The 11th annual

Sunday May 26, 2024 ♥︎ 10am to 4pm

$15+HST in advance 
Tickets now on sale!

For this year’s festival, we are offering timed-entry tickets with 3 different time slots: 10am-12pm (morning); 12pm-2pm (lunchtime); 2pm-4pm (afternoon). Time slots are specifically for entry to the indoor part of the event for capacity and safety reasons. All ticket holders will have access to the outdoor area for the entire day.
TOTE BAG: Advance ticket holders get a tote bag at registration the day of the event for all of their gluten-free goodies.
FOOD DRIVE: Please bring a non-perishable gluten-free food donation for our food drive! This year’s food drive is being run by Celiac Canada with proceeds going to local food bank The Beeton Cupboard for clients who require a gluten-free diet.
CHILDREN: There is no entry fee for kids aged 12 and under.

$20 at door / free for kids 12 and under

Day-of tickets may not be available if we sell out in advance.

By attending GFG, you grant permission to GFG to use any images taken at the event.


601 Christie Street, Toronto, M6G 4C7
Located on the site of the historic Wychwood streetcar barns at Christie St. south of St. Clair, Wychwood Barns has been home to Gluten Free Garage since its inception. GFG takes place in the light-filled Covered Street Barn, which is over 7,600 square feet, outdoors on the Christie Courtyard and in The Stop’s Covered Courtyard. This unique space is home to The Stop Community Food Centre’s Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning and hosts many other popular food events.

We acknowledge Toronto as a sacred gathering place for many Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island. We recognize the long history of First Nations and Métis Peoples in Ontario and show respect to the Mississaugas of New Credit.


Wychwood Barns has no onsite parking. There is street parking around the venue and a few Green P parking lots on St. Clair. The venue is TTC accessible.

Major intersection: St. Clair Ave West and Christie St
(2 blocks south of St. Clair West)

DISCLAIMER: All of the vendors at Gluten Free Garage have been carefully vetted and curated to ensure that their food items and products are gluten free and safe for people with celiac. Not all products at GFG are certified gluten free. Some products may be manufactured in a non-dedicated facility. All GFG vendors represent and warrant that to the best of their knowledge and belief they have taken every possible precaution to ensure that their products are free from cross contact. All visitors must be aware of their own health status and take precautions. As not all products are certified free from the top allergens, it is up to each individual to read labels and check with vendors before consuming or using any products at GFG.

Gluten Free Garage is TO’s OG gluten-free food festival


Why Gluten Free Garage?

When our older daughter, Lily, was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 3, we realized that eating gluten free would be her medicine for the rest of her life. So we turned our house into a gluten-free oasis. We wanted it to be a safe place for her to eat. A place where she could eat whatever she wanted, where we wouldn’t have to say “you can’t have that.” A place where she could eat delicious food. We didn’t want to have to settle for food that didn’t taste good.

Food is nourishment, pleasure, comfort, celebration, a way that people come together. So, for the past 15 years I’ve been on a quest for the most delicious gluten-free food. Along the way I’ve discovered countless gluten-free gems—prepared foods, packaged products, fresh baked goods, dedicated bakeries, restaurants and more. I’ve also discovered that it takes a village to raise a gluten-free child, and I’m so grateful for our friends and family and for the incredible gluten-free community, both local and online.

Just 15 years ago, gluten-free products in supermarkets were slim pickings—we shopped for most of our gluten-free products at health food stores or at the Specialty Food Shop at SickKids Hospital. Most people didn’t know what gluten was and had never encountered someone with celiac disease, certainly not someone at such a young age. Only one or two restaurants were willing (nevermind able) to accommodate a safe gluten-free dining experience. And a gluten-free bagel or croissant? In your dreams.

Gluten free has come a long way, baby!

The National Post included gluten free on its list of the most notable food trends of the past decade: “No longer a niche market filling a need for the one percent of the world’s population with celiac disease, the range and availability of gluten-free products has boomed over the past decade. In 2010, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, sales totalled $2.5 billion—a number that Statista estimates will soar to $10 billion by 2020 (an increase of 300 percent). In Canada, seven million people—more than 20 percent of the population—avoid gluten as a lifestyle choice alone.” (December 7, 2019).

Today Lily, aka the Gluten Free Garage muse, is a healthy and happy 17 year old. She has so many incredible gluten-free options available to her. She navigates her gluten-free life with much more ease and confidence than I could have imagined when she was diagnosed, partly due to increased awareness about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
(Thank you Celiac Canada!)

At Gluten Free Garage, I get to bring all of our favourite food and people together under one roof! Whether you have celiac disease, gluten intolerance or other health issues that benefit from a gluten-free diet, or whether you eat gluten free simply because it makes you feel better—Gluten Free Garage is where you want to be. This celiac-friendly, family-friendly event is carefully vetted and curated so that all the food is 100% gluten free and 100% freaking delicious. It’s a one-stop shopping day that brings the gluten-free community together to chow down and connect. The look on someone’s face as they devour a dumpling or donut or beer for the first time since going gluten free is absolutely priceless.

But, to be clear, while everything at GFG is gluten free, you don’t have to be! Bring your appetite and wear loose clothing.

— RonniLyn Pustil, Lily’s mom and Gluten Free Garage founder

Pictures of Lily

♥︎ The Gluten Free Garage muse grows up ♥︎