1. What is The Stop?
The Stop Community Food Centre uses food as a tool to build community and create change. We work to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality. Neighbours participate in a broad range of programs that provide healthy food, foster social connections, build skills, and promote civic engagement. Underlying all of The Stop’s efforts is the belief that food is a basic human right.
2. How do I get tickets?
We look forward to sharing information about our 2018 event in April.
3. How does buying a ticket help The Stop?
The Stop’s Night Market is a fundraiser for The Stop Community Food Centre. Our programs and innovative approach have never been more urgently needed, and there is an unabating demand for our community services and programs. Skyrocketing housing costs, precarious employment, unliveable social assistance rates, and lack of affordable childcare are among the policy shortcomings that continue to challenge our neighbours and their families in their aspirations for healthy, dignified lives.
We rely on the generosity of our donors to provide our critical food access and community-building programs. All proceeds raised through ticket sales for The Stop’s Night Market support our community services, including our drop-in, healthy food bank, and community advocacy, as well as our community programs, including our perinatal program, community kitchens, community gardens, and our state-of-the-art greenhouse and compost demonstration centre.
4. If it’s all-you-can-eat, then I can bring my Tupperware containers and load up for the week, right?
No. Our chefs are generously donating their time and their product, and base the number of servings they offer on the number of guests expected each night. We encourage everyone to stay, sample, and enjoy everything on offer, and to remember that there are hundreds of other guests who are hoping to do the same. Please be considerate. Thank you in advance!
5. I really, really love The Stop – can you please make sure I get tickets?
Sorry! As much as we would love for you ALL to attend, we cannot guarantee tickets. Complimentary tickets are available through event sponsorship only.
6. What can I do if the event sells out?
A sold-out event means that The Stop will reach its fundraising goals and be able to continue its critical work in the community. We look forward to sharing information about our 2018 event in April.
7. What is this event all about?
All proceeds from The Stop’s Night Market benefit The Stop’s critical food access and community-building programs. The Stop’s Night Market celebrates creativity, diversity, community, and the power of food. Inspired by night markets from around the world, The Stop’s Night Market transforms a public space into a tantalizing feast for the senses over two nights in June, featuring over 60 chefs and one-of-a-kind vendor carts created by local designers.
8. What do I get when I buy a ticket?
Your ticket gives you access to The Stop’s Night Market for one night only.
Once you enter the event, you can eat and drink AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE from our 40+ food and beverage vendors each night from 7PM to 11PM! Relish the vibrant atmosphere, vote for your favourite cart design, connect with friends (and make new ones!), and enjoy live performances.
The Stop’s Night Market is an opportunity to enjoy good food and to build community – something that we do at The Stop Community Food Centre every day.
9. Why don’t I get a tax receipt with my ticket purchase?
The Stop’s Night Market is all-you-can-eat-and-drink, and the value of the advantage that ticket buyers receive may be more than the cost of the ticket. Therefore, in compliance with Canada Revenue Agency regulations, ticket buyers will not receive a tax receipt for any portion of their ticket purchase.
10. My plans changed – can I switch my ticket to the other night?
You can only enter the event on the night for which your ticket is valid. There are no exceptions. All sales are final, no exchanges and no refunds can be issued.
11. Will there be options for vegans and vegetarians?
12. Is the event 19+?
YES. Please bring a valid photo I.D. for the security check at the entrance. No one under the age of 19 will be admitted.
13. Will there be non-alcoholic drinks available?
14. Can I bring my baby? What about my dog?
This event is not suitable for children or youth, and no one under the age of 19 will be admitted. Dogs or animals of any kind will not be permitted at this event, so please plan accordingly.
15. Is the event venue accessible?
Yes! There are no physical barriers at the venue. Please note that there is packed gravel underfoot. If you have concerns about accommodations that may be required, please contact us.
16. What else can I do at Night Market besides eat?
Mix and mingle, check out unique designs created for vendor carts, enjoy live performances, and learn more about the impact your ticket purchase will have on The Stop’s programs and community.
17. What happens if it rains?
The Stop’s Night Market is happening rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather! Just a reminder, there are no refunds.