Toronto Gift + Home is back with an in-person event
TORONTO – For the first time in two years, the Toronto Gift + Home Market will welcome retailers and other industry professionals to the Toronto Congress Centre here live and in person from August 7 to 10.
The event – organised by the Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) – is expected to host more than 400 exhibitors across some 130,000 square feet of displays, including some 50 first-time exhibitors.
In a statement, the association said the market will feature an easy-to-follow categorized layout featuring housewares, jewellery and fashion accessories, toys other products for children, gourmet food and personal care items as well as home décor and decorative accessories.
New features include the New Inspiration Wall, where attending retailer and other industry professionals can share lessons and insight, free lunch vouchers as well as the new InStore Magazine sponsored retailer breakfasts and buyers’ lounge.
More details will be made public over the coming weeks.
“With a stronger appreciation for the in-person experience, we can’t wait to welcome everyone back,” CanGift president and chief executive officer Anita Schachter said. “The past few years has brought extraordinary change which has tested our community. This August, as you walk into the Congress Centre, you will experience a fresh, energetic market, intended to lift up our industry and lead us forward in a hopeful fashion.”
“The Toronto Gift + Home Market provides an exciting meeting place for Canadian retailers,” Stan Flemming, chairman of the association’s board of directors, adding. “After two years of virtual shows, the association is thrilled to be bringing our community together again.”
A number of furniture resources are expected to show at the market, including Mercana Furniture & Décor, Reemka Imports and Springwater Woodcraft.
The show floor at the Toronto Congress Centre will be open from Sunday, August 7 to Tuesday, August 9 from 9am to 6pm and on Wednesday, August 10 from 9am to 3pm.
Retailers interested in attending can visit the show’s web site to register. Hotel accommodations can also be made.