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Staff have proposed new rules to cut food truck red tape
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By the time the warm weather arrives, Toronto could finally see the start of an improved food truck scene.

The city of Toronto has proposed new rules that it hopes will mean greater quality and choice when it comes to street food by this summer.

Long discussed proposed changes to the regulations surrounding food trucks were unveiled Monday and could be approved by council next month, and in effect by the Victoria Day long weekend.

If approved an unlimited number of food trucks licensed by the city could set up in private parking lots and two trucks per block could do business in "pay and display" parking spots at least 50 metres away from restaurants and at least 30 metres away from schools and places of worship.

The city says there are at least 350 possible locations that food trucks could operate in.

But the proposed rule changes would allow councillors and local BIAs to try and convince the city to ban trucks from a particular area of the city if there was opposition.

It's a provision that has angered some food truck operators.

The city's licensing and standards committee will consider the proposed new rules next week.

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  1. Frankie posted on 03/11/2014 01:05 PM
    Another example of the gross incompetence of our city staff and councillors. Major cities are full of food trucks yet Toronto can't get past hot dogs or they bankrupt those that tried.

    Late night talk hosts could have a field day with this farce.
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By the time the warm weather arrives, Toronto could finally see the start of an improved food truck scene.

The city of Toronto has proposed new rules that it hopes will mean greater quality and choice when it comes to street food by this summer.

Long discussed proposed changes to the regulations surrounding food trucks were unveiled Monday and could be approved by council next month, and in effect by the Victoria Day long weekend.

If approved an unlimited number of food trucks licensed by the city could set up in private parking lots and two trucks per block could do business in "pay and display" parking spots at least 50 metres away from restaurants and at least 30 metres away from schools and places of worship.

The city says there are at least 350 possible locations that food trucks could operate in.

But the proposed rule changes would allow councillors and local BIAs to try and convince the city to ban trucks from a particular area of the city if there was opposition.

It's a provision that has angered some food truck operators.

The city's licensing and standards committee will consider the proposed new rules next week.

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  1. Frankie posted on 03/11/2014 01:05 PM
    Another example of the gross incompetence of our city staff and councillors. Major cities are full of food trucks yet Toronto can't get past hot dogs or they bankrupt those that tried.

    Late night talk hosts could have a field day with this farce.
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