Here are the FAQ for the 2023 Spring Toronto Stationery Show!
If we missed anything please let us know and we will add to the list 🙂
Show Date and Hours
Sunday, April 30th
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Schedule for the day
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Move in
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Entry for paid VIP ticket holders (1 hour early to skip the line)
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Entry for FREE general admission
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM: Move out
1153 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J4
(Previously the huge Curry’s store)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Check in with the TSS team upon your arrival. Ensure that you are ready to begin selling as soon as doors open at 10 am.
Vendors: Please only have 1-3 of your staff inside the venue during set up and take down.
Sponsors: Please only have 1-5 of your staff inside the venue during set up and take down.
There is a loading dock around the back of the venue on 48 Abell Street for you to pull up in a vehicle to unload your items. The availability is first come, first served – please do not block any traffic, moving vehicles, or pedestrians. Please move your vehicle immediately afterwards to make room for others.
If you do not need to access the loading dock, you can go straight to the front entrance. Bypass the lineup and the TSS staff will check you into the venue.
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Please take all of your items with you, and leave your space exactly how you found it (otherwise the venue will charge you a cleaning fee)! The loading dock will be available on a first come, first served – please do not block any traffic, moving vehicles, or pedestrians.
There is a Green P lot at 45 Abell Street, a 2-minute walk from the venue.
Tables + Chairs
Full tables are 6 ft in length and approximately 30 inches wide. For vendors with a half table, you will be sharing a 6 ft table with another vendor, and will have 3 ft of table space to display your products. One chair will be provided to each vendor (if you require additional chairs or you are bringing your own, you must let us know by April 1st as we are renting furniture from an outside supplier and require the exact number).
For those that have a full 6 ft table: If you would like to bring your own table and chair(s), please let us know before April 1st so we can leave your space empty for a smooth move-in!
For those that have a half 3ft table: You must use the table provided as you are sharing half of your space with a neighbour, but if you are bringing your own chair please let us know by April 1st.
If you have already contacted us to request a table neighbour, we will ensure to follow through with your preference! All other requests after March 17th will be considered but not guaranteed.
The floorplan will be provided around 2 weeks before the day of the show so you will know where your table is, but we will have TSS staff onsite to assist you.
Staff badges and in/out privileges
You are welcome to come and go as needed as long as there is someone at your table to assist customers.
Two staff badges will be given to each exhibitor when you check in upon arrival and those are transferrable at your discretion (if you require more than two, please let us know before April 1st but keep in mind badges are limited, and the more staff we have inside the less attendees we can permit entry due to keeping with the maximum capacity level).
IMPORTANT: One person MUST be at your table for the entire duration of the event from 10 am to 6pm (either yourself, or at least one of your staff).
Food and drinks
Each exhibitor is allowed to bring their own food and drinks into the venue. There is a convenience store next door, as well as food options nearby. Please remember to keep your space clean to avoid a cleaning fee from the venue!
Exhibitor use only – accessible on main floor.
Please do not obstruct your table neighbours and their potential customers with your displays. You will be asked to rearrange any objects necessary to ensure fair visibility to everyone.
Selling Additional Products
If you would like to bring new/additional products that were not available during the application process, you are welcome to as long as the majority of your products are stationery and paper related.
How Many Products to Bring
This is completely your discretion, we are not able to provide quantity recommendations for your products. Simply put, bring more than what you think you will sell. It’s always safe to have too much than too little. In our previous event, over 2000 people attended and several exhibitors sold out of their popular items!
Payment Options for Buyers
We encourage you to use a POS system (such as Square) to accept credit/debit cards. From past experience, attendees tend to have limited cash on hand and prefer the ease of contactless payments. Please make sure your phones/devices are charged in advance of the show, there is no guarantee there will be an available outlet to charge your devices.
We will be promoting the TSS across our social platforms leading up to the event date. Please like and share posts to help spread the word and to encourage engagement for visibility! We really appreciate you posting about the show on your social platforms and websites too! We will be providing additional graphics for you to use shortly.
We will be giving swag bags to the first 100 people (ages 10+) in line for the show! Please let us know if you are interested in donating any of your products – the contents of each swag bag can totally be different, so we welcome any items you’d like to donate, in any quantity up to 100 items.
If you have extra items to provide, bring them to the venue at 9am sharp so we can distribute the products into the bags before handing them out at 9:45am before the VIP entry at 10am. Thank you!
NEW THIS YEAR! We are offering a VIP ticket option to grant attendees early access to the event!
Each VIP ticket includes:
• Guaranteed early entry to the show between 10-11am (one hour before general admission)
• 1 FREE exclusive event tote bag (designed and printed by Secret Planet Print Shop)
More details on: torontostationeryshow.com/faq
ON SALE MARCH 30th on: torontostationeryshow.eventbrite.com