Item - 2018.LS26.2

Tracking Status

LS26.2 - Extension for Stationary Food Trucks (R55 Curb Lane Vending Permits)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, to permit current R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit holders to continue to operate in designated curb lane locations until the extended deadline of December 31, 2026.

 

2.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, to require all corporate entities holding any R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit to provide current information on corporate shareholders, directors, and officers and direct that Permits be revoked upon any changes to the controlling shareholders, directors, or officers.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to complete additional research on other outstanding issues relating to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, and to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee by the first half of 2019.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(May 31, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Two-Year Extension for Stationary Food Trucks (R55 Curb Lane Vending Permits)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-115842.pdf
(June 7, 2018) Public Notice on Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-116035.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 11, 2018) Letter from Ada Mok and Cameron Pounder, feasTO Food Truck (LS.New.LS26.2.1)

Communications (City Council)

(June 18, 2018) E-mail from Yan Lin (CC.Main.LS26.2.2)
(June 21, 2018) E-mail from Juan Restituto (CC.Supp.LS26.2.3)
(June 25, 2018) E-mail from Mike Mavrogiannis (CC.New.LS26.2.4)
(June 25, 2018) Submission from Ada Mok and Cameron Pounder, feasTO Food Truck (CC.New.LS26.2.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-85318.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council amend Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 1 by deleting the year "2032" and replacing it with "2026" so the recommendation now reads as follows:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, to permit current R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit holders to continue to operate in designated curb lane locations until the extended deadline of December 31, 2026.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-28-2018 5:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS26.2 - De Baeremaeker - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Michelle Holland, Joe Mihevc, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

LS26.2 - Extension for Stationary Food Trucks (R55 Curb Lane Vending Permits)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, to permit current R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit holders to continue to operate in designated curb lane locations until the extended deadline of December 31, 2032.

 

2.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, to require all corporate entities holding any R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit to provide current information on corporate shareholders, directors, and officers and direct that Permits be revoked upon any changes to the controlling shareholders, directors, or officers.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to complete additional research on other outstanding issues relating to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, and report back by the first half of 2019.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Licensing and Standards Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to work with stationary food truck industry stakeholders to mitigate and provide solutions for the problems they face while roaming neighbourhood streets and report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the second quarter of 2019.

Origin

(May 31, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

As directed by the Licensing and Standards Committee on April 21, 2015, this report recommends a two-year extension for stationary curb lane vendors (R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit holders) to continue to operate in fixed, designated spots until December 31, 2022.

 

A stationary curb lane vendor is a food truck or ice cream truck that can operate from a fixed and designated parking spot on the road (also called a fixed curb lane spot). On April 1, 2014, City Council adopted a new By-law, Chapter 740, Street Vending, which introduced new permit requirements for street food vendors. These changes resulted in phasing out the stationary curb lane vendor permit and introducing the new mobile food vendor permit. Currently, there are 23 stationary curb lane vendors permitted to operate until December 31, 2020.

 

Municipal Licensing and Standards will be reviewing Chapter 740, Street Vending, throughout the remainder of 2018, as directed by City Council, with a report expected in the first half of 2019. As such, and in response to the feasibility of an extension, staff are recommending a two-year extension for the existing stationary curb lane vendors to provide business certainty, pending this report.  

 

Staff consulted the street food vending industry on this issue in May 2018.

 

Legal Services was consulted in the preparation of this report.

Background Information

(May 31, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Two-Year Extension for Stationary Food Trucks (R55 Curb Lane Vending Permits)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-115842.pdf
(June 7, 2018) Public Notice on Amendments to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-116035.pdf

Communications

(June 11, 2018) Letter from Ada Mok and Cameron Pounder, feasTO Food Truck (LS.New.LS26.2.1)

Speakers

Bernard Gasee, Gasee, Cohen and Youngman Barristers and Solicitors
Peter Bougadis
Juan M. Restituto
James Vavaroutsos

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That Recommendation 1 be amended by inserting "current" before "R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit holders" and replacing "2022" with "2032" so that it now reads as follows:

 

"1.  City Council amend Chapter 740, Street Vending, to permit current R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit holders to continue to operate in designated curb lane locations until the extended deadline of December 31, 2022 2032."


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, be requested to work with stationary food truck industry stakeholders to mitigate and provide solutions for the problems they face while roaming neighbourhood streets and report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the second quarter of 2019.


3 - Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 740, Street Vending, to require all corporate entities holding any R55 Curb Lane Vending Permit to provide current information on corporate shareholders, directors, and officers and direct that Permits be revoked upon any changes to the controlling shareholders, directors, or officers.


5 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council