Submit Your Night Market Cart Design Proposal!


The countdown to The Stop’s Night Market 2016 is on. Download our 2016 Design Manual and submit your cart design proposal today!

We are once again looking for designers to create unique food carts for the fifth annual The Stop’s Night Market, being held this June in Toronto. The selected carts will be used as vending stations for some of the city’s best restaurants and local wineries. This popular event brings together creatives from Toronto’s culinary, design, performance, and graphic arts sectors, celebrating diversity, community, and the power of food.

Designers create one-of-a-kind carts for the event, inspired by night markets from around the world. Designers are asked to take their inspiration from The Stop’s mission to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality. An emphasis on sustainable and reclaimed materials is essential, and designers are encouraged to imagine the ways in which their carts can be repurposed after the event. Several Night Market designers have successfully sold their carts, featured them in other design shows, or re-used elements to create entirely new structures.

UPDATED: Deadline extended! Interested designers are asked to download the 2016 Design Manual (note that the deadline is extended to March 20th!) and submit proposals, based on the provided guidelines, no later than Sunday, March 20th at midnight.

The Stop’s Night Market is a captivating mash-up of the best of Toronto’s food, drink, and art, and offers Torontonians a tantalizing feast for the senses. Held for the first time in 2012, Toronto Life named The Stop’s Night Market as Reason No. 5 in their “Reasons to Love Toronto” 2013 edition. Last year, the sold-out event raised a record $235,000 for The Stop’s critical food access and community-building programs.

Contact The Stop’s Night Market Design Committee at nightmarketdesign@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

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Pictured above: The winner of our People’s Choice Award for cart design at The Stop’s Night Market in 2015, design team Ingrain (Kannishaa Loganathan
, Emily Weir
, Aarti Yajnik & Arlinda Tuzi)!

CORRECTION: Please note that Ingrain team member Arlinda Tuzi’s name was not included in a previous version of this post. We sincerely regret the error.

  • Arlinda Tuzi

    I was one of the members of the ingrain team .I worked on this project with the three girls whose names are listed above and I don’t understand why my name was not included on this list.

  • The Stop Community Food Centre

    Thank you so much for letting us know. Your name was not excluded intentionally; an administrative error must have resulted in your name not being included. We will post a correction immediately. Thank you again for pointing out our error.