Toronto Ponders Drive-Thru Ban To Help Environment

Monday December 17, 2007 Staff

They’re fast, they’re convenient but are they environmentally friendly?

Drive-thrus have become a way of life in car conscious Toronto, as busy GTA residents find they don’t have the time to even get out of their vehicles for a coffee or a hamburger. But what are they doing to the environment and how would you feel if local politicians made a move to either curb them or eliminate them altogether? Merella Fernandez has a look at that prospect on CityNews at Six.

Until then, here are some other Canadian cities that are also considering slamming the window on drive-thrus.

Hamilton: Considering stopping any new drive-thrus from being built in the city.

London, Ontario: Restrictions may include moratorium on all new drive-thrus.

Kings County, Nova Scotia: Pondering whether drive-thrus should be restricted solely to those with mobility issues. 

Winnipeg: Has turned down several proposals from Tim Horton’s for drive-thrus after residents complained about traffic issues and how they might block existing businesses.



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