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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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What is One Of A Kind?

One Of A Kind is a platform for sales, exposure, business development and community-building for makers of all kinds. With our year-round digital platforms, and anchored by our two flagship events, we help creative small businesses chart their own path to success! One Of A Kind allows artists and makers to represent themselves and showcase their work to a loyal audience who appreciates the importance of supporting local and shopping small.

We put on two in-person events each year at the Enercare Centre in Toronto:

  • The Winter Event takes place over 11 days each November – December. (Core Theme: holiday gift giving including an exclusive Original Art Gallery section)
  • The Spring Show sees artisans gather for 5 days early each March - April. (Core Themes: self growth and self care)

Spring Applications Deadline is October 12, 2022

The 2023 Spring Show applications are LIVE. If you are wondering whether you should apply, think no more. One Of A Kind offers a perfect platform to showcase your creations to a large community of shoppers who appreciate beautifully made objects by Canadian artisans.

What's different about the Spring Show?

The Spring Show is positioned to customers as an opportunity for self-actualization, with messages centred around self-care and renewal. This gives you an opportunity to showcase a wider range of products not just limited to gifting and winter/holiday. Over 99% of our repeat exhibitors who participated at the 2022 Spring Show said One Of A Kind is an important one for them compared to other shows. 

Options for Exhibitors of All Sizes and Categories

The Spring Show is all about showcasing fresh new talent and exciting new products for the new year. So, we put a focus on creating special sections that will highlight different creative groups and collectives and support makers at any stage of their career.

Rising Stars.  In this open-concept section space is for first-time applicants with less than 5 years of professional experience in their art or craft.  We supply the carpet, you bring a freestanding structure and lighting to showcase your work. Request space by the square foot, so you get as little or as much as you need - minimum booth size is 9 square feet. Open to all categories except food. 

Booth Share. Share a 10’ x 10’ booth (or larger, if requested) with a fellow artisan to help alleviate some of the challenges of your first shows, like costs, required stock, and booth sitting. Open to individual applicants looking to be paired with a buddy, depending on availability. Appliants are eligible for Booth Share at TWO Spring and TWO Winter Shows.

Marketplace.  This popular tabletop marketplace is a great place to get your start at the show, without having to build a booth, and the close quaters of this section create a great sense of community among it's freshman exhibitors. Marketplace is being offered exclusively for members of The Nooks at the 2023 One Of A Kind Spring Show. For more information please contact The Nooks.

Québec créatif.   In partnership with Société de développment des enterprises cuturelles (SODEC), this section highlights 12 makers from the province of Québec, and provides guidance and financial support to them throughout their first One Of A Kind Show. Read More.

Flavours. If your kitchen is your studio, then the Flavours section is for you. In this popular neighbourhood, customers find all of their favourite consumables like baked goods, jams, marinades, cocktail mixes and sweets. 

Fashion District. The place to be for Canadian fashion designers! Showcase your work among the best of the best! Open to the clothing category only. 

Why should you apply to the One Of A Kind?

For more than 40 years, One Of A Kind has been THE platform for Canadian artisans to build their business. As trends in technology and commerce change the face of craft, we remain the best place for makers and creative small businesses to build their brand!

The Biggest Game In Town

We are the largest consumer craft show in North America, with a loyal fan base of qualified shoppers.

We've Got History

Over our four decades, we’ve shaped the legacy of Canadian craft, fostering generations of conscious consumers and helping artisans graduate from fledgling to big time.

So Much More Than Sales

Build your creative community, connect with buyers and small business experts, gain valuable market research, get access to special offers and opportunities and more!

The Fun Never Ends

We are a multi-channel platform (and support system) that connects you with loyal customers, marketing opportunities and PR exposure year-round.

Who is the One Of A Kind Customer?

Our customers appreciate handmade, shopping local and meeting makers, like you!

87%

Identified As Female

$150,000

Average Household Income

$240

Average Spent At Show

56%

Between 26-55 Years Of Age

36%

From Outside of GTA

96%

Of Visitors Make At Least One Purchase

87%

Are Regular Attendees

80%

Very Satisfied With the Quality & Diversity of One Of A Kind

88%

Consider Themselves As Huge Fans of One Of A Kind

100K

Followers on Instagram & Facebook

117K

Email Subscribers

+42

NPS which puts OOAK at the top 2% of Explori's all-time B2C event benchmark"

Nancy Martini

Nancy Martini Art

I'm Nancy Martini and I'm a fine artist. My work is bright, and colourful and full of texture. And none of that shows well online no matter how good the photo is. The One of a Kind Show was the venue that got my art in to people's homes. I did a happy dance (literally) every time someone decided they wanted to purchase. My neighboring booth exhibitors all created a little family with me, and we still connect with one another now. I can see myself exhibiting for the next 20 years at OOAK.