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

May 2 - Booth Number, Higgins Tent Rental Form sent to artists
May 11 - Booth Camp
May 22 - Artwork Storage goes on sale
May 30 - Last day to purchase Artist Spotlight
May 31 - Final day for cancellation with full booth fee refund, minus a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be given after this date.
June 14 (before 5 pm) - Early bird deadline for Higgins Tent Rentals (regular rates apply after this date)
June 20 - TOAF Launch & Label Reveal at Henderson Brewery
June 20 - Last day to book hotel (rooms are available first-come, first-served)
June 28 (before 5 pm) - Regular price deadline (late fees apply after this date)
July 5 - Final deadline for Higgins Rentals
July 12-14 - 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair!

Resources

ARTIST HANDBOOK - Coming soon!

FORMS

Higgins Tent/Weight Rental Form
Parking Pass Form (Coming soon)

Booth Camp

A free artist orientation to get yourself ready for #TOAF19
See the videos and downloadable summary coming soon.

Artist Facebook Group - NEW this year!

Introducing the TOAF 2019 Artist Facebook Group!

In this group, the TOAF team will post important information, reminders and notices for you about the upcoming Fair. This is also a great place to ask questions, share information and network with fellow artists and the #TOAF19 team.

It is a closed group, so please let fellow artists who are in the show know to REQUEST to be a member and an admin will approve them. If your Facebook name differs from your actual name, please contact Ania at [email protected] to ensure you are added.

#TOAFTIPS

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!

Sent on April 29 - Here's why you NEED to come to Booth Camp!
Sent on May 2 - YOUR BOOTH NUMBER + TENT RENTAL INFO
Sent on May 9 - Artist Spotlights 
Sent on May 17 - Artist Social Media Sharekit + Partial
Sent on May 21 - Artwork Storage
 

Hotel

Once again, TOAF has organized a special price for artists at the DoubleTree by Hilton (108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1R3) at $209 per night July 11-14, 2019 on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations must be made before June 20, 2019. For the booking link please contact Ania.

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 of you arriving from out of town, you can buy your parking pass on Friday morning when you arrive during load-in. The parking pass form will be emailed to participating artists mid June.

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

Oversized Vehicle Parking*

IMPARK Parking Lot #39
63 Centre Ave (East side of Centre Ave/South of Dundas)
Rate: $30/day
Distance from NPS: 450 m
Walking Distance: 6 min
*No height restrictions

IMPARK Parking Lot #235
483 Bay Street
Rate: $25 *8am-7pm
Distance from NPS: 750 m
Walking Distance: 9 min
*Lots cannot accommodate vehicles larger than 6' 6" in height

The Adelaide Hotel Toronto
325 Bay St
Rate: $27 *9am-6pm
Distance from NPS: 450 m
Walking Distance: 6 min
*Lots cannot accommodate vehicles larger than 9’ 9” in height

 

In Case of Rain

Be Prepared! A tarp or two can really be helpful 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.
 

As always please don't hesitate to reach out to Ania Harmata, Artist Relations Coordinator with any questions!
Email [email protected] or call 416.408.2754.