2018 Festival Info
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018. Open to the public from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Venue: Artscape Wychwood Barns, located at 601 Christie Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 4C7.
Number of festival vendors: 70 vendors, including garlic farmers, chefs and community chefs, plus specialty vendors, and speakers.
Vendor Set-Up: From 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM, Sept 16, 2018. Vendor Take Down: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sept 16.
Cooking: Indoors – only butane burners (not propane) and electrical burners allowed. Frying not permitted indoors. Outdoors propane burners allowed. There are limited electrical outlets outdoors.
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 Renee Lalonde.
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).
Food vendors: Contact Peterm at torontogarlicfestival.ca
Farmer vendor application: Applications will be online by April, 2018. To get be notified when applications are available please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft vendor application: Applications will be online by April, 2018. To get be notified when applications are available please email us at email@example.com.