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May 30, 2007 11:24 AM

Toronto Street Treats Fair

I went to a press conference at Nathan Philips Square earlier today where Councillor John Fillion along with the Rubino brothers (Rain Restaurant) announced details for the "Toronto Street Treats Fair".

Unfortunately, it's not a weekend-long, or even day-long, event - it will take place on Friday July 13th from 12 noon to 2 PM at Nathan Philips Square. But hey, it's a start.

The Board of Health has also submitted a proposal to the Province that the current "hot dogs & sausages only" legislation be changed to allow year-round sales of other street foods, and they have invited all of the Provincial party leaders as well as the Minister of Health and the opposition health critics to come to the event.

Let's hope it's the first step towards getting better food available from Toronto's street carts soon!

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  1. I think the idea of allowing other street foods to be sold is genius- and long overdue. If politicians truly believe Toronto is a major, multicultural, great city...they should prove it by allowing more foods to be sold than hot dogs, hamburgers and fries.

    I know around U of T there are a few food trucks (Chinese, pizza, Greek) but that's nothing for a city this big. It would be nice to have variety.

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      1. I salivate at the possibilities! Does anyone know who or what cuisines will be represented at the event?

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        1. re: hungry_pangolin

          Chefs confirmed so far include:

          The Rubinos (Rain)
          Chris McDonald (Cava)
          Claudio Aprile (Colborne Lane)
          Didier Leroy (Didier)
          Irene Morales (Jumbo Empanada)
          Pat Riley (Perigee)
          Amanda Bent (Kali’s Crepes)
          Carole Ferrari (Local Cafe)