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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Shape your space at the Toronto Fall Home Show

 Enercare Centre | Exhibition Place | September 23-25, 2016

Toronto, Ontario – The Toronto Fall Home Show has taken a new home! For its 28th year, Toronto’s largest Fall Home Show will be held at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto) beginning Friday, September 23 and running until Sunday, September 25.

Over time our spaces can get away from us - they fill with clutter and fall out of date. Get the inspiration and tips you need to organize your space, big and small, effectively. Get up to speed on the latest styles, discover innovative products, explore concepts for your next reno and shop great deals from over 300 retailers.

Everything you need to shape your space is waiting for you at the Toronto Fall Home Show featuring industry pros and experts including Kimberley Seldon, Frank Ferragine, Damon Bennett, Kate Campbell, Sharon Grech, Chris Palmer, Jennylyn Pringle, Michael Penney and many more. For more information or tickets call 416-644-5400 or visit www.fallhomeshow.com.

   A renovated 1976 Airstream trailer will be on display at the Toronto Fall Home Show.

“Become inspired and informed with helpful advice, thousands of ideas, and the latest products at the Toronto Fall Home Show,” states Tina Holmes, Show Manager. “There is so much to experience on the vibrant show floor, from new Virtual Reality and recycling the old with upcycle masterpieces to creative and fun ways to make your space unique whether a house or a condo. Visitors come to the Toronto Fall Home Show to gather inspiration and get tips for tackling their reno and design challenges, discovering small space inspiration and choosing the right products for their next project.”

Enercare Centre (Formerly the Direct Energy Centre), Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Friday, September 23                                     10am to 8pm
Saturday, September 24                                               10am to 8pm
Sunday, September 25                                  10am to 6pm
*Free Parking after 5 on Friday, Sept. 23rd.

Adults:                                                                  $15.00 at the door / $12.00 online
Senior (65+):                                                      $13.00 at the door / $10.00 online
Children 13-17:                                                  $13.00 at the door / $10.00 online
Children 12 years & Under:                          FREE

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COLOUR BLOCK-IN featuring EverBlock®

Explore COLOUR BLOCK-IN, a modular space featuring the EverBlock® System with big ideas and small spaces.
Looking to invigorate your space with new energy and innovation? Swing by Colour BLOCK-IN, an interactive and creative space featuring the modular building block system EverBlock®. Focusing on small space concepts and incorporating organizational and storage solution tips, this 1500 sq.ft. space will provide the inspiration you need to transform your space, while allowing you to release your inner kid in the hands-on building area.

Distributed through Creative Club Corporate, these EverBlock modular bricks snap together to form structures and life-sized furniture.  It's quick and easy to build nearly anything by stacking and organizing the universal blocks in nearly any shape, pattern, or size.  Anything you've constructed can be taken apart and re-assembled again, and the pieces can be re-used to build other objects, making EverBlock a unique green building method. 

The installation is designed by James Loppie, CAO dezign workz inc., who will bring the space to life by showcasing fun and function in a liveable small space.

Support Habitat for Humanity’s Pop-Up Donation Drop

Are you downsizing or making room for some new purchases? You can donate new or gently-used home furnishings, renovation materials, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, appliances and lighting fixtures live on location at the Toronto Fall Home Show in support of Habitat ReStore and Habitat for Humanity GTA at the Pop-Up Donation Drop. Consumers can drop off items at the truck located outside the show.  Simply drop by on your way to the show or on your way in to work.  Donate, do good, it’s easy. ReStore is a unique retail store concept operated by Habitat for Humanity that accepts donations of new and gently-used furniture, appliances, home renovation materials and other household items and sells them at great prices. Proceeds from Habitat ReStore supports Habitat’s mission to help working, low-income families build a better life through access to affordable homeownership.

Hours: Friday, September 23 (7am-2pm); Saturday, September 24 (9am-3pm) and Sunday, September 25 (9am-3pm).

Get Design and Renovation Advice from the Pros on the Main Stage

From home interiors, renovation advice, DIY, small spaces for the home, local experts and celebrities offer insight on all your home projects and challenges. Some of this year’s line-up includes:
·         Kimberley Seldon, designer and Cityline regular with special guest Tracy Moore
·         Frank Ferragine, BT and Cityline Gardening Expert and author
·         Damon Bennett, Television Reno Expert and Contractor
·         Kate Campbell, renovator and HGTV personality
·         Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore, presented by Home + Style Studio Tour
·         Chris Palmer, DIY expert and handyman, presented by MicroPro Sienna
·         Michael Penney, Decorator, Stylist, presented by Fusion Mineral Paint
·         Jennylyn Pringle, President, visionary, Paint Expert, Fusion Mineral Paint Tones for Tots
·         Melissa Maker, host of YouTube’s CleanMySpace channel and founder of Clean My Space
·         Carmen Dragomir, Esqape Design

BILD Renovation Seminar on the Main Stage - Five Steps to a Successful Renovation

Do you have questions about renovating your home and how to get started? Five Steps to a Successful Renovation features two experienced, professional RenoMark renovators who will provide the five steps you can take to achieve a successful renovation. BILD renovators will also discuss what you need to know for condominium renovations. Hear from professional renovators who work in the GTA market every day and get the tools to help you renovate with confidence.

Five Steps to a Successful Renovation speakers:
·         Jon-Carlos Tsilfidis, Fairside Homes, Chair of BILD Renovator and Custom Builder Council
·         Sam Lapidus, Keystone Ridge Developments, Vice Chair of BILD Renovator and Custom Builder Council

Upcycle Challenge: Storage Solutions in support of Habitat for Humanity GTA

Celebrity experts and emerging style, décor and DIY experts are taking part in the 5th annual Upcycle Challenge: Storage Solutions. Revolving around the over-arching theme of storage solutions, participants chose one piece from any of the 10 Habitat for Humanity GTA ReStores and were given free rein to be as creative and unique as their DIY minds allowed to design and upcycle a piece that will offer additional storage and organization options.

“The Upcycle Challenge: Storage Solutions is the perfect way for the experts to show how easy it is to be creative with upcycling a piece of furniture.  Giving it new life with the purpose of solving todays storage challenges, while remaining chic and fashionable,” adds Holmes.

Confirmed participants include: Evelyn Eshun (Interior Designer, Evelyn Eshun Interiors); Carson Arthur (International landscape designer and outdoor expert, Cityline expert and HGTV’s Home to Win); Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault (DIY ninja, Cityline expert); Chris Palmer (Hand Crafted by Chris Palmer), Clare Kumar (Professional Organizer); Jordan Spears (DIY, Craftsman and Carpenter); David White (Designer, David White Design); Erica Gelman (Designer, House Of Design); Janice Fedak (Colour & Design Specialist); Anne Renshaw (Interior Designer); Anna Rocoski (Toronto Home Shows); Cristina Barbosa (Toronto Home Shows); and Michael Penney (Designer and Owner Penney and Company).

All entries will be displayed and for sale at the Toronto Fall Home Show, with proceeds going to support Habitat for Humanity GTA. An online voting contest will run from September 15-23 to determine the winning project. 

NEW -- Take Part in Paint Workshops presented by Fusion Mineral Paint

New this year, the Toronto Fall Home Show will feature on site workshops by Fusion Mineral Paint in room A2 beginning Friday, September 23 and running until Sunday, September 25. Run by Fiona Debell, Workshop Ambassador for Fusion Mineral Paint, each workshop is designed to teach and educate participants about how to use Fusion Mineral Paint around their homes to refurnish, embellish and upgrade their existing pieces. Some workshops require advance registration. To register, visit http://www.fallhomeshow.com/Content/Fusion-Mineral-Paint-Workshops.

Workshops include: Paint a Frame: Tones for Tots Nursery Art; Create a Memory Box Workshop; Create a Faux Tin Tile Workshop; Sea Glass Finished Jars; Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing; Fabric Stencilling on Cushion Cover and Distressing Techniques using Fusion Fresco. Workshop attendees will have access to aprons, but should be aware that they may get paint on their person. There is a maximum of 40 people per scheduled workshop.

Small Space Living in a Vintage Airstream Trailer

Step inside an awe-inspiring 1976 vintage Airstream. A stylish, small space of 248 square feet (31’x8’) renovation by Lynne Knowlton, blogger and designer, designthelifeyouwanttolive.com. Lynne brings the Airstream to life with her passion for design and her love for bright whites.  It’s amazing how a little white paint, glistening gold hardware and fantastic fabrics can bring something vintage to life again.

Check out the Airstream and be inspired!

Step into the Future in the Virtual Reality Room

Step into the future and experience a dream home kitchen in virtual reality! When you put on the virtual reality (VR) goggles you'll be instantly transported to a dream kitchen where you can walk around and explore. In virtual reality you can even change the kitchen finishes to suit your style, and experience what it is like to walk around as a giant, adult, child or pet!

Ask a Landscaper

Craving the perfect Outdoor Space? Want to build a Pool, Deck or Patio? Before you start your outdoor project ask the experts.  Have you ever had a burning question about your landscape construction project, but had nowhere to turn for an answer? Where is it best to put that flower bed or Cabana?  Get all your landscape questions answered with Ask a Landscaper presented by Natural Landscape Group.  

Visit the Home Energy Efficiency Centre presented by Enbridge

Making energy upgrades today can make a big difference in future savings. When your home consumes less energy, it frees up money for other things, like vacations, your children’s education and retirement. The Home Energy Efficiency Centre presented by Enbridge will focus on providing tips and content relating to energy efficiency. Through interactive displays showcasing energy efficient upgrade options, consumers will have the opportunity to visually see the difference, explore smart home upgrades via Ecobee and Nest, learn about valuable incentives like the new WIFI Smarthome Thermostat Program and register to have an energy audit conducted on their home.  Live efficiently. Get rewarded.
Tina’s 2016 Fall Favourite Finds Puts the Latest Products and Design Solutions in the Spotlight

You’ll find plenty of innovative products and great decor solutions to inspire a wide array of projects for your home at the Toronto Fall Home Show.  Find the latest ideas, trending and new products with Tina’s Favorite Fall Finds.  Show Manager Tina Holmes has selected a few of her favorites – look for them at the show!
·         Dyson V8 Absolute cord-free vacuum cleans all floor types.
·         Available in a huge selection of colours and fabrics, Iconic Wall Panels transform any room in a snap.
·         Answer your door with your Smartphone from anywhere with the dbell WiFi smart video doorbell. 
·         Fusion Mineral Paint introduces Jennylyn’s eco-friendly Tones for Tots Natural Nursery line in playful colours.
·         The new Thermomix® all-in-one kitchen appliance combines twelve appliances in one.
·         The Milan Convertible Coffee Table converts from an elegant coffee table to a dining table in seconds!
·         With a twist of an arm, the Carter 65" Loveseat Sofa Bed transforms from a sofa into a single bed or chaise.
·         Cambria launches Hadley™ {Desert Collection} to add new style and elegance to your kitchen or bath.
·         Unleash your creativity with Ninja Chalk™ Markers and get the impressive chalk look without the chalk mess. 
·         Start building walls and life-sized furniture with EverBlock®, a modular system of large-scale LEGO-like bricks.

Do you have a renovation dilemma?

Don’t go it alone. If you have big renovation plans but are stumped about where to start, look no further than Destination Renovation by BILD (Building Industry and Land Development). Meet face-to-face with renovators and builders alike for a no-nonsense, one-on-one construction consultation that will save you valuable time and money.

Design Intervention

A little design therapy is nothing to be ashamed of. Speak out about your biggest challenge at Design Intervention presented by Reno & Décor Magazine.  Interior designers and decorators will be on hand to offer one-on-one consultations, free advice and expert tricks on how to tackle that pesky problem and ready your home for the holidays. Book your free 15-minute consultation with designers and have your design questions answered on the spot. The Design Intervention booth will be styled by Yvonne Whelan using Upcountry furniture and accessories. Check www.renoanddecor.com for updated appearance schedules.

7th Annual Home + Style Studio Tour and Sale

Walk away with great buys on a huge selection of quality furniture, lighting and home furnishings from your favourite brands while you shop in support of Canadian HIV/AIDS. Join Benjamin Moore Colour and Design expert Sharon Grech and enter online for your chance to WIN an in-home consultation. Visit the dream bathroom suite by Kitchen & Bath Classics and be inspired by the latest in luxury, comfort and technology. Get answers to all your design questions! For more information, visit www.studiotouronline.com.

About The Toronto Fall Home Show
In its 28th year, the Toronto Fall Home Show is Toronto’s largest fall consumer show with more than 32,000 people attending the show annually, seeking helpful advice, solutions and new products for in and around their homes.  The Toronto Fall Home Show is a melting pot for those with a project in mind, those who dwell in small spaces, and an authority on what looks stylish in that space.  The environment is our partner, technology our friend.  Building, it’s in our blood. We have dirt under our fingernails, but still look good. Formerly produced by Marketplace Events, the Toronto Fall Home Show is now owned and produced by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD).  Visit
www.fallhomeshow.com for full show details.

About BILD
With more than 1,450 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area.  BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations. For more information, visit www.bildgta.ca.


** Also see blog post on "Stage Schedule" for the Toronto Fall Home Show **

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