The Edmund Burke

 Picture of accessible entrance

107 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

Call: (416) 466-7600

A new spot on the Danforth is The Edmund Burke, named after a Canadian architect who built Toronto’s Prince Edward Viaduct. The unique signage and welcoming atmosphere left us with a good vibe about this place.

When we stepped inside, we were kindly greeted by the wait staff, who were taking orders for the breakfast specials. The entrance is off the street with a gentle incline leading up to the 36” wide pull-door with no automatic door button and a small 1/4-inch lip to overcome. Once inside, there is a small area rug at the entrance and the floors are hardwood.  Once inside, there is a fair bit of space to to maneuver around. All of the pedestal tables have a clearance of 28-inches with removable chairs.

 Picture of standard height tables at entrance

Unlike many other restaurants on the Danforth, The Edmund Burke has large floor to ceiling windows, with a couple of small tables near the entrance so you can enjoy both the view and your meal. When we visited the location it was about noon and there was plenty of natural light coming in along with soft lighting throughout the restaurant leading back to the kitchen and bathroom. Along the side there is seating for parties of 4, but at the back the tables are able to accommodate a larger party.

There is a single room, accessible washroom located down the hallway past the kitchen.  The hallway where the washroom is located is narrow making the turning radius into the bathroom tight for larger power wheelchairs or scooters.  The 31.5-inch push-door has a round doorknob.  The door itself is fairly easy to push open, however, it does not open fully. The interior is a relatively big area and the toilet is not flush with the wall but rather is in the corner where the two walls connect and faces outwards the door. There are two metal grab bars that are parallel with the floor. Both grab-bars are 35-inches from the ground; one on the right side of the toilet and one is located directly behind it.  The toilet paper dispenser is underneath the grab bar and is not close to the toilet for easy reach.  The sink has a 33-inch clearance and is 22-inches wide with L-shaped knobs for the faucet, however, there is no spot to put your belongings other than on the floor. The freestanding soap container is just below a paper towel dispenser that is 55-inches from the floor. Overall, the washroom is well light. 

 Picture of accessible washroom

The restaurant hours are 4:00pm to 2:00am Monday-Thursday, 2:00pm to 2:00am on Friday and 11:00am to 2:00am on the weekends. There is a beer and liquor/wine list along with full dinner and brunch menus that include limited vegetarian choices such as the Baked Tempeh Stuff Pepper or Plantain chips dusted with southwest spice and served with crème fraîche. The menu itself is easy to read with big black font on a white background.

The restaurant is located just east of Broadview with the closest accessible subway stop being Broadview station.  As well, there is metered parking along the Danforth.