A battle to restrict fast-food and coffee drive-throughs in the city’s residential areas may be brewing yet again.

An amendment in Toronto’s new zoning bylaws, which go to council for approval this week, counteracts a 2002 city-wide ban that says drive-through lanes can’t be within 30 metres of homes and, instead, applies the standard to the order box only.

 

The amendment could make it easier to put drive-throughs in some locations. The change comes six years after a residents group and the city successfully defended the original ban at the Ontario Municipal Board.