EXHIBITOR FAQ

 

 

New Information

This program is designed to guarantee that exhibitors can park and enter the building easily while at the same time reserving primary parking spaces for their buyers. Exhibitor parking is in effect during show days.

 

 

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, click here, call 800.611.6100, ext. 1025 or contact membership@cangift.org.

New exhibitors will be allocated space in the Just In! New Arrivals 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 exhibitor@cangift.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.

 

 

General Information

Exhibit space is sold in 10’x10’ (100 square foot) increments. Corner booths are subject to a premium charge per corner.

• 1st 100 sf. $20.37
• 2nd 100 sf. $19.77
• Remaining sf. $19.17
• $125 per corner

• Floor space only (booth  display, carpet, furnishings, electricity and lighting are NOT included)
• Toronto Gift + Home Market Planner listing
• CanGift Finder listings
• Additional exposure for your company in our email campaigns, marketing materials and pre-show planner mailing and online
• Free evites and banners, personalized with your company name and booth number to market your company prior to the show

A variety of rental options are available, including hard wall construction, Velcro panels and steel poles or sliders.

For the Fall 2022 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. For the official Show Decorator (Freeman) order form, please visit the Supplier Services section under My Forms in your Exhibitor Toolkit.

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. For more information on the display rules and requirements, please refer to the Exhibitor Manual under the My Forms section of your Exhibitor Toolkit.

Yes. All exhibitors must have adequate liability insurance. For more information on the mandatory Toronto Gift + Home Market insurance requirements, please visit the Forms section of your Exhibitor Toolkit.

 

 

Current Exhibitors

The booth allocation process for Fall 2022 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 Fall show starting in mid-May. 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 by June 15, 2022, please contact Yvonne Hircock, at 416.642.1028, yhircock@cangift.org to discuss your requirements.  

Booth payments can be made by credit card through the Payment Centre in your Member or Exhibitor Toolkit. 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.

Your Exhibitor Toolkit will be available online in early spring for the August market and again in October for the January market.

The Exhibitor Toolkit is accessible to confirmed exhibitors only. As a Gold Member, your username and password was provided by the Membership Administrator.  If you have forgotten your password, please send your full name, company and phone number to servicedesk@cangift.org and indicate if you are the primary or trade show contact.

In the kit you will find all the show’s Rules and Regulations and Supplier Forms you are required to fill out. Please pay attention to the deadline dates to take advantage of discounted pricing.

More information will be available soon.

 

 

Moving Into the Show

All exhibitors will receive a scheduled move-in at the Toronto Congress Centre. For the Fall 2022 market, exhibitors will receive their allotted move-in time by July.

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

All exhibitors will receive a scheduled move-in at the Toronto Congress Centre. For the Fall 2022 market, exhibitors will receive their allotted move-in time by mid July.

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 Fall 2022 show.

If you use your own trucking company, you are responsible for ensuring they deliver and pick up your products on time. Please see your Exhibitor Toolkit for more information.

Toronto Health & Safety Updates: Proof of vaccination and the wearing of masks are NO LONGER required to participate in the Toronto Gift + Home Market.

  • Toronto Health & Safety Updates: 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.

 

 

Accommodation and Travel

You can book your hotel online through CanGift Hospitality. A special hotel link will be provided by CanGift and you will receive the special rates CanGift Hospitality has negotiated. 

When you book a hotel online, you secure an immediate reservation. A confirmation will be emailed directly to you.

 

All CanGift authorized hotels are now non-smoking.  Smoking rooms are no longer available.

WestJet is pleased to offer:

• 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada
• 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling trans-border

Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions and quote BOOKING CODE: 6N0F3FP.

Applicable Rules:
• The travel period begins July 31, 2022 and ends August 17, 2022
• No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings

For more information, click here.

 

 

General Information

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.

There will also be a parking lot shuttle service that will take attendees from their car to the facility and visa versa.

For specific bus route and schedule information, please refer to the Bus Schedule page.

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