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Street food market that's been in Toronto since 2015 is permanently closing

Toronto has become a land of street food markets, but one that's been around since 2015 is now closing down permanently.

Food Truck'n Friday has been happening in Islington Village for eight years now, and has given a start to some of Toronto's most popular food trucks, like Hungry Moon, 6 Spice Rack, Alijandro's Kitchen, Road Grill, Gourmet Guyz and The Arepa Republic.

"After September 30 we will no longer be activating at 1 Resurrection Rd.," JB Innovative Solutions Inc. (Food Truck'n umbrella company) principal Jason Bellissimo says in a video posted to social media on September 3 captioned "end of an era."

"This was just another idea that's turned into an eight-year love affair."

Some of the food trucks that have been part of the events expressed their gratitude for the support over the years.

"We are with you and will support you wherever you go," Alijandro's Kitchen commented. Road Grill wrote, "We had many great days at FNFs. Many thanks for all efforts."

"We've hosted hundreds events at 1 Resurrection Rd. since 2015 and for reasons beyond our control, we will no longer be hosting events at this location," Bellissimo tells blogTO.

"Our parent company is Innovative Solutions and the Food Truck'n Friday event concept was just another idea until it became the primary focus of the business. We now offer catering and specialty activation services and definitely have plans to continue."

There are two more Food Truck'n Fridays left for the event series, and they've released a list of featured vendors coming up this Friday, September 23 from 4:30 p.m. t0 9:30 p.m.

The list includes The Arepa Republic, Gourmet Guyz, Hungry Moon, What A Jerk and Rainhard Brewing. There'll be a live DJ, and as usual, admission and parking is free.

"Unfortunately, the reasons beyond my control have not been yet made clear to me," says Bellissimo.

Food Truck'n Friday will not be continuing beyond their last event on September 30.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim

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