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Get Ready for the GTA’s 2019 Home Reno and Design Shows

If you’re someone who lives for home improvement or interior design, chances are you cannot wait for this time of year. Now is the time that all of our favourite interior design, home renovation and home improvement expos and shows start popping up. To help you plan out your season of inspiration, renovation planning, and booths that keep trying to sell you hair care products and smoked meats, we’ve compiled a list of the GTA’s upcoming design and home improvement shows.

IDS Toronto

When: January 17 – 20

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Kicking off the 2019 season is the most stylish of all the shows –IDS Toronto! This year’s show will feature International guests of honour Neri&Hu, a Great Lakes Cabin concept house, a look at future spaces, and show favourites like Ontario Wood’s always remarkable installation, Studio North & Prototype, Maker, and more.


The GTA Home and Reno Show

When: February 15th – 18th

Where: The International Centre

This year, the centerpiece of the GTA Home & Reno show will be the Héméra Micro-Loft, presented by Bonneville Homes. This gorgeous home has been designed to allow as much light as possible inside. With 10-foot ceilings and loads of windows, we’re prepared to say, “mission accomplished”.

Another must-see at this year’s GTA Home & Reno show is the $5,000 kitchen! This is going to be the ultimate reality check when it comes to those too-good-to-be-true renovation promises. Stop by this eye-opening installation of an actual kitchen that was renovated on the cheap. You’ll get to see exactly what $5,000 buys in a kitchen reno, along with over 50 different problems plaguing this kitchen as a result.

Other features of this year’s show include the Home Hardware DIY & Tooling Centre, the Handyman’s corner, design intervention, a host of expert speakers, and much more!


National Home Show/Canada Blooms

When: March 8 – 17

Where: The Enercare Centre

This is the big one, the GTA’s favourite home improvement and gardening event! Walk through this year’s dream home, receive real-world advice from experts at the Home Hardware DIY Centre, and bring all of your home reno questions to Destination Renovation. Don’t forget to take in the host of top name presenters on the UNILOCK celebrity stage. This year, we’ll be hearing from Canada’s favourite deck expert –Paul LaFrance, design experts Kat Davidson, Linda Mazur, and Rebecca Hay, and definitely be sure to catch’s favourite gardening guru –Denis Flanagan alongside renowned Canadian gardening expert Mark Cullen as they discuss what’s new at Canada Blooms and more.


The Spring Cottage Life Show

When: March 21 – 24

Where: The International Centre

This is the GTA’s premiere showcase for all things cottage. This is a great place to for inspiration and information about gardening, docks and decks, cottage maintenance, recreational real estate and more.


Backyard Living Expo

When: March 29 – 31

Where: The International Centre

This show is all about backyards, barbecue and beverages. While it might be chilly outside right now, before you know it, we will all be dreaming about a return to outdoor living and entertaining. So, plan to get inspired this spring by a host of exhibitors, speakers, and show features all designed to get your ready for backyard living.

This year’s list of speakers includes: get gardening insights from Ben Cullen, learn about backyard-transforming DIY builds from the Brolaw Brothers, savour valuable culinary inspiration from three of the GTA’s favourite chefs, and much more!


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