2968 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON, M6P 1Y8
Call for reservations: 416-916-2368
The Passenger is a beautiful, open restaurant in the heart of the trendy Junction neighbourhood. Its best quality would have to be the accessible patio for the upcoming summer months!
The Passenger is located on the corner of Pacific Avenue and Dundas Street West with the main entrance facing Dundas. Parking is mainly on the street. There is a bus stop right in front of the restaurant, however, so I (Michael) took the 40 Junction bus from the accessible Dundas West subway station. Upon arriving, we noted that the main entrance has less than a half-inch threshold and measures 35” wide. There is no automatic door opener.
The main space is bright, offers wide aisles, consistent flooring throughout, and plenty of seating. All of the tables in the space measures 28” inches in height except for the high top seating around the bar. During Saturday brunch the space was well lit by several large windows and the music was playing at a level that allowed us to converse easily.
The spacious patio is around the side of the restaurant facing Pacific Avenue, with barrier-free access available from the sidewalk. Patio tables measure 28” in height and we feel the best option for seating are the four-person picnic tables. The legs on some of the tables made it somewhat difficult to position a wheelchair, but there was plenty of space in the aisles for turning/positioning. Benches on the patio could be removed at request of the very friendly and accommodating Passenger staff. To access the washroom, you need to use the front door entrance.
The washroom is located at the back of the restaurant. It is a single access stall with a 35” door to enter. The door does not have automatic features but had a lever handle, is light to push, and swings inwards. The washroom has two grab bars, one behind the toilet 34” from the floor, and one diagonal bar beside the toilet, which ranges from 21” to 34”. The sink measures 30” from the floor. Although there were no automatic features on the toilet, sink, or soap, the taps were lever style, and the soap and paper towel dispenser are located next to the sink.
The passenger typically takes reservations for groups of 8 or more which can be arranged by phone or online through Open Table. The staff are more than happy to discuss any accommodations necessary.
We are excited to have this restaurant and great patio on our list of accessible venues just in time for Toronto patio season!