Since 1947 in Montreal the sale of street food has been forbidden. The authorities have continually explained it as necessary to protect the public from poor hygiene and to protect restaurants from competition. In other cities the ability to sell street food enables individuals from a lower socio-economic bracket and those who have immigrated an opportunity for a livelihood while also creating a diversity of cultural experiences. I will be pulling my handmade mobile kitchen/dining room in the neighbourhood and inviting people to have a meal with me. Through this act I hope to look at the street food experience as an opportunity for social engagement and reflect on Montreal's current laws as decreasing options for marginalized populations.
photography by annalie young
simon thibaudeau and sharon peters