/R E P E A T -- Spring 2014 Toronto Gift Fair Ushers in the Season with Bursts of Colour and Lively Springtime Motifs/

- Over 12,000 Retailers Convene for Canada's Largest Gift Fair -

TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - In a record-pushing season already dominated by ice storms and frost quakes, Canadians are bundling up as retailers from across the country say sayonara to winter and welcome in spring's hottest hues and freshest finds from the Spring Toronto Gift Fair. Featuring the season's top trends, including refreshing colour palettes in radiant orchid and seafoam green, bold floral prints and woven accent pieces for the home, more than 12,000 retailers will warm up to the season's latest product offerings.

Running from January 26January 30, the semi-annual event is Canada's largest gift trade fair and features over 897 exhibitors, attracting retail buyers, manufacturers and distributors from across Canada and internationally. The six product categories including Gourmet Foods & Housewares, Bed, Bath & Linen, Artisan's Way and Jewellery & Fashion Accessories, will sing spring to Canadian retailers.

What:  

Spring 2014 Toronto Gift Fair






When:  

Sunday, January 26

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Monday, January 27

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Tuesday, January 28

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Wednesday, January 29

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Thursday, January 30

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.





Who: 

More than 870 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and groundbreaking retail trends.






Where:

The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road



Toronto Congress Centre South and North Buildings, 650 Dixon Road


**NOTE TO EDITORS**
Exhibitors, industry experts and show organizers are available for interview.

Conveniently held at Toronto's International Centre and Congress Centre, this influential, five-day event also features free educational seminars from leading authorities, design and display demonstrations and business consultations. 

About CanGift
The Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) is the pulse of Canada's $10 billion giftware industry. Embodying the entrepreneurial instinct and spirit, CanGift is a national, not-for-profit association dedicated to improving its members' competitive capability and business effectiveness by enhancing local, national and global opportunities for retailer and supplier interaction. CanGift is comprised of over 1,400 member companies made up of leading Canadian giftware, home accessories and decor manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors and wholesalers.

CanGift owns and manages the Toronto, Quebec and Alberta Gift Fairs, giving the Association a national trade fair presence for the industry. The twice-a-year events also provide significant economic stimulus to their respective markets, bringing together thousands of merchandise suppliers with thousands of prospective buyers. Engage with CanGift at cangift.org, twitter.com/cangift, facebook.com/canadiangift.

SOURCE The Canadian Gift Association

For further information: Marion Morris, Idea Workshop, 416-504-3977 ext. 23, 647-519-5757 (mobile), marion@ideaworkshop.ca