Flying Pony

Picture of accessible entrance of the Flying Pony

1481 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 2A3

On a cool fall evening, I was warmly welcomed into the Flying Pony, an east end accessible cafe and art gallery. The building is located in the heart of Little India on Gerrard St. at Rhodes Ave and is easily recognizable from its bright exterior!

Picture of the service counter at the Flying Pony
Picture of interior and variety of tables in the Flying Pony

The entrance has no steps, and the cafe is accessed through a door measuring 32.5-inches with a 1/4" lip transition. There is ample street parking available, alternatively, if taking transit the closest accessible subway station is Coxwell. From Coxwell station, one can catch the 22 bus which is accessible and travels North/South within one block from the cafe.

Once inside the bright and funky cafe, there were many options for table heights (28-inches, 28.5-inches, and 42-inches) with moveable chairs or stools. The service bar measured 34-inches tall.

The cafe and gallery are all on one level and non-carpeted. The private, accessible washroom has a 34-inch wide door that swings inwards into the room. The washroom is 62-inches by 105-inches. A horizontal grab bar is located behind the toilet, and an angled grad bar is situated beside the toilet. The sink is 29.5-inches high with 30-inches of clearance space underneath. Soap and paper dispensers can be reached on either side of the sink. There is a change table in the washroom that when folded down is 45-inches from the floor. There are no automatic features at this venue.

Picture of the accessible washroom at the Flying Pony

The cafe also serves as a gallery space showcasing the work of different artist each month. Additionally, there is a back room with a large table and a big window for crafts or group events.