SATURDAY, MAY 26
What comes with my ticket?
Each ticket gives you access to the main floor of Beanstock. You'll also receive a reusable Beanstock mug (because paper cups suck), a wooden token to trade to the roaster of your choice for a sample bag of coffee, a discount to the coffee subscription service The Roasters Pack, and access to educational sessions throughout the festival grounds. Oh, and UNLIMITED COFFEE. You're also free to spend as long as you like in the SCA Education Centre on the second floor, or watch the National Barista Championships - think 'Barista Olympics.'
What is this SCA Education Centre?
The Specialty Coffee Association is the global not-for-profit organization for coffee education, competitions, and certifications. Expect to find engaging panel discussions with industry leaders, and guided coffee sampling, and a chance to rub shoulders with coffee celebrities (yes, that's a thing).
Do I have to buy a ticket for my baby?
Children twelve and under are free to attend. #babyccino
Is there parking at Harbourfront Centre?
Yes! Harbourfront Centre has a multi-level parking lot located at the bottom of Lower Simcoe. There are also multiple Green P Parking lots within walking distance of the venue. Harbourfront is also Transit and Bike friendly!
245 Queens Quay West, didn't that used be that dog place?
Yes. Yes it was.
I'm allergic to dogs, can I still go?
We promise we've cleaned the building thoroughly.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately not. We will be serving food on site so puppers and doggos would violate Toronto Health code regulations.
How do I check in?
We use Showpass as we had great response from the first Beanstock in Vancouver. Just pull up the email you received when you bought your ticket and we'll scan you on your way in. Easy!
What if my phone dies?
Show us your ID and we can look up your tickets in no time.
Will I be shamed if I'm a Starbucks regular?
Definitely not. Every person involved in Beanstock is excited to share the world of Specialty Coffee as a whole with you. Besides, if it wasn't for Starbucks, 'Third Wave Coffee' wouldn't be a thing.
How do I keep up to date with announcements?
Follow our social channels @beanstockfest. Pay special attention to our stories as we'll be rolling out short films so you can learn about the passionate people in the Canadian Coffee Community. Be sure to freak everyone out by learning names pre-Beanstock.