CANADA’S ARTISAN GIFT SHOW
JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 1, 2017
ABOUT THE SHOW
By Hand Canada’s Artisan Gift Show is Canada’s premier wholesale show, providing retailers with a unique opportunity to purchase the highest quality Canadian Handmade goods.
For four days only, Canada’s most talented artists, artisans, and designers gather to promote their business and sell their works to retailers from coast to coast, all under one roof in the conveniently-located Pearson Convention Center.
Since 2001, By Hand has been the exclusive home to the finest product offering in the wholesale gift industry. Buyers from retail stores, galleries, boutiques, and museums are given a once-a-year opportunity to meet the artisans, purchase their works in bulk, and make a significant contribution to the Canadian Handmade community, which makes this event a truly special experience.
January 29 – February 1, 2017
Sunday 5pm – 9pm
Monday 9am – 8pm
Tuesday 9am – 8pm
Wednesday 9am – 3pm
Pearson Convention Center
2638 Steeles Avenue East
Complimentary transportation available, see Buyer Info below.
By Hand shows are for trade only and are not open to the public. All attendees must be registered and verified with proper business identification. Persons under the age of 16 are not permitted entrance to the show.
If you have not PRE-REGISTERED for By Hand we will still permit you to attend, should you be able to provide an official badge from a neighbouring gift show. You may also register at the show by providing your business identification.
Two pieces of business identification are required:
- ONE document of COMPANY IDENTIFICATION e.g. sales tax license, vendor permit, business license, company cheque, or business print advertisement; and
- ONE document of EMPLOYEMENT or BUYER IDENTIFICATION e.g. personalized business card, pay cheque/pay stub, company insurance card or company credit card with employee name and company name.
MEET THE ARTISANS – Click on an image to view the gallery.
Opening Night Preview
Sunday, January 29th, 5pm to 9pm
Accommodation can be booked through Destination Toronto here.
By Hand will offer buyers in the Pearson Airport area complimentary transportation to and from our show. Phone number will be available in January.
On site, for your convenience
- A café offering tea, coffee, muffins, sandwiches, salads and more, all made in-house.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in the café area.
- A self-serve coat check.
HOW TO GET THERE
We are located a few kilometers west of The International Centre at the intersection of Airport Road and Steeles Avenue East.
The Pearson Convention Center offers FREE parking.
Google Map Link – click here