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Food Trucks Will Be Allowed in Five City Parks

Toronto's food trucks will finally have some City-sanctioned places to cool their wheels.

Food trucks lined up for a Food Truck Eats event, last summer  Photo by foodpr0n com, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Food trucks lined up for a Food Truck Eats event, last summer. Photo by, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Global reports that a new pilot project will allow food trucks to operate in five City parks.

This is a big deal for food truck owners because, until now, City regulations have restricted them to special events and private property—though even private property isn’t always permissible, as some owners found out last year.

This pilot project, which reportedly starts on August 1 and will continue until fall, will allow participating trucks to set up shop in these parks:

All of these places, with the exception of Allan Gardens, are clustered along the waterfront, but the hope is that the City will make more locations available later.

The project is being promoted by councillors Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32, Beaches-East York) and Josh Colle (Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence).


  • Paul Kishimoto

    This is great!!! Because the parks are full of office buildings, from which the hungry lunchgoers issue forth!!!

    • Welshgrrl

      I’m sure the city will find a way to royally fuck this up too, but its a start …

  • wklis

    What about James Gardens? Its next door to Rob’s house. That should be a good source of income for the trucks.

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    Baby steps and training wheels.

  • Real Life

    I had a full biz plan and get go full steam ahead in 2002 and a filthy wealthy relative would not lend me the dough, I mean capital. Talk about lost talent. Wasted time and no chance of attaining the cash and I now comment and need to take a Valium to forget. We would be filthy richer (he) and I really did not care of the money, it was a lifestyle and job I would live to do daily. the very best of luck to all, but I will not eat another pulled pork ! EVER!!