Participating Artist Info

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

Quick Links 


Booth Camp
We captured the tips and resources that were shared at Booth Camp 2017 in this downloadable document. 

Whether it’s your first time participating in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, or you’re just looking for pointers for exhibiting at the fair, check out #toaetips to get all kinds of useful tips and tricks to make your time with us on the square a great one!

Artist Communications

Missed an email from us? Find it here!
Get the Word Out! - 2017 Artist Share Kit and Online Poster
TOAE Surival Guide - 2017 Artist Handbook
How to Buy Your Parking Pass - and Other Reminders
Artist Registration and In Case of Extreme Weather

Artist Handbook

Download the 2017 Artist Handbook here!


Higgin's Tent Order Form

Take a look at the 2017 prices for tent rentals. Stay tuned for the updated 2018 Higgins Tent order Form.


Stay tuned for an exclusive hotel offer for TOAE artists at a discounted rate (walking distance to Nathan Phillips Square).

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 exhibition. For those those of you arriving from out of town, you can buy your parking pass on Friday when you arrive during load-in.

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.