Vendor Resources and Applications
2015 Festival Info
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 statistics collected by students of Dr. Kelly Mackay, Director, Ted Rogers Institute for Tourism & Hospitality Research
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%
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.
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)
Farmer Online Application – Applications will be available soon.
Artist Application – contact Peter McClusky (email: Peterm at TorontoGarlicFestival.ca)
Chefs, Food Vendors, and Sellers of Merchandise – for an application please contact Peter McClusky (email: Peterm at TorontoGarlicFestival.ca)