Designing dementia-friendly restaurants

People with dementia often experience a range of issues that make living difficult, as do the loved ones who care for them. One area that can cause people with dementia significant difficulty is dining out in restaurants. The busy surroundings, many people in one place, and complex food options can all lead to confusion and […]

Accessibility by design: creating a patio for everyone to enjoy

By Jessica Brill Patio season is here again and as the weather continues to heat up and outdoor seating is in high demand, making that space available and welcoming to all restaurant guests is an important part of your operations. Whether your patio is stored away for the winter or it’s a four-season operation, consider […]

Beyond accessibility: universal restaurant design is essential

By Adrian Johansen Your guests are the heart and soul of your business. There are few things more satisfying for the owner or operator of a restaurant than seeing happy patrons crowded around a bountiful table, laughing, talking, and breaking bread together. However, for one market demographic, the opportunity to enjoy such fellowship is still […]

The AODA: Is your business compliant with accessibility laws?

By Jennifer Mathers McHenry and Lesley Campbell The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA” or “the Act”) became law on June 13, 2005, but has been and continues to be phased in over time with the Ontario government mandating that all businesses in the province must be accessible for persons with disabilities no later […]