Visiting The Fair | Category/Feature Areas

These are the places you can't miss at the Toronto Gift Fair!

New Product Galleries
A different selection within each showcase!
The International Centre – Hall 1 - Main Entrance
Congress Centre South – Pinsent Room (Off Hall 7)
Congress Centre North – Hall 12 – Booth 12731
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NOW SHOWING! Fast track it over and you'll find hundreds of products ranging from upscale gifts to impulse and novelties. Discover the thrill of finding the newest items that you need – we have them here!

Visit all three New Product Galleries to view a different selection from over 150 exhibitors at each location and see special product displays from the 2014 Supplier of the Year winners.
“Retro Revival”
The International Centre - Hall 2 - Booth 2401 | Read more

Visit our simulated retail shop for a blast from the past. Retro. Vintage. Nostalgia. No matter what you call it – the look is hot. Discover retro-inspired giftware which appeals to both the young and the young-at-heart with designs inspired by decades past. Having retro/vintage in your shop will bring personality and vitality to reach new customers and create tomorrow's sales. Hosted by top stylists Kim Angliss of Akimbo Visual and Liza Morra Smith of See Hear Promotions.
Showcase Canada
Congress Centre North – Hall 10 - Booth 10020 | Read more

Come and see what Canada has to offer in this showcase filled with unique and distinctively Canadian handmade and manufactured products from over 150 exhibitors.
Cottage Life
Congress Centre South – Hall 8 - Booth 8036 | Read more

See this unique showcase of 'cottage' product! The iconic brand Cottage Life is launching its first consumer product line. The Weekend Collection includes:

- furniture, home décor, food and entertaining
- bedroom and dining room furniture in beautiful woods and stains
- cozy bedding with quilts, pillows and throws
- decorative candles to light up every room
- outdoor furniture featuring the "Ultimate Cottage Life Chair"

Also launching is a full line of grilling seasonings and sauces, hot and cold dips, salsas and salad dressings. Stop by our showcase and see the relaxed and refreshed tone of Cottage Life products - perfect for a cozy apartment, city home or country chalet.
Kitchen Spotlight
Congress Centre South - Hall 9 – Booth 9071 | Read more

Discover the newest culinary gifts, gadgets and gourmet items to delight any cook from over 125 exhibitors.

Don't miss:

- Daily demos with Chef Don Cruickshanks and the student chefs from the George Brown School of Culinary Management

- TrendTracker displays featuring products from select housewares exhibitors

- Cookbook Central - the latest book launches on the market

- Daily prize draws for gourmet kitchen merchandise
Tea Garden
The International Centre – Hall 2 - Green Garden Room | Read more

Enjoy a memorable experience in the relaxing “Tea Garden” with full service complimentary teas and pastries, while surrounded by tea-related giftware, décor and accessories supplied by exhibitors.

Daily sittings: Sunday, January 25 to Wednesday, January 28
10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

(Note: Limited seating. No reservations necessary.)
Stylish gifts for tweens
“Whatever! Sassy and stylish gifts for tweens”
The International Centre – Hall 2 - Booth 2780 | Read more

The “tween” market continues to influence all facets of the giftware industry – from stationery and wearables to home décor and dolls. Tap into this market by carrying funky and fun items that help these “in-betweeners” show their style.

Live window display demos are hosted by our top stylists – Leny Parera and Kirsten Hildebrandt.

Daily: Sunday, January 25 to Thursday, January 29
Sunday through Wednesday: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.
Retail Resource Centre
Congress Centre South – Waxman Room (Off Hall 7) | Read more

Product Showcase - Innovation-central for your store operational, in-store marketing and service needs.

The Bookstore - Discounted business-boosting retail books and DVDs, plus free trade magazines.

Retail Solutions Seminars/Consults – Hosted by retail expert and award-winning retailer Carol Schroeder of Orange Tree Imports. (See the seminar/demos page for details on sessions.)
Take 5 Lounges
The International Centre – Traders (Off Hall 1)
Congress Centre South – Sutherland Room (Off Hall 7)
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Located just off the show floor, our luxurious buyers' lounges are available to all buyers at the fair. They offer a place of rest, relaxation and reflection.

The lounge amenities include:
- free wireless Internet service
- cell phone charging stations
- complimentary refreshments
- retail trade magazines
- Product Locator kiosks
- prize draws to win gift fair merchandise

Sunday, January 25 to Wednesday, January 28 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 29 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Solitude Lounge
The International Centre - Hall 1 – Booth 1330 | Read more

Indulge in a free neck, head or foot massage in our tranquil lounge.

Registered massage therapist services available daily:
Sunday, January 25 through Wednesday, January 28: 12 noon – 6:00 p.m.