Aug 12, 2019
Toronto Gift Fair rebrands as Toronto Gift + Home Market

The Canadian Gift Association’s concerted efforts to consolidate and contemporize Canada’s largest gift show will culminate next month in the inaugural Toronto Gift + Home Market. Previously known as the Toronto Gift Fair, this market runs August 11 through 14, 2019, exclusively at the Toronto Congress Centre. The Toronto Gift + Home Market offers more than 650 exhibitors and four new repositioned categories for retail buyers.

“Three years ago, when the Canadian Gift Association’s Board of Directors decided to consolidate the Toronto Gift Fair exclusively into the Toronto Congress Centre, we embraced the challenge to reimagine what the show could be,” said Anita Schachter, president and CEO of the Canadian Gift Association.

“The transition to an exciting new name, the Toronto Gift + Home Market, taking us into a more modern direction and reflective of the updated product assortment was only the beginning. With a completely redesigned floor plan, the development of broad product categories for buying efficiency and over two dozen free programs and services for buyers, we believe the new experience will provide our members and retailers with renewed confidence in the retail market,” said Schachter.

Under the banner of gift and encompassing the categories of Gift and Fashion & Accessories, the Toronto Congress Centre’s South Building will house exhibitors that showcase what’s new at home and abroad in their industry. Similarly, Home and Housewares will be located in the Toronto Congress Centre’s North Building under the banner of home, where exhibitors will exhibit trends and best-sellers alike.

Toronto Gift + Home Market Feature Areas

Designed by Andrew Pike, show ambassador, the areas will highlight the following:

  • New Arrivals in the Cohen Ballroom, Toronto Congress Centre South Building, will highlight products from a selection of exhibitors that are joining the market for the first time.
  • Canadian, located in the Toronto Congress Centre North Lobby, celebrates Canada’s great heritage with home-grown new products.
  • Sustainable, located in the Toronto Congress Centre North Lobby, showcases products that are kind to Mother Earth.
  • Living, located in the Toronto Congress Centre North Lobby, reveals the hottest new trends in home decor, housewares and design.

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