Toronto Gift + Home Market – January 2024 Craft Lab Incubator Project




PLEASE NOTE:  The CRAFT LAB INCUBATOR for January 2024 is currently fully subscribed.  There is a Wait list for possible cancellations.  Please contact Elle Tomie at   If there are cancellations, there may be opportunities to participate.


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 January 2024. 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 10-12 Atlantic Canadian craft producers will be selected to participate in a Pavilion Showcase at the TORONTO GIFT + HOME MARKET trade show from JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 1, 2024. If you are interested, please contact the office, as we will have a wait list, should the project fill right away. Participants should arrive in Toronto by Friday, January 26th, for show set-up.

Participants are required to:

  • pay a participation fee of based on confirmed space (varies by running feet of wall space)
  • complete online registration and sign/confirm contract
  • participate in-person at trade show for dates provided
  • adhere to all Terms & Conditions as laid out by Craft Alliance Atlantic and the Canadian Gift Association
  • complete two follow-up surveys after the trade show is complete.


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
– Hardwall Display with display requirements (ie: walls, shelves, carpet, lighting)
– Promotion in Pavilion Showcase marketing, press kits and online and social media coverage

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

Pricing for January 2024 Showcase:
$2,000.  X-Large Centre Island (est. 14′ ft W x 8′ ft H)
$1,600.  Outside Corner Display (est. 7.5′ ft W x 8′ ft H)
$1,250.  Inside Corner Display (est. 7.5′ ft x 8′ ft H)
$1.000.  Medium Centre Island Display (est. 7.25′ W x 8′ ft H)
$   650.  Small Centre Island Display (est. 4′ ft W x 8′ ft H)

NOTE:  The cost of Travel and Shipping of Product Samples, are not covered in this project. Participants may be able to cover some travel costs through provincial funding program within your own province. Additional costs may be incurred for tables, counter space or other fixture requirements. Dedicated electrical service will be charged at current rate, if required. Please consult Craft Alliance for verification.

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.


January 28, 2024 9:00 AM - February 1, 2024 3:00 PM
Toronto Congress Centre
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Elle Tomie, Operations Coordinator
Craft Alliance Atlantic
877-567-4897 ext 111