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One Of A Kind

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November 24 to December 4, 2022
Enercare Centre, Exhibition PlaceToronto
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Health and Safety

Health & Safety Guidelines
Updated: March 15, 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, One Of A Kind has been closely following the advice of public health authorities. As an event, we will continue to abide to the latest guidance from local authorities, while making every effort to ensure your time at One Of A Kind is enjoyable, fun, and, above all, safe.

On March 9, 2022, The Government of Ontario outlined its plan for “Living with and managing COVID‑19” which includes the lifting of most mask mandates as of March 21. 

What this means for the 2022 One Of A Kind Spring Show 

Taking place March 30 to April 3—One Of A Kind will no longer require proof of vaccination to enter our event venue, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. As well, mask wearing will be voluntary but recommended. Customers are encouraged to take precautions based on their individual risk assessment and comfort level. We will also be lifting the use of timed tickets, and visitors will be allowed to attend anytime during show dates and hours. This applies to all tickets, including newly and previously purchased admission to #OOAK22. 

IMPORTANT: Please note all restrictions and requirements are subject to change at any time in accordance with government guidelines and legal allowances. These may include, without limitation, changes to capacity, attendance procedures, and entry requirements, such as wearing masks, proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test, daily screening, contact tracing and any other protective measures. If any visitor, exhibitor, partner, sponsor, or staff do not comply with any laws, mandates, health orders/directives, and/or event code of conduct, show management may refuse admission to the event or require individual to leave the venue and with no refunds of entrance fees, booth fees, membership fees, parking fees, rental fees, or any other expenses/payments. 

The following Health and Safety Guidelines and Best Practices will continue to be in place at the 2022 One Of A Kind Spring Show: 

Face Coverings: In line with the latest provincial guidance, mask wearing will not be required but recommended. We encourage everyone to take precautions based on their individual risk assessment and comfort level.

Contactless Ticketing: All tickets will be provided digitally. No tickets will be sold at the door, and we encourage everyone to pre-purchase tickets at oneofakindshow.com prior to attending the event. Upon entry, simply present your tickets on your mobile device. Alternatively, you may print out your digital ticket and present this at the door for scanning. Exhibitors will have access to a digital portal to assign digital e-tickets to their customers. There will be NO re-admission or re-entry passes at this year’s event. We also will not have printed show guides at the Show.   

Timed Entry has been lifted. All tickets to the Spring Show will be valid on any one day of the Show. All ticket holders, including those with newly and previously purchased admission to the 2022 Spring Show will be able to attend the show any time during show dates and hours.

Self Assessment of Symptoms: If you are not feeling well and are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.  

Enhanced Sanitization: One Of A Kind will undertake enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after our events, working with venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes continuous sanitization throughout the course of the event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food and beverage areas. We will also provide additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the event space encouraging all participants to practice good hand hygiene. In addition to this, our venue Enercare Centre was the first building in Canada to achieve the world standard GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation in 2020 from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council for infection control, sanitation, and virus mitigation.  

Building Ventilation: Dedicated Enercare Centre building operations staff will continually monitor air flow, building temperature, humidity levels and proper filtration is being provided in the exhibit hall and public spaces.   

Flavours Sampling: We have been planning the spring show since the new year, which at the time had stricter restrictions regarding health and safety measures. This resulted in us having to make some decisions so our vendors could plan their exhibitions accordingly. For this reason, there will be no food and beverage sampling at the Flavours’ section at this year’s event. All items sold at the Flavours’ section will be packaged for home consumption.   

Special Programming and Section: We have been planning the spring show since the new year, which at the time had stricter restrictions regarding health and safety measures. This resulted in us having to make some decisions about our special programming and show services. For this reason, late-night shopping will be paused this year. We will also not be hosting any programming like fashion shows, or main stage seminars at our event this year. The Marketplace section will also be paused for 2022.    

One Of A Kind Health & Safety Acknowledgement  

Please note that while One Of A Kind continues to adhere to health and safety guidelines to keep you safe, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By being in public spaces like the One Of A Kind Show, you voluntarily assume the risks related to exposure and agree that you will assume all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm, disease, or loss of property sustained while attending this event and waives all right to lay claim for a refund or damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event.   

By entering the event, you also acknowledge, understand, and confirm each of the following in accordance with applicable health guidelines:   

You and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian will abide by all health-and-safety requirements outlined by One Of A Kind above.  

You and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, as identified by the government of Ontario. such as:   

If you have ONE or more of the following symptoms (that is new or worsening), it is highly likely you have COVID-19 and are contagious: 

  • Fever (37. 8˚ C or higher) and/or chills 

  • Cough 

  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing 

  • Decreased or loss of taste or smell 

If you have TWO or more of the following symptoms (that is new or worsening), it is highly likely you have COVID-19 and are contagious: 

  • Runny nose or nasal congestion 

  • Headache 

  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness 

  • Sore throat 

  • Muscle aches or joint pain 

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea)  

Prior to attending One Of A Kind, you and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian are not under any self-isolation orders.   

For purposes of this acknowledgement, a “Minor” means any individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age or has not reached the age of majority as defined by such individual’s jurisdiction of residence, and a “Guardian” means such Minor’s parent or legal guardian or other individual attending One Of A Kind who is over the age of eighteen (18) and acting in loco parentis for such Minor.   

Please do not enter One Of A Kind or Enercare Centre if you cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during your time at One Of A Kind you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave Enercare Centre at the sole discretion of Management.   

Special Notices

The following features and services will be UNAVAILABLE at this year's event. Thank you for your understanding.   

  • Re-admission Pass   

  • Parcel Check and Coat Check    

  • Carry out services   

  • Daycare   

  • ClubLounge    

  • Fashion Shows, Main Stage Seminars   

  • Sampling at the Flavours section   

  • Late Night Shopping   

  • Marketplace Section   

  • Portable phone charger    

  • Hand stamping for in and out privilege (if you have a special request, please speak to a staff member for further assistance)  

Photo & Video Release   

Ticket holders acknowledge and consent that your likeness may be captured in photo or video materials and published by media and/or the One Of A Kind Show. Photographs and video may be used in all forms of communication, including but not limited to publicity, broadcast, newspaper, and digital properties without compensation to ticket holders.   

 FAQs 

What can I expect at the One Of A Kind Show this year?  

Our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our community. In addition to our full health and safety protocols, we have also made some changes to this event’s event. To help you prepare, please read on:   

  • Everyone will need to abide to our event’s health and safety protocols. Please see above for full guidelines.  

  • The Show will be smaller than usual and will showcase 350+ artisans with 25% of them being new vendors and 75% returning vendors.

  • There will be no re-admission passes at this year’s event. If you want to come back, you will need to purchase another ticket.  

  • We do not have a box office on site at the event this year, please make sure you purchase your tickets online prior to attending the Show.

  • While some vendors may accept cash payment at their booths, our venue and its facilities like the parking garage, and the food and dining area, will now be fully cashless. So be sure to bring your credit or debit card! If you need cash, ATMs will be available on site.  

  • There will be no sampling at the Flavours Section this year. 

  • We will be pausing special programming and certain services and features at this year’s event. There will be no Late Night Shopping, Exhibitor Competition display, Fashion Shows and Main Stage presentations. We will also be temporarily pausing the Marketplace section. We will also have no coat or parcel check, daycare and ClubLounge.  

  • We will not have a printed show guide this year, we will be posting the show guide and floorplan on the website so you can download both prior to your visit.

Will proof of vaccination or mandatory masking be required for admittance to the show? 

On March 1, 2022, the Government of Ontario lifted capacity limits in all settings as well as proof of vaccination requirements. As of March 21, the regulations for mandatory masking will also be lifted in most settings. In line with the latest provincial guidance, proof of vaccination will not be required and mask wearing for staff, vendors, partners, sponsors and visitors attending the One Of A Kind Spring Show will not be required but recommended. We encourage everyone to take precautions based on their individual risk assessment and comfort level.

Why have you chosen to remove the mask requirement?

We welcome the government’s latest reopening measures; however, we acknowledge that things are not business as usual quite yet. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the first One Of A Kind in-person Spring Show since 2019. Masks are not required but are recommended. Customers are encouraged to take precautions based on their individual risk assessment and comfort level. 

What are some ways that OOAK is ensuring health and safety at the event? 

Since the start of the pandemic, One Of A Kind has been closely following the advice of public health authorities. As an event, we will continue to abide to the latest guidance from local authorities, while making every effort to ensure your time at One Of A Kind is enjoyable, fun, and, above all, safe. For this year’s show, we will have contactless ticketing, self assessment of symptoms and enhanced sanitization and building ventilation. 

Will there be food sampling at the event? 

We have been planning the spring show since the new year, which at the time had stricter restrictions regarding health and safety measures. This resulted in having to make some decisions so our vendors could plan their exhibitions accordingly. Unfortunately, sampling will be unavailable at this show, but we hope to bring it back later in the year. 

 Will special programming/show services be resuming? 

We have been planning the spring show since the new year, which at the time had stricter restrictions regarding health and safety measures. This resulted in having to make some decisions about our special programming/show services. For more information, please refer to the Special Notices section above for a detailed list of the features and services that will be unavailable at the event. 

What is the attendee refund policy if I am unable to attend due to COVID-19?   

We will not be able to refund or transfer any ticket orders as all sales are final.   

I am a person with a disability and will be bringing a support person with me to the Show, how will my support person receive a complimentary pass when I buy my ticket online?   

Please purchase your ticket online. When you and your support person get to the show, please speak to a staff member and we will provide further assistance. For more information about our AODA Customer Service Policy, please click here.   

I need an assistive device at the Show, how can I get one when I am at the event?   

One Of A Kind Show will have a limited number of wheelchairs and motorized scooters available on a first-come, first-served basis at the main show entrance of the exhibit hall. We cannot reserve or guarantee its availability, for this reason, we recommend you bring your own assistive device when possible. Please speak to a staff person onsite for further assistance.  

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