Friday, February 27, 2015

City of Toronto to host public consultation session on street food

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  February 27, 2015

City of Toronto to host public consultation session on street food

Members of the street food vending industries and the public are invited to attend a public consultation session on March 5 to review and comment on proposed changes to Toronto's street vending bylaw.

Council approved a city-wide bylaw for street vending last year. The bylaw addresses the City's need to manage the various uses of streets and sidewalks, and improves the public's access to a diversity of street food across Toronto.

As part of a scheduled one-year review of the bylaw, staff will present changes being considered for the bylaw in time for this year's vending season, including:
• introduction of six-month permits for mobile food vending (includes food trucks and ice cream trucks) 
• increased length of time vendors are allowed on the street, from three to five hours 
• expansion of vending locations to pay and display parking on all collector roads, not just main streets

The consultation session will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Committee Room 1, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

More information and input/feedback forms are available at

Staff will report consultation findings and possible changes to the street vending bylaw to the Licensing and Standards Committee on April 21.

This news release is also available on the City's website:

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Media contact: Tammy Robbinson, Strategic Communications, 416-338-3761,

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