Malahide leery of food trucks

Something about food trucks and trailers seems to instil dread in the hearts of municipal councillors in Ontario.

While such operations are increasingly popular in places such as British Columbia and California, Toronto has traditionally been standoffish about allowing them, and London just scrapped a proposed bylaw that would have allowed them to operate.

And now, with fewer than 10 operating in Malahide, Community and Corporate Services Director Eugenio DiMeo asked councillors Thursday, June 5, if they wanted them governed by municipal regulation, including potentially stiff licensing fees.

No councillor spoke in favour of the food trucks and trailers, instead dwelling on the competition they might pose to existing restaurants that paid property tax.


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