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Apr 4, 2007 07:45 AM

Oh Toronto... may street meat be part of the past

these two items have me so excited...

with health regulations taking most of the credit for preventing more interesting street food, the reality is that many other cities have been able to offer a diverse set of options with little reprecussions. maybe now that we don't have a mayor connected to shopsy's, we can truly embrace our multitudes of ethnicities and offer gyros, samosas and everything else i can eat with one hand on our curb sides.

torontonians, are you excited? will this just go down in flames because of bureaucracy? what fantastic street foods are coming out of other cities that we could perhaps adopt?

i've heard news of growing difficulties for street vendors in nyc... i hope we don't go backwards.

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  1. Oh yes, I am pumped! This is long overdue.

    1. This would be awesome if it's true.

      The thing is, this is Canada and we have the fun police here and that would be too much for our little tummies to handle.


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      1. I hate to be a party pooper, but don't get too excited just yet. If it gets past the bureaucracy, which is hardly a sure thing, it may come with rules too complex and expensive for anyone to even try.

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        1. re: embee

          well, it's not party pooping. it's the reality.

          i do conceed that bureaucracy will likely end it all, but a girl can hope can't she?

          i heard that the introduction of street food diversity is going to be within a local/slowfood/food in general conference come autumn. i can't seem to find info specifically though, anyone got a link?

        2. oh ive been reading about this and looking forward to it. im not sure if i believe it will actually happen, but yes, we can hope.

          1. Well if we cant get cool street food, at least we can look forward to the new menu items at the BMO soccer field. Thanks to Chef Brad Long, they have some really cool items, like scotch eggs, roti, french fry sandwiches, etc, etc. Sure beats the food (or lack thereof) at all the other stadiums in town.