MAP: Here are all the curbs in Toronto where food trucks would be banned under the proposed new rules
For weeks now, we’ve been hearing about Toronto’s proposed new food-truck rules, which, if adopted by city council this week, would let vendors serve food from public pay-and-display parking spaces, provided they’re at least 50 metres from any operating restaurant. Based on this cartographic evidence provided by Metro, though, it appears that 50 metres is a pretty significant distance in Toronto’s restaurant-clogged downtown core. According to Metro’s analysis, all the points on the map above mark the curbside spots where Toronto food trucks would still be off-limits under the new policy.
It’s important to remember that the 50-metre rule wouldn’t apply to private parking spaces, which, judging by the near-contiguous mash of red dots, are going to be in extremely high demand. That, or the stretch of Mount Pleasant between St. Clair and Bloor is about to become an unexpected hotbed of mobile-vending activity.