In our Exhibitor FAQs section, we aim to answer all the questions exhibitors may have about being part of our shows.
BECOMING AN EXHIBITOR
All exhibitors at the Toronto Gift + Home Market must be Gold members in good standing with the Canadian Gift Association. If you would like information about becoming a member, call 800.611.6100 or 416.642.1025 or contact email@example.com.
New exhibitors will be allocated space in their appropriate product category at the Toronto Congress Centre. Space is sold in 10′ x 10′ (100 square foot) increments and the Show Team will be pleased to speak with you directly to discuss your needs. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: You must be a Gold Member in good standing to exhibit in the Toronto Gift + Home Market. All exhibit space is allocated according to CanGift membership seniority and space availability.
Exhibit space is sold in 10’x10’ (100 square foot) increments. Corner booths are subject to a premium charge per corner.
- 1st 100 sf. $22.41
- 2nd 100 sf. $21.75
- Remaining sf. $21.09
- $175 per corner
A variety of rental options are available, including hard wall construction, Velcro panels and steel poles or sliders. For the Spring 2023 Toronto Gift + Home Market only, rental drape is available. A variety of furnishings and accessories are also available for rent, including a carpet, tables and chairs. The official Show Decorator (Freeman) order form will be available in November.
This depends on the size of the booth and type of display you are presenting. You may either rent the booth from the show decorator or provide your own.
If you rent the booth from the official Show Decorator, you should budget $1,000 to $1,500 for a 10 x 10 hard wall booth. This will include a booth sign, carpet, and walls. In addition to the booth, you will also have to arrange for an electrical outlet that supports 1,500 watts if you require power.
Yes, exhibitors with custom-designed, prefabricated booth structures can bring their own booth display. A display rules and requirements form will be available in November.
Yes. All exhibitors must have adequate liability insurance. More information on the mandatory Toronto Gift + Home Market insurance requirements will be available in November.
Free shuttle bus service is provided between official hotels and the Toronto Gift + Home Market at the beginning and end of each show day. It does not run during the day.
The booth allocation process for the Spring 2023 market will again be different from past years. We will begin contacting exhibitors that submitted an Exhibit Space Contract or Application for Exhibit Space for the Spring show starting in September. We anticipate that the booth offer process will take several months to complete. If you did not submit a contract or application for booth space, please contact Yvonne Hircock, at 416.642.1028, email@example.com to discuss your requirements.
Booth payments can be made by credit card through the Exhibitor-My Account portal in your online contract. The CanGift member who has contracted the space must make payment for booth space. Personal cheques and cash are not accepted.
It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to inform show management in writing that they wish to cancel at the current market but exhibit at future markets. They are placed on a wait list in accordance with their membership seniority. Exhibit space for future markets is allocated according to CanGift membership seniority and space availability. Please read the cancellation policies on the back of your signed booth contract and in your Exhibitor Manual.
MOVING INTO THE SHOW
All exhibitors will receive a scheduled move-in at the Toronto Congress Centre. For the Spring 2023 market, exhibitors will receive their allotted move-in time by December.
The address is: Toronto Gift + Home Market, Exhibitor Name, Contact Name, Booth #, Receiving Door.
The facility address is:
TORONTO CONGRESS CENTRE
650 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON M9W 1J1
While you may use the trucking company of your choice, we recommend that you use one of the Toronto Gift + Home Market’s official suppliers (Lange Transportation or YRC Reimer). The show officials will have priority access to the loading docks and will ensure that your booth is delivered safely and efficiently to the Spring 2023 show.
If you use your own trucking company, you are responsible for ensuring they deliver and pick up your products on time.
Proof of vaccination and the wearing of masks are NO LONGER required to participate in the Toronto Gift + Home Market.
No one under the age of 16 is permitted on the show floor during the move-in or move-out dates, under any circumstances. During the market, no one under the age of 16 is permitted on the show floor.
Pets are not allowed. However, this does not apply to guide dogs or service animals. Any person with a disability accompanied by a guide dog or service animal will be allowed access.
The Ministry of Labour considers the market as a construction site during the move-in/out process. It is mandatory you ensure all your staff and those you contract to move you in and out of the show wear appropriate safety shoes.
Your company must carry sufficient insurance to cover any damages, losses and injury as stated in the exhibitor’s kit and within your signed booth contract. The Canadian Gift Association and the Toronto Gift + Home Market will not be held responsible for any damages, losses, or injury under any circumstances.
SPRING 2023 TORONTO GIFT+HOME MARKET
JAN 29 – FEB 2, 2023
TORONTO CONGRESS CENTRE
January 29 9AM-6PM
January 30 9AM-6PM
January 31 9AM-6PM
February 1 9AM-6PM
February 2 9AM-3PM