Participating Artist Info

Missed an email? Misplaced a form? Don't worry!
We have compiled all the resources here for you.

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Important Dates

April 27, 2018 - Booth Number, Hotel Info and Higgins Tent Rental Form sent to artists
May 4, 2018 - Final day for cancellation with full booth fee refund, minus a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be given after this date.
May 22, 2018 - Last day for waitlist changes
June 2, 2018 - Third Annual Booth Camp
June 8, 2018 - Early bird deadline for Higgins Tent Rentals (regular rates apply after this date)
June 14, 2018 - Launch at Henderson Brewery
June 14, 2018 - Last day to book hotel (rooms are available first-come, first-serve)
June 15, 2018 - Regular price deadline (late fees apply after this date)
June 29, 2018 - Final deadline for Higgins Rentals
July 6-8, 2018 - 57th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair!


Download the 2018 Handbook here.

Higgins Tent/Weight Rental Form
Parking Pass Form

Booth Camp
A free artist orienation to get yourself ready for the 2018 TOAF.
See the videos and downloadable summary.

Whether it’s your first time participating in Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, or you’re just looking for pointers, check out #TOAFtips for all kinds of useful tips and tricks to get the most out of your time on the square! 

Artist Communications

Missed an email from us? Find it here!

April 27 - Booth Number/Tent Rental/Hotel Info
May 3 - Artist Spotlights for Purchase
May 15 - Booth Camp Invitation and Reminders
May 30 - Launch at Henderson & Framing Services
June 1 - The Artist Handbook
June 4 - Boost Your Presence with a Free Profile on Partial
June 5 - Artist Sharekit and Budding Art Buyers
June 8 - Booth Camp Summary and Deadline Reminders
June 13 - Budding Art Buyers - Call for Artwork Donations
June 19 - Don't Bring this! - Original Artworks Only
June 22 - Parking Pass Form & what NOT to do at the laybys
June 28 - Final Reminders - Artist Registration, and Rain Plan


Once again, TOAF has organized a special price for artists at the DoubleTree by Hilton (108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1R3) at $220 per night July 5-8, 2018 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All reservations must be made before June 14, 2018. 

Parking Information

Parking passes for the parking lot located directly underneath Nathan Phillips Square are available for the weekend. 

Parking passes can be purchased in advance at the Parking Control Office, on the Main Floor of the City Hall Parking Garage, the week before the fair. For those those of you arriving from out of town, you can buy your parking pass on Friday when you arrive during load-in. The parking pass form will be emailed to participating artists in June.

If your vehicle is larger than 6'2" you will need to find oversize vehicle parking:

Oversized Vehicle Parking*

Sheraton Hotel Parking Lot
123 Queen St W (Bay St/York St)
Oversize Vehicle Flat Rate - $55/day
Distance from Nathan Phillips Square: 150 m
Walking Distance: 2 min

IMPARK Parking
63 Centre Ave (Armoury St/Dundas St W)
Rate: $40/day    
Distance from Nathan Phillips Square: 450 m
Walking Distance: 6 min

IMPARK Parking
45-47 Richmond St. E (Church St/Victoria St)
Rate: $30/day
Distance from Nathan Phillips Square: 700 m
Walking Distance: 9 min

*Lots can not accomodate vehicles larger than 13'-6" in height

In Case of Rain

Be Prepared! A tarp or two can really make the difference in a situation of sudden rain to quickly cover your displays. If it rains, make sure that all the edges of your tent (top and side walls) are properly secured and tucked in. Remember tents are only water resistant not waterproof. To prevent water from pooling and leaking into the roof of your tent, wedge hula hoops, or sponge swimming noodles, between the tent top and the frame. You can use a broom or a pole to push pooling water off the tent roof - but be mindful of your neighbours and other people walking by your tent. 
In case of thunder or lightening artists and visitors will be notified by staff and volunteers to leave their booths and proceed into city hall for safety.