TFHS14_LogoWithDates_PinkToronto, Ontario – August 14, 2014 – In its 26th year, Toronto’s largest Fall Home Show features innovative products, new ideas and great deals from Thursday, September 18 until Sunday, September 21 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place (151 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto). With 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:  television design personality Tommy Smythe, the inspirational Marian Parsons aka Miss Mustard Seed making her Canadian debut, designer Evelyn Eshun,  home product and design specialist Vicky Sanderson, custom builder/renovator Dan Hall, and Cityline regular and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault. Celebrity experts and emerging style, décor and DIY bloggers will be taking part in the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Stylize where they will source and repurpose a household item from one of the nine Habitat for Humanity GTA ReStore locations.  For more information or tickets call 1-877-715-7469 or visit www.fallhomeshow.com.

SHOW DATES AND HOURS:
Thursday, September 18                                              11am to 9pm
Friday, September 19                                                    11am to 9pm
Saturday, September 20                                              10am to 9pm
Sunday, September 21                                                  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
Thursday after 4pm                                                     FREE
Friday after 6pm                                                          $11
Saturday, Sunday                                                         $15

Modern Living #JustRight 1Modern Living  #justright created by FLOROHome and featuring Casalife

Modern Living #justright, designed by Emmanuel Belliveau, creative director and founder of FLOROHome, features furnishings from casalife and brings a “Goldilocks” approach to today’s modern living. Too hot? Too cold? Through a new and inspired inner court yard layout combined with today’s off the floor furnishings, see how you can make your modern home #justright.

This unique space breaks the ice with the typical cold modern that permeates many minds when referencing this type of home design and décor.  The Modern Living #justright feature engages the senses with a year round green courtyard and shows, with the help of architecture, functional interior design and contemporary, stylish unique furniture, how you can warm it up for our unique climate.

“As the feature of the Toronto Fall Home Show, Modern Living #justright will architecturally give a sense of urban infill living,” states Emmanuel Belliveau, of FLOROHome. “Inner Court Yard homes allow home owners to experience greenscape and openness without having a front or back yard.  I think this is a great idea for a Toronto centric show as with urban density, this concept can really thrive.”

Furnished with the latest collection of designed furniture, lighting and accessories from casalife, Modern Living  #justright showcases functional, clutter free décor  with a mix of organic elements. Bring the serenity of outdoors into the city with outdoor deck tiles from Kandy Outdoor and an inner courtyard.

Modern Living #justright is how you live, a style that’s clean, simple and #justright.

Marian Parsons AKA Miss Mustard Seed smallerCanadian Debut of Miss Mustard Seed presented by Homestead House Paint Co.!

Some girls get giddy over a new pair of shoes. Marian Parsons aka Miss Mustard Seed gets giddy over room makeovers. With a lot of ingenuity, a little bit of effort, and a tight budget, she has transformed her home into a beautiful space and filled her heart with a lot more contentment. For the first time in Canada, Miss Mustard Seed presented by Homestead House Paint Co. will take the stage at the Fall Home Show daily.

Thousands have found inspiration at Marian’s blog, missmustardseed.com, where she shares dozens of new projects, ideas and DIY adventures. Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint distributed by Homestead House Paint Company and companion products are now sold at over 200 retail locations in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.

In addition to her blog and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line, Marian is also a freelance writer for HGTV.com, an antiques dealer, and the author of the book Inspired You (published by Thomas Nelson, November 2012.)  Her home and blog have been featured in Flea Market Style, Women’s Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Fresh Style, Make It Over, Romantic Homes, Flea Market Finds with Matthew Meade, Cottages & Bungalows, and on the Nate Berkus Show.  She currently lives near Gettysburg with her family and a parade of painted furniture.

TSmytheHR_12 smallerDesign and Renovation Advice from the Pros at the Main Stage inspired by Artemano

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, food gurus and design experts include television design personality Tommy Smythe,  inspirational blogger and DIY painted furniture expert Marian Parsons (Miss Mustard Seed), Cityline expert and Colour Aficionado Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, home product and design specialist Vicky Sanderson, Benjamin Moore Colour Expert Sharon Grech, renovator Michael Upshall, custom builder/renovator Dan Hall, designer Evelyn Eshun,  Executive Chef, Barilla America  Chef Lorenzo Boni and the Big Cheese at Cheesewerks Kevin Durkee to name a few.

FREE Condo Buyer’s Seminar Presented by BILD, Homes Publishing and The Real Estate Talk Show on the Main Stage inspired by Artemano – Saturday, Sept 20 at 11am

Analyze the GTA condo market and learn how to buy and invest in today’s condos during a free seminar presented by BILD, Homes Publishing and the Real Estate Talk Show on the Main Stage inspired by Artemano on Saturday, September 20 from 11am – 12:30pm. Discover the top five renos to add value to your condo and great designs for small spaces. Plus, bring your questions for a live Q&A with real estate expert Simon Giannini, interior designer Glen Peloso and renovation expert Brendan Charters, moderated by Erin McCoy, Real Estate Expert and Host of “The Real Estate Talk Show”. Tickets are limited. Register free at realestatetalkshow.ca or call 416-366-9090.

~ smaller IMG_8681 cropBack by Popular Demand – Habitat for Humanity GTA Upcycle Challenge: Stylize presented by Rust-Oleum

Celebrity experts and emerging style, décor and DIY bloggers will be taking part in the 3rd annual Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Stylize presented by Rust-Oleum where they will source and repurpose a household item from one of the nine Habitat for Humanity GTA ReStore locations.  All items will be on display in the Habitat Humanity Exhibit Area at the Fall Home Show throughout the show.

Upcycle Challenge: Stylize presented by Rust-Oleum features one of a kind masterpieces in 5 categories: Country Rustic, Industrial, Eco Chic, Vintage Glam and a Twist of Modern. Participants can exploit their creativity and DIY talents; their only stipulation is that they must use Rust-Oleum paint in their creation.

Confirmed participants include: Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander (Designers – Peloso Alexander Design); Lindsey Gerrish (LGrecreated); Leigh- Ann Allaire Perrault (Cityline expert and Colour Aficionado); Janet Hamilton (Paint It Like New), Melissa Davis (Designer – Catherine + Davis), Chris Palmer (Designer Craftsman),  Antoinette Plummer (interior decorator, visual display artist and blogger) and Lisa Canning (Interior Stylist) to name a few.

Visitors can also vote for their favourite upcycled creations on the Fall Home Show Facebook Page from September 8-20. The item with the most votes will receive the grand prize of a $500 Visa card. Each item will be on display in the Habitat Humanity GTA Exhibit Area at the Fall Home Show and up for auction onsite throughout the show.

The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Stylize presented by Rust-Oleum is the perfect way to draw attention to how easy it is to turn something used into something new and fashionable while raising awareness for Habitat for Humanity GTA.

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:

  • Samsung Curved UHD TV – For the ultimate immerse viewing experience, the innovative curved design and astonishing UHD picture quality draws you into the entertainment like never before
  • Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is 100% natural with no VOC’s. One quart of milk paint covers approximately 70 sq. feet.  Simply mix this powder with water- it’s that easy!
  • Artemano Bar Table – This urban bar table is made of dark, industrial metal paired with vibrant recycled wood originally used in the construction of Indonesian fishing boats. Developed to lower an impact on the environment, the wood used is not only stunningly beautiful, it has proven durability.
  • Patterson’s Fine Furniture and Design Corkscrew Table – Made in Ontario and constructed from historic sites, farms and old buildings, each Corkscrew Table is unique, one-of-a-kind, and full of character.
  • Dicon Global/First Alert Atom Smoke Alarm – The World’s smallest smoke alarm is tiny, but mighty. Smaller than an egg, this micro design contains innovative technology for maximum protection, reliability, and fewer false alarms.
  • Kemf HotFlake Heated Rubber Mats – HOTflake’s heated anti-slip doormats are made of moulded rubber and melt snow and ice to protect you from slips and falls.
  • Homestead House Paint Co. Fusion – Discover the colours found in Fusion, a new line of mineral based furniture paint, perfect for your home decor. Delivering an exceptional matte finish, this 100% acrylic latex paint requires no priming, sanding or top coat!
  • Rainlite Weatherproof with Remote Control Candles – Perfect for indoor and outdoor use, Rainlite candles are weatherproof and worry-free. The durable plastic shell can withstand rain and will not melt in the sun and heat. Drainage holes in the top and bottom, and rubber seals ensure your candle remains in a good condition, whatever the weather! Rainlite runs for 1000 hrs on 2 x D batteries and features Truflame LED technology. Features an 8-hour timer and optional remote for more features.
  • Mural Unique New Canadian Shield Rock Face Design – The photo mural of the Canadian Shield rock face by Artist Donn Petelka measures 15′ wide by 9′.  The mural is made of 10 strips and is prepasted, washable, dry strippable and reusable wallpaper mural that hangs like wallpaper and is easy to install. The murals come from photography material and original artworks of Canadian artists.
  • Zoocasa Real Estate App – Get the Zoocasa Real Estate App for Smartphones and Tablets. Perfect for looking at house listings while on the go, you can search all the MLS homes and Zoocasa’s unique and superior real estate search gives you the most comprehensive access to all the homes for sale in the GTA.

Destination RenovationDestination 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.

Evelyn Eshun – Thursday 2:30pm, Friday 1:30pm, Saturday 12pm

Barbara Nyke – Thursday 1pm, Friday 1pm, Sunday 1pm

Erica Gelman – Friday 11:30am

Aisan Ahmadi – Friday 1:30pm

Paul Semkuley – Saturday 11:30am, Sunday 11:30am

Glen Peloso & Jamie Alexander – Saturday 2pm, Sunday 1pm

Sandra Nash – Sunday 11am

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 designers Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander, contractor Jim Caruk, designer Erica Gelman, interior designer Evelyn Eshun, and interior stylist Paul Semkuley. The What’s Your Design Dilemma? booth is furnished by Up Country and designed by Evelyn Eshun.

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

Home + Style Studio Tour is a celebration of all things home and style, in support of Canadian HIV/AIDS causes — is celebrating its 15th Anniversary! Walk away with great buys on a huge selection of quality furniture and home furnishings at our Exclusive Access Sale. For four days we’ll help you stretch your decorating dollars for every room in the house with our special once-a-year pricing while you shop for this worthy cause.

Join Benjamin Moore’s Sharon Grech, regular guest expert on Cityline, for an exciting weekend stage presentation followed by one-on-one time to get answers to your design questions! Stop by and pick up a few blooms at our Flower Market in partnership with pickOntario and check out the latest in outdoor home and garden equipment from MTD Products.

About The Toronto Fall Home Show
In its 26th 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.  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

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is the voice of the land development, home-building and professional renovation industry in the Greater GTA. With more than 1,400 member companies, BILD works in partnership with members of the industry, government policy makers, home-buyers and the broader business community to ensure that we have diverse residential options and sufficient employment space to meet the needs of families and businesses – today and tomorrow. For more information www.bildgta.ca

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For additional information, please contact:

Peter Ashworth |  Ashley Lloyd |  Ashworth Associates |  416-603-6005
peter@ashworthassociates.com  |  ashley@ashworthassociates.com