Celebrate #FoodTruckFreedom Day at Nathan Phillips
Want to have lunch with the mayor? Then head to Nathan Phillips Square on May 13 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a John Tory–promoted food truck fest. The mayor is hosting the event to celebrate the recent relaxing of the stringent rules that govern the city’s mobile kitchens (trucks are now permitted to park just 30 metres away from open restaurants and operate for five hours at a time within a 24-hour period). As of Tuesday afternoon, six trucks were planning to be on-site (Randy’s Roti, Fidel Gastro’s, ME.N.U, Curbalicious, Rome’n Chariot and of course, Caplansky’s) along with, according to Zane Caplansky, “a whole bunch of politicians.” His Worship himself will be serving up some smoked meat from Caplansky’s truck, Thunderin’ Thelma. If this sounds like your idea of a good time (Pad thai fries! Meatball sliders! City councillors!), you’d better get to city hall early: the lines are sure to be long.