Toronto loosens rules on food trucks

Toronto food truck.

Toronto food truck. Image by Daniel McDonald / CC BY 2.0

A controversial Toronto rule preventing food trucks from operating within 50m of a standing restaurant has been redrafted to change the distance to 30m. The fight centered on resistance from brick-and-mortar restaurants, who say allowing food trucks to set up too close to restaurants could create a chaotic environment. Critics of the 50m rule say it unfairly blocked food trucks from entering downtown, the likeliest arena for them to operate. One food-truck advocate hopes to revisit the issue in a year and push for a 15m rule. Read more: thestar.com

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