5 Things Not To Miss at #TGE2017


We’re back with another 5 Things You Cannot Miss At #TGE2017. Our curated list is below, but first… friendly reminder that The Gentlemen’s Expo is November 24 & 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. Style & Grooming, Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Guest Speakers and Live Demos. Don’t ya dare miss it! Now, on to the list…

Whitley Neill

Yes, we are getting quite a reputation for having an incredible selection on cocktails at our event. Yes, we are ‘OK’ with this. Yes, we will be showcasing a number of bevvys this year; like Whitley Neill Gin. Inspired by Africa and handcrafted in England. It’s a balanced Dry Gin; that blends classic gin botanicals with exotic African essences to create a blend with a flavour as unique as its heritage. Make sure you look out for Whitley Neill from Nov 24-25 at the MTCC North Building.

Gentlemen Of The North

GOTN is what happens when two stylish gents want to create a line of cool clothing and top notch accessories. We can’t wait to check out their latest line of Headwear at TGE2017. It’s made for Canadian winters by people who have actually experienced Canadian winters. Oh, and also ask them about the Gentlemen Of The North ‘sock of the month’ club. You’ll be glad you did.

Pocket Square Clothing

When USC grads Rodolfo Ramirez and Andrew Cheung started Pocket Square Clothing (or as the cool kids call it ‘PSC’) I’m sure they never dreamt that they would be accessorizing and dressing some of the biggest names in sports & entertainment. Or maybe they did know… and that’s what fuelled their industry rise. PSC wants to ‘become a styledestination for talented gentlemen who care about the way they look’ and you can learn all about them at TGE2017.

6ix Man Grooming

We know that taking care of your beard is no joke. This is serious business. 6ix Man is a start-up in the field of cosmeticsfocusing on mens grooming. They define a 6ix Man as “A classically modern man. Regardless of what he is doing, he always looks good.” Does that sound like you? I bet it does. Beard oils, balms, combs and everything you need to keep your beard fresh. That’s 6ix Man.

Shirt Studs

What can we say about Shirt Studs… Theses trailblazers are always pushing the boundaries of what’s next in men’s style accessories. Mixed media, 3D printing and beyond. May we suggest cuff links that project holograms of our favourite hip hop acts performing? AT #TGE2017 take a look at their offerings. You’ll be amazed. Even better, everything Shirt Studs makes is hand crafted in Toronto. And yes, those are Prestige Worldwide cufflinks. Siiiiick!

There’s another quick rundown of some our most anticipated partners at #TGE2017. Come to #TGE2017 is you’re into: style, grooming, health, fitness, food, drink, sports, entertainment, cars, bikes, and pretty much anything that involves living and being better! We will be unveiling our line-up of celebrity guests, attractions and exhibitors soon, so stay tuned!



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5 Reasons To Come To #TGE2017


5 Reasons To Come To #TGE2016 from November 24-25, 2017 at MTCC North Building.

5) You’ll Learn Something. Walking thru #TGE2017 will be like walking thru your favourite men’s magazine. We hand pick our exhibitors. We want the most knowledgable people on the most relevant topics to be there for you. Subject matter experts: whether it’s suiting, grooming, drinks or pretty much anything related to the #BeBetter lifestyle. Strike up a conversation and you will not be disappointed.

4) Your Next Favourite Drink. Bartenders & Mixologists will be live and present each and every day. Yes, you may be amazed at some of the bottle flipping, but go a little deeper and you’ll be sure to see your favourite cocktail being made. Or maybe it’s your ‘next’ fav cocktail. Watch, learn, sample … and make sure you take away some pointers for making it yourself.

3) Like-Minded People. One thing you can guarantee at #TGE2017 is that you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people. We may all have a different style or a unique look, but one thread that connects us all is that we want to #BeBetter. The vibe on the floor is so cool, because every single gentleman or gentlewoman shares this common goal. Listen, learn, participate. Be sure to talk to people. Strangers will become friends. The experience of #TGE2017 is like nothing else.

2) Shopping. You’ll be surrounded by clothes, footwear, gear, and accessories. Get fitted for that custom suit. Try on those new boots. Add a tie-bar, leather bracelet and a maybe a new scarf. You may even leave with a whole new look. Make sure you take pictures of your purchases and tag them #BeBetter and #TGE2017.

1) #BeBetter. It’s what we preach. It could be as simple a new pomade for your hair or as large as solving world issues. Just by coming to #TGE2017 you have already taken the right step – and we thank you. We encourage you to try and sample as much as you can over the course of our two day event (Nov 24-25) and then put everything you soak up into practice in your life. Share the knowledge with your friends and keep the cycle going.  See you soon.



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The Rick Mercer Report Stops by The Gentlemen’s Expo


Hey! Still feeling the aftermath of The Gentlemen’s Expo 2016? We don’t blame you… It’s been a few months now and we still can’t get over how awesome of a weekend it really was.

Luckily, our friends over at The Rick Mercer Report helped us relive the excitement last night on their new episode which features Rick at our annual event.

Check out the video clip below and see what it means to #BeBetter!

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Top 5 Discoveries at #TGE2016


One big takeaway from #TGE2016 is that we discover new things. Our audience tells us. Our vendors tell us. Our chefs tell us. Our celebrity guests tell us. It must be true. There are some killer products and awesome experiences that are here every year and we love them. But here’s a quick snapshot of some of the new items and experiences that rose to the top this year:

5) Jord – Wooden watches. Straight outta Missouri, these guys make some pretty badass watches. The wooden bracelets are stunning. Nothing like it. Get on our wrists!!!

4) The UCC Chef Battle – The Underground Chef Co do these battles on the regular, but this one was live inside The Gentlemen’s Expo. It’s chef vs chef with a secret ingredient thrown in to spice things up. A panel of culinary stars judge the battle and declare a victor. (For the record Chef Ted Reader won this time) Chef Joe Friday and Chef Mike Ward narrated the whole thing. It was crazy. It was a high energy and welcome addition to #TGE2016 and no doubt will be back next year.

3) Tenfed – This is a clothing company that is trying to make a difference. Kory and the crew offer up high quality tees and toques for a cause. Every Tenfed shirt sold helps feed 10 hungry children. Do you need any other reason to support this project?

2) We Are VR. Watching our audience experience VR for the first time was unreal. Slap on the headset and get transformed to another place. Gaming, movies and experiences are all next level now. The future of playing a game or watching a concert will blow your mind, as it did all weekend long at #TGE2016.

1) Parc City Boot Co. – These boots are unreal. They were flying off the shelves inside #TGE2016. Designed and hand-crafted in Portugal. We’re honoured that Parc City Boot Co were here and that our audience embraced them. Gentlemen of Toronto are savvy consumers and these boots have found a home.

Hope you like this list. What did you discover? Tell us in the comments so we can share the love.




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#TGE2016 Special Guest: Mark DeMontis of Courage Hockey


The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Mark DeMontis of Courage Hockey
  • WHAT: In Converation with Mark DeMonitis
  • WHEN:
    • Friday, Nov 11th at 5:00pm

Buy Tickets Now!

Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Mark DeMontis:

Like many young Canadians, Toronto native Mark DeMontis dreamed of playing in the NHL. At age 17, one year away from an NCAA scholarship, Mark’s dream was shattered as he was diagnosed with LHON – Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy – a rare mitochondria disease causing an irreversible and incurable loss of central vision in both his eyes.

In 2008, he founded Courage Canada – a national charitable organization which raised funds and awareness to start Blind Hockey programs for over 1,000 Canadians. Mark launched the charity with two consecutive Cross-Canada inline skate fundraiser campaigns. In 2009, he skated 5,000km from Toronto to Vancouver, while in 2011 he skated an additional 2.000km from Halifax to Toronto.  Since established, the charity raised over $1 Million and successfully built the Canadian Blind Hockey Association.

Mark was honoured by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and was even chosen to present her majesty Queen Elizabeth with the final farewell flowers to conclude her last Royal Canadian Tour. Mark has carried multiple Olympic and Paralympic torches and was also a recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award.

Mark’s story was featured on CTV W5 entitled Hockey Visionary with Lloyd Robertson, which led to a career in television hosting five seasons of Canada’s first disability sports show – Sports Access on AMI-TV. Recently, he was Host of Are You #ParaTough – a one hour documentary following Mark’s journey through Paralympic testing leading up to the 2016 Games in Rio.

Now 29, Mark has created Courage Hockey – – a new lifestyle and apparel company focused on inspiring the game. Meet Mark and the Courage Hockey team in their booth all weekend at Gentlemen’s Expo and be sure to grab their launch apparel.

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Fall Style Picks: Hot Sox


Looking to step up your style game this Fall without breaking the bank?  Want to stand out from the crowd yet not look like you spent hours getting dressed?   Ties were once considered the easiest way to freshen up a look.  Times have changed though and with casual workplaces now the norm, fewemens-mona-lisar men are wearing ties on a regular basis.  Enter the new basic – fashion socks.

For many guys, socks have long been an afterthought.  Clean was good enough.  Black was standard and stripes counted as fashion.  Socks are the perfect way to add a pop of colour to any ensemble.  Unlike blazers, shirts or pants which can require substantial investment, socks are an easy, affordable way to update your existing wardrobe.

Hot Sox is hands down the go to resource for trend right fashion socks with an assortment that includes everythox3hing from on-trend geometric prints to unique novelty styles to the innovative Artist Series.  For the guy with the travel bug, the new Travel Collection, which features top destinations such as LA, South Beach and Paris, is a must have.  Be sure to check out the Hot Sox booth at the upcoming The Gentlemen’s Expo or shop The Bay ( or Simons ( for an extensive selection. Also check out Hot Sox current Halloween collection, pretty spooky stuff! Make sure your follow Hot Sox on Facebook, and Hot Sox on Instagram.


Get more Fall Style Tips and see more sock inspirations by checking out Hot Sox.

See Hot Sox and an whole bunch more at #TGE2016. Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets.

#BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Here are some Instagram shots from Hot Sox account. How about those doggy socks?!!

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Behind The Cutting Board: Afrim Pristine


Maître fromager (Cheese Master) Afrim Pristine delivers years of experience in affinage, a practice handed down through the family business, Cheese Boutique.

Private cheese education from on-the-job training and trips to local and not-so-local farms have built Afrim’s foundation of knowledge. Many touchstones guided vocation such as an invitation by Switzerland Cheese to study and learn the process from one of the oldest and most renowned Cheesemakers in the world. Afrim’s education cultivates an encyclopedic recall with passionate delivery.

Twitter: @afrimpristine

Instagram: @afrimpristine

If you weren’t working in the culinary industry, what would you be doing?hvv_afrim

If I wasn’t in the culinary industry, I would be a vigilante, fighting crime at night, wearing a a cowl and cape.  By day, I would be a pretty good, philanthropist living in a castle. I’m pretty sure this doesn’t exist already, so I feel there is a need for it. 

Any advice for people getting started in your industry? Best advice you’ve ever been given?

Advice for people in the industry: If you want to be rich, and don’t want to work a lot, then do not enter this industry. This industry is all about passion and love for your craft. The hours and pace are crazy, but one does crazy things for the love of food. You better to be ready to hustle, hustle and never stop.

What is your favourite restaurant, right now?

Favourite restaurant is Campagnolo

In your opinion, what traits would you say describe the ideal Gentleman?

Ideal gentlemen: ‘manners maketh man’

End of story.

If you could have dinner with anyone (Alive or Dead), who would it be, and why?

I would love to have dinner with Kurt Cobain. Eddie Vedder would be our server and Chris Cornell would be the Chef.

See and learn from Chef Pristine (and many others) as part of our CULINARY PROGRAMME at #TGE2016.

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#TGE2016 Special Guest Announcement: Gary Roberts


The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: NHL veteran and Stanley Cup winner Gary Roberts.
  • WHAT: In Conversation with Gary Roberts. + Autograph Session
  • WHEN: FRIDAY, NOV. 11th
    • 8:00pm – In Conversation with Gary Roberts
    • 8:45pm – Autograph Session with Gary Roberts
  • BUY TICKETS: Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

“My inspiration to start GRHPT has grown out of my journey to regenerate myslef after I suffered a serious neck injury that forced me to retire from the NHL in 1996. After two neck surgeries and a year of dedicated rehabilitation focusing on state-of-the-art training, regeneration and nutrition therapy, I was able to return to the game. Now my passion is education young players, helping them avoid some of the obstacles I faced in my career, and ultimately giving them the best chance at longevity in the sport.” – Gary Roberts

gr-sport-chek-chase-the-gear-8211About Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts is a 23 year NHL veteran and Stanley Cup winner with 1224 games played, 2560 penalty minutes and ranked 14th all time in scoring for a left winger (438 goals and 472 assists for 910 points). Since his retirement after the 2008-­2009 season, Gary has become a leader in high performance training and sports nutrition for both amateur and professional athletes.

gr-adidas-event-web-res-0596Unique Philosophy

With the benefits of personal experience, research and expert consultations, Gary Roberts High Performance Training provides a regimen that blends advanced training techniques, proper sports nutrition and recovery strategies in a synergistic way tohelp elite athletes achieve peak performance and longevity in sport and life.

Off-Season Training Protocol

The Gary Roberts Off-Season Training Program is a phased, customized training program that combines professional coaching, focused nutrition and advanced recovery strategies designed to help players achieve gains in strength, power, speed and agility. Gary’s training philosophy is centered around functional, sport specific exercises focusing on efficiency and proper technique. Under the supervision of our expert strength & conditioning coaches, clients are guided through workouts customized to meet their individual needs.

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Fall Style Picks: Cognac Boots by PARC City Boot


This Fall every gent needs a great pair of cognac coloured boots. This rich and warm hue is flattering with any look, and should be a staple in your wardrobe!

Whether you’re suiting up or playing it casual, a cognac boot will keep you sophisticated and stylish. This color is essential each season in PARC City Boot’s collection of high quality European leathers. They are dedicated to keeping you in style with our hand crafted boots that won’t break the bank.

The team at PARC City Boot pair their cognac boots daily with dark denim and khakis; reliable style for the everyday man. Seen here in their popular ‘Lincoln’ boot, this handsome color will have you strut from boardroom to boardwalk with ease. Try a pair on today!


Get more style tips and see more Canadian inspirations by checking out PARC City Boot.

See PARC City Boot and a whole bunch more at #TGE2016. Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets.

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