Festival Vendors

Vendor Requirements

  • All items being sold, sampled, promoted, or displayed (including video or photographic depictions) must be vegan.
  • “Vegan” means free from animal products, including but not limited to meat (including aquatic animals and birds), dairy, eggs and honey, products that have been tested on animals, textiles made from animal fibers, animals used in entertainment, and animals bred for sale.
  • The Toronto Black Vegan Festival staff reserves the right to make a final selection of  Vendors and to order any items or depictions of items to be removed from the event premises if they are not readily identifiable as vegan.
  • Books and educational materials that support the mission of the TBVF may be exempt from this policy, on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you are not sure if your product or service meets the criteria stated above.


  • Supporting literature (e.g. brochures, recipes, product packaging or inserts) may not promote, display or advocate any non-vegan item.
  • Vendors must ensure all recipes to be distributed at the Festival or printed on any product packaging do not call for non-vegan ingredients.
  • Images of non-vegan items on product packaging for vegan items (e.g. seasonings, spice mixes, etc.) are not permitted.
  • TBVF staff reserve the right to remove any signage deemed unsuitable.


  • Vendors must confine their activities to their allotted exhibit space and may not solicit beyond these boundaries.
  • Each allotted space is clearly defined by the venue floor plans.
  • Neither the vendor nor his or her representatives are permitted to “roam” the event venue for the purpose of procuring or conducting business.
  • All signage is to remain in the vendor’s booth. TBVF staff reserves the right to remove any signage and/or materials and person(s) deemed beyond vendor space limits.


  • TBVF reserve the right to restrict the display of any graphic video footage such as animal slaughter, unless otherwise authorized by TBVF staff.

Food Vendors MUST:

      1. Have proof of completion of the Food Handlers’  course.
      2. Supply a menu of food that will be served that lists the main ingredients in the food.
      3. Fill out and submit the Temporary Food Establishment Application
      4. Where applicable, supply a copy of the Single Event Vendor’s Permit.
      5. Adhere to the requirements of the Public Health guidelines to ensure the protection and safety of the public.
      6. All food concessions will be subject to inspection at the discretion of the Health Department.

    City of TorontoTemporary Food Vendor Package

Vendor Setup

  • All vendors must have all goods, supplies and equipment off­loaded by 11:00am on the day of the festival. Teardown and pack-up must be completed by 10:00pm.
  • All vendors must staff their site during operating hours. TBVF does not accept responsibility for any Vendor’s possessions left on­site for the duration of the festival.
  • All vendors must have their vending display sign visible at all times.
  • Food and craft will be located in separate areas as per Health Department
  • All vendors must display their exhibits or wares within their assigned areas only.

Payment can be made by online by PayPal with a debit or credit card, by e-transfer to bvot2018@gmail.com or by mailing a money order or certified cheque payable to Black Vegans of Toronto.

Payment Options