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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many exhibitors are at the Show?
The Christmas show features over 800 artisans from across North America, while the Spring event showcases over 450 exhibitors. Click here to see who will be at this year’s show!
What are the show dates, hours, and location?
The 2013 One of a Kind Christmas Show will be open from November 28 to December 8. Show hours are as followed: Weekdays & Saturdays, 10am to 9pm; Sundays, 10am to 6pm. We will be open late for one night only on Thursday, December 5 for our Late Night shopping event. On this particular day (December 5, 2013 ONLY), we will be open from 10am to 11pm.
The show is held at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.
For more info, please review this page.
Is the Show accessible by public transportation?
Yes, it is! Please see below for more information.
By TTC: There are three TTC routes that stop near the Direct Energy Centre.
- Take the Bloor subway to Dufferin Station and proceed to street level.
Board the #29 bus south to Exhibition Place.
- Take the Bloor subway to Bathurst Station and proceed to street level.
Board the #511 streetcar south to Exhibition Place.
- Take the Yonge-University subway to Union Station and proceed to the Queens Quay platform.
Board the #509 streetcar west to Exhibition Place. *NOTE: Streetcars on the 509 Harbourfront route replaced with bus operations between Exhibition loop, Union station and King station until December 2013.*
For more information about the above TTC routes, please visit the TTC website, or call
416-393-INFO (416-393-4636) for more information on bus and streetcar routes in your area.
By GO Train: There are two routes that stop directly at the Exhibition GO Station.
Please consult the schedules below for more information.
For more detailed information about train and bus routes in your area, please visit the GO Transit website. You can refer to the DEC website for more information on parking, directions and maps. You can also use the Directions function via Google Map here.
Note: The City of Toronto’s bridge on Dufferin St., over the Gardiner Expressway and the railway tracks, will be removed from Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2 a.m. to Monday, Dec. 2 at 2 a.m. During that time, there will be no Lakeshore West GO Train service and some related bus cancellations. There will be special train service on the Milton line as an alternative. For more information, please visit gotransit.com/schedules or call GO Transit Customer Care at 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646)
Does the Direct Energy Centre/One of a Kind Show have wheelchair access?
A limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Please ask our front door staff for assistance.
Alternatively, wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and canes are available for rent at the JM Exhibitor Support Centre at the Direct Energy Centre. For more info or rental rates, please click here to visit the website.
What is ClubOne?
ClubOne is our way of rewarding our special customers with a range of benefits to make your visit to the show memorable. Find out all the perks, and how to become a ClubOne member here!
Where can I stamp my ClubOne membership cards?
You can stamp your ClubOne cards at the Advance Ticket window, located next to the box office onsite at the One of a Kind Show. Want to consolidate all your ClubOne cards? You can do that at Advance Tickets as well!
I lost my ClubOne membership card, how can I get a replacement?
Please send your name to Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will replace the card for you.
How do I get a ticket to the Show?
You can purchase tickets via our E-ticketing site (provided securely by Microspec.com/Tix123.com), or you can purchase tickets on site at the Show by visiting the One of a Kind box office. You can also pick up tickets to the Show at DeSerres location across Ontario. Click here for more info, and to review all the ticket options available!
Is everything sold at the Show handmade?
Yes. All products sold from our exhibiting artisans are handmade in Canada or in the United States. All exhibitors accepted to the One of a Kind Show must by the designers/makers, and must be involved in the creation and production of their art and craft.
How do I become an exhibitor?
Please visit our apply page for more information.