A fantastic new restaurant has opened up in Toronto! It’s called Signs Restaurant and the waiters, waitresses and staff all know Sign Language!
You order in sign language and the menu is unique. You can’t take photos of the menu or the tip sheet that gives you information on how to communicate with your waiter or waitress, however you can take photos of the beautifully furnished restaurant itself.
The dining room is pretty and you feel safe, away from the hustle and bustle of Yonge Street in Toronto. As you enter, it’s an enormous doorway, capable of outfitting any wheelchair accessible situation or physical disability. Once you are in the dining room, the hostess lets you know in English how the restaurant works. The hostess also introduces you to your waiter or waitress who is hard of hearing. When I went there on Labour Day with my family, it was for my brother Kevin’s 40th birthday. Our waiter Julian was great and all of the waiters and waitresses sang Happy Birthday to him in Sign Language.
The food selections are not bad and as I said already, the menu is one-of-kind. The restaurant is just three weeks old and I suspect that with a growing population of elderly people and senior citizens in Toronto who are facing hearing loss from a lifetime of listening to loud sounds, this restaurant is going to be a hit!
Check it out sometime. It will be an experience like none other. Remember, it’s at 558 Yonge Street in Toronto, just south of Wellesley Street. Steps away from Wellesley Subway Station and there is parking across from Wellesley Station that is owned by the City of Toronto – a Green P.