Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

February 16, 2010 07:01 ET

Canada's Largest All-Franchise Show Comes to Toronto February 20 & 21, 2010

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2010) -

Attention: Business and Lifestyle Editors

Many entrepreneurs dream of starting their own business and every year, thousands of Canadians consider franchising as a way to realize their dreams. For more than a decade, The Franchise Show has helped Canadians discover the many rewarding franchise opportunities available.

As Canada's most trusted franchise-only tradeshow, The Franchise Show provides prospective franchisees with the unique opportunities to meet face-to-face with some of the most accomplished franchise systems, attend informational seminars and learn more about the franchise industry. The Franchise Show runs Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21 at the Toronto Congress Centre (, in Hall A/B, 650 Dixon Road in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) (, The Franchise Show exclusively features franchise systems, many of which are the biggest names in a variety of industries from retail and restaurants to automotive repair and real estate.

Some exhibitors at The Franchise Show in Toronto include:

Arby's Restaurant Group Master Mechanic
Boston Pizza M & M Meat Shops
Cora Breakfast & Lunch Pizza Nova
Country Style PostNet Canada
Kumon Math and Reading Centres Ricky's All Day Grill
Liberty Tax Services The UPS Store

As the national voice of Canadian franchising, CFA provides potential franchisees with guidance and valuable, up-to-date information on ethical franchising in Canada through resources such as The Franchise Show.

"The Franchise Show is the best venue to discover which type of business matches your needs," says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. "This tradeshow allows potential franchisees to do their due diligence and provides a place where they can meet with franchisors and ask questions to ensure their potential investment is a perfect match."

The Franchise Show is designed to assist prospective franchisees learn more about franchise opportunities and the franchise industry. Seminar attendees will obtain practical knowledge on what it takes to get started and be successful in franchising. Specialists in the franchise industry present free seminars throughout the weekend event.

Potential franchisees have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with leading experts in the franchise community through Ask the Experts. In addition, the CFA Resource Booth will be available to provide guidance to those hard-to- answer questions. For more information about The Franchise Show, visit

The Franchise Show

Dates: Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Toronto Congress Centre, Hall A/B, 650 Dixon Road
Admission: One day pass - $10 Weekend pass - $15 (Tickets must be purchased at the door.)

The Franchise Show in Toronto February Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor: PostNet
Silver Sponsors: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Country Style, Liberty Tax Services, Pizza Nova, and Ricky's All Day Grill
Bronze Sponsor: Arby's
National Print Sponsor: National Post
Local Print Sponsor: Toronto Star
Official Sign Sponsor: Beyond Digital

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

With almost 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada's best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the National Voice for Canadian Franchising and works with all levels of government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions. CFA promotes ethical franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Sacke & Associates
    John Sacke
    416-493-5723 ext. 201
    Canadian Franchise Association
    Kenny Chan
    Assistant Manager, Communications
    800-665-4232 ext. 232