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Landscape Ontario Congress Expo 2012

We visited the Landscape Ontario Congress Expo at the Toronto Congress Centre to get a peek at what’s in store for 2012.

The aisles were full of landscapers and homeowners checking out the booths and displays of various manufacturers and distributors. We’ve been told that hours went into setting up the displays at this show.

We were wowed by the stone manufacturers. Check out a few of these displays. Needless to say forklifts were required to set up these beauties!

Brooklin put together this beautiful outdoor fireplace.

Brooklin Stone fireplace display

Santerra Stonecraft created a relaxed feeling with the wood blind and wicker chairs, the stone simply accentuated the relaxation to be had on this “deck.”

Santerra Stonecraft display

It wasn’t just stone manufacturers and distributors at the show, there were also landscaping products, from pool manufacturers to arbor builders and more.

Leisure pools

Eden outdoor was particularly excited about their new wood-vinyl arbor. It’s a melding of wood and vinyl, making it sturdy and resistant to not only rot, but to the damaging effects of UVA rays that wood arbors face.

Eden arbors

We stumbled across Canadian Recycled Glass, they have a unique twist on “mulch,” instead of stone or woodchips, it’s recycled glass. We’re told it has been tumbled so that there are no sharp edges.

Canadian recycled glass

An interesting new product called the EcoBio-Block was also showcased at the LOCongress Expo. The rep explained that it is an all natural and environmentally friendly way of using micro-organisms that clean out algae from ponds.

EcoBio Block

Water Arts Inc put together this lovely rock fountain display. We love how something so simple can be so gorgeous!

Water Arts Inc

DCS by Fisher and Paykel displayed a variety of outdoor kitchen pieces. We are, however, sad to report that they forgot to bring their beer keg with them.

DCS Outdoor kitchen

Of course a landscaping trade show wouldn’t be a tradeshow without powertools!

Stihl gathered a crowd by having one of their people carve out art with one of their chainsaws. Now that is some precision work.

If any of these displays whet your appetite be sure to ask your local contractor about them, some of these exhibitors were business to business only.

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