Food options on the Toronto Islands might finally expand (at least a little)

Food options on the Toronto Islands might finally expand (at least a little)

We want food! (Image: Stephanie Fysh from the Torontolife.com Flickr pool) 

For a decade, William Beasley Enterprises Inc. held the exclusive rights to sell food and drink on the Toronto Islands. That contract is now up, and the city is looking for bidders to take over a new 10-year agreement beginning in 2013—albeit with one little change: according to Global, Olympic Island will no longer be included in the agreement, reportedly after various festivals hosted on the islands (reasonably) complained about being forced to use Beasley to supply food at their events (not surprisingly, the company is looking to renew its contract with the city). The change should make the space more attractive to potential renters, and should (fingers crossed) improve the variety of food. It could also mean that those looking to host a food-centric event will no longer have to instinctively turn to the estimable Evergreen Brick Works, which shows up in pretty much every edition of our Weekly Eater. [Global]