Canada’s ultimate franchise exhibition and the official show of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) returned to Toronto on February 24 & 25 at Toronto Congress Centre, connecting entrepreneurs eager to get on the fast-track to business ownership with some of the country’s most beloved and iconic franchise brands.

From Booster Juice and to Mr. Lube, Pizza Nova and Kumon Math & Reading Centres, attendees at the FranchiseCanada Show met with 50 credible franchisors and explored countless exciting franchise opportunities at all investment levels expanding in the Greater Toronto Area.

The FranchiseCanada Show’s revamped seminar schedule featured the best of the best in the industry and covered topics that mattered most to future small business owners. Held throughout the two-day event, these financial and legal seminars were equipped with critical franchising information, empowering attendees to efficiently plan their investment and prepare for the future. Led by franchise experts, speakers included representatives from SRS Canada, RBC Royal  Bank of Canada, HSBC Bank of Canada, Dale & Lessmann LLP, and more!

Plus, for the first time ever in FranchiseCanada Show history, successful franchisees from across the GTA shared their franchise stories, providing insider tips on how to invest with success and offering an exciting new perspective on what it’s like to be your own boss. Speakers included Ian Gillespie, The UPS Store, Matthew Brown & Stephanie Ervin, Pita Pit, Cheryl Howlett, Smoke’s Poutinerie, and more!

Check out some behind the scenes photos below and click here to see when the FranchiseCanada Show is coming to a city near you!


Attendees waiting in line for the show to start


The team from Pita Pit


Cassandra Da Re, Dale & Lessmann LLP speaks at her seminar: Legal & Business Aspects to Consider when Purchasing a Franchise


The UPS Store franchisee Ian Gillespie poses for the camera during his presentation


Miguel Aguila, Booster Juice speaks with CBC News about the benefits of the franchise business model


CFA’s VP of Government Relations & Public Policy, Ryan Eickmeier, speaks with CBC about the impact of Ontario’s minimum wage on small business owners


Marietta Snetsinger, Ascend Franchise Solutions, tells attendees the five things they should know when exploring franchise opportunities


Business connections being made!