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Noise complaints oust food trucks from Woodbine Park

08/16/2013 10:09 EDT | Updated 10/16/2013 05:12 EDT
Toronto's food trucks have hit a road bump.

Just weeks after the city launched a two-month pilot project letting trucks roll into public parks, noise complaints from residents have forced the trucks out of Woodbine Park in the city’s east end.

Annie Borkowski lives across the street from the park and said the noise from the trucks' generators was too loud. She was one of a dozen people who filed complaints with the city.

“We woke up one Saturday morning and all of a sudden, we hear this generator going and I thought … we had another blackout going and it was just a chip truck,” she told CBC News.

Now Woodbine has been eliminated from the group of five parks that were originally part of the pilot. The city says it's looking at other locations near Woodbine Park, since they have also received dozens of letters supporting the food truck pilot project.

Rachel Scott, who operates the Stuft food truck, isn’t worried, saying most of the response to the food truck pilot program has been positive.

“Woodbine Park is a great location but things happen,” she told CBC News. “The food trucks will find somewhere else to go.”

The food truck trial runs until the end of September.

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