General Information

See below for venue directions, hours, admission policies and frequently asked questions.

Monday, September 26

Tuesday, September 27

Click on the side tabs to find information specific to events taking place on Tuesday at Liberty Entertainment

Wednesday, September 28

Click on the side tabs to find information specific to events taking place on Wednesday at Liberty Entertainment


Fequently Asked Questions

Great question. CSE Live is the name of the annual event. It stands for Canadian Special Events Live.
EventFest is the show/festival theme for 2022. 

The Register button can be found at the top or bottom of every page. You can buy a number of different passes to CSE Live. Pre-registration is required for all events. Click here to register now.

CSE Live is a cross between a festival like Coachella and a trade show. Expect to find live music, entertainment pop-ups, hands-on learning labs, tech demos, unique product displays, lounges and meeting places, fantastic food, a Gift Bar, and so much more. Many exhibits are interactive and filled with BIG ideas to discover, products to try out and new experiences you can bring back to your event clients.

Be SURE to check your ticket; there are different passes available which allow access at certain times. 

If you are attending on the “free for qualified planners pass,” your admission starts at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 27. 

Arriving by Transit: Please exit at the Exhibition GO Train Station. The venue is a ten minute walk from the station. TTC stops are also nearby at Dufferin Gate.

From the 401
Take Highway 401 to Don Valley Parkway and head south. Take the Jameson Exit. Turn Left to head South to Lakeshore Blvd. Stay left and Continue onto British Columbia Road

From the QEW
Take Queen Elizabeth Way to Gardiner Expressway. Continue onto the Gardiner Expressway to Lakeshore Blvd Exit. Once on Lakeshore Blvd, stay left and continue onto British Columbia Road

From Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Take Highway 427 South. Proceed onto Queen Elizabeth Way heading into downtown Toronto and then east to the Gardiner Expressway. Continue onto the Gardiner Expressway to Lakeshore Blvd Exit. Once on Lakeshore Blvd, stay left and continue onto British Columbia Road

Want to see if there’s another route that gets you there at an earlier time? Check out Moovit to help you find alternative routes or times. Get directions from and directions to Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex quickly from the Moovit Website. Download the app for directions on the go.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. For information on prices of Bus, Subway, Streetcar and Train, costs and ride fares to Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, please check the Moovit website for exact information from your locaiton CLICK HERE. This link will give you detailed instructions on getting to the venues. 

Food is provided at various events throughout the three days. 

For those attending on a paid pass, please check your confirmation tickets for details of food and beverage and ensure you submit any dietary requirement to by September 10, 2022 to guarantee accomdation. 

3-Day All-Access & Bursary Pass holders will be provided grab and go breakfasts and lunch on Tuesday (food trucks) and Wednesday (served)

VIP Paid Tuesday Pass holders attending for the full day on September 27, recieve a grab and go breakfast and Lunch voucher for the food trucks. 

For all others attending CSE Live via general admission, tasting stations offer sampling throughout the day, food and beverages are available for purchase on site. 

Water stations will be available throughout the event providing filtered sparkling and still water provided by TABLEAU WATER and the first 500 guests recieve a free branded water bottle courtesy of Wabi Branding.

CSE Live is a business-to-business event designed to connect people planning events with our CSE Live paid and registered Exhibitors. The following groups are invited to attend. Please see the details regarding admission and if you have questions about which category you fall under, feel free to hit the chat button (bottom right) and ask away.

PLANNER: You are involved in planning events in your professional work. You may be a meeting planner, event planner, event coordinator, hotel planner, work for a Non-profit, marketing agency, ad agency, bank, university… or any other organization where you are responsible for booking the event needs such as AV, venues, hotels, decor, catering, entertainment etc. You do not need to hold the job title of planner but you must plan events to apply for the free pass.

SUPPLIER: You are a supplier if your company supplies goods or services to planners, such as flowers, decor, AV, food, gifts, photos, websites, trophies, signs, competing media, and communications. Venues are an exception – event and catering staff are considered planners, and sales teams are considered suppliers. 

STUDENTS: May attend IF they volunteer or purchase a student conference pass. We understand the value of this event for students. We offer many opportunities to get involved, but walking the floor without a valid pass is not permitted, so please register using one of our student options on the student page.

We do not share the list of attendees as this is a privacy issue. However you can connect with show attendees through our show app, if you are registered to attend. 

You can bring anyone with you to the event as long as they are also involved in planning events. If you would like to ask about whether someone qualifies to attend, smash the chat button at the bottom right of your screen and ask. 

Parking is available at Exhibition Place and the cost is $13 per day as a guest of CSE Live. 
Follow the signs on site, and ensure you ask for the CSE Rate when going through the gates to the lot. 

Yes, we LOVE hosting volunteers for CSE Live and providing hands-on experience. We believe nothing is stronger than IRL learning and CSE Live provides a tremendous educational opportunity for new planners. As a B2B event, we don’t offer class tours or “field trips; however, if you are a professor and want to discuss a CSE Experience project or student group rates, we have many ways for students and schools to get involved.

Here are a few options on how you can participate. 

Register for Student Rates

We offer student rates for the conference. These rates are exclusive to full-time students enrolled in event management post-secondary programs. Email and ask us for the student rate. Proof of enrollment will is required.

Volunteer for CSE Live

An event is made up of tiny parts that create one amazing experience together. We believe that the best planners are the ones willing to get there early and stay until the clients are long gone; willing to do whatever job needs to be done, whether it’s greeting a VIP or introducing a speaker, managing a move-in schedule or making sure the guests all get on the bus. If this describes you, we want you on our team and encourage you to apply for a role on our event team at CSE Live. Limited spots are available.
Complete the form ON THIS PAGE to apply to Volunteer at CSE Live. 

  • General questions about registration:
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  • Canadian Event Awards: 
  • Registered Exhibitors:

CSE Live is not child or pet friendly with the exception of accredited support animals. Children under the age of 18 may not attend the event. If you require further assistance please connect with us by emailing 

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