Food truck and vendor applications open for 2024

Applications are now being accepted by the City of St. Catharines for food truck and mobile vending cart operators to set up shop at City parks and facilities for the season. 

Interested businesses can fill out an application anytime between March 1 and March 29. The application is available at stcatharines.ca/VendorPermit

The policy was launched in 2022 in response to resident and business requests, which allows businesses to apply for a dedicated space each year. 

“Allowing food trucks and mobile vendors to do business on City property enhances the experience of residents and visitors at our parks and facilities. It’s also an excellent opportunity for businesses to connect with new customers, who can explore new tastes and activities throughout the city.” 

Community Initiatives Specialist, Kaylea Cassano

Vendors can request a specific location by suggesting it on their application form based on the criteria outlined in the policy. Parking availability and proximity to other food services will also be considered. The application process will give preference to accessible, environmentally friendly, as well as Niagara-based organizations. 

Successful applicants will need to obtain their Hawkers and Peddlers Licence, a food truck and mobile vending cart park permit, plus pay an environmental fee. 

The operating season is expected to run from June 1 until Sept. 30.

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