100 King Street, Toronto, ON, M5X 1E1
Located in the heart of the Financial District, King Taps is an upbeat and spacious sports bar that specializes in freshly made pizzas and a wide selection of beer. They have extensive assortment of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and bowls, including gluten-free pizza dough and buns – they have something for everyone!
The main entrance on Bay Street through First Canadian Place is easily accessible through two 37 ½ inch doors with no threshold. Although the restaurant doors are not automatic, there was a greeter holding the door open at the time of our visit.
The massive restaurant is situated on two levels with a wide staircase with sturdy handrails and good lighting. Although there isn’t an elevator in the restaurant itself, the second floor can be accessed using the building’s elevator. The majority of seating in the restaurant is elevated, 44 inches high, including high tops, bar seats, and booths; however, an area is designated for standard 29 inch high tables which are brought out upon customer request. The flooring is smooth tile, with no carpeting, mats, or level changes. There is a large, level patio with barrier-free access to the restaurant; however, it closes for the winter season.
There are private 72 x 72 inch accessible washrooms located on both levels. The washroom has a 36 inch entrance with an automatic opener and lever handle. The sink height is 34 inches with a large open space underneath. There are two slip-resistant grab bars located beside and behind the automatic toilet. The soap dispenser is not automatic; however, the hand dryer is automatic and there is a stack of paper towel located beside the sink.
The noise level was high during our evening visit and the lighting was on the dimmer side as most sports bars are in the evening. Large windows do provide bright and natural lighting during lunch and day time hours. Staff advised that the music is lower during the day, though noise levels might still be high if you come during the lunch rush.
King Taps is easily accessible by public transport. St. Andrew and Union are the nearest accessible TTC stations. The accessible 6 Bay Street bus and 503 and 504 King Street streetcars stop right at the intersection of King and Bay. Underground parking is available in the building with several accessible parking spots available, though payment is required.