The Canadian Toy Association

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Founded in 1932, the Canadian Toy Association (CTA) is Canada’s national Association serving the interests of the toy, game, seasonal decorations, hobby product, manufacturers, importers and distributors. The Association’s head office is located just outside of Toronto, and it is estimated that Association members account for 80% of sales in this industry.

Mission Statement

To Lead the Growth and Health of the Canadian Toy Industry.


As early as 1969, the CTA was instrumental in developing toy safety standards through the work of the safety committee. Through its work in this area, the CTA helped Canada to pioneer the way among toy producing nations.

In the increasingly complex world of business, liaison between government and the industry becomes ever more important. Other Committees are particularly concerned with the subjects of the environment issues, tariffs, taxation, packaging and labeling, and advertising guidelines.

Standing committees are also maintained on many fronts. Members are also kept up-to-date on business and legal matters through regular communications.


  • Annual General Meeting 
  • Association Publications
  • Association Website
  • Eligibility to exhibit in the North American International Toy Fair (at member rates)
  • Industry up-dates
  • Public Relations Program
  • HighCourt Partners (Insurance)

Who is eligible for membership?


Applications for membership in the Association may be made only by a corporation, partnership, or individual engaged in Canada in the manufacture and/or importation and distribution of toys, games, children books and puzzles, seasonal decorations, hobby and craft or such other articles as the Board of Directors may agree upon as necessary

Active Committees

Board of Directors (Officers & Directors only)
Executive Committee (Officers only)
Safety and Sustainability

Marketing and Communications

Canadian Toy Association

2219 - 160 Tycos Drive, Box 218

Toronto, ON M6B 1W8

Tel. 416-596-0671 Fax. 416-596-1808




Hall of Fame

The Canadian Toy Asociation Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to honour those who have developed, and continue to shape, Canada's toy and decoration industry. The Hall of Fame is a travelling exhibit which is on display at CTA events.




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2219 - 160 Tycos Drive, Box 218
Toronto, ON M6B 1W8

Tel: 416-596-0671