Our Health & Safety Protocols
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
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
Extreme fatigue or tiredness
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.
The following features and services will be UNAVAILABLE at this year's event. Thank you for your understanding.
Parcel Check and Coat Check
Carry out services
Fashion Shows, Main Stage Seminars
Sampling at the Flavours section
Late Night Shopping
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)