Sweet Jesus

Picture of accessible entrance of Sweet Jesus

106 John St, Toronto, ON M5H 1X9

Phone: (647) 348-1166

Sweet Jesus is one of Toronto’s most “instagrammable” ice cream destinations and it is often lined up around the block. However, what we are most excited to see is that Sweet Jesus is accessible! Public transit options include taking the subway to the accessible St. Andrew Station or parking at the various parking lots surrounding the Theatre district.

The main entrance is located off John Street, in the corner unit between La Carnita and Union Juice. You will find two doors to enter, one with an automatic door (which was not working at the time of this review). The doorways have 1.5” thresholds and measure 37” wide.

Picture of two entrances from the inside
Picture of interior of cafe and ordering counter

The washroom is located just inside the restaurant entrance to the right (it is shared with La Carnita) and has a 35” door to enter. The door does not have automatic features, but had a lever handle and swung inwards. The washroom is single access and had two grab bars, an L shaped bar to the right of the toilet, and one behind the toilet, both of which measure 30” from the floor. The sink measured 29” high but lowered to 27” towards the wall. Although there were no automatic features on the toilet, sink, or soap, the taps were lever style, and there was an automatic hand dryer located next to the sink.

Picture of accessible washroom

The space is brightly lit by floor to ceiling windows, has plenty of turning space and concrete floors throughout. The music was played at a volume that allowed me to converse easily. The counter to order and pay measures at 40” high. Treats can be enjoyed outside the entrance in the courtyard.

I visited Sweet Jesus first thing in the morning, before the ice cream hungry crowds. Perhaps what will be the biggest barrier for some visiting Sweet Jesus is navigating the lineup and space when it gets as busy I know it can be on a hot day or summer evening. The staff were welcoming and friendly so I am sure happy to accommodate!

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