QUOTED: Rob Ford wants to know where to find street food vendors
So are [the hot dog vendors] all downtown? Because in Etobicoke where we live, I don’t see a hot dog vendor and maybe I’m missing something. And I don’t miss too many hotdogs, let me tell ya.
—Rob Ford, asking Marianne Moroney, executive director of Toronto’s Street Food Vendors Association, why Etobicoke and Scarborough residents are being denied the chance to munch on delectably salty street meat. Moroney explained that a by-law currently prevents food carts from operating in the two areas, and suggested harmonizing by-laws across boroughs to open up more vending opportunities. Ford called the restrictions “ridiculous,” and added, “We’ll have to look into that and see what we can do.” It’s heartening to see that the mayor is continuing to make noises about easing Toronto’s strict regulations on food carts and trucks. Maybe that Ford meme-inspired food truck isn’t so implausible after all? [Newstalk 1010]