Buyer FAQ



You can either register online or call the Toronto Gift Fair registration department at 416.679.1854 or 800.750.1967, where you can request a registration form and brochure to be mailed or faxed to you.

You will receive a registration confirmation by email or fax within two weeks. Depending on the timing, you will either receive your badge through the mail or have it waiting for you at the advance registration desk at the fair. A confirmation marked “pending” indicates that additional information is needed.

Other acceptable forms of identification include:

• Employee ID card, or company insurance card identifying applicant with personal information blocked out *

• Company credit card identifying applicant and company, with personal information blocked out *

• Copy of T-4 or W-2 form (must be imprinted, no handwritten forms are accepted) with personal information blocked out *

• Company cancelled payroll cheque copied on both sides, or a copy of a payroll printout

*i.e., Bank account numbers, SIN, personal address, personal phone or fax number.

The Toronto Gift Fair is a trade-only event for wholesale gift retail industry buyers only and is not open to the general public. To ensure a qualified audience of professional buyers, we ask for two forms of ID to confirm the business licence/registration and that the individual is employed by that business. 

Please refer to the registration page for a detailed list of acceptable business and buyer identification

If you have pre-registered, all you need to bring to gain entry to the fair is the badge that was either mailed to you or picked up at the advance registration desk. If you are registering on-site, you will need to bring your employee ID and your company's identification (if no one has attended from your company in the past).

Please refer to the registration page for a detailed list of acceptable business and buyer identification.

No one under the age of 16 is permitted on the show floor, except infants incapable of sitting up on their own. No strollers are allowed. Infants taken onto the show floor must be carried at all times in a bunting bag or similar support. Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to sign a Release and Indemnification Acknowledgement waiver before entering the show floor.

Pets are not allowed. However, this does not apply to guide dogs or service animals. A guest with a disability accompanied by a guide dog or service animal will be allowed access.

Every business should keep records of their employees, whether full- or part-time. You should be able to issue some official document confirming an individual's employment. If you cannot provide any documentation, this person cannot be registered to attend the show. A character or personal reference from an owner, either in person or in writing, will not be accepted as ID.

The Toronto Gift Fair provides standard wheelchairs upon request. If you require a power wheelchair/scooter, they are available through the following providers: Shopper's Home Health Care (866.220.3837), In Motion Services Inc. (416.638.9522) and Vital Mobility Home Health Care (905.532.9494). 

Please click here to email your request to our team or if you prefer, contact us at 800.611.6100 ext 1057.



Accommodation and Air Travel

You can book your hotel through CanGift Hospitality. If you book directly through the hotel, you will not receive the special rates CanGift Hospitality has negotiated.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the Toronto Gift Fair, CanGift Hospitality will start accepting hotel reservations for the next show. If you don’t book early for the next show, you may be disappointed.

When you book a hotel online, you secure an immediate reservation that is emailed directly to you.

Although CanGift Hospitality cannot guarantee a non-smoking room, it does forward special requests to the hotels. Be sure to indicate on your request form that a non-smoking room is required for medical reasons.

Be sure to include a valid credit card number to guarantee the reservation for late arrival.

The Toronto Gift Fair has negotiated a special convention discount of 10% off with WestJet. Contact WestJet at 888.937.8538 and quote the code H73VR40.



General Information

Yes. The Toronto Gift Fair offers free shuttle bus service between The International Centre and Toronto Congress Centre. They run at frequent intervals Sunday to Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Additionally, free shuttle service is provided between official hotels and the Toronto Gift Fair at the beginning and end of each day. It does not run during the day. For specific bus route and schedule information, please refer to the Bus Schedule page .

Yes. Using the Product Locator option found in the menu of this site, you can search by category, company or keyword.

Unauthorized photography or video recording of exhibitor booths and/or products is prohibited on the show floor without first obtaining permission from the exhibitor. Violators may be asked to delete any images by the exhibitor or show security.