Bay Tax Restaurants

Would you support a "baby tax" at Toronto restaurants?

Making the rounds over the last few days is a story about a London restaurant that has started to charged a "baby tax" for families that want to bring young kids along for dinner. There's no word on what the age cut-off is, but the fee itself was rather nominal at £3. Could this ever happen here? Are these little bundles of shit and joy really that much of nuisance?

On New York-based site, Gothamist, poll respondents were roughly 65 per cent in favour of implementing something similar in their home city. But that's New Yorkers — and thus not much of a shock. What did come as a surprise, however, is the degree of support the concept had when I took it to our Twitter followers earlier today. Although there were some strong voices of dissent, lots of Toronto diners thought it was a great idea. Some went so far as to say that they'd pay a tax to quarantine these little creatures from their favourite restaurants.

So a poll of our own.


Photo from Lars Plougmann on Flickr


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

15 restaurants for Family Day brunch in Toronto

10 new restaurants with beautiful interior design in Toronto

How online reservation services changed the dining scene in Toronto

Toronto food events: Trashed & Wasted, Brunch For Dinner, Recipe for Change

Toronto temperatures to swing by 20 C in 48 hours

There's a new way to dine with strangers in Toronto

Toronto Restaurant Openings: Black Briik, Poor Romeo, Kensington Brewing Co.

8 restaurants you can buy right now in Toronto