Submitted by Darcy Higgins on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 23:02
Toronto gourmet food trucks stall – The Star
Street food advocate Darcy Higgins told reporters that food trucks co-exist with restaurants in other centres.
“I just want to sell sandwiches,” said Matthew Basile, whose Fidel Gastro’s Cuban sandwich truck doesn’t have a permanent location.
Committee votes to send Street Food Project recommendations to Director of Licensing
T.O. streets getting food aplenty – The Sun
Darcy Higgins, the executive director of Food Forward, said they were happy to see changes being made for existing food vendors.
Councillor Josh Colle - who has been pushing for the city to address red tape surrounding food trucks - said the ongoing delay will likely mean food trucks miss out on two seasons of “prime business”.
Committee adopts broader menu for hot dog carts, delays better food truck rules – Openfile.ca
Darcy Higgins, representing the group PushFoodForward, had asked the committee to consider three recommendations for immediate action today (which would have been passed at the next council meeting in early July).
Higgins was disappointed in the committee's decision. "We hoped we could move further, obviously," he said, though he was happy for the expanded options for hot dog carts—and Toronto finally catching up to changes in the rules that Ontario made in 2007.
City not doing enough to quell our appetite for street food - National Post
“I will be operating out of a food truck within the next six months,” he vows. But Mr. Robertson tells me there is no public or private land in central Toronto zoned to permit Mr. Basile’s truck.
Darcy Higgins of the group Food Forward suggested that the city “allow refreshment vehicles and food vendors to vend temporarily in commercial parking lots for a period of up to four hours;” councillors sent that back to staff for study.
A Truckin' Good Summer: Toronto Food Trucks? Truck Yeah! - Toronto Standard
Suresh Doss: Food truck hubs in designated areas or parks can generate revenue for the city. The containers (such as the ones at Scadding Court) can be a platform for indie food entrepreneurs that don't have the money for a food truck, but want to test their food ideas.
Suresh Doss: I would like to see the City of Toronto work towards street food installations where we can consider restaurants, popups, and food trucks.