Pop-Up Shop Rental Application Form

Your application will be reviewed to ensure it complies with the permitted rental uses as regulated by Ontario reopening legislation and City of Cornwall Pop-Up Shop Program criteria.  Please review the following rental agreement, associated rental fees, and drafted insurance certificate.  If in agreement, please sign and return to confirm your booking.  Your booking is not confirmed until your agreement and payment have been received, and your certificate of insurance has been issued. 

Please note there are no refunds for no shows or cancellations, however, clients can re-book due to bad weather, or request a refund if booked during the months of October & November only.

Fees: Includes unit rental, accessories, and third-party insurance under the City of Cornwall policy. To pay rental fees, speak with Janice Robinson (contact information available once form submitted) to confirm cost and provide credit card information.

Third-Party Insurance: Please review the attached insurance certificate and confirm the details.  A final copy of your insurance certificate will be sent along with your booking confirmation and payment receipt. 

Vendor Permit: You do NOT require a special event or craft show vendor permit to participate in this program.

Tent:  The use of one 10x10 pop-up tent is permitted per rental unit, however the tent must be placed directly in front of the container door and not over the walking path.  Tents must be weighed down in each corner with a minimum of 10lb weights per corner.

Terms and Conditions:

A Pop-Up Shop is a short-term rental space for small retailers, artisans, artists, or non-profit associations who are currently permitted to operate under Ontario reopening legislation, with certain exclusions.  Commercial beauty products, food and beverage, resident garage sale, and personal care services such as massage therapy or hair styling are NOT permitted uses of the Pop-Up Shop Container program.  

For a full list of permitted business under Ontario’s reopening legislation, consider https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-whats-each-stage

If you have any questions about permitted uses, please contact Janice Robinson (613) 938-9400 or jrobinson@cornwall.ca.

A Pop-Up Shop container measures 10’ (w) x 8’ (d) x 7.5’ (h).  Each rental unit will contain two (2) 3’x6’ folding tables, two (2) plastic chairs, one (1) patio umbrella, one (1)umbrella stand, one (1) plexiglass barrier, and signage for the renter to use.  Should any of these accessory items be damaged or go missing, the renter will be expected to cover the cost of replacements.  Internet, power, and water, if required, are the renter’s responsibility.

The Pop-Up Shop Lock Box is located on the right side of each Pop Up Shop.  Open the lock box from the top downward, and you will see a key pad.  We will provide you with a four digit code to open the lock box and inside will be the key.  Use the key to open the two pad locks on the front of the Pop Up Shop.  Once the pad locks have been removed, slide each latch and then you can roll up the door.  Be sure to use the key pad four digit code in order to re-lock the lock box.  Please note that the hours of the Pop Up Shops are 10:00AM to 9:00PM daily.

Setup can begin as soon as you have picked up the rental keys. City staff will not be available to help set up/tear down.  Please note that when setting up at the Cornwall Square Pop Up Shops, your vehicle cannot be parked on the grass at any time.  The renter is responsible for all garbage removal at all Pop-Up Shop locations.  Nothing can be permanently affixed to the Pop-Up Shop. If tape of any kind is used, it must be removed immediately after your rental.

The renter is responsible for advertising their Pop-Up Shop along with set hours and location.  The City of Cornwall will add all confirmed bookings to the www.Cornwall.ca Community Calendar for added promotion.

A representative of the Corporation of the City of Cornwall may in his/her sole discretion cancel this agreement where: the renter has not paid prior to their booking date; the renter agreement was transferred without approval of the department; the Pop Up Shop is not being used for the purposes set out in the agreement; there is a breach of terms outlined in the agreement; or the Pop Up Shop requires emergency repairs.

Special Consideration for COVID-19: Renters should practice 2-metre physical distancing and wear a mask or face guard when not protected by a physical barrier. Renters should practice adequate hand hygiene after servicing each customer by washing their hands with soap and water (or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer) for at least 20 seconds.  Renters should sanitize their point of sale after each transaction and any surface a visitor may have touched.  For more detailed information and guidelines, visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit https://eohu.ca/en/information-for-retailers-receiving-walk-in-clients

Renters are required to bring their own sanitizing solutions, sprays, and\or wipes to use during their rental period.  City of Cornwall staff will be thoroughly sanitizing each Pop-Up Shop between bookings, but not while occupied with a renter.

Cornwall Enforcement Officers will play a supportive role by visiting the Pop-Up Shops on occasion to ensure renters understand and follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. 

By signing below, you confirm that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement.


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