Should some Toronto restaurants ban children?
What would you say to a ban on children in Toronto restaurants? It would probably be a PR disaster for a restaurant to come right out and say that it was banning children, but I can also imagine that this would be a very attractive rule for many Toronto diners who simply don't want to have to deal with kids crying, whining, and dumping food on the floor.
We sent the question out to our Twitter followers. Here's a little sample of the responses. Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments. Would it make sense to ban those under a certain age after a certain time?
@blogTO Nope! If its a matter of behaviour, kids are sometimes better behaved than adults.— Jordan-na (@jordashna) September 17, 2014
@blogTO This is a democracy, so why not? I'm sure parents can find other restaurants to patronize if some chose this option.— Peter Obradovich (@sweetpetetweets) September 17, 2014
@blogTO Yes. Every one except McDonalds.— MMiotts (@MMiotts) September 17, 2014
@blogTO YESS. Until the age 16.— dazaspaz (@dazaspaz) September 17, 2014
@blogTO if they want to, why not? There's adult-only vacation resorts, lounges, areas of cruise ships, spas, gyms, etc...— Zack Fraser (@ZackFraser) September 17, 2014
@blogTO Why not? If I'm paying a few hundred dollars for a nice dinner, why should it be ruined by a screaming child?— Miss Mel Payne (@missmelpayne) September 17, 2014
@blogTO would you ban senior citizens, or teenagers, or boomers from an establishment? Needs to be defensible across the board.— Sam Nabi (@samnabi) September 17, 2014
@blogTO No, but I'd be all for an asshole ban.— janeschmidt (@janeschmidt) September 17, 2014
@blogTO Yes - the ones owned by horrible pieces of shit who would like that fact known probably should?— Gourmet Spud (@gourmetspud) September 17, 2014
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