Vendor Information 2017

We have 10 x 10 ft spots available for full day (11am to 11pm) and half day (11am to 5pm or 5pm to 11pm) time slots on June 3, 2017

  • Please note that you must bring your own tent (no larger than 10 x 10 ft), sandbags (to hold your tent down), tables & chairs and be prepared for all types of weather.
  • Please note that you must bring your own lights and generator, no power outlets are available.
  • Please note that vendors may share spots. However, the vendor fee must be paid in full by the primary applicant by the deadline and only her/his business will be listed on the online festival vendor directory.
  • All retail &/or non-food vendor applications must be received by April 15, 2017. An additional $50 will be added to the vendor fee after this date.
  • All food vendor and Food Truck applications must be received by April 1, 2017. An additional $75 will be added to the vendor fee after this date.
  • The half-day option is not available for food vendors.

 

Non–Food Vendors & Exhibitors

Local artists, artisans, non-profit organizations and non-food entrepreneurs based between St. Clair Ave West & the waterfront and between Spadina and Roncesvalles, can apply to get a spot for $220.00 for the entire festival day or $150 for half day (11am to 5pm or 5pm to 11pm).

Commercial, For-Profit vendors and those non-food vendors from outside the area defined above can obtain a 10ft x 10ft spot for $430 for the entire festival day (11am to 11pm) or $300.00 for half day (11am to 5pm or 5pm to 11pm)
All retail &/or non-food vendor applications must be received by April 15, 2017. An additional $50 will be added to the vendor fee after this date.

 

Food Vendors (not Trucks)

Please note: we have 2 areas where food will be sold by outside* vendors:

  • the Food Zone, located at the western edge of our festival perimeter, near the Lula World Music Stage and the new Books & Beer Microbrewery garden (Zone 1)
  • or staggered elsewhere within the festival, east of Brock Avenue (Zones 2 – 4)

The half-day option is not available for food vendors.

Local Food vendors (based between St. Clair & the waterfront and between Spadina & Roncesvalles) can apply for a spot for the entire festival day (11am to 11pm) for $400.00, or $300 if located in the Food Zone.

Food vendors from outside the area can apply for a spot for $475.00, or $375 if located in the Food Zone.

An additional $50 will be added to these vendor fees after this date.

All Food vendors and Food Trucks MUST provide proof of insurance and Certified Food Handler training for their staff in attendance when they apply. <br><br>You will also need to fill out a permit application for the City of Toronto in order to vend outdoors (that will be sent to you once you are approved, please reply asap).<br><br>

All food vendor applications must be received by April 1, 2017.

* “Outside” vendors are vendors that do not have a bricks and mortar location within the two producing BIAs (non-BIA members)

 

Food Trucks

Please note that we have 2 areas where food will be sold by outside* Food Trucks:

  • the Food Zone, located at the western edge of our festival perimeter, near the Lula World Music Stage and the new Books & Beer Microbrewery garden (Zone 1);
  • or staggered elsewhere within the festival, east of Brock Avenue (Zones 2-4).
  • The half-day option is not available for food trucks.

Local Food Trucks (based between St. Clair & the waterfront and between Spadina & Roncesvalles) can apply for a spot for the entire festival day (11am to 11pm) for $500.00, or $400 if located in the Food Zone.

Food Trucks from outside the area can apply for a spot for $550.00, or $450 if located in the Food Zone.

All Food vendors and Food Trucks MUST provide proof of insurance and Certified Food Handler training for their staff in attendance when they apply. <br>You will also need to fill out a permit application for the City of Toronto in order to vend outdoors (that will be sent to you once you are approved, please reply asap).

All food vendor applications must be received by April 1, 2017.

An additional $75 will be added to these vendor fees after this date.

* “Outside” vendors are vendors that do not have a bricks and mortar location within the two producing BIAs (non-BIA members)

 

Please Note:

  • The earlier time slot includes an extra hour or two of vending time. Officially, the festival starts at 11am, but set-up starts at 8am, so the earlier you set up, the sooner you can start serving customers that arrive early…and many do!).
  • After your application is reviewed and if approved, we will send you a link for online payment by paypal or e-transfer. Payment is due within 1 week of receiving this link. Your spot is only assured once payment is received. You will be added to the online directory as well once payment is received. Cheques must be made out to Dundas West BIA and delivered in person.
  • Please note that sending an application does not mean you will automatically be approved. Many of our bricks and mortar members need the space in front of their shops, so space is very limited. We will also give priority to local vendors, as defined above.
  • Locations are assigned for very specific reasons; every attempt is made to drive foot traffic to all areas within the festival perimeter so that all vendors can get good exposure to attendees, to avoid direct competition with other vendors of similar products or with our bricks and mortar shops, whose levies are paying for this festival. If any vendor changes her/his location after she/he have been assigned one, she/he will be shut down, not allowed to vend during this festival again and no refunds will be issued.
  • All vendors must provide their own generator. Please let us know in advance if you will bring one. We are trying to keep noise pollution to a minimum. Let us know if you plan to share a generator with another vendor so that we can locate you beside each other.
  • All vendors must bring their own Sandbags.
  • All vendors must dispose of any waste they have created and leave their assigned location spotless at the end of the day.
  • Alcohol sales: vendors who wish to sell or serve alcohol must apply for their own S.O.P. and add a surcharge to the vendor fee of $1000 for each 10ft x 10ft spot occupied.

Please fill out the form below. You will be contacted ASAP if approved.

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

Apply to Vend by clicking here.

 

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