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Want to sell food in City parks? Get help with your application

January 22, 2016 -

Interested in operating a refreshment vehicle in City of Kingston parks?  You will need a park refreshment vehicle permit that will now be scored under the Park Refreshment Vehicle Policy that gives priority to vendors offering healthy and sustainable food options.

The City is offering help with changes to its application process for those seeking permits under its new Park Refreshment Vehicle Policy.  Come to an information session 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

"We consulted with the public on this policy and they want healthy food choices when they are out enjoying City parks.  The permit applications will now be scored and priority will be given to those vendors who can offer healthy and/or sustainable foods," says Nancy Ruel, supervisor, special events and marketing, recreation and leisure services.

She notes that the new policy also reflects the City's sustainability goals as outlined in the Sustainable Kingston Plan.  Both current and potential vendors are invited to the session.

City staff will be on-hand to answer questions about how the applications are scored, permit locations and fees. A dietician from KFL&A Public Health will also be there to offer information on healthy food options.

Find out more: https://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/licenses-and-registration/park-refreshment-vehicles

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.