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AUGUST 11 - 14, 2024

Buyer FAQ


How do I register my company for the Toronto Gift + Home Market?

Registration and attendance are FREE to qualified buyers at the Toronto Gift + Home Market.

If you attended our Fall 2023 and/or our Spring 2024 show(s), you are automatically registered to attend our upcoming market and are only required to verify your profile information is current, such as mailing address, email, and phone number or click here to Register to Attend.

To register your company, please visit our REGISTRATION page for more information.

How do I attend the Toronto Gift + Home Market?

Once you’ve registered your company and it has been verified in our database, you will be sent an email with your attendance registration confirmation to our show. If you’ve registered before the mailing deadline June 14, you will be sent a badge through Canada Post. After the mailing deadline, you will receive a confirmation with a QR code which can be used to print your badge at the Advance Registration desks onsite by showing us a printed version or on a mobile device. It is mandatory to wear your badge on the show floor at all times.

How do I register an employee?

To register an employee to attend the Toronto Gift + Home Market once the online registration is open, please visit our REGISTRATION page, scroll down the page to the Click here button, then log into your profile. Please note, make sure to use the email address you created your profile with to log in. Reference numbers are no longer required.

I registered myself and my staff online but did not receive my and/or my staff’s email confirmations.

If you did not receive an email confirmation, it could be one of the following:

  • Depending on your security settings, your confirmation may have ended up in your Spam/Junk folder rather than your Inbox or completely blocked by your firewall. Please make sure we are on your safe senders/whitelist.
  • You may have created your profile with a different email address, or it may be incomplete/incorrect so please make sure the info we have is current by going to our website to the REGISTRATION page, scroll down and choose the Click Here button to login to confirm your info is correct.
  • Your registration is Pending and awaiting verification.

Please email registration@cangift.org to have your confirmation re-sent.

How can I confirm if my company has been registered or not?

If you have been receiving our weekly informational eblasts, it will indicate if you are registered, otherwise you are provided with the link to register online.

You could also contact Registration via email at registration@cangift.org, or by phone at 800.750.1967.

What do I need to bring with me to enter the Toronto Gift + Home Market?

If you are pre-registered or registered online to attend the show on or before June 14, and received your buyers badges in the mail, that’s all you need to gain entry.

If you registered to attend the show after June 14, you will have received an email confirmation with a QR code, to pick up your badge. Bring this confirmation, either printed or on your mobile device, to one of the advance registration desks onsite to have your badge printed.

I have not attended one of your shows before. Can I register onsite at the show?

Yes, you can register onsite at the show.

Please have your completed registration form (click HERE to download a copy) and supporting documentation with you, or on a mobile device, and visit one of our registration desks.

We will then create an account for you.

Where are your registration areas at the show?

Our registration areas can be found in the South building of the Toronto Congress Centre:

  • West Registration (Main – 1)
  • South (Mirvish Walkway Entrance – 2)

Please visit our DIRECTIONS page for more information.

What documentation do I need to provide to register my company?

As the owner of the company, you will need to provide the following:

A completed Registration form.

Company and Buyer identification:

  1. Business license/Registration/Number (provincial/municipal)
  2. A recent invoice (within six months) from industry manufacturers for goods purchased at wholesale quantity

If your Company is already registered with the Canadian Gift Association, then just one form of Buyer identification that shows your affiliation to the registered Company is required such as a pay stub.

For more information, please email us at registration@cangift.org.

What if we don’t have business cards for all our employees?

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 with personal information blocked out.*
    *i.e., Bank account numbers, SIN, personal address, personal phone or fax number.

Please note, digital versions are accepted.

Why is it necessary to provide a business licence/registration, invoice and employee ID?

Since this a trade-only event, all attendees must qualify to attend by providing business and personal ID.

Why do we ask retailers to provide their Business License or Registration?

It’s simple. At the Canadian Gift Association, protecting your business is our business! Exhibitors and visitors to our events make a substantial investment in the CanGift Markets. By asking you to provide documentation identifying you as a retailer, and not a member of the public, we are maintaining the integrity of your business while ensuring exhibitors meet their most important customer — you.

Two forms of acceptable identification must be submitted for each new Buyer – one form of Company, and one form of Buyer identification.

Company – Copy of a Business license/Registration/Number (provincial/municipal)

Buyer : 

  • 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 with personal information blocked out.*

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

Please note, digital versions are accepted.

If your Company is already registered with the Canadian Gift Association, then just one form of Buyer identification that shows your affiliation to the registered Company is required.

What if I am a small business owner who does not have any form of employee identification for the people I am registering?

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.

Are children allowed in the market?

No one under the age of 16 is permitted on the show floor. Special accommodations are made for babies under one year of age with a Release Indemnification Form available at Registration. Infants must be carried in a baby carrier or sling. Strollers for infants are not permitted on 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.

FALL 2024 TORONTO GIFT+HOME MARKET

AUGUST 11-14, 2024

TORONTO
CONGRESS CENTRE

Sunday, August 11
9AM – 6PM

Monday, August 12
9AM – 6PM

Tuesday, August 13
9AM – 6PM

Wednesday, August 14
9AM – 3PM

FREE AMENITIES

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