“We’ve never even tried to go downtown”: food truck folk tell us what they think about the new bylaws

“We’ve never even tried to go downtown”: food truck folk tell us what they think about the new bylaws

toronto-food-trucks-streeters (Images: Kayla Rocca)
 

Toronto’s city council loosened its grip on food trucks last month, but truck owners are still locked in a turf war with traditional restaurateurs. Even though the recent bylaw changes increased the number of serving hours from three to five and decreased the mandatory buffer between a truck and a licensed eating establishment (which can include some gas stations, by the way) to 30 metres, some mobile restaurant owners believe that, while the change is good, there needs to be more. Here’s what 10 of them had to say.