JANUARY 28 – 31, 2018


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 28 – 31, 2018
Sunday 5pm – 9pm
Monday 9am – 8pm
Tuesday 9am – 8pm
Wednesday 9am – 3pm


Pearson Convention Center
2638 Steeles Avenue East
Brampton, ON

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.

Buyers who have previously attended the 2016/2017 By Hand shows will automatically receive their 2018 badges by Canada Post.

Register in advance by completing our Online Buyer Registration or fill out our Buyer Registration form (PDF).
Registration is available onsite.

Please bring to the show – TWO pieces of business indentification:

  1. ONE document of COMPANY IDENTIFICATION e.g. sales tax license, vendor permit, business license, company cheque, or business print advertisement/online presence (website).
  2. 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.

Visit us when you are in Toronto for the other Gift Shows. Badges from these events will be accepted.

Buyer Registration (PDF)
Online Buyer Registration


Let the buying begin with an Opening Night Preview!
Join us Sunday, January 28th from 5pm to 9pm for drinks + nibblies. Meet + Connect with the makers of Canadian Handmade.

Complimentary Transportation

By Hand offers buyers in the Pearson Airport area complimentary transportation to and from our show January 28 to 31, 2018. Complete details available soon.

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.


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