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With outdoor dining your only real alternative to eating at home during quarantine, the news that you can now count food trucks and ice cream trucks among your go-to options is unusually exciting. Announced Wednesday, June 3, by Mayor John Tory, all licensed food vendors, food trucks and ice cream trucks in Toronto are now permitted to operate.
“Today I am happy to announce,” said Tory in a media briefing, “that after a review of the emergency measures regulations and recent changes, all licensed street food vending, food trucks and ice cream trucks in the City of Toronto are permitted to operate as of today.”
To ensure the safety of customers and staff, social distancing requirements must be followed as well as health and safety measures for staff. According to Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto medical officer of health, the city accelerated the reopening of food trucks as they “know that the risk of COVID-19 is significantly reduced when you’re in that large outdoor space compared to say, for example, an indoor environment.”
Whether you’re craving a snow cone, loaded pierogies, arepas or tried-and-true street meat perfection, there’s a Toronto food or ice cream truck offering the very thing you desire. “Toronto’s street food vendors and food trucks are an integral part of our city’s vibrant food scene,” said Tory. We couldn’t agree more. You'll find us reuniting with our favourite food-truck indulgences in a sun-dappled park circle soon.