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Toronto, Ontario – September, 2013 – Discover innovative products, new ideas and great deals at the 25th anniversary of Toronto’s largest Fall Home Show presented by Scotiabank from Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place (151 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto), featuring more than 300 renovation and home décor specialists offering advice, solutions and inspiration for a wide array of home renovation and décor projects for your home.  Don’t miss home décor and renovation celebrities and experts including:  Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott from W Network’s Property Brothers presented by Scotiabank and Annie Sloan, paint legend, on the Main Stage presented by HGTV.  Discover your Design ID with Casalife and Catherine + Davis Interior Design.  Bid on one-of-a-kind hand painted or upcycled doors and show your support for Habitat for Humanity Toronto. For more information or tickets call 1-877-715-7469 or visit www.fallhomeshow.com.

SHOW DATES AND HOURS:
Thursday, October 3, 2013                                           11am to 9pm
Friday, October 4, 2013                                                  11am to 9pm
Saturday, October 5, 2013                                            10am to 9pm
Sunday, October 6, 2013                                               10am to 6pm

ADMISSION:
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

SURFACE PARKING:

Thursday, Friday                                                                $14
Saturday, Sunday                                                            $15
Thursday after 4pm                                                        FREE
Friday, Saturday, Sunday after 6pm                         $11

Discover your Design ID with Casalife and Catherine + Davis

Casalife is teaming up with Melissa Davis and Halina Catherine of Catherine + Davis Interior Design to create a series of vignettes showcasing six rooms with six distinct personalities.  Discover your Design ID and see your personality come to life with these stylish spaces.

 NEW – Visit Lowe’s Kitchen Inspiration Station

Get inspired at Lowe’s Kitchen Inspiration Station, with ideas and projects, buying guides and interactive tools for your kitchen including inspirational image galleries and how-to videos. The best in class designers, contractors, culinary experts and product specialists will be available for consultations.  Lowe’s Kitchen Inspiration Station has everything you need to help start designing or remodelling your kitchen.

Get Inspired at the Main Stage presented by HGTV

From home décor to renovation, local experts and celebrities will offer insight, inspiration and advice on all your home renovation and décor projects, during Toronto’s Fall Home Show.

Celebrity guest experts include Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott from W Network’s Property Brothers presented by Scotiabank as well as an exclusive Toronto appearance by paint legend Annie Sloan, creator of ChalkPaint™, who is one of world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting and the author of 23 books on painting techniques.   Other celebrity guests include Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault (Cityline expert and Colour Aficionado), Vicky Sanderson (home product specialist), Janice Fedak (Benjamin Moore Colour Expert), Staci Edwards (Switch Studio) and Erica Gelman (presented by Reno & Decor and Budget Blinds).

FOODIES AND CHEESE LOVERS REJOICE…Cheesewerks, Where Food Culture + Pop Culture are whisked together, is the official cheese sponsor of the Fall Home Show. Main Stage MC Kevin Durkee, founder/the Big Cheese at Cheesewerks, presents his favourite food finds and will be offering daily cheese presentations.  Move over Oprah – the Big Cheese has found the coolest, tastiest foodie finds across the city!

Back by Popular Demand – Habitat for Humanity Toronto Upcycle Challenge: Unhinged
In celebration of the Fall Home Show’s 25th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of Habitat for Humanity Toronto, 25 celebrity experts and emerging style, décor and DIY bloggers will be taking part in the 2nd annual Upcycle Challenge: Unhinged. They will source and repurpose 25 doors from Habitat for Humanity Toronto ReStore into functional upcycled items or hand painted pieces of art.  Confirmed participants include: Glen Peloso (celebrity designer) and Jamie Alexander (designer); Mag Ruffman (Tool Girl, TV host, producer, writer, woodworker, welder); Vicky Sanderson (home product specialist) with Jim Connelly; Staci Edwards (Switch Studio); Lindsey Gerrish (LGrecreated) and Leigh- Ann Allaire Perrault (Cityline expert and Colour Aficionado) to name a few.

The doors will be on display in the Habitat Toronto Exhibit Area at the Fall Home Show and throughout the show. Each door is up for auction onsite during the show. Visitors can also vote for their favourite door on the Facebook Page leading up to the show. The door with the most votes will receive the grand prize of a $500 Visa card.  All proceeds from the bids will be used to support the ongoing work of Habitat for Humanity Toronto.
Discover the Latest Products and Design Solutions with Tina’s Favourite Fall Finds

Show manager Tina Holmes has selected her Favourite Fall Finds which highlight the many innovative new and trending products and great design solutions that can be found at the Toronto Fall Home Show.

Some of these exciting new items include:

  1. Roland Boulanger’s new line of decorative and creative mouldings add the perfect finishing touch to a child’s room or nursery.
  2. Patterson’s Fine Furniture and Design feature stunning reclaimed wood tables and doors that are locally sourced and have a distinctive character and design that are truly one of a kind.
  3. Decor Terminal’s one-of-a kind Sari Silk rug collection features flat weave jacquard designs made from 100% recycled Sari Silks.
  4. Enclose balconies, decks, porches, verandas, Roman archways, garage doors and more with Executive Screens by Phantom Screens .
  5. ChalkPaint™ created by Annie Sloan sticks to almost anything without any priming or sanding.  This fast-drying water-based miracle paint can be applied to wood, concrete, metal, stone, brick and much more indoors or out and is available in 30 colours, many with historical references.

Destination Renovation by BILD (Building Industry and Land Development)
& What’s Your Design Dilemma? presented by Reno & Décor Magazine

Having a renovation or design dilemma?  Destination Renovation by BILD (Building Industry and Land Development) and What’s Your Design Dilemma? presented by Reno & Décor Magazine gives people the opportunity to ask renovators and design experts  for FREE advice at the Toronto Fall Home Show

Destination Renovation by BILD is one of the most popular events at the Fall Home Show. Expert renovators offer unbiased advice and renovating tips in a FREE one-on-one appointment for homeowners. Meet face-to-face with renovators and builders for a no-nonsense construction consultation that will save valuable time and money.

What’s Your Design Dilemma? presented by Reno & Décor Magazine gives consumers the opportunity to ask about challenging design dilemmas.  Professional interior designers and celebrity experts will be on hand to offer one-on-one consultations, free advice and expert tricks on how to tackle problems.  Experts include celebrity designer Glen Peloso, contractor Jim Caruk, designer Erica Gelman, interior designer Evelyn Eshun, and home product specialist Vicky Sanderson.

Find Great Buys at the Home + Style Studio Tour and Sale

Great buys on fabulous furniture in support of the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA)! Walk away with great buys on a huge selection of quality furniture and home furnishings.  For four days you can stretch your decorating dollars for every room in the house with special once-a-year pricing!

About The Toronto Fall Home Show
In its 25th 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 Fall Home Show is produced by Marketplace Events in partnership with the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD).  Visit www.fallhomeshow.com for full show details.

About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments.  The company produces 34 consumer shows in the home and garden category – 24 in the US and 10 in Canada – as well as the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), a new trade and consumer show for the motorcycle industry.  AIMExpo is the first event to be produced by the company’s new Trade Show Division.  The 35 combined events attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique web visitors annually. From 15 offices, the 120-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading home shows in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Orlando and Minneapolis–some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.  www.marketplaceevents.com

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