Have Your Say on Street Food!

Itsfp-sharenterested in seeing Street Food legalized and thriving in Toronto? Have your say! Starting tomorrow there will be a series of public consultations hosted by staff from the City of Toronto’s Municipal Licensing and Standards Division.

  • Monday October 21, 2013, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chambers
  • Tuesday October 22, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00pm, City Hall, Committee Room 3
  • Tuesday October 22, 2013, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, City Hall, Committee Room 3
  • Monday October 28, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chambers
  • Monday November 4, 2013, 2:00pm to 4:00 pm, North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers
  • Tuesday November 5, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00pm, East York Civic Centre, Council Chambers

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • maximum designated area that food carts may occupy on sidewalks
  • minimum distance that street food vendors must maintain when operating near established restaurants
  • role of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in the permit issuance process
  • current moratorium on street food vending in the downtown area and limiting the number of vendor permits issued
  • opportunities for vending on public property (city parks, public spaces, right-of-way)
  • opportunities for vending on private property (parking lots)
  • improved vending opportunities for mobile food vendors such as food trucks.

Check out this issue’s history and all City-related documents here

Can’t make the meeting? Take a few moments and write to your Councillor here! The letter is provided by Toronto Street Food Project

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