Street Vendors Collective

man standing next to street vending cart
Photograph by City of Vancouver

The Street Vendors Collective is a peer-managed, independent collective of vendors and peers from the Downtown Eastside community.

Based out of the Carnegie Community Centre, the pilot project offers vending opportunities using carts and tables to low-income artists, craftspeople, and people with experience in the informal economy.

The objective of this pilot project is to develop more legal low-barrier economic opportunities for local artists, binners, and entrepreneurs to participate in the formal economy.

Winter vending events

As the season changes, scheduling for each location will be depend on the weather. Both the Hornby and Hastings and the Downtown Farmer's Market locations have ended for the season.

Catch the vendors at the following events:

Heart of the City Festival 2017
Woodwards Atrium
Thursday October 26 to Friday October 27, 11:00am to 6:00pm

Alley Theatre presents "The Ridiculous Darkness"
The Annex - 823 Seymour Street
November 11-19, 7:30pm
 Vendors will be participating in the show as well as vending during intermission!
Buy tickets 

Check back here for updates!


Support a vendor

Connect with a Street Vendors Collective member every Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00am to 7:00pm. Vendors can be found at:

  • Quebec St at Terminal Ave, across from Science World
  • Main St and Terminal Ave next to Thornton Park
  • 100 Athletes Way in Olympic Village
  • 600 block Cordova St, outside Waterfront Skytrain Station
  • Hornby St and W. Hastings St, north of Hastings at Lot 19 parklette
  • Downtown Farmer's Market, Thursdays at Queen Elizabeth Plaza

 Vending times may vary by location

Contact us

Phone: 604-665-2274

401 Main St
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7

Monday to Sunday
9:00am to 11:00pm

Learn about Carnegie


Amenities include public library, cafeteria, art and recreation programs, adult learning and literacy programs, weight room, and outreach services. The centre is located at 401 Main St, Vancouver BC. 604-665-2220.