Vendor Resources and Applications

2014 Festival Info

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014. Open to the public from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Venue: Evergreen Brick Works, in The Pavilions, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4W 3X8. The Pavilions is a 30,000 square foot covered space providing protection from rain and sun.

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 2014  festival vendors: 70 vendors, including 20 garlic farmers, 20 chefs and community chefs, plus specialty vendors, and speakers.

Vendor Set-Up: From 7:000 AM to 8:30 AM,  Sept 21.  Vendor Take Down: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sept 21.

Parking: City of Toronto Metred Parking beside venue. There will be plenty of nearby parking available for vendors after they unload.

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.

Vendor Application

Farmer Online Application - Click here

Artist Application – contact Peter McClusky at Peterm@TorontoGarlicFestival.ca

Chefs, Food Vendors, and Sellers of Merchandise – for an application please contact Peter McClusky at: Peterm at TorontoGarlicFestival.ca