Vendor Resources and Applications

2015 Festival Info


Wychwood Barns

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015. Open to the public from 9 AM to 5 PM.

New Venue for 2015: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto M6G 4C7.

Visitor Statistics:  Visitors come from across the GTA, with 78% coming from Toronto, Scarborough and Thornhill
Visitor Age Range: 18 to 45 years: 58%  ▪   46 to 55 years: 21%  ▪  56 and up: 21%.
Visitors who heard about the Festival through word of mouth: 32%
Number of visitors with university degree or higher: 81%

* visitor statistics collected by students of Dr. Kelly Mackay, Director, Ted Rogers Institute for Tourism & Hospitality Research

Number of 2015  festival vendors: 70 vendors, including 20 garlic farmers, 20 chefs and community chefs, plus specialty vendors, and speakers.

Vendor Set-Up: From 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM,  Sept 20. Vendor Take Down: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sept 20.

Parking: City of Toronto metred street parking and city parking lots.

Festival admission: $5.00. Free for children under 12. Price includes FREE access to talks, presentations and activities. Fresh Ontario garlic, delicious food, and beer and wine are for sale.

Festival promotions:  The festival is promoted through print, TV, radio and social media. Media promotions by GAT Public Relations.

Vendor Resources

Toronto’s Commercial Kitchen Directory – Shows certified kitchens in Toronto that may be rented for food preparation.

Toronto Public Health Special Event Temporary Food Establishment Vendor Food Vendor Package  important information for vendors on food  safety and handling.

Obtaining a Food Handler’s Certificate – options include a home study course.

Selling Fruits and Vegetables at Farmers’ Markets and at the Farm Gate (this OMAFRA regulation also applies to festivals)

Vendor Application

Farmer Online Application – Applications will be available soon.

Artist Application – contact Peter McClusky (email: Peterm at

Chefs, Food Vendors, and Sellers of Merchandise – for an application please contact Peter McClusky (email: Peterm at