SOURCE: Canadian Gift Association

Canadian Gift Association

October 21, 2015 14:00 ET

Designers Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander Named Show Ambassadors for Toronto Gift Fair

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 21, 2015) - The Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) has named celebrated Canadian designers Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander as show ambassadors for the Toronto Gift Fair.

Co-founders and principals of design firm Peloso Alexander Interiors, Glen and Jamie are frequent TV guests, having been seen on the Marilyn Denis Show, Global Morning News, Breakfast Television Toronto, HGTV and the Food Network. Both designers, along with their firm's work, have been featured in print -- Glen writes a regular design column for the Toronto Star, while Jamie contributes biweekly to the Toronto Sun.

With a combined 40 years experience working with clients in commercial, hospitality and residential design, Glen and Jamie plan to bring a rejuvenated look to the show. Retail buyers and exhibitors can expect to see their new design concept revealed at the Spring 2016 Toronto Gift Fair, which runs from January 31 to February 4.

"We couldn't be more excited to be working with the Toronto Gift Fair," says designer Glen Peloso. "We've been attending this show for the last 20 years and have a unique perspective being designers and retailers, as well as having been wholesale buyers over the course of our careers."

"We're looking forward to making this show better than ever by bringing to life a vibrant and fantastic experience for retailers, designers and association members exhibiting at the show," adds design partner Jamie Alexander.

At the Toronto Gift Fair, retailers find a range of products from housewares to home décor, crafts, decorations and more to stock their shelves for the holiday season.

"The Toronto Gift Fair is the largest buying forum in the Canadian gift industry," Karen Bassels, Vice President, CanGift Fairs explains. "Working with well-respected designers like Glen and Jamie allows us to create a new level of inspiration for the retailers who attend the show."

With over one million square feet of display space at both the Toronto Congress Centre and The International Centre, the Toronto Gift Fair is Canada's largest temporary trade gift show. The event provides retailers the chance to see products up close and discover the latest trends from exhibitors who use the fair to launch new product lines.

About the Toronto Gift Fair
The Toronto Gift Fair is a semi-annual trade-only event produced by the Canadian Gift Association (CanGift). It is the largest gift fair in Canada, attended by more than 1,800 exhibitors and 24,600 qualified retailers each year. For more information, visit torontogiftfair.org.

About Peloso Alexander Interiors
Peloso Alexander Interiors co-founders and principals Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander have a combined 40 years of experience in both residential and commercial interior design projects throughout North America. Their work has appeared both in print and television and they maintain a retail boutique and design firm in the King East Design District of downtown Toronto. For more information, visit pelosoalexander.com.

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Contact Information

  • For further information:

    Toronto Gift Fair:
    Lauren Ober
    Communications Specialist
    Canadian Gift Association
    416.642.1032
    lober@cangift.org

    Peloso Alexander Interiors:
    Jennifer Thompson
    Principal
    JT & COMPANY
    416.546.1967
    jennifer@jtandcompany.ca