Registration To Attend

Buyers have 3 ways to register to attend Mode:

On Line: Register Here

On-Site: Please note that you must have the necessary credentials outlined below to register at the show.

In order to register business identification is required. Two pieces are required.

Persons without business identification or under the age of 16 will not be admitted. Nursing babies are admitted in slings or carriers. Strollers are not permitted.

The following is a list of accepted business identification:


A minimum of two (2) of the following forms of Business Identification are required:

  • Business Card (showing name, job title, and business address)
  • Copy of a Vendor's Permit of a fashion, gift, or related retail operation
  • Copy of a Business License for a fashion, gift or related retail operation
  • Invoices (wholesale purchases of fashion accessories and apparel items within the last 6 months)
  • Copy of a Retail (Provincial) Sales Tax Remittance form with company name and account number
  • Copy of a GST Remittance form with the company name and business number
  • Store lease indicating type of business
  • Account list (for proof of buying office)
  • Credit reference sheet (list of companies you purchase from)
  • Copy of store's advertisement in print media
  • Toronto Gift Fair's current show badge with "Retail Buyer" status

For retail staff accompanying the retail buyer registering for the show, staff personnel must show a minimum of one(1) proof of employment:

  • Business Card (showing name, job title, and business address)
  • Employee I.D. card
  • Company insurance or benefit card with employee's name
  • Copy of payroll cheque or payroll printout with employee identified
  • Letter from employer on company letterhead verifying status of employment

Verified retail buyers and verified retail staff may attend the show free of charge.

For new businesses, registrants must provide a Letter of Intent from a lawyer, bank, or commercial real estate agent, stating the intention and progress in starting a new retail business. An industry courtesy badge will be issued for admission.


The following are Non-Retail categories:

  • Wholesaler
  • Manufacturer
  • Sales Agents and Manufacturer's Representatives
  • Media Advertising Sales
  • Government Agencies, Trade and Commercial Offices
  • Designers
  • Consultants

Non-retail businesses may register to attend the show with a minimum of two (2) forms of business identification, and each registrant will be charged a fee of $100.

  • Business Card (showing name, job title and business address)
  • Copy of business license for a fashion, gift or related industry
  • Company letterhead, brochure or cancelled cheque
  • Employee I.D. Card
  • Company credit card with employee and company name identified
  • CGTA's current show badge, in the "Trade", or "Exhibitor" categories

Press courtesy passes are reserved for media personnel who work in an editorial capacity, including editors, writers, reporters, producers, stylists, camera crews and still photographers.

Press registrant must complete registration form and provide a business card, showing job title, from a qualified print, broadcast, or internet media organization in an editorial position, or a byline or editorial credit in a masthead published within the last 6 months.

Freelancers must provide a previously published byline and a letter from an editor of an industry related publication stating that they are on assignment.

The following media personnel are not eligible to receive a Press Badge:

  • Advertising personnel, account and sales executives
  • Accounting, administration, manager, marketing representative, public relations, or marketing
  • Art director, graphic designer

In cases where the registrant is working in both editorial and non-editorial capacities, and if credentials are provided, a non-retail (Trade) badge will be issued free of charge.

Online Registration
Online registration for the Spring / Summer (January 2020) Show begins in Fall 2019. Buyers can register online in advance of the show via the official registration site (see tab at the end of this page).

If you are registering online for the first time, your badge will be held for pick up at the show pending verification of your business identification.

If you have registered online before, the system may recognize your profile through your email and password. Proceed through the pages, making sure the information is correct and make changes where necessary. If there are no changes to your profile, you may pick up your badge at registration. If there are changes made to your profile, your badge will be held for pick up at the show pending verification of data and business identification.

Once online registration is completed, an email confirmation will be sent to the registrant. It is recommended that you print or save a copy of this confirmation. For registrants who have attended the show within the past 2 years, and if data has not changed, you may pick up your badge at registration. For registrants whose data has changed, or if you are registering for the first time online, please present a copy of the confirmation along with the appropriate 2 pieces of business identification at the show to receive your admittance badge.

Click here for Online Registration