484 A Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 0J1
Call: (647) 352-7837
The Aviary Brewpub. Craft beer and sports fans have come home to roost. We’d like to consider ourselves somewhat regulars at the Aviary, and it is not only due to the accessible set up but also the tasty treats they have to offer. Brunch is a personal favourite of ours, as well as their delicious craft beer selection, brewed in house.
To get to the restaurant using transit, the best option would be an accessible King streetcar (Distillery Loop) which stops at Cherry/Front E, leaving you just a few short blocks from the restaurant. There is also green P street parking along Front St. right around the restaurant.
The patio and entrance are part of the newer development called the Canary district, which is an area of condos and commercial spaces that is nicely paved and level. When looking directly onto the entrance, there appears to be an obstruction with a tree and park benches, however there is plenty of room to manoeuvre around to access the restaurant and patio. The patio has higher bar seating as well as lots of standard height 29” tables which are accompanied by either moveable chairs or moveable benches. The entrance into the restaurant is a 35 “doorway with a large accessible button to operate the door. It is a level threshold to enter. There is lots of space available outside or inside for parking any assistive devices.
Tables inside the restaurant are also 29” standard height. It is set up as long tables for communal seating with moveable chairs. There is also bar seating available if you are interested in being closer to the sports action on the many tvs mounted above the bar. The accessible washroom can be found up a gradual ramp at the rear of the restaurant. It has a 37” wide door, lever handle and accessible buttons for opening and locking the door. There is clear open space both in front and underneath the sink, that measures 29” high and 19” wide. The washroom has a manual flush toilet, with grab bars surrounding for support if needed, as well as a change table. The faucet and soap dispenser are manual, while the hand dryer is automatic.
The venue has a casual, sporty vibe with vintage video games, foosball and pool if you are interested in a little competition. They also have trivia nights on Mondays which is always a good time. As for the menu, they have daily specials and craft brews that don’t disappoint. The staff are always very helpful and friendly. With fall nearly here, we would highly recommend checking out their brunch while catching Sunday football on their big screens!