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Canada’s Largest All-Franchise Show Comes to Toronto February 26 & 27, 2011

February 16, 2011

(Toronto, ON) February 16, 2011… Many entrepreneurs dream of starting their own business and every year, thousands of Canadians consider franchising as a way to realize their dreams. For more than a decade, The Franchise Show ( has helped Canadians discover the many rewarding franchise opportunities available.

As Canada’s most trusted franchise-only tradeshow, The Franchise Show provides prospective franchisees with the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of the most accomplished franchise systems, attend informational seminars and learn more about the franchise industry. The Franchise Show runs Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the Toronto Congress Centre (, in Hall H – North Building, 650 Dixon Road in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) (, The Franchise Show exclusively features CFA member franchise systems, many of which are the biggest names in a variety of industries from retail and restaurants to automotive repair and home services. A list of exhibitors can be found at As the national voice of franchising in Canada, CFA provides potential franchisees with guidance and valuable, up-to-date information on franchising in Canada through resources such as The Franchise Show.

“The Franchise Show is the best venue to discover which type of business matches your needs,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. “This tradeshow allows potential franchisees to do their due diligence and provides a place where they can meet with franchisors and ask questions to ensure their potential investment is a perfect match.”

The Franchise Show is designed to assist prospective franchisees learn more about franchise opportunities and the franchise industry. Seminar attendees will obtain practical knowledge on what it takes to get started and be successful in franchising. Specialists in the franchise industry present free seminars throughout the weekend event.

Potential franchisees have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with leading experts in the franchise community through Ask the Experts. In addition, the CFA Resource Booth will be available to provide guidance to those hard-to- answer questions. For more information about The Franchise Show, visit

The Franchise Show
Dates: Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Toronto Congress Centre, Hall H – North Building, 650 Dixon Road
Admission: One day pass - $10 Weekend pass - $15 (Tickets must be purchased at the door.)
NOTE: Pre-register online at to receive a $2.00 off admission coupon

The Franchise Show in Toronto February Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor: Druxy’s
Silver Sponsors:, Country Style and Pizza Nova
Aisle Sponsors: Aird & Berlis LLP, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Druxy’s, Hoffer Adler LLP, Massage Envy
National Print Sponsors: National Post and Canadian Immigrant Magazine
Local Print Sponsor: Toronto Star
Official Sign Sponsor: Beyond Digital

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
With almost 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada’s best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the national voice for franchising in Canada and works with all levels of government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence. For more information, visit

For more information contact:
John Sacke
Sacke & Associates
Phone: 416-493-5723 ext. 201

Kenny Chan
Manager, Communications
Canadian Franchise Association
Phone: 800-665-4232 ext. 232

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