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A taste of future street food in Montreal

If you live in Montreal and you’re a foodie, then you are no doubt aware that this summer will see the return of street vendors serving a variety of foods on Montreal’s streets after a hiatus of 66 years. Due to hygiene concerns street food has been banned here since 1947.

Under the pilot project, 9 sites throughout the city have been named where licensed food trucks will be able to operate:

  • Mont Royal Park, near the Sir George-Étienne Cartier monument
  • At the summit of Mont Royal Park, near the Kondiaronk lookout point
  • Victoria Square
  • Place du Canada
  • Cité du multimédia on De la Commune Street West, south of the corner of Brennan and Prince Streets
  • Victoria Street, near the McCord museum
  • McTavish Street, near McGill University
  • Place Émilie-Gamelin
  • Peel Street, near the École de Technologie Supérieure

The food trucks will rotate between the different locations in order to provide variety and will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Yesterday while down in the Old Port I saw there were 4 food trucks lined up on the Promenade du Vieux Port near the Basin Bonsecours. These however are nothing to do with the pilot project since they are granted licenses to operate directly by The Old Port of Montreal Corporation. It was though a good sign of what we will be seeing starting next month (20th) in the above downtown locations.

Old Port street food

Old Port street food
ISO 100 – 70mm – f6.3 – 1/160 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Old Port street food

Old Port street food
ISO 100 – 70mm – f6.3 – 1/160 sec

Old Port street food

Old Port street food
ISO 100 – 260mm – f6.3 – 1/320 sec

 

Old Port street food

Old Port street food
ISO 100 – 92mm – f6.3 – 1/160 sec

I will certainly be sure to share more street food shots over the summer from each of the new locations…maybe even sample some of the offerings 🙂

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

 

 

 

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