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Food Truck Festival - Distillery District - July 2, 2011

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I saw a tweet about this earlier and they just mentioned it on the radio so it reminded me to post about this. Here is a Toronto Star article about it:

http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

Basic summary, from 11 am to 3pm - July 2, 2011 ( a Saturday, the day after Canada Day).

All food items $5 or less

Hope to see more food trucks in the future, even if not in Toronto but in outside areas where they are more supportive of this type of thing. I am definitely planning on going if nothing else but to show support for new alternatives to "street" food in Toronto.

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Distillery District
55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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    1. What an outstanding idea. I'm there. Thx!

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      1. re: magic

        Great idea. I wish the hours are extended.

        I wonder if 5 trucks & 7 tents will be enough?

        1. re: 5andman

          This is just the first event.
          by the third event, looking at probably 12 gourmet trucks, if all goes according to plan.

      2. Are food trucks offering items other than hamburgers and hot dogs allowed in Toronto?
        I know they had some sort of pilot program for carts other than hotdog carts but I don't think it was successful was it?

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        1. re: hal2010

          For starters, there are the Chinese food trucks at U of T.

          1. re: hal2010

            I think it depends on bylaws (territory).

            I remember an article about the soon-to-be Caplansky Truck.
            It can park on one side or area of Bathurst, but not on the other?

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            Caplansky's
            356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

          2. On another, related note, The hot dog vendor outside Mt Sinai Hospital is now serving:
            - Hot Beef sandwiches,
            - Baked potatos (regular & sweet),
            - Elk and wild boar sausages!

            The beef and potatoes are being supplied by Barbarian's.
            http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

            1. Just a heads up that is there is also free concerts for Toronto Jazz fest going on at the Distillery on the same day. So, if you aren't sure whether a trip just for the food trucks is worth it, it might give you an added incentive. I will definitely be heading there on Saturday.