Toronto’s beloved One Of A Kind Show is moving online this fall.
Normally held for just a few days twice a year, this year’s show will run for close to two months, from October 22 until December 20. The spring iteration was cancelled due to COVID-19.
With the show being held virtually, Canadians across the country will be able to take part.
Featuring unique items and crafts from local makers, the One Of A Kind Show is an ideal way to support small businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
“Understanding our artisans have seen a decline in sales due to COVID-19 and rely on face-to-face shows as their main source of income, we have created a platform to bring the show to life online; a space where artisans and consumers can foster connections essential to small business success,” said Janice Leung, the Show Director in a press release announcing the digital pivot.
Just as the regular shows have done since 1975, the online One Of A Kind show will help creative entrepreneurs across Canada connect with customers, promote their businesses, and drive sales leading into the holiday season, says the release.
More than 700 makers will join the online event to showcase their creative wares at virtual booths. In addition to shopping new crafts and seasoned goodies, the release notes that attendees of the online show can receive customized product recommendations, find inspiration through One Of A Kind gift guides, and participate in DIY workshops and virtual studio tours.
Another new addition will be the Journey of Craft, held by The Great Canadian Baking Show’s Colin Asuncion. The series will focus on the history and future of craft, and feature passionate makers discussing their respective mediums, says the release.
A list of vendors will be released soon.
Where: Online at oneofakindshow.com
When: October 22 to December 22, 2o20