Soda Ban from Recreation Centres (not passed)


In 2005, Toronto City Council considered including provisions for a healthy cold drink vending machine criteria in the City’s next RFP process through the Government Management Committee. This change would mean that only milk, juice, and water would be provided instead of soda and energy drinks in vending machines found at City parks and recreation facilities.

In 2010, City Council followed up on the agenda item entitled, “Healthy Vending Criteria – Cold Drink Vending Request for Proposal“, extended the existing vending contract, and referred the recommendation back to the Government Management Committee for further information about the health impacts.

Finally, in 2011, City Council voted to limit healthy vending options to 50% instead of exercising a complete ban.


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