Uber from the Elgin all the way home to Hamilton (as it'll be kinda late at night to be negotiating the logistics involved with getting home via Go).
If I was fortunate enough to get a driver who was willing to help check me in at the Elgin and sit me down, and another who was willing to come get me from where I was seated afterward I'd feel I was in absolute heaven as it'd save me days of phoning around trying to put logistics in place.
I always tip, I certainly recognize and am grateful for how above and beyond this is, and though I've only used Uber a few times in Hamilton I have a perfect 5.0 rating.
If you happen to be the one getting my ping early next month, how would you respond to it? What are my chances?
Thanks in advance.
I think you'd find a lot of people willing to accommodate your request. I would mention that you would be better to request Uber Assist while in Toronto (doesn't exist in Hamilton market) these are drivers who are hand chosen and accept requests similar to this. I would also mention that you should cover the cost if they have to park to come get you.

I think it would be far easier to request a driver to get you to your seat than getting one to pick you up at your seat afterwards. I would engage the staff at the Elgin to help you in that regard. They could get you to the street in front of the theatre a lot easier than an Uber driver could park, enter the theatre to get you and then find you.
 

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Elgin Theatre:
Accessible seating is located in the orchestra levels only of both the Elgin and the Winter Garden Theatres. A limited number of transfer seats (i.e., seats with removable arms) are available in both theatres. Please note that transfer seats are of a standard width. Patrons who have special requirements may wish to call in advance (416-314-2872) to notify our staff of your needs. Physically challenged patrons should be aware that the location of mezzanine and balcony seating requires the climbing of stairs.

Definitely reach out to them. I do believe there is a good chance they could have this organized for you to assist from exit of vehicle, with guidance directly to your seat. It might be very difficult to look for a driver to actually escort you all the way to the seat. Its also in an area of Toronto which is already difficult to just stop and pull over to drop off and pick up immediately (on Yonge St.) -- nevermind trying to actually bring you over, etc.

With being picked up in Hamilton, I definitely think someone could bring you from your door to the car. I don't see that being an issue.

Hope that helps, but absolutely reach out to the Elgin Theatre. I really do think they'll be willing to assist with arrival and departure from their venue.

Best wishes.
Most likely the jurisdiction of the theatre would commence at the doors. Would you yourself be cool with at least bringing me to/from the doors if need be?
 

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I am sure One of the Hamilton drivers will contact you via private message and set up a private trip cash of course.
I think he is taking the Gotrain into TO and then an Uber from Union to the show. Then an Uber all the way back to Hamilton.
 

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I think he is taking the Gotrain into TO and then an Uber from Union to the show. Then an Uber all the way back to Hamilton.
$100 cash should cover that alot of driver will private message you pick 1 and set it up. I use to do this all the time with my cab
 

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Most likely the jurisdiction of the theatre would commence at the doors. Would you yourself be cool with at least bringing me to/from the doors if need be?
Myself personally, absolutely. The hand-off from the car, to the theatre should be no issue. I'd also want to make sure the theatre would have someone ready to assist at the time of arrival as well. Primary concern is more than anything trying to stop at Yonge St. Its a hit and miss on traffic.

And when ordering the ride, simply write out a quick message/heads-up for the driver. If they are truly that uncomfortable with the scenario for whatever reason, they'll cancel and a new one will be sent.
 

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The only logistics I see being an obstacle is if the driver has to park. This can be costly, even for 10 minutes. Most places have a minimum of at least $7-8. Just be prepared to have cash to cover that as well.
 

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$100 cash should cover that alot of driver will private message you pick 1 and set it up. I use to do this all the time with my cab
I would even consider $100 plus admission to the show if someone wanted to chill and take a break between dropping me and picking me back up.
 

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I really think requesting Uber Assist (as dmoney said) is your best option. It's designed to provide assistance like this.
 

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Hey MUGATS,
This might be a strange question and a long shot, but I would like to ask it anyway.
You being from Hamilton and the last three letters of your handle are ATS. Doo you have anything to do with ATS (the department of the city of Hamilton which manages qualification, complaints etc for DARTS)?
Sorry for the bizarre question, but given the coincidence I figured I'd ask.
 

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I really think requesting Uber Assist (as dmoney said) is your best option. It's designed to provide assistance like this.
I believe its only meant to get you from door to door.

OP is looking for someone to assist them the whole way from pick up from GO all the way to their seat at the Eglin, and then someone get them from the seat, to the car, home.

If OP is cool with making arragements with Eglin to assist him/her for their arrival and departure I'm sure drivers wouldnt mind helping someone getting in/out of the car.
 

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That's what I was planning to do. Even there, to bring me all the way to seating (if needed) is still above and beyond.
All I can say is this...

I bet you 90% of the drivers on this message board would help you out if they came across this scenario. Just offer to cover parking costs and you should be good.

The more difficult part is the pickup at the seat. It's not easily explained by text or phone.
Much easier if you get to the front of the building with theatre staff.

Hey MUGATS,
This might be a strange question and a long shot, but I would like to ask it anyway.
You being from Hamilton and the last three letters of your handle are ATS. Doo you have anything to do with ATS (the department of the city of Hamilton which manages qualification, complaints etc for DARTS)?
Sorry for the bizarre question, but given the coincidence I figured I'd ask.
Nope. Sorry, just a coincidence.
Mugats is just a nickname from University.
 

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Trip from Toronto to Hamilton $100 special assistance needed due to visual impairment.
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Trip from Toronto to Hamilton $100 special assistance needed due to visual impairment.
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Off topic, but would the same work well here? Driver to pick me up from go, bring to CNE (when it's on of course), spend a few hours bring me from attraction to attraction and return to Go? $100 + admission and food not as lucrative, but someone looking for an excuse to go anyway can make a little money while they're at it?
 
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