The Franchise Canada Show returned to Toronto on February 23 & 24, connecting prospective franchisees across the Greater Toronto Area with some of Canada’s most iconic and up and coming brands.

Canada’s premier franchising event, and the official show of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), made its way to the Toronto Congress Centre for two action-packed days of networking, informative franchising seminars, and more!

Day 1 started with the Franchise Canada Show’s popular Experts Panel Discussion. Led by a team of industry leaders, including FranNet’s Gary Prenevost, Keyser Mason Ball LLP’s Amy Delisle, and Mary Brown’s Hadi Chahin, VIP attendees got the unique opportunity to ask their pressing franchise questions to experts in the field.

In-between networking with exhibiting franchisors, including Arby’s, Cora Breakfast and Lunch, Spiritleaf, Second Cup, Greco Fitness , and more, attendees also sat in on informative legal and financial seminars. Topics ranged from How to Get Your New Franchise Financed by the Bank, Choosing the Right Franchise for You, and the Legal & Business Aspects to Consider when Purchasing a Franchise.

The Franchise Canada Show’s popular Franchisee Spotlight Series also returned, showcasing successful franchise partners across the GTA. Franchisees from Boston Pizza, Little Caesars,, and The UPS Store discussed their journey to small business ownership, why they decided to invest in a franchise, and the successes and challenges that come with being your own boss.

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VIP Panel Discussion. From left to right: Shawn Saraga (The Franchise Academy), Hadi Chahin (Mary Brown’s), Gary Prenevost (FranNet), Amy Delisle (Keyser Mason Ball LLP), Paul DaSilva (RBC Royal Bank of Canada)


The team from GreenFrog Construction Inc. 

Representatives from Pur & Simple Restaurants Inc. ready to meet their next franchise partner


Cora Breakfast and Lunch


Il Gelato di Carlotta serving ice cream for Franchise Canada Show attendees 

The team from Pita Land Mideast Urban Kitchen