COVID-19 Updates

Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy.

We are currently facing the greatest challenge in an entire generation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Join the Canadian Gift Association in asking the government for assistance in the form of grants, forgivable loans and immediate, clear real rent relief that does not rely on landlords to voluntarily participate, to help the retail industry survive and reopen their doors post-COVID-19.




May 21, 2020

After much discussion and in consultation with the Canadian Gift Association retail community, we are saddened to announce the cancellation of our Fall 2020 Toronto Gift + Home Market, scheduled for August 9 - 12. We feel this is the only responsible decision given the extraordinary circumstances in which we find ourselves.

We are committed to giving our customers a safe and enjoyable experience at the Toronto Gift + Home Market. We look forward to coming together for the Spring 2021 Market, running January 31 – February 4.

Until then, we are working with our facility partner, the Toronto Congress Centre, and support the new measures they are putting in place through their C.H.A.S.E.TM (Customer Health and Safety Ensured) program. We are focused on ensuring that when we meet again, we will do so in a healthy and safe manner.

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay connected.

Keir Graaten
Chair, Board of Directors

Anita Schachter
President & CEO