SASKATOON — Is the city of Saskatoon ready for food trucks? The city held an open house last week to discuss that question and measure public interest in loosening food truck bylaws, which prohibit motorized trucks from parking on public property.
Currently, mobile food trucks are allowed on privately owned sites, but most mobile businesses are comprised of hotdog and ice-cream vendors.
“Variety is always great. The more services and amenities the downtown can offer, the better. It just helps to create a stronger downtown core,” Greg Clark, GM of Hudson’s Canadian Tap House told CTV News.
To keep from encroaching on local restaurants, Alan Wallace, the city’s manager of Planning and Development, said the trucks would ideally park 30 metres away from existing restaurants.
City reps will compile findings from the open house into a report that will be brought before city council in March.