Vendor Information 2018

 

We have 10 x 10 ft spots available for the duration of the Dundas West Festival, running Friday, June 1, 2018 (6 pm to 11 pm) and the full day Saturday, June 2, 2018 (10 am to 11 pm).

  • Vendors must bring their 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.
  • Vendors must bring their own lights and generator; no power outlets are available.
  • Vendors may share spots. However, the vendor fee must be paid in full by the primary applicant by the deadline and only their business will be listed in 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.

Non–Food Vendors & Exhibitors

Commercial, For-Profit vendors can apply and get a 10ft x 10ft spot for $520 for the entire festival. 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.

Local artists, artisans, non-profit organizations and non-food vendors can apply to get a spot for $300.00 for the entire festival.

Food Vendors

Food vendors can apply for a spot for the entire festival for $570.00.

All Food vendors and Food Trucks MUST provide proof of insurance and Certified Food Handler training for their staff in attendance when they apply. 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.

Food Trucks

Please note that we have 2 areas where food will be sold by Food Trucks: The western edge of our festival perimeter, near the Lula World Music, or staggered elsewhere within the festival, east of Brock Avenue.

All Food vendors and Food Trucks MUST provide proof of insurance and Certified Food Handler training for their staff in attendance when they apply. You will also need to fill out a permit application for the City of Toronto 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.

Please Note:

  • Officially, the festival starts at 6 pm on Friday, June 1st and at 10 am on Saturday, June 2nd, but set-up starts at 3 pm on Friday, 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.  
  • 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 levees 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. These must be the ‘quiet’ or ‘ultra-quiet’ type as per parametres set out by the City of Toronto Street Events permitting process. We aim 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.
  • 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 $600 for each 10ft x 10ft spot occupied. Similarly, the vendor will be responsible for their own adherence to specifications surrounding the SOP.
  • Vendor fees include garbage removal.

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

Vendor Application here.

Many thanks and we look forward to working with you!