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Must-see exhibits at the CNE to furnish your home

It’s the end of summer and you know what that means: The Canadian National Exhibition! Fatty fried food, carnival rides and games that promise a stuffed animal if you win. But there’s so much more to the annual event. Here’s a list of retailers to watch out for in the shopping pavilion. It’s a great place to find unique home accessories to perfect your favourite spaces!

The Details

Event: The CNE

Location: Toronto’s Exhibition Place

When: August 21 to September 7

 Regular HoursLabour Day Hours
Gates10am to 10pm10am to 5pm
Grounds10am to midnight10am to 9pm
Buildings10am to 10pm10am to 7pm
CasinoNoon to 6amNoon to 8pm
RidesWeekdays 11am to midnight10am to 9pm
Weekends 10am to midnight10am to 9pm

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Pavilion

Have you spent your summer renovating your home? Perhaps you hired a general contractor to completely transform your home, or hired an interior decorator to freshen up some of the rooms.

The CNE is not only a great place to bring the family for fun and excitement, but with so many retailers under one roof, you can actually furnish your newly renovated home with a wide array of offerings! The Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Pavilion is filled with dozens upon dozens of furniture, glass, home decor and leather goods retailers, so here’s a taste of what you can expect to see at the show!

Why not bring some pictures of your home to show the exhibitors? Or, bring some photos of  furniture pieces you like. Let the exhibitors find unique pieces that will complement your home.

Source: Toronto Travel Guide (left) and (right).

Source: Toronto Travel Guide (left) and (right).

TMC Restoration

Have an old heirloom sitting in your home that you don’t know what to do with? Maybe it’s an old piece of furniture, or a couch that you want to keep in the family because it belonged to a loved one, but it doesn’t match your home’s decor and needs major restoration.

For over 25 years, TMC Restoration has been providing furniture and antique repairs. The family-owned and operated business will be in the pavilion. Their years of expertise can be beneficial to you if you’d like to restore or repair a piece of furniture! Visit them in booth 329 for more information!

Don’t forget to bring a picture of the furniture you’d like to restore!

Source: TMC Restoration.

Source: TMC Restoration.

If you’re looking for new furniture pieces as opposed to restoring old ones, then check out our directory for a list of furniture and home accessories stores in your neighbourhood!

Creative Silhouettes

Want to make your home stand out with unique decor? Then you should make your way to the Creative Silhouettes home decor booth 526. The company specializes in producing and installing wall decals and printing graphics.

You know that empty wall in your family room that you don’t know what to do with? A wall decal could be the perfect home accessory for it. It’s Creative Silhouettes’ goal to find a wall art/decal that suits your needs and budget.

Plus, they come in so many different colours, styles and textures. It’ll be easy to find one that suits your home. Alternatively, you can flex your creative muscles and come up with a design of your own! Creative Silhouettes will turn your vision into a reality.

Talk about wall art! Source: Creative Silhouettes.

Talk about wall art!
Source: Creative Silhouettes.


There are so many different wall art products on the market. Think textured wallpaper. But TOROWOLO is taking accent walls to the next level by producing textured wall art that literally pops out of the wall. It’s 3-dimensional art that can give your home a very unique look. The experts behind the wall art can create pieces that suit your home’s personality. They’re not only hand-made, but long lasting and durable.

They could also be a really neat way to finish off a fresh room renovation! Visit Booth 323 to see and touch the designs.

wall art pieces


Crystallize It

Do you have family photos you’d love to put on display in your home, but can’t seem to find the perfect photo frame for it? We feel your pain. Crystallize It is offering an alternative to photo frames: 3D photo crystals! They’ll transform a photo of your choosing and put it into a piece of crystal! Opt for black and white photos in the crystal, or turn it into colour to add a burst of colour with your new home accessory.

Check them out in booth 212!

Crystallized photos are a great alternative to photo frames. Source: Crystallize It.

Crystallized photos are a great alternative to photo frames.
Source: Crystallize It.

Not for you? If you’re still a fan of framed photos, then check out our directory of home accessory stores! The experts will be happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for!

The Bean Ladies

Did you just transform your kitchen into the ultimate space with a kitchen renovator? We hope you have a lot of room for cooking and entertaining. The Bean Ladies will be in booth 1328 to showcase their products: beans and hand-blended spices to make soups, stews and more.

When you have guests over to see your newly renovated kitchen, offer them a warm cup of soup or salad dressed with these specialty beans. What’s more inviting than that?

Meet The Bean Ladies! Here they are cooking up a storm on Breakfast Television:

TaLii Towels

Almost every room in your house needs towels – the kitchen, the bathroom, mud room, laundry room. Every room, right? But finding the right towel can be difficult. You might be looking for a microfiber towel, one that dries fast, is super absorbent and comfortable to use.

That’s what TaLii Towels set out to create when the company opened its business. Their towels are perfect for any use in your home. Plus, you can even have them embroidered, which would be such a cute addition to a newly renovated bathroom.

They’ll be in booth 1038, where you’ll be able to see and feel the quality of the towels.

With so many colours, it'll be easy to find a match for your home. Source: TaLii Towels.

With so many colours, it’ll be easy to find a match for your home.
Source: TaLii Towels.

Not going to make it to the CNE this year? We’re sad you’ll be missing out on all the fun, but you can still use our directory to find a laundry list of furniture and home accessories stores to visit. Check out these great stores to find what you’re looking for to complete your home’s decor.

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