Join us for our ‘Spring into Parkdale’ Sidewalk Festival and Night Market!
The annual outdoor street festival features a sidewalk sale with over 100 vendors, live entertainment and FREE family-friendly activities. Take part in the 1.4km sidewalk sale, visit 4 markets including the 10,000 sq.ft. outdoor Night Market showcasing Parkdale’s eclectic food and chefs, a 10,000 sq.ft. Kids Zone and the Little Tibet Market!
WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?
The Sidewalk Festival takes place on Saturday May 12th, 2018 from 11:00am-6:00pm, and the Night Market attraction at the Festival takes place from 4:00pm-9:00pm.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?
The Sidewalk Festival takes place along Queen Street West from Roncesvalles Avenue to Dufferin Street, with two side road closures at Cowan Avenue and Callender Street, as well as 2-3 Green P Parking lot closures. The Festival includes up to 11 designated ‘Zones’ with added attractions. (Note: We do not close off Queen Street West)
WHO COMES TO THE FESTIVAL?
54% of Festival attendees come with their families and about 38% of people are aged 36-45 years old. Around 62% say they came for the outdoor Festival atmosphere & music whereas 38% said they came to eat local. What’s most notable is that 70% of attendees are coming from Parkdale, Roncesvalles or Brockton and 68% of Festival-goers spend up to $50!
THE FOODORA NIGHT MARKET
The Foodora Night Market (4:00pm-9:00pm) is a 10,000 sq.ft. outdoor Food Market, & includes food vendors, a DJ, patio seating & more! From $5 to $12 enjoy cuisine from around the world and most importantly, made by Parkdale Chefs! Come out to enjoy glorious doughnuts, Filipino BBQ, Tibetan & Japanese cuisine, patio seating and tunes by DJ Sparkdale!. Entry to the market is free, food can be purchased from each vendor.
Receive a $10 Foodora Voucher* with your purchase and don’t forget to fill out a ballot & win $200 towards your favourite Parkdale Restaurant! (Green P Parking lot @ 1325 Queen St. W.)
(*first time Foodora customers only)
THE KIDS ZONE
The Kids Zone is brought to you by The Boulevard Club and is a 10,000 sq.ft. free outdoor family play area located at Callender Avenue featuring free crafts, face-painting, a photo booth, musical entertainment, DJ Fluffy Souffle, a Pirate Ship, skateboarding, tennis & more! Stay tuned for exciting announcements about more Kids Zone attractions! (Parking lot: 1624 Queen St. W. @ Callender)
THE COMMUNITY ZONE
The Community Zone is brought to you by Adam Helps and is a 5,000 sq.ft. road closure located at Cowan Avenue and features local groups and agencies doing incredible work within the Parkdale Community – come & support a cause! (1313 Queen St. W. @ Cowan).
THE CYCLING ZONE
Visit the Cycling Zone where you can get a free bike tune up and learn more about local cycling advocacy groups and projects. (1624 Queen St. W. @ Callender).
THE PARKDALE FLEA MARKET
Visit this special edition of the Parkdale Flea Market, bringing together some of the best and most unique vendors and products from antiques, vintage, collectibles, local artisans and designers. This bigger than ever Flea starts at the Dufferin Amphitheatre and weaves all the way down Noble Street (1266 Queen St. W. @ Noble).
THE LITTLE TIBET MARKET
New this year; the Little Tibet Market hosted by Students for a Free Tibet Canada features Tibetan arts & crafts, vendors, music, poetry, a fashion show & more! (1447 Queen St. W. @ Jameson)
THE ZERO WASTE FAIR
New this year; the Zero Waste Fair hosted by Zero Waste Hub Toronto features repair, reuse, recyclers, DIY interactive activity stations, waste/eco educators/activists, and an interactive plastic litter/waste art installation. Vendors will be located around the Parkdale Library, Cowan Avenue and Masaryk-Cowan Park. (220 Cowan @ Queen St. W.)
Thank you to everyone in advance for your help in reducing waste at this event, please B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) containers, cups, cutlery, napkins, & straws if possible. Otherwise ‘recycle right’ & avoid littering to help show some love for Parkdale and planet Earth by reducing necessary clean-up efforts post-event.
THANK YOU SPONSORS & PARTNERS!
The Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market is brought to you by the Parkdale Village BIA, Foodora, The Boulevard Club, Adam Helps, Toronto Parking Authority, and is in partnership with Zero Waste Hub Toronto, Students for a Free Tibet Canada and TABIA. Thank you for your support and commitment to Parkdale Village!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
HOW CAN BIA MEMBERS PARTICIPATE?
If you are a BIA Member selling food in front of your Cafe/Restaurant OR want to sell food in our 10,000 sq.ft. Night Market, you must first submit a Vendor Application. We will contact you with next steps. Please note that space for the Night Market is curated, limited & fills up fast. Vendors Application Form PDF / Vendors Application Form WORD
If you are a BIA Member selling goods, promoting your services or hosting a craft in front of your store or you need us to relocate you to another area, you must notify us about your participation via [email protected] If you are participating with in-store deals, don’t forget to tell us too!
NOT A BIA MEMBER? HERE’S HOW TO PARTICIPATE!
If you are a local vendor or artisan selling goods/food or an organization promoting services, you must first submit a Vendor Application. If chosen, we will contact you with next steps. Vendors Application Form PDF / Vendors Application Form WORD
HOW CAN MUSICIANS OR ENTERTAINERS PARTICIPATE?
If you’re a local musician, performer or busker and want to share your talent with the community, we would love to hear from you. You must first submit an Entertainers Application: Entertainers Application Form PDF / Entertainers Application Form WORD
IS THERE A FEE TO PARTICIPATE?
There is a $15 rental fee for any Festival participants requiring a table or tent. Quantities are limited, you must indicate your needs when contacting us, as rental is not guaranteed. There is a $75 fee for all Night Market participants. There may be additional costs if you are a vendor participating in one of the other Markets such as the Parkdale Flea, please contact them directly.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
The BIA needs you! Both volunteer and paid coordinator positions need to be filled and the Call for Volunteers is officially open, click here for more info about the Volunteer Application Form.
CAN I SPONSOR THE FESTIVAL OR MAKE A BIA DONATION?
The BIA works hard to ensure the Festival is financially accessible to all participants, thus sponsorship or donations can go a long way. If you would like to make a donation to the BIA (tax receipt provided) or would like to support through Sponsorship, email [email protected]