The Star: Upcoming Restaurant to Encourage Sign Language in T.O.


TORONTO — Diners will have to communicate their order in sign language, with the help of a cheat sheet, at the upcoming Signs Restaurant in Toronto, reports The Star.

Purported to be the first restaurant in Canada staffed by mostly deaf servers, the downtown eatery will give diners an opportunity to learn sign language when they order dishes. “This isn’t just a restaurant. This is starting an entirely different workforce for the deaf community,” Rachel Shemuel, assistant general manager of the restaurant, is quoted as saying by The Star. The restaurant’s contemporary menu will feature Canadian and international dishes with several game meats.

The restaurant will be helmed by executive chef Marc Breton, the former executive chef of The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

Signs Restaurants is slated to open July 16 at Yonge and Wellesley Streets [].



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