Nov. 25th -29th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This year marks the 5th year anniversary of Shop the SLC – a marketplace that provides the opportunity for vendors, both seasoned and new, to sell goods at a free booth in an established market.
Participating as a vendor is the perfect way to explore the entrepreneurial world for the first time, grow a new business, or share your established business with the community – and it’s free!
Shop the SLC is proud to bring a diverse collection of talent, passion, and experience together for an event that inspires, supports, and connects budding businesses within the Ryerson community!
Vendors of all kinds are welcome; art, crafts, clothes, food, services, technology, jewelry and more! If you make or provide something and want to connect with the Ryerson community, this is the perfect event for you.
Vendors will need to be prepared to have items ready to sell, or an on-the-spot service to offer to the Ryerson community. We will provide you with table space (varying sizes available), for you to decorate and personalize to reflect your business.
As a vendor you will be invited to a Meet n’ Greet event prior to Shop the SLC on Thursday, November 21st. The Meet n’ Greet will provide information about the market as well as an opportunity to network and meet other vendors.
Ready to sign up? Fill out this form by October 18th 5:00 PM EST and get ready for an amazing experience!
Have questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the SLC headquarters located at LIB 272B Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
New This Year:
Application is now open to external community members who have been referred by a Ryerson member. Those applying as a Friend of Ryerson (a referred vendor who is not a student, staff or faculty) will pay a fee of $100 for their booth. This fee helps our team at the Student Learning Centre continue to support student-focused activities, events, and projects that engage the Ryerson community and enhance the student experience.
By inviting vendors beyond the student, staff and faculty community we aim to expand the Shop the SLC network to bring in established entrepreneurs to connect with students. If you know a vendor that would be a good fit, send them the link to the vendor application form! When filling out the form, outside vendors must provide a Ryerson contact with a Ryerson email address as a referral.
While this initiative will allow for greater network opportunities, we will continue to prioritize the Ryerson community as vendors. We are committed to keeping 80% of available booths dedicated to Ryerson students, staff and faculty.