Item - 2011.LS10.3
- This item was considered by Licensing and Standards Committee on November 14, 2011. The Licensing and Standards Committee has referred this item to an official or other body without making a decision. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
LS10.3 - Distance Requirements Between Ice Cream Truck Vendors on City of Toronto Road Allowances
- Decision Type:
The Licensing and Standards Committee referred the item to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards with the request to:
1. Report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee, in conjunction with the General Manager of Transportation Services and other relevant City staff, on distance requirements (space allocations) between Ice Cream Truck vendors within the City of Toronto's road allowance.
2. Report on regulations in other jurisdictions surrounding distance requirements (space allocations) for Ice Cream Vendors who operate on road allowances, including an analysis of New York City and the City of Montreal.
3. Report on Ice Cream Trucks being stored in residential areas where the vehicle needs to run all night, causing a noise disturbance.
I had the opportunity to speak to many constituents over the course of the summer, some who are entrepreneurs, owning and operating ice cream trucks. One constant theme of our discussions led to why the City of Toronto does not have distance requirements in place for ice cream vendors to deter them from parking close to one another. This situation can set the stage for a static relationship between the two vendors breeding a negative environment.
The City of Toronto's Municipal Code Chapter 315 Street Vending, § 315-19 vending of ice cream products, has provisions for distance from school grounds, public parks, public docks, places of worship and existing designated areas for a food vending vehicle or a portable display unit. The by-law does not address the distance between two ice cream vendors as these trucks are not deemed designated food areas as they utilize the City Street to temporarily park and serve their customers.
That the item be referred to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, with the additional request to:
1. Report on Ice Cream Trucks being stored in residential areas where the vehicle needs to run all night, causing a noise disturbance.