421 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2G6
Call for reservations: (416) 217-2008
As a long-time fan of Mother’s Dumplings, I was very excited to be reviewing it for AccessTO. I wasn’t able to eat there when I reviewed it, but the food is so delicious and reasonably priced that I went back the next day to get my dumpling fix!
The entrance to Mother’s Dumplings includes two doors with no automatic openers. The entrance is flat with two very small thresholds (less than 1/2 an inch high) under the door frames. The width of each door is 35 inches. There is a rubber mat in the vestibule between doors, and a small carpet at the entrance to the restaurant. I am sure the friendly staff would be happy to move these if necessary. The restaurant is very large with many seating options, the majority of which measure 29 inches off the ground, with space underneath and removable chairs. The restaurant is spacious with ample turning space, unobstructed hallways and level tiled floors.
Mother’s Dumplings has two large individual male and female washrooms located at the back of the restaurant. The washrooms have no automatic features. The doors are 33 inches wide and have round doorknobs. Two grab bars are located by the toilets. The sink is 30 inches off the ground and is slightly small, measuring 17 inches across. It is a little close to the wall (4 inches away). Soap and paper towel are reachable.
Accessing the restaurant is manageable despite the bustle of Chinatown. The sidewalk in front of the restaurant is very wide. Street parking is available on Spadina right in front of the restaurant, but curb cuts are only located only at corners, north on College St. and south on Cecil St. A Green P parking lot is located in the Kensington Garage at 20 St. Andrew St., just south of the restaurant. Spadina is also accessible by the new accessible streetcars. The closest TTC stop is College St.
What is your dumpling preference – boiled, steamed or pan-fried? Have you travelled on the accessible streetcars yet? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below after you check out this tasty Toronto gem.