Toronto one step closer to more food trucks

City's Licencing and Standards Committee gives the thumbs up for expanding the service...

Toronto is one step closer to seeing more 'Eat Street's' set up.

The city's Licensing and Standards Committee gave the green light to new rules governing food trucks.

What those new rules mean, is that food trucks would allowed to be set up anywhere in the city, as long as they stay 50 meters away from established restaurants.

The city would also open up as many as 580 new spots for food trucks. But there will be a 5 hour time limit for the trucks to be stopped in one place.

A yearly permit isn't going to be cheap, with one being sold for more than 5 thousand dollars.

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

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.

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  1. Frankie posted on 03/18/2014 08:28 PM
    I'll believe it when I see it. How many decades have they been at this? Another example of the total incompetence of city council. It'd take them years and countless hours of fighting along party lines to agree on what toilet paper to wipe their sorry asses with.

    No wonder Toronto has a reputation for getting so little done.
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