FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 3, 2021



What are the dates, hours and location of RC Show 2020?

March 1, 10:00am-5:00pm
March 2, 10:00am-5:00pm
March 3, 10:00am-4:00pm

RC Show is held at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.


How can I reserve a booth for RC Show 2020?

Fill out the online application here.


What is included with my booth?

  • Floor space only (booth display, carpet, furnishings, electricity and lighting are NOT included)
  • 8’ Back Draping and 3’ Side Draping
  • Exhibitor Badges (based on booth size - maximum 24)
  • Material Handling to and from booth
  • Access to Dishwashing Stations - Hall A, B, C
  • Listing in the Printed Show Guide (must be registered before Dec. 31, 2019)


Do I need insurance?

Yes. Review insurance requirements found in the Exhibitor Services Kit.
All exhibitors MUST obtain a Certificate of Insurance (COI) and submit a copy of their COI to Show Management.

How many badges do I receive for booth personnel?

6 exhibitor badges per 10x10 (maximum 24 badges). Additional badges over your allotment cost $65 each.

How do I register badges for booth personnel?

Click here to register each staff member working in your booth. Exhibitor badges can be picked up on-site at the Exhibitor Registration counter during move-in.

Don't forget to set availability during badge registration for onsite meetings using CONNECT! - the online appointment-scheduling tool.


Are there any exceptions to the booth height regulation?

Linear booth – 8ft
End-cap booth – 8ft
Perimeter booth – 12ft
Peninsula/Split Island booth – 16ft
Island – 16ft

Under no circumstances should you contract for design or construction of an exhibit without prior approval from RC Show Management. Sketches must be submitted well in advance of show dates. Show Management at its sole discretion may allow exceptions.


Can I use a credit card to pay for my booth space?

Yes, click here to login to your Exhibitor Console and select My Account to ‘Pay Invoice’.
Your password is a series of numbers and letters.


How can I pay/view my balance for the RC Show 2020?

Click here to login to your Exhibitor Console and select My Account to ‘Pay Invoice’.
Your password is a series of numbers and letters.


How do I log into the Exhibitor Console?

Click here to login to your Exhibitor Console. Your password is a series of numbers and letters.


When will exhibitor registration open for RC Show?

All exhibitors must be Restaurants Canada associate members.

We accept returning exhibitor applications at the show and offer a first right of refusal commitment until May 31st.

After this deadline date, all exhibit space is allocated according to seniority and space availability at a first come first serve basis.


When are the move in/out dates?

Move-In Dates:
Thursday February 27 - 8am – 6pm
Friday February 28 - 8am – 6pm
Saturday February 29 - 8am – 6pm

Move-Out Dates:
Tuesday March 3 - 4pm – 10pm
Wednesday March 4 - 8am – 4pm

Show floor must be completely clear by Wednesday March 4 at 4pm.

You will receive an email with your allotted move in date and time based on your booth location and size.

How do I order services for my booth?

Please check the Exhibitor Services Kit for all preferred and exclusive service supplier order forms.


How do I become a sponsor for RC Show?

Contact Brenda Halkiw at bhalkiw@restaurantscanada.org or 416-649-4228 to discuss a-la-carte or customized sponsorship packages.


What is the Temporary Food Establishment Package?

It is an application found in the Exhibitor Services Kit that MUST be completed in advance by every food vendor and returned to returned by FAX or SCAN/EMAIL to theshow@restaurantscanada.org.

For further information please contact Toronto Public Health directly.

Tel: 416-392-7600
Email: PublicHealth@toronto.ca


Do you have hand-washing kits for sale?

Yes, we sell hand-washing kits in our Show Office on-site located in Salon 106. Cost is $40.


Do I need to apply for a Special Occasion Permit?

RC Show applies for and obtains a Special Occasion Permit for the duration of the event. We will post a copy in the Exhibitor Services Kit, as well as email all exhibitors who have indicated Alcohol Sampling on their application. The original copy will be posted in our onsite Show Office - salon 106.


Where can I order ice for the Show?

You may order ice through Spectra. The order form can be found in the Exhibitor Services Kit.


Is there any storage at the Show?

We do not have storage at the show. However, if you need to store valuables you may do so in the Security Office located in Salon 108A.


Where do I send my shipment for the Show?

We do not have storage at the show. Therefore, you cannot deliver any items before February 27, 2020 at 8:00AM. Make sure you properly label each parcel being shipped.

TO: ___Company Name____

C/O:  Enercare Centre,
Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd
Exhibit Halls A,B,C


EVENT: RC Show 2020

BOOTH: # _____________

NO._____ OF _____ PCS


Are there any dishwashing stations?

We have three dishwashing stations.

  1. Hall A behind the West "wall" curtain at the Food Experience
  2. Hall B behind the North “wall” curtain
  3. Hall C behind the South "wall" next to the Bar & Beverage pavilion - next to the washrooms.


How do I order cooler/freezer storage?

Cooler/Freezer storage is available at a cost. You can find the order forms listed in the Exhibitor Services Kit.


What can I do with my leftover food items after the Show?

We have arranged for food collections for leftover packaged items as donation to be picked up at 4pm on the last day of the show.

They will walk the show floor to collect during tear down. Any product left in the reefer trucks after Tuesday move-out will be collected for donation on Wednesday March 4.


Is there coat check?

Yes, there is coat check next to the Registration counter located in the Galleria at the Enercare Centre.


Will Wi-Fi be available at the Show?

Yes, we have complimentary Wi-Fi for all attendees and exhibitors.


How do I make hotel and flight arrangements?

We have made special arrangements to offer exclusive room rates as well as discounts on travel during the RC Show. Visit our Travel page.


Are children allowed on the show floor?

No. Absolutely no babies or children allowed on the show floor at any time. This is a 19+ event; no exceptions.


How do I become a RC Member? What are the benefits?

All exhibitors at the RC Show are associate members of Restaurants Canada. RC members receive access to exclusive benefits:

  • Detailed company profile in our online Buyer’s Guide
  • Access to RC's leading industry research reports
  • Subscription to MENU Magazine – The voice of the industry
  • Exclusive advertising rates within RC’s media properties
  • Member rates for RC events
  • Two complimentary tickets to the RC Show
  • Cost-saving programs for your business and employees

When you exhibit with Restaurants Canada, you’re supporting the future of the industry. Join now, click here.


How do I register for the Breakfast With Champions event?

You can register for this event and any other RC Hospitality Week event through the badge registration site. Simply select ADD EVENTS next to the badge name and the Selections page will open up.

You can make a credit card payment for all items in your cart at that time.




CONNECT, using our online appointment-scheduling tool available to all registered exhibitors and attendees.
This meet the buyer platform allows you to pre-schedule appointments and meet with everyone on your wish list. Be sure to opt-in and select your availability during badge registration.


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Booth 101
Booth 101


  • 8' back draping plus two 3' high draped side rails (except Islands & peninsulas)
  • Booth number decal on the aisle carpet in front of your booth
  • General overhead venue lighting
  • Sanitary dishwashing facilities
  • Listings in RC Show Guide and RC Show website

Show Colour Scheme

General Show - Black drape, red aisle carpet
Flooring/Carpet is mandatory and not included with booth cost. May be ordered through FREEMAN.


Design Regulations

Review the guidelines for booth display specific to your booth configuration.
Island and Peninsula floor plan designs must be approved. Submit your floor plans by January 1st for approval.



All costs associated with utilities are at the exhibitor’s expense.





No one under the age of 19 is permitted on the show floor during the move-in or move-out dates, under any circumstances. During the show, no one under the age of 19 is permitted on the show floor.

Pets are not allowed. However, this does not apply to guide dogs or service animals. Any person with a disability accompanied by a guide dog or service animal will be allowed access.

The Ministry of Labour considers the expo as a construction site during the move-in/out process. It is mandatory you ensure all your staff and those you contract to move you in and out of the show wear appropriate safety shoes.

Your company must carry sufficient insurance to cover any damages, losses and injury as stated in the exhibitor’s kit and within your signed booth contract. The RC Show will not be held responsible for any damages, losses or injury under any circumstances.