reef kitchens toronto

Toronto parking lots could soon be transformed into delivery only restaurant hubs

So long empty parking lots, hello pop-up kitchens. 

Some of Toronto's parking facilities might soon transform into spaces for businesses, thanks to a massive startup called Reef Technology.

Based out of Miami, the company (formerly called ParkJockey) is now trying to change the way we use parking garages and lots by offering compact spaces for brands in what are called Reef Kitchens

Described as "state-of-the-art kitchens" housed in "proprietary containers," these kitchens-on-wheels are essentially extra spaces that restaurants can rent out.

They've already been tested out in Miami and London, and come equipped with on-site kitchens and partnerships with delivery services like UberEats, Postmates, Doordash, and Grubhub. 

The Softbank-funded company, which now runs the largest parking system in North America, says they plan on expanding with several hundred more kitchens across North America and the U.K. 

They're already been in talks with the city about trying to get approval to start something here.

According to a Reef's CEO Ari Ojalvo, the company will be partnering with several other parking facilities like Impark, which is based in Vancouver but has a score of lots across the city.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto bar under fire for letting staff work without masks on

Toronto restaurant furious after Bell accidentally cuts off their phone line

You can now get a French fry sandwich in Toronto and it's only $1 this weekend

25 restaurant patios for a date night in Toronto by neighbourhood

Toronto's newest cafe is celebrating its opening with free drinks next week

Toronto's new DineTOgether restaurant program is like Summerlicious only cheaper

Famous bubble tea cafe from Taipei is opening its first Toronto location

25 patios in Toronto with unreal views