10 No Brainers to Make Toronto More Awesome! is a project of the Centre for City Ecology that highlights small, achievable actions at the City-level that would improve life in Toronto’s neighbourhoods, right now. A series of 10 short videos will be released on Spacing Toronto from Sept. 15-19, highlighting 10 No Brainers contributed by a diverse cast of Torontonians. The project will wrap up with a free Pop-Up Event where City Council candidates can pitch which No Brainer they’d champion at City Hall and the public can join in the conversation: October 9 in the East End.
Food trucks have been a hot topic in Toronto over the past year, with the introduction of a new Mobile Food Vending Permit and the high prices and tight restrictions that come along with it.
Zane Caplansky, owner of Caplansky’s Deli and Toronto’s first food truck, Thunderin’ Thelma, proposes his No Brainer to open Toronto’s core to food trucks. By altering the permitting fees and restrictions, Toronto could welcome food trucks into our downtown, adding vibrancy to our streets and providing new food entrepreneurs with a point of entry into the restaurant business.