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Health and Safety

We cannot wait to see you at the upcoming 2021 One Of A Kind Winter Show. 

Admission to this year’s event will be timed-ticketed and limited. Be sure to sign up for your newsletter now so you can get first access when our tickets go on sale later in October. If you already have your ticket from a previous event (either via advanced tickets, or you have a ticket to the 2020 Spring Show), we will be in touch soon to give you more info on how you can claim your timed ticket for the 2021 event. 

What You Need To Know For This Year's Show

One Of A Kind will be following the advice of public health authorities and making every effort to help ensure your time at One Of A Kind is enjoyable, fun, and, above all, safe. We kindly ask all of you to keep One Of A Kind a safe place for all exhibitors, visitors, staff and partners. Please review the information below carefully, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change at any time to best protect the health and safety of all of its audiences in accordance with government guidelines and legal allowances. Please refer to our website often for current guidelines.

Last Updated: November 17, 2021

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Our Health & Safety Protocols

Proof of Vaccination: The province of Ontario requires proof of vaccination for entry into our event venue, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place for all guests over 12 years of age.

One Of A Kind will also be implementing this mandate for all exhibitors, staff, sponsors and partners.

During this year’s event, everyone aged 12 and older will need to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Health Canada against COVID-19 in order to attend, exhibit and work at the One Of A Kind Show. Individuals will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination (digital or printed version) along with a government-issued ID to access Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

In More Details:

  • People are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID 19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, one dose of a single-dose vaccine series or three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not approved by Health Canada).
  • Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with ID, written documentation from a doctor or nurse stating they are exempt for a medical reason from COVID-19 vaccination and the effective time period for the medical reason, along with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test from a healthcare provider taken within 48 hours of their attendance. Self-administered at-home tests will not be accepted.
  • Children who are 11 years of age and younger and unable to be vaccinated will be exempted from providing proof of vaccination status.
  • Accommodation requests based on other protected grounds outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code will also be reviewed and assessed in accordance with the law.

Full details regarding the proof of vaccination process will be released closer to the event. For more information about Ontario’s vaccination certificate program, please click here. If you are looking to access your proof of vaccination, or want to book your vaccine appointment, please visit the Ontario website here.

In addition to proof of vaccination, One Of A Kind will be implementing the following health and safety protocols at this year’s event.

Mandatory Face Covering: An approved mask is required to be worn covering the nose, mouth and chin at all times except while eating and drinking in designated areas. Masks should fit snugly against the face without gaps. Masks should be made of at least two layers of tightly-woven fabric (such as cotton or linen), and, if possible, a middle “filter” layer. A three-layer mask can provide added protection. Neck gaiters, bandanas, masks with exhaust valves and face shields without masks are not permitted. This applies to all people ages 2 and above.

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.

Timed Tickets: To avoid congestion and to encourage physical distancing, we will implement timed ticket entry for our visitors this year. Each time slot will ensure we are adhering to capacity limits based on government guidelines. Please note that while timed tickets will guarantee entry into the show, but there may be additional wait times.

Contact Tracing: For contact tracing purposes, the ticket purchaser will be considered the primary contact for any guests and will be expected to have contact info for each member of their party. Exhibitors will have access to a digital portal to provide all relevant contact information for themselves and their staff. Please note where necessary, One Of A Kind Show may provide ticketholder and exhibitor contact details including name, email, and phone number to Toronto Public Health to support contact tracing if it is relevant to an incident of COVID-19 exposure on a particular day. Otherwise, One Of A Kind Show will retain this personal information for 30 days and then destroy it.

Self-Assessment Declarations: We will ask everyone to complete a COVID-19 customer screening declaration prior to entering the event.

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.

Minimum Physical Contact: Please consider a contact-free approach to greet your favourite One Of A Kind exhibitors and One Of A Kind visitors. The exchange of printed materials, such as business cards and sales brochures, will also be discouraged. Consider scanning QR code to follow your favourite vendor on Instagram or to sign up to their email list.

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: In order to prevent congestion, 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: In order to prevent congestion, 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.


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:
    • Fever (temperature of 37.8°C/100.0°F or greater) and/or chills
    • Cough (new or worsening)
    • Shortness of breath
    • Decrease or loss of taste or smell
    • For children (<18 years old): nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
    • For adults (>18 years old): fatigue, lethargy, malaise and/or myalgias
  • Prior to attending One Of A Kind, you and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian are not under any self-quarantine orders.
  • If you are 12 years of age or older, you are fully vaccinated, meaning at the time you are attending the event it has been at least fourteen (14) days since:
    • your second dose in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series authorized by the Health Canada, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, or
    • your single dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the Health Canada, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine; or
    • your three does of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada
  • All FULLY VACCINATED attendees MUST provide each of the following to Management prior to entry into the Event:
    • a government-issued ID with your full name and date of birth (this must match information on your proof of vaccination)
    • Acceptable government-issued ID includes:
      • Birth certificate
      • Citizenship card
      • Driver's license
      • Government-issued ID card (Ontario issued or other), including health card
      • Indian status card/indigenous membership card
      • Passport
      • Permanent resident card
    • proof of vaccination (whether a physical copy or on a smartphone)
    • a completed Covid-19 health screening questionnaire

  • 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.

  • Parcel Check and Coat Check will be temporarily closed
  • Carry out services will be paused at this year's event
  • Daycare will be temporarily closed
  • ClubLounge will be temporarily closed
  • No programming, such as Fashion Shows, Main Stage Seminars
  • No sampling at the Flavours section
  • No Late Night Shopping at this year's event
  • Portable phone charger will be unavailable at this year's show

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. Read the full guidelines here.
  • The Show will be smaller than usual and will showcase 400 exhibitors.
  • There will be timed-entry tickets. This means that when you buy your tickets, you will need to select the date and time you plan on visiting. Once you are in the Show, you can spend as much time as you like. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Your ticket grants you entry up to 30 minutes after the start time indicated on your ticket. We can’t guarantee entry for those who arrive late, and no refunds will be issued for missed entries.
  • To best facilitate procedures related to proof of vaccination, there will be no in and out privilege at this year’s show (no hand stamps).
  • 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.
  • There will be a designated food and beverage food court area at the Show this year where masks can be removed while you are seated.
  • 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 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. The exchange of printed material is being discouraged at this year’s event, so take photos of your favourite booths (and their booth numbers) on your phone!

Will we require proof of vaccination in order to attend the event? 

Yes, proof of full vaccination will be mandatory for all visitors, exhibitors, partners, sponsors and staff 12 years of age and older. Everyone will also need to abide to our health and safety protocols. Read the full guidelines here.

One Of A Kind will be using the Verify Ontario app to determine proof of vaccination. To get your QR code, please visit the Ontario Health website. You can show your proof of vaccination/QR code digitally on your phone, or with the PDF print out. A government-issued ID must accompany your proof of vaccination.

 Patrons who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with ID, written documentation from a doctor or nurse stating they are exempt for a medical reason from COVID-19 vaccination and the effective time period for the medical reason, along with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test from a healthcare provider taken within 48 hours of their attendance. Self-administered at-home tests will not be accepted.


Am I required to wear a face covering?

Yes, everyone over the age of 2 is required to wear a mask and follow our full suite of health and safety protocols. Read the full guidelines here.

 

What if I am unable to wear a face covering due to health reasons?

An approved mask is required to be worn covering the nose, mouth and chin at all times except while eating and drinking in designated areas. Masks should fit snugly against the face without gaps. Masks should be made of at least two layers of tightly-woven fabric (such as cotton or linen), and, if possible, a middle “filter” layer. A three-layer mask can provide added protection. Neck gaiters, bandanas, masks with exhaust valves and face shields without masks are not permitted. This applies to all people ages 2 and above. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate guests who cannot wear a mask due to health or other reasons. Rather than being admitted to the in-person event, we invite those individuals to visit our website and visit the exhibitor listing where we will be showcasing our vendors online.


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 cannot wait to come back to One Of A Kind! I still have my ticket from the cancelled 2020 Spring Show (or an advanced ticket purchased at the Spring 2019/Winter 2019 event), can I still use that ticket?

Thank you so much for your loyalty, and we cannot wait to welcome you back to One Of A Kind! Yes, you can use your ticket(s). You will receive an email from us with instructions on how to redeem your tickets for this year’s event. Stay tuned.

 

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, and then either call 416-512-3817 or email hello@oneofakindshow.com with your purchase confirmation up to two weeks prior to the event opening day and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. If you did not get a chance to contact us prior to your visit, please speak to a staff member when you get to the Show 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 available on a first-come, first-served basis at the main show entrance of the exhibit hall. Please speak to a staff person onsite for further assistance.


What if I have additional questions?

Simply send us a note here .

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