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IDS Toronto Exhibitor Kit
January 19-22, 2023
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January 19-22, 2023
IDS Toronto Main Floor Exhibitor Kit

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COVID-19.

COVID-19 Protocols.

Updated: March 16, 2022


Since the start of the pandemic, IDS Toronto has been closely following the advice of public health authorities. As an event, we will continue to abide to the latest guidance from local authorities, while making every effort to ensure your time at IDS Toronto is both enjoyable and safe.

On March 9, 2022, The Government of Ontario outlined its plan for “living with and managing COVID‑19,” which includes the lifting of most mask mandates as of March 21. 


What this means for IDS Toronto 2022

Taking place April 7 - 10, IDS Toronto will no longer require proof of vaccination to enter our event venue, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. As well, mask wearing will be voluntary but recommended. Customers are encouraged to take precautions based on their individual risk assessment and comfort level.  

IMPORTANT: Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change at any time to best protect the health and safety of all of its audiences in accordance with government guidelines and legal allowances. These may include, without limitation, changes to capacity, attendance procedures, and entry requirements, such as mandatory mask wearing, proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test, daily screening, contact tracing and any other protective measures. If any visitor, exhibitor, partner, sponsor, or staff do not comply with any laws, mandates, health orders/directives, show management may refuse admission to the event or require individual to leave the venue and with no refunds of entrance fees, booth fees, membership fees, parking fees, rental fees, or any other expenses/payments.


Health & Safety Guidelines.

The following Health and Safety Guidelines will continue to be in place at IDS Toronto 2022:

Face Coverings: In line with the latest provincial guidance, mask wearing will not be required but recommended. We encourage everyone to take precautions based on their individual risk assessment and comfort level.

Contactless Ticketing: All Weekend Public Day tickets will be provided digitally. No tickets will be sold at the door, and we encourage everyone to pre-purchase tickets at idstoronto.ca prior to attending the event. Upon entry, simply present your tickets on your mobile device. Alternatively, you may print out your digital ticket and present this at the door for scanning. Exhibitors will have access to a digital portal to assign digital e-tickets to their customers. There will be NO re-admission or re-entry passes at this year’s event. 

Trade Days Badges can be printed at home and presented at the door for entry.

Self Assessment of Symptoms: If you are not feeling well and are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.

Enhanced Sanitization: IDS Toronto will undertake enhanced, deep cleaning before, during and after our events, working with venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes continuous sanitization throughout the course of the event, with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, restrooms and food and beverage areas. We will also provide additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the event space, encouraging all participants to practice good hand hygiene.

Building Ventilation: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre continues to use highly effective air filters in all HVAC systems and have increased the cleaning frequency of the air handling units. The volume of fresh air intake increased from a baseline of 20% up to 50%. Running hours of air handling units have been extended to further increase the turnovers of fresh air replacement in the facility.  


IDS Health & Safety Acknowledgement.

Please note that while IDS Toronto continues to adhere to health and safety guidelines to keep you safe, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By being in public spaces like IDS Toronto you voluntarily assume the risks related to exposure and agree that you will assume all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm, disease, or loss of property sustained while attending this event and waives all right to lay claim for a refund or damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event.

By entering the event, you also acknowledge, understand, and confirm each of the following in accordance with applicable health guidelines:

You and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian will abide by all health-and-safety requirements outlined by IDS Toronto above.

If you have ONE or more of the following symptoms (that is new or worsening), it is highly likely you have COVID-19 and are contagious:  

  • Fever (37. 8˚ C or higher) and/or chills 
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Decreased or loss of taste or smell  
  • If you have TWO or more of the following symptoms (that is new or worsening), it is highly likely you have COVID-19 and are contagious:  
    • Runny nose or nasal congestion  
    • Headache  
    • Extreme fatigue or tiredness  
    • Sore throat  
    • Muscle aches or joint pain  
    • Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea)  

Prior to attending IDS Toronto, you and/or any Minor for which you serve as a Guardian are not under any self-isolation orders.

For purposes of this acknowledgement, a “Minor” means any individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age or has not reached the age of majority as defined by such individual’s jurisdiction of residence, and a “Guardian” means such Minor’s parent or legal guardian or other individual attending IDS Toronto who is over the age of eighteen (18) and acting in loco parentis for such Minor.

Please do not enter IDS Toronto or the MTCC if you cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during your time at IDS Toronto you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave at the sole discretion of Management.

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