Vendor FAQ 2020
What is Harbourfront Centre?
Situated on Toronto’s waterfront, Harbourfront Centre is renowned as Canada’s foremost facility for contemporary culture. Our year-round operation offers some 4000 internationally acclaimed events ranging from music, literary and theatrical festivals to children’s activities and craft shops.
During the summer, Harbourfront Centre presents a schedule of music and cultural weekends, some of which are themed around specific cultural communities and presented at the different venues on site.
What is the Lakeview Market?
The Lakeview Market is home to a diverse range of crafts and goods originating from countries around the world representing Toronto’s cultural diversity as well as hand-crafted items from local artisans.
How can I participate in the Lakeview Market?
The Lakeview Market is a juried arts, craft and emerging goods market. All applications are reviewed prior to acceptance. You may book individual weekends, or the full festival season at Harbourfront Centre.
What does Harbourfront Centre offer vendors?
We have a 10-acre lakeside setting, FREE weekend festivals all summer long, millions of annual visitors and so much more! We have a team of wonderful staff who look forward to working with you throughout the season. We provide the following to our Vendors:
- Vendor Coordinator
- Assistant Vendor Coordinator, on site each weekend working to ensure that everything goes smoothly
- Three potential types of booths with different related fees are available within the Market:
- Spacious 10' x 10' tented CORNER booth with 2 tables and 2 chairs, OR
- Spacious 10' x 10' tented STANDARD booth with 2 tables and 2 chairs, OR
- Spacious tented 1 table space (1 table and 2 chairs provided)
- Access to a power source (limited 15 Amp power)
- Overnight Security Staff
As a new applicant, do I have a chance of getting in?
Yes! We encourage new artisans and vendors to apply.
Other than the booth rental fee, what additional costs are associated with exhibiting at the Lakeview Market?
Vendors must provide their own lighting, flooring, booth display, telecommunications, signage and more. If you would like to bring any electrical or display equipment, please detail those on the application form, and include the wattage. Our booths are located under tents outdoors, so we have limited electrical supply. Vendors receive a discounted parking pass, but it does not guarantee a space.
Do I have to submit images with my application?
Yes. All vendors must submit photos of their products. You can send in as many images as you need to represent what you want to sell. Images are important so that we get a clear idea of the quality and workmanship visible in your products. Remember these images are part of the selection process.
Where is the Lakeview Market located?
Lakeview Market is currently located on the west side of the Bill Boyle Artport, Harbourfront Centre’s main activity area at 235 Queens Quay West. The tents house a total 50 vendor spaces divided into 10x10 booths (in blue on the map) and table spaces (in red) .
I see that the application deadline has past. Is it too late to apply?
No, it’s not too late for you to apply. All applications are reviewed and considered, even those received after the deadline. Because we have many returning artists and vendors, we suggest that all new vendors submit their applications as soon as possible, as our festivals do sell out.
I am looking to promote vendors working in my collective, community, tourism or regional group? Can I promote them at Harbourfront Centre’s festivals?
No, you may not promote any additional businesses or vendors within your working group. No balloting, give-aways, raffles or any form of contests or prizes are permitted. We also do not allow vendors to collect personal information from our patrons.