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10 Things You Need To Know About Attending #TGE2017

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Here we are friends. The Gentlemen’s Expo is this weekend and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring it to you. Here are 10 things you need to know about #TGE2017

10) We Welcome Gentlewomen or Gentlemen:

Sure, our show name has ‘Gentlemen’ in it, but our event is for everyone. #TGE2017 is open to anyone who is 19+ and enjoys great experiences, watching engaging speakers and acquiring knowledge.  Seriously, if you like great food, whisky/beer/wine/spirits, sports, tech, style, fashion… then #TGE2017 is for you.

9) Tickets At The Door:

Yes, tickets will be available at door! They are $35. We are in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building. Still looking for online tickets… Tickets are available online up to 7:30pm on both days.

8) Hours & Location:

  • Friday, Nov 24 – 4pm to 10pm. Last call at 9:30pm. Taps off at 9:45pm.
  • Saturday, Nov 25 – Noon to 10pm. Last call at 9:30pm. Taps off at 9:45pm.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building is at 255 Front Street West.

7) Schedule Your Time:

Between The Culinary Stage, The Main Stage and the Boxing ring, there’s plenty to see. Click on the day you’re coming for the times and locations of stage programming:

6) So Many Attractions:

There is plenty to do once you get inside the MTCC North Building. Here is the full list of 2027 Attractions. We recommend that you do a ‘once around’ and see what attractions catch your eye. Talk to the people working there. See if you need to book time with them. (like you’ll need to do with the barbers) See if there is an additional cost. Ask them about the experience. Archery tag, shuffleboard, race simulators, Virtual Reality playground, The Culinary Stage, shopping, and more.

5) Food and Food and Food:

We curated a list of food purveyors that you’re gonna love. Poke, Burgers, BBQ, and more. We’ve also recruited some top culinary talent to showcase on The Culinary Stage. Check out the SCHEDULE.

4) Fancy An Old Fashioned?

Whether it’s a cocktail, wine, spirits or beer, we got your covered. Check out our Drinks Menu. It’s the perfect time to sample something new or revisit an old favourite. Please know that this is a 19+ show. We strongly

3) Tokens & Cash

Tokens are the currency on site for all alcohol and food. Tokens can be purchased from Token Booths. You’ll be able to use Debit/Credit/Cash at pretty much every other vendor.

  • 1 Token = $1. (Tokens are sold in 10 packs)

2) Directions:

  • TTC

Yonge-University-Spadina Line: Exit at Union station and proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

Bloor-Danthforth Line: When travelling west or east, you will need to transfer to the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway Line at either Bloor-Yonge Station, St. George Station or Spadina Station. Then continue until you reach Union Station and exit the subway. From Union station you can proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

Scarborough RT Line: Travel west to Kennedy Station. From Kennedy Station transfer to the Bloor-Yonge Line. Continue on the Bloor-Yonge Line until your reach Union Station and exit the subway. From Union station you can proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

Sheppard Line: Travel west to the Sheppard-Yonge Station and transfer to the Yonge-University Spadina Line. Travel south until you reach Union Station and exit the subway. From Union station you can proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

  • GO Transit

From Union station you can proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

  • UP Express

From the Union Station UP platform, exit and proceed west through the Skywalk corridor. Take the elevator (or staircase) to street level, Lower Simcoe Street. Proceed west on Front Street, and arrive at the MTCC North Building main entrance.

  • Driving Directions & Parking: 

Driving directions can be found HERE. There is pay parking available on site.  Even though we are posting info about driving, we strongly encourage you to take public transit. You see, there is a wide array of spirits, beer and such available on site and we are strongly against drinking & driving.

1) #BeBetter

The entire event revolves around this #BeBetter message. Soak it in. Share your thoughts with friends, with us. There are plenty of things to do and see at #TGE2017 but let’s never lose site of the ultimate goals: To be better human beings. Tag your photos, your tweets, your posts, your snaps with #TGE2017 and #BeBetter

 

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#TGE2017 FRIDAY SCHEDULE

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is THIS WEEKEND, Nov 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. See you soon. Doors open at 4pm. The Culinary Stage kicks off at 5pm and Friday Night Fights starts at 8pm. Tickets are available at the door for $35. Online tickets can be purchased right up until 7:30pm on Friday.

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SHOW SCHEDULEEventLocation
4:00PMDoors Open
5:30PMChef Ted ReaderCulinary Stage
6:30PMRavenswood Wine & Cheese Demo Culinary Stage
6:30PMTweed Harvest StoriesMain Stage
7:30PMMark Bylok of The Whisky TopicCulinary Stage
8:00PMFriday Night Fights To End Cancer Boxing Ring
9:30PMLast Call
9:45PMTaps Off
10:00PMDoors Close
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#TGE2017 SATURDAY SCHEDULE

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is THIS WEEKEND, Nov 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. Doors open at Noon. At 2pm, The Culinary Stage kicks off at 2pm and the Main Stage kicks off at 2pm with In Conversation with Joe Carter and Robbie Alomar. Tickets available at the door for $35. Online tickets can be purchased right up until 7:30pm on Saturday.

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Show ScheduleMain Stagelocation
12:00PMDoors Open
2:00PMChef Tonia WilsonCulinary Stage
2:00PMIn Conversation with Joe Carter & Robbie AlomarMain Stage
3:00PMChef Lindsey Greflund: Culinary instructor and Pastry Chef.Culinary Stage
3:00PMMeet & Greet with Joe Carter & Robbie AlomarThe Gentlemen's Lounge
4:00PMMark Bylok of The Whisky TopicCulinary Stage
4:30PMTweed: Know Your CannabisMain Stage
6:00PMRachel Bies: Real Food Chef & NutritionistCulinary Stage
6:00PMIn Conversation with Darcy Tucker & Curtis JosephMain Stage
7:00PMMeet & Greet with Darcy Tucker & Curtis JosephThe Gentlemen's Lounge
7:00PMMichelle Tham: Head of Education at Labatt Breweries of CanadaCulinary Stage
8:00PMChef Jason Nolan of Cheese BoutiqueCulinary Stage
9:30PMLast Call
9:45PMTaps Off
10:00PMDoors Close
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7 More Things Not To Miss At #TGE2017

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There are hundreds of products, services and ‘stuff’ on offer at The Gentlemen’s Expo. Also add in that this is the Black Friday weekend, you’ll be sure to find some deal. Every aisle you turn down, you’ll be sure to discover something new and something awesome. Here’s another short list of some items from brands that we are pretty excited about. The Gentlemen’s Expo is THIS WEEKEND, Nov 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. See you soon. Here are a few more things to look forward to…

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Irish Whiskey will be at #TGE2017. They always do it up properly. Did you know Jameson is produced at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork where it follows a local diet? Did you know Jameson is triple distilled? Jameson is a traditional blended Irish whiskey made from rich spicy pot still and light fragrant grain whiskey and they are waiting for you at #TGE2017. 

Elegance Gel

Specializing in high-quality hair gels, shaving & colour products, Elegance leads the way with Professional Hair Cosmetics for Men and Women. The Elegance Pomade is perfect for sculpting and holding that style all night long.

Urad Leather Care

Keeping your kicks fresh and clean is what URAD is all about. In 1966, URAD was developed by the Daru family (Urad is Daru spelled backwards), for the Italian furniture industry. But as most great products, over time, URAD’s popularity has grown worldwide and is now available in many different sizes and formulations. With our harsh climate, Canadians love Urad Leather Care Products!

King & Bay

For almost a decade, discerning Toronto men have been trusting the Master Clothiers at King & Bay to interpret their personal style and dress them in quality, sophisticated garments. Going custom is an investment in time and money, and the gentlemen of King & Bay will make you feel right at home. Visit them at #TGE2017 and enjoy a cocktail and get all your custom suiting questions answered.

Tenfed Clothing

Tenfed is a clothing company based in Toronto, ON that offers unique yet simple, everyday apparel.  Tenfed launched back in August 2015 with a mission to help feed as many hungry children as possible. For every Tenfed item that is sold, TEN meals are provided to feed hungry children around the globe with the help of our partner, Kids Against Hunger Canada. Their mission is to help feed as many hungry children as possible, while continuously raising awareness to poverty around the world by offering unique yet simple, everyday apparel and accessories, where 10 nutritious meals are provided for every item sold.

Yvette Spencer

Ever heard of Scalp Micro-Pigmentation? To put it bluntly, it’s a tattoo on your head.  Yvette Spencer is a leader in this area. This Ancient Japanese secret has kept the men looking their best even when losing  their hair. It is achieved by implanting tiny hairlike dots and strokes into the scalp. The skin is prepared by using topical Anesthetic cream to get a numbing effect during the procedure. Also, talk to Yvette if you are interested in Laser Tattoo Removal and Fibroblast Skin Tightening. She’ll be at #TGE2017

Voxxlife

VOXXLIFE is a technology company devoted to drug-free wellness, optimal health and improved human performance. The company develops innovative technologies to create wellness and performance products that allow people of all walks of life to enjoy an improved quality of life and achieve their true potential. Athletic socks, liners and insoles

The Gentlemen’s Expo is the premium event for emerging and established men’s lifestyle products, integrated consumer experiences and on-stage programming that will entertain and educate men.  It all happens November 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building.

Come to #TGE2017 if you are interested in: style, tech, music, sports, cars, alcohol, grooming, sex, food, entrepreneurship, whiskey, beer, spirits, gaming, DIY, wellness, health and more.  Come to#TGE2017 if you want to see great speakers and compelling attractions. Come to #TGE2017 if you want to #BeBetter.

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6 More Things We’re Looking Forward To Seeing at #TGE2017

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There are hundreds of products, services and ‘stuff’ on offer at The Gentlemen’s Expo. Every aisle you turn down, you’ll be sure to discover something new and something awesome. Here’s another short list of some items from brands that we are pretty excited about…

False Ox

Your cocktail will never be the same. False Ox are the purveyors of all natural, hand-crafted organic Shrubs and Switchels. They believe in using the highest-quality natural and organic products possible. Shrubs were the first cocktail mixer. False Ox Botanical Shrubs are created with an ancient technique to make modern drinks that include the health benefits of organic apple cider vinegar. False Ox Switchels are perfectly balanced and made with 100% natural ingredients. Organic apple cider vinegar, organic cane sugar, and ginger work together in harmony to create a naturally delicious alternative to artificial energy drinks. These Switchels are also versatile. They can be enjoyed as an invigorating tonic that contributes to wellness, or used as a mixer in a cocktail or mocktail and even added to lemonade or iced tea. Can’t wait to sample it at #TGE2017!

We Are VR

Come to #TGE2017, slip on a headset and be transported to pretty much anywhere you want. VR is so cool and you can check out the full immersive experience courtesy of WEARVR. Founded in early 2014 as an incubator project between Dubit and KZero, WEARVR isthe leading independent Virtual Reality App store. They host and promote over 2,000 VR games and experiences, across a wide range of genres. From roller coasters, driving and flying sims through to 360-degree videos, social apps and jump scares, you’ll find them all on WEARVR.

Wully Outerwear

Wully is the next big thing in outerwear. Come to #TGE2017 and try them on for size. Wully Outerwear is an ethical lifestyle brand that designs and manufactures premium outerwear in Canada. Born from alove of wildlife and a vision of vegan outerwear, they strive to make the highest-quality jackets available worldwide, while leaving behind positive social impact along the way. Their goal is to deliver products that leave you feeling warm—both inside and out.

Honey Original

Beards are a symbol of honour, godliness, masculinity, and wisdom. Yes, some bearded barons have defiled this image of virtue and some will continue to do so, but that does not change the glorious intention of the hair that flourishes down the jawbones of a man. Honey Original is the beard oil you have been looking for.

Park Lane Cleaners

They clean. They alter. They launder (clothes). They tailor. They are environmentallyfriendly. They do it all! If you haven’t found your ‘got-to’ dry cleaner yet, then we are pleased to introduce you to Park Lane . Wait till you meet the team at #TGE2017. You’re gunna be impressed.

Investors Group

Managing money is tough. Where should your money go? Who should put it there? What are all those acronyms??? Chill out, that‘s why we invite Investors Group to #TGE2017.  They provide complete and comp rehensive Financial Planning Servicesfor Gentlemen & Families including RRSP, TFSA’s, RESP’s, Tax Planning, Risk Protection, Insurance, Banking including Mortgages, Loans and Lines of Credit, as well as complete Business, Group Benefit and Estate Planning Solutions. 

There’s a 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!

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5 Things Not To Miss at #TGE2017

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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.

Track & Field / Bangarang

Track & Field Bar is one of our favourite places. We love the bocce. We love the shuffleboard. We love their staff. Sonaturally, we totally freaked out when we heard they have opened a new bar, ‘Bangarang’, on College St.  We asked them (ok, so we begged them) to come to our show. They agreed. They will be at #TGE2017… and they will be bringing the games. Expect shuffleboard and cornhole… and good times.

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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6 Things We’re Looking Forward To Seeing at #TGE2017

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There are hundreds of products, services and ‘stuff’ on offer at The Gentlemen’s Expo. Every aisle you turn down, you’ll be sure to discover something new and something awesome. Here’s a short list of some items from brands that we are pretty excited about…

Hot Sox

We love love love the recent travel sock collection from Hot Sox. They keep raising the bar to help you raise their sock game. The artist collection from a few years back is still on point, as well. Looking forward to added to the stripes and dots of your current sock drawer? Look no further. Get a peek at what Hot Sox has been up to HERE.

Brave & Bearded

If you’ve ever wondered why some dude’s beards’ just look better than others – it may be products from B&B. They supply a whole host of barber shops with product, so you may have tried it already. They also have a pretty sick line of apparel.

Altorosto

You should never compromise on what you put on your feet, especially in the winter. Altorosto get this. Since forever, winter boot style has been function before fashion. Not anymore Gents. Take a look at some of these boots. Game changers. Canadian company HQ’d in Toronto.

Surmesur

If you haven’t figured it out yet, made-to-measure is the way to go. Surmesur know this and have been on the right side of this trend for a while. Locations are popping up all over Ontario and Quebec, but definitely come and see them at TGE2017. They are TGE vets, so the safe money is that they will have a specific offer just for you during TGE 2017. Get measured and get that custom shirt, suit or sport coat from some of the best in the business.

G Fox & Co Canada

Do you like watches? The Foxwood collection from G Fox & Co is simply awesome. Mixing leather, wood and other materials, these watches will turn heads. Be sure to put one on your wrist at #TGE2017. G Fox & Co also have a whole host of other offerings like sunglasses and snapbacks. People loved G Fox & Co last year at our event, so you know this year they will be bringing some great products and killer offers for the #TGE2017 crowd.

Parc City Boots

Parc City Boots were the talk of #TGE2016. Super cool shoes and boots, designed for Gents on the go. When you’re at #TGE2017, you must try on a pair. They are super comfy, stylish and I’m sure they will have proper deals for show fans. Honestly, these boots are stunning, hand-crafted in Portugal.

There’s a 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

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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

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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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