10 Dundas St. E. Suite 310, Toronto, ON, M5B 0A1
Call for reservations: (416) 506-0753
With the cold weather moving into the city it's time for sports fans to move indoors to watch games on the big screen. Shark Club Sports Bar Grill seems like the perfect place to go if you're looking to have a few drinks or grab a bite to eat while catching up on your favourite sporting events. Recently opened at Yonge-Dundas Square, it has plenty of big screens so you can cheer on your team to your heart's content.
I'll point out the biggest flaw of this restaurant first. All of the tables located on the main level are bar height. I almost didn't review this place, but after speaking with the manager I decided they were worth discussing. The manager informed me that since opening they have served several customers who use wheelchairs, and that their staff will gladly move a standard height table from the raised level down to the main level. I realize that for some people this type of accommodation may be a deal breaker - and I'm also a little perplexed as to why Shark Club didn't plan for regular height tables on the main level. But regardless, the option is there and the staff seemed so friendly and accommodating that I think it's worth counting as a possibility. Calling ahead will ensure this set-up is arranged ahead of time, but staff noted that they were happy to make the switch on demand.
In terms of the rest of the space, the floors are smooth tile with wide passageways throughout. The restaurant is located on the third floor and can be accessed via an elevator in the lobby of 10 Dundas E. The door of the elevator is 44 inches wide and opens onto a wide tiled hallway. The entrance to Shark Club is level with the outer hall, and the doors were too wide for my tape measure to reach across, so they shouldn't be a problem in terms of width.
The bathrooms are pretty interesting. There is no door to open, but rather a wide hallway that opens into a hallway of women's stalls and a hallway of men's stalls, which share a sink and couch area in the middle. Just before the section of women's stalls is a single, unisex accessible stall which includes a toilet and sink of its own. The door to this accessible washroom is 36 inches wide with a lever door handle. The toilet includes two grab bars and paper within easy reach. And the sink is 31 inches high with plenty of space on either side. The floor is smooth tile and level with the outer hallway.
Shark Club is steps from accessible Dundas station on the Yonge line. There are plenty of Green P lots in the area, with the closest one being directly across the street at 25 Dundas Street E. Sidewalks out front of the building are wide and well-maintained, although they are usually heavily crowded so they can feel tight. There are automatic doors and smooth transitions to get into the building itself.
We would love to hear what you think! Would you call ahead to have a table switched around? What team are you cheering for to win the Stanley Cup? Go Leafs Go?