Sunday May 27, 2018
10 am to 4 pm
Admission: $10 / free for kids 12 and under
(cash only at the door or purchase tickets in advance here)
Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the
Canadian Celiac Association.
The first 500 people and all advance ticket holders
get a GFG tote bag at registration!
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street (2 blocks south of St. Clair Avenue)
Toronto, Ontario M6G 4C7
HOW TO GET THERE
Major intersection: St. Clair Avenue West and Christie Street
Please see map here
By Public Transit:
From St. Clair West subway station: Wychwood Barns is a 15-minute walk west from St. Clair West station. If you have time for this option, exit the station at St. Clair West, walk west along St. Clair to Christie Street, and then south, just past Benson Avenue, to enter the Barns. If you prefer to take the streetcar from St. Clair West station, take the 512 going west, get off at Christie Street and walk as above.
From Christie subway station: Take the 126 Christie bus toward St.Clair West and get off immediately in front of the Barns, on Christie Street, just before Benson Avenue.
If you are coming from out of town via the 401: Exit onto the Allen Road South and follow Allen Road all the way to the end.
Turn right onto Eglinton Avenue West. Turn left onto Oakwood Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair Avenue West. Turn right onto Christie Street. Wychwood Barns will be on your left hand side, just past Benson Avenue.
There is no on-site parking at Wychwood Barns. There is street parking around the venue and some Green P parking lots on St. Clair.
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Gluten Free Garage is TO’s original pop-up gluten-free marketplace…
like a farmers’ market with a gluten-free twist!
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: All products at Gluten Free Garage (GFG) are gluten free. Some products may be manufactured in a non-dedicated facility and may not be certified. 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 food products are free from cross contamination. However, GFG cannot guarantee that every product of every company at GFG is free from cross contamination of gluten. All visitors must be aware of their own health situation and take precautions. As not all products are certified free of allergens, it is up to each individual to read labels and check with exhibitors before consuming or using any products at GFG.
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At our inaugural event on November 11, 2012, 1,500 hungry patrons flocked to the Gluten Free Garage at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, where they sampled, shopped for and discovered gluten-free food and lifestyle products from about 50 (mostly local) vendors.
Gluten Free Garage: The Sequel, on April 28, 2013, brought the community together under again one roof for a taste of what’s going on gluten free in Toronto. About 1,800 people showed up at the Wychwood Barns to experience what’s new and exciting in the gluten-free world and to connect with others in the gluten-free community. With 68 (mostly local) vendors, food trucks and a handful of guest speakers on a variety of topics related to living GF, we continued to spread the g-free tummy love!
Back by popular demand, Gluten Free Garage: Part III on November 18, 2013, continued to grow—with 25 new vendors joining the lineup—attracting hundreds of people from all across the GTA.
To keep the gluten-free momentum going in our off-season, Gluten Free Garage hit the road with 18 vendors and popped up at the Green Living Show from April 25-27, 2014, where we all met lots of new fans and gluten-free brands.
At Gluten Free Garage #4 on November 9, 2014, along with the vendors, food trucks and guest speakers, for the first time we had beer and cider tasting in the Covered Courtyard.
In 2016 Gluten Free Garage moved to the spring to coincide with Celiac Awareness Month. On May 1, we kicked off Celiac Awareness Month with the most vendors we’ve ever hosted.
On May 28, 2017, we wrapped up Celiac Awareness Month with our most bustling marketplace so far!
Located on the site of the historic Wychwood streetcar barns at Christie and St. Clair, the Artscape Wychwood Barns is the perfect venue for our pop-up gluten-free marketplace! The Gluten Free Garage takes place in the bright Covered Street Barn, which is over 7,600 square feet. This unique space is home to The Stop Community Food Centre’s Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning and hosts many other popular foodie events in the city.
At the Gluten Free Garage, attendees get to:
- Discover local bakeries, restaurants and retailers that cater to their gluten-free needs
- Sample and purchase gluten-free food, beverages and related lifestyle products from a wide variety of vendors
- Enjoy delicious gluten-free food prepared onsite by local chefs and caterers
- Get information about celiac disease, gluten intolerance and the gluten-free diet
- Learn more about the gluten-free lifestyle from guest speakers
- Grab a free tote bag for all their gluten-free goodies
- Take home coupons for future purchases as well as samples of gluten-free products