a popular North American destination


Exciting downtown location for PRINT WORLD in a safe,
clean and cosmopolitan North American city

The only print show to be held in downtown Toronto, Print World takes place in Canada’s finest venue, the Direct Energy Centre. Print World offers an unparalleled opportunity for Canadian, American and overseas visitors to take in a great show and conference—and enjoy themselves in one of North America’s most affordable, vibrant and fastest-growing cities.

Arguably the short-run printing capital of North America, Toronto has proven to be an especially attractive travel destination for American printers. With a greater Toronto area population base of more than five million and growing, Toronto is the media, financial, and manufacturing capital of Canada— and its largest print market.

Toronto is one of the most welcoming and accessible cities in North America. It is only a 90-minute drive from the U.S. border and is within a 90-minute flight from 60 per cent of the U.S. population. It truly lives up to the meaning of its native name: ‘meeting place.’

Toronto is heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. More than 100 languages are spoken. Print World and Toronto welcome you.

  • North America’s 3rd largest stock exchange by value traded
  • Home to six English-language dailies, most Canadian book publishers and the third-largest magazine publishing centre in North America, with approximately 500 periodicals. Truly a city that embraces print
  • Ranked as the safest large metropolitan area in North America by Places Rated Almanac U.S. dollar goes far with the exchange rate An entertainment capital. Home of the Toronto International Film Festival. The 3rd largest English-language live theatre centre in the world after London and New York. Ranked 3rd in TV and film production and 2nd as exporter of TV programming in North America
  • Home to 4 professional sports teams:
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    —and home of the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Exciting downtown Toronto location near 7,800 restaurants and 32,000 hotel rooms
  • North America’s 3rd largest exhibit facility with over 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit space Canada’s largest and most technically innovative facility
  • Building amenities include in-floor electrical, communication, water and drains, ample subsidized parking, excellent move-in and move-out infrastructure, high ceiling, ‘day-light’ lighting
  • The Direct Energy Centre offers Print World a single, large, rectangular floorplan with limited cross-aisles giving all exhibitors, regardless of size, superior floor traffic
  • Focus on the visitor: hotel and travel packages, free shuttle bus to downtown, easy online registration, special seminars and presentations, specialty niche exhibitors as well as major corporate exhibitors
  • Experienced, efficient and pleasant show staff

Plan your trip to Toronto by visiting

The WORLD of
short-run printing
Print World Features
Case Study Theatre
Design City
Chinese Pavilion
Print World Sponsors
Companies represented at Print World

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