77 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON M5H 1P9
Call for reservations: 647-748-2025
Cactus Club Cafe, the West coast powerhouse helmed by Iron Chef Rob Feenie has arrived in the heart of Toronto’s financial district at First Canadian Place. With a “creative fine dining” menu centered around local and sustainable ingredients, and a well-appointed accessible space, Cactus Club Cafe proves a notable addition to the financial district restaurant scene.
Cactus Club Cafe can be accessed from street-level via Adelaide St. or by a second floor entrance located within First Canadian Place. Both provide viable options for reaching the space, however, from my experience a willingness to ask a security guard might be required to find the elevators. Both entrances have double doors, each of which measures 35” and have automatic features.
The restaurant itself is broken into several areas across three floors with an elevator providing access to each: Kate’s Bar (main floor), the Rob Feenie Dining Room and Lounge (second floor) and the Deck (rooftop patio). There is also a street-level patio on Adelaide St. Emergency exits are well marked throughout. Both of the bar areas feature high-top and booth seating. For individuals using wheelchairs or mobility devices, the Dining Room provides the best option with wide routes between the 27.5” high tables and removal seating. There is a smooth transition from tile to low carpet as you enter the Dining Room from the Lounge. In warmer weather, the street-level patio also offers standard height tables with removal seating and there are plans to add standard height tables to the Deck in the coming months – stay tuned! Cactus Club Cafe does not currently offer large font or braille menus.
The main washrooms are located up a comfortably graded ramp between the Lounge and Dining Room areas. Doors to enter the washrooms measure 35” wide and have automatic features. Once inside there is a an accessible stall with a 35” door, clean and clear floor space, two grab bars and automatic features. The locking mechanism is a turn handle. The sinks measure 29” above the floor, clearance underneath is somewhat obstructed by a slanted metal panel below that may make access a bit tricky for some users. There is also a single occupancy accessible washroom on the Deck for individuals accessing that space.
When I visited around mid-day the space was well-lit with an easily manageable level of ambient noise and music. Staff mentioned that the lights do dim slightly during evening service but that the music remains at constant level to allow for ease of conversation.
In terms of transportation, Cactus Club Cafe is located between three accessible subway stations on Line 1: Osgoode, St. Andrew and Queen with the travel time from each to the restaurant being similar. There are several parking lots within a comfortable distance but a note that most of these lots start at around five dollars for a half hour. Street parking options in the bustling financial district are limited.
Cactus Club Cafe is happy to meet its’ clienteles’ needs and encourages those who may require specific accommodations to call ahead. Presently, the buzz around Cactus Club Cafe has grown their reservation wait list substantially so be sure to call plenty in advance if you’re looking to secure a highly sought after weekend dinner reservation!