It’s been just over a month since Toronto’s new food truck bylaws came into effect in mid May. For many, the amended regulations, including the lifted moratorium on vending in downtown and the availability of more permits was overshadowed by the “50 meter rule” and the $5,067 price tag per permit. In the wake of these changes what kind of action have we seen around town?
|Photo courtesy of Me.n.u's Facebook page|
Of the 125 new mobile vending permits that are up for grabs, only nine have been issued thus far (Me.n.u, Kal & Mooy, Polar Express 1, PrinceEdwards Fries, Tang’s Family Restaurant, Buster’s Sea Cove). A total of 26 licensed food trucks exist in total.
While local appetites are panging for greater access to food trucks, perhaps it’s not such a shock that existing operators are choosing to waive the additional cost of a mobile permit...
READ what food truck operators and eaters around Toronto are saying about these new bylaws in my full View the Vibe article.