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Joe Casall of\Torowto ae Pe cenca Nick Simos. Facilitios & Real Estate Tel: 416-392-7202 Manager, St. Lawrence Market Complex Metro Hall, 2 Floor Fax: 416-392-1880 Tel: 416-392-7120 55 John Street Email: jcasali@toronto.ca Fax: 416-992-0120 Toronto, Ontario MSV 3C6 Email: nsimos@toronto.ca Monday, December 22, 2014 Dear Market Cart Vendors (Indoor & Outdoor), We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for attending the Market Cart public consultation sessions that were held on November 25 and 27, 2014. Your feedback through these consultations and continuous correspondence throughout the year was valuable in assessing the future of the Market Cart Program. Due to the space constraints of the 125 The Esplanade site, the Temporary North St. Lawrence Market is smaller than the current building; there will be approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of usable space compared to 12,000 sq. ft. in the existing North Market building, Additionally, finding suitable areas for the outdoor farmers during the summer harvest season will also pose some challenges given the confined space and limited number of stalls that can surround the temporary market structure. A large portion of Market Lane Park will be used as a construction staging area for the new North St. Lawrence Market building. This puts further pressure on the available real estate to accommodate the busy Saturday programming at the Market. Due to the aforementioned factors, it is with much regret that the City has come to the conclusion that the Market Cart Program will be temporarily suspended as of Wednesday, April 1, 2015 until further notice. The Market Cart Program has been around for a number of years, providing an opportunity for various artisans and crafts people to display and sell their wares. It adds to the variety and vitality to the St. Lawrence Market experience, and it is everyone's intention for the program to continue. During this time, the City will diligently explore and seek improvements to the program with respect to concems that were brought forward by Market Cart Vendors and the St. Lawrence Precinct Advisory Committee. The break in the Market Cart Program will also allow us to improve the application process for the vendors and the quality and variety of goods offered to the public. One of the key recommendations coming out of the public consultations was the implementation of a jury process to select vendors. Moving forward, best practices from other leading Markets will also be incorporated into the re-launching Market Cart Program. ok se tet co ae Toronto, Ontario MBE 104 wsrey”S”S*~*~*~*~*«SR IO RTDSSSCSCSC~*~S~S~S Fax: 416-392-0120 wo stiawroncemarket.com tiTonowto The 2014 Market Cart Program will continue its existing vending operations with no disruptions until Tuesday, March 31, 2015. All 2014 approved vendors will be permitted to Teserve a cart or table upon submitting proof of insurance for the period in which they intend to sell. Please note that vendors will not be required to complete an application for January 1 to March 31, 2015 and may only sell the product(s) that have been approved in their 2014 Application. Should you have any questions or concems, please feel free to contact Amanda Diep, Program Development Officer, via telephone at 416-392-7130 or by email at marketcart@toronto.ca. Manager, St. Lawrence Market Complex VG va St. Lawrence Market Complex 7 92 Front Street East Toneimtoearna Toronto, Ontario MBE 14 ee esseFFesF vost cry Tel: 416-392-7120 Fax: 416-392-0120 nw stlanroncomarkot com