Toronto Spring Gift Fair

Canadian flagCanGift’s spring venue in Toronto is Canada’s largest trade show, featuring over 1,000 exhibitors. The Show routinely attracts 17,000-plus buyers who come to see products ranging from executive gifts and gardening accessories to toys and souvenirs. (A Spring venue in Edmonton, Alberta runs February 26-March 1, 2017.) (Click here for website.)

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2016

Eager Buyers Notch Up Energy Level at Toronto Spring Gift Fair

The Toronto Spring Gift Fair showcased 2,700 exhibitors including The Stuffed Animal House's Julie Michaud, who presented a licensed RCMP plush collection.

The Toronto Spring Gift Fair showcased 2,700 exhibitors including The Stuffed Animal House's Julie Michaud, who presented a licensed RCMP plush collection.

The GTA's unseasonably mild weather along with a depressed Canadian loonie no doubt helped to boost attendance at the Spring 2016 Toronto Gift Fair. It seems many retailers, emerging from a strong 2015 and eager to get started on the new season, decided to shop on this side of the border instead of travelling to bigger-name trade shows elsewhere.

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2015

New-product-hungry Buyers Flock to Canada's Biggest Gift Show

Anita Donovan, Clock It To Ya Inc., joined 1,800+ vendors at the 2015 Toronto Spring Gift Fair.

Anita Donovan, Clock It To Ya Inc., joined 1,800+ vendors at the 2015 Toronto Spring Gift Fair.

The Spring 2015 edition of CanGift's Toronto Gift Fair closed its five-day run (January 25-29) at the International Centre and the Toronto Congress Centre, having welcomed approximately 24,000 buyers from across North America.

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2014

Toy Retailers Find Gems at CanGift's Toronto Show

2014 Toronto Gift Fair

The newly renamed Spring 2014 Toronto Gift Fair wrapped up on January 30 after a five-day stint at Mississauga’s International Centre, and the Toronto Congress Centre. Now Canada’s largest gift trade event, it attracted almost 16,000 visitors and hosted over 900 exhibitors, who showed a wide range of product.

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2012

Toronto Spring Gift Show Offers Kites to Cupcakes

Toronto Gift Show Spring 2012

Holiday-themed products remain popular with buyers

Canada’s largest gift show closed after a successful five-day run that saw almost 16,000 visitors come through the gates. The venue, which covers considerable square footage in both the Toronto International Centre and the nearby Toronto Congress Centre, hosted just over 900 exhibitors who displayed everything from kitchen gadgets and gourmet baked goods to souvenirs and retro games.

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2011

Attendance Stays Strong at CGTA Gift Show

Ian Laing, Outset Media, shows expanded Cobble Hill Puzzle line.

Like the Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair, which ran simultaneously in a neighbouring hall of the Toronto International Centre, attendance at the 2011 CGTA Gift Show took a slight hit from Mother Nature, especially on the second last day of the event. Despite the bad weather, over 17,000 visitors still made their way to the Spring Show, Canada's largest trade exhibition hosting more than 900 exhibitors.

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