Daily Archives: August 5, 2009

Accessible services needed in Toronto

Ye Ha Levson finds it hard to climb the stairs at United Bakers Dairy eatery. Photo by Francis Crescia/Town Crier.

Customer clambers for a ramp so she can more easily enter her favourite eatery

By Kris Scheuer
(Written July 30 for Town Crier.)
North Toronto senior Bonnie Wynne wants an accessible entrance to one of her favourite dining spots: the Jewish eatery United Bakers Dairy Restaurant.
The 83-year-old, who had a stroke and relies on a walker, has frequented the eatery for more than 20 years, has recently asked the owners repeatedly to install a ramp. So far the response has been: it’s not possible.
“It didn’t bother me at all until I had the stroke a couple of years ago,” said Wynne, who has lived around Bathurst St. and Lawrence Ave. for 50 years.
“I get around with a caregiver,” she said. “She takes my walker and I pull myself up the railing and steps.
“It’s a lovely restaurant,” she added. “It’s getting in that makes it difficult.” Continue reading