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2019 Season

The 2019 mobile food vendor season is just around the corner! Are you a mobile food vendor? The City has several sites available in the downtown core for new food vendors. Apply to become a food vendor today!

How to Apply to the Food Vendor Program

Interested vendors can download the RFA for the 2019 Mobile Food Vendor program. The RFA package includes all the information on how to submit your application and any other requirements for participating in the 2019 Mobile Food Vendor program. 

Download the RFA for the 2019 Mobile Food Vendor program here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 5th at 3:00pm.

If you have any questions, contact Greg Stone, Economic Development Coordinator, at (867) 334-1083 or greg.stone@whitehorse.ca.

 

Street Eats Festival 

Every summer since 2016 the City has organized and hosted a week-long festival to promote Whitehorse’s mobile food vendors. As part of the City’s Downtown Plan, this festival shows that temporary and mobile retail and food-service businesses are excellent at activating future development sites, public spaces, and roads temporarily closed for events. As a result, this festival functions to improve and attract more visitors Downtown for longer periods of time and reinforce the core area as the arts and cultural center for Whitehorse. Don’t believe us? Check out the video highlights of Street Eats 2018 below!

Development Permit Application to Operate at Public Vendor Sites

Download the application form to operate on one of the allocated public vendor sites Downtown. Please contact Greg Stone to find out which sites are still available.

Background

Mobile food vending is a great way for people to try out a business idea without making the capital investment of opening a storefront. As a means to encourage and promote the food vending industry in Downtown, the City of Whitehorse and Yukon Government make public sites available for vending during the summer season. Sites are allocated in the spring via a lottery process.

Information for Vendors

In accordance with the City's Lease, Encroachment and Property Use Policy, mobile food vending on public property is permitted only at designated sites. Sites are allocated to vendors each spring via a lottery process. Sites not assigned during the lottery are available over the counter on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors who are not interested in this process may locate on private property, with the consent of the property owner and with all other applicable approvals, permits and licenses. All vendors must obtain a Development Permit prior to operation.

Contact

Greg Stone, Economic Development Coordinator, (867) 334-1083, greg.stone@whitehorse.ca