Toronto Gift + Home Market – August 2022 Incubator Project




PLEASE NOTE:  We currently have a list of potential participants for the August 2022 trade show. If you are interested, please contact Elle Tomie  and we will add you to our list. Due to booth size, we may not be able to accept everyone for the trade show. We are considering increasing the size of our booth, however, that is subject to approval by CanGift Assoc.



To further develop export markets for Atlantic Canadian craft producers, Craft Alliance will once again lead our CRAFT: Lab – Toronto Incubator Project to attend the Toronto Gift + Home Market trade show in August 2022. This will be a pan-Atlantic mission where Craft Alliance will lead the coordination and development of the project. The project will involve exhibitors from Atlantic Canada looking to expand their sales to Central and Western Canada. The Toronto Gift + Home Market is a wholesale trade show produced by the Canadian Gift Association and is held twice a year in Toronto, Ontario.

Approximately 8-10 Atlantic Canadian craft producers will be selected to participate in a Pavilion Showcase at the TORONTO GIFT FAIR trade show from August 7-10, 2022.  Due to the cancellation of the January 2022 Toronto trade show, we do have a listed of pre-qualified producers for this event, however, we are taking a wait list and should we be able to increase the size of the booth, we will contact those interested companies to participate.  This project is funded through the ACOA Business Development Program.

Participants are required to:

– pay a participation fee of $500. Basic fee (approx. 3’ wide space x 8′ high)
– larger allocated space at $750 (6’-wide). and $1,000 (9’-wide). (limited availability – contact Elle to discuss spaces)
– larger spaces at $1,250. or $1,500. may be possible, depending on the number of participating companies.
– complete two follow-up surveys after the trade show is complete.

Toronto Gift + Home Market Information Package

The participant fee includes:
– Membership Access to Can Gift Assoc. (under Craft Alliance as part of the project)
– Participation in a shared Pavilion Showcase Booth
– 8-10 Atlantic Canadian craft producers
– Hardwall Display with display requirements (ie: shelves, pedestals, etc) provided as agreed on with Craft Alliance upon completing registration
– Promotion in Pavilion Showcase marketing, press kits and online and social media coverage

Please contact Craft Alliance to indicate your interest in this project. 

Pavilion Showcase

Our showcase will be located within the South Building of the trade fair, located in the Congress Centre. Under the project, Craft Alliance will be recruiting approximately 8-10 Atlantic Canadian companies to participate in the showcase. Each individual participant will receive an allocated space within the showcase booth and the overall showcase space size would be determined by final number of participants signed on to do the event. The showcase space will provide hardwall display, lighting, fixtures and signage, as part of the show costs. Participants would be responsible for their own travel and shipment(s) of product samples to the Toronto Gift + Home Market. Craft Alliance will provide cohesive and coordinated marketing materials and promotional opportunities for the showcase.

August 5, 2022 - August 10, 2022 August 7, 2022 9:30 AM - August 7, 2022 6:00 PM August 10, 2022 9:30 AM - August 10, 2022 3:00 PM
Toronto Congress Centre
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Elle Tomie, Operations Coordinator
Craft Alliance Atlantic
877-567-4897 ext 111