The show brings the pages of the Cottage Life magazine to life in a three-day event that celebrates Canadian cottage living
The Fall Cottage Life Show will offer show-goers a safe and inviting environment to enjoy live talks and demonstrations, connect with exhibitors, shop exclusive offers and plan their next cottage project
(Toronto, ON – October 25, 2020) – After a year of successfully hosting virtual shows during the pandemic, the Cottage Life Show, Canada’s largest cottage and outdoor living event, announced today its annual Fall Cottage Life Show will return to the International Centre in Mississauga from Friday, Nov. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 14 for its first live show since 2019. The three-day comeback event is expected to attract many newcomers, a direct result of the pandemic accelerating urbanites’ interest in escaping city life for a spacious retreat in the great outdoors. Attendees will reconnect with the cottage industry’s leading brands and exhibitors, shop exclusive offers for their next cottage project, and attend inspiring and educational seminars with Cottage Life magazine’s editorial team alongside several guest speakers. The Fall Cottage Life Show will run concurrently with the Seasons Christmas Show, offering guests access to both shows for the price of one admission. Tickets are available now on the Fall Cottage Life Show website. Guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and adhere to health and safety protocols to attend.
“After a year of hosting virtual Cottage Life Shows, we’re excited to welcome the cottage community back to our Fall Cottage Life Show and lead the way as one of the first in-person shows to return in Ontario,” says Greg McLeod, Director, Consumer Shows at Blue Ant Media. “For over 25 years, cottagers have been looking to the Cottage Life Show to find the best advice, tools and expertise to help them buy a cottage, plan their next renovation project or make the most of their time away, and this year is no different in that respect. Our team and venue staff have worked incredibly hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable return for everyone this season.”
The return of the Fall Cottage Life Show provides the opportunity for readers to connect in-person with Cottage Life magazine’s editorial team at the Cottage Life Booth and offer their thoughts and feedback on what they love and would like to see more of in the magazine. Cottage Life magazine’s editorial team will take to the Main Stage to offer their advice and expertise on a number of cottage-related topics on the minds of their readers, including cottage-country real estate and popular pastimes. Cottage Life magazine’s Editor and Cottage Life podcast host, Michelle Kelly, will discuss the joys of birding in the winter and Cottage Life magazine’s Senior Associate Editor, Alysha Vandertogt, will share her top five tips property hunters should consider when buying a cottage. Readers’ favourite Cottage Coach, Adam Holman, will also host a fun DIY project on-stage where he will demonstrate how you can make your very own mountain shelf for the cottage (it also makes a great gift for the holidays).
With the Fall Cottage Life Show under the same roof as the Seasons Christmas Show, attendees can enjoy the best of both worlds in the lead-up to the holidays. This includes enjoying a drink (or two) at the Polar Bar, where every drink ticket sold benefits the Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative; meeting the friendly North Ridge Ranch sled dogs; and watching fun seasonal appetizer demonstrations from chef Tony Armstrong, and cheese expert and food writer, Sue Riedl. Attendees can also test out their DIY skills by signing up for a Make & Take Workshop, where they can create and take home their very own winter bird feeder, wooden snowman, candlestick homes, and much more.
For the latest show additions, list of exhibitors, event times and to register for admission, visit: cottagelife.com/shows.
Cottage Life, a division of Blue Ant Media, has been the definitive source for weekend living entertainment since 1988. Cottage Life publishes Cottage Life magazine, Cottagelife.com, and broadcasts the Cottage Life television channel across Canada. Cottage Life produces the annual Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Ottawa Cottage Life & Backyard Show, and the Cottage Life Cabin & Outdoor Show in Edmonton. cottagelife.com. Follow us on: Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/YouTube
Notes to Editor:
Show Hours and Dates:
Friday, November 12: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 13: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 14: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The International Centre – Hall 2 – Arrow Hall, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
Adults (18+): $15
Seniors (65+): $12
Youth (12-17): $12
Child (4-11): $9
Children (3 & under): Free
Limited tickets and time slots available.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for the Show:
The health and safety of our community has always been our main priority at the Fall Cottage Life Show and Seasons Christmas Show. We are committed to following all official government and local authority guidelines, as well as venue-specific regulations, to ensure our exhibitors, guests and sponsors can safely enjoy their experience. We are implementing the following measures to ensure you have a safe experience at the show:
- Proof of Vaccination Required.
Following the Province of Ontario’s announcement implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for certain indoor public events, the Fall Cottage Life Show and Seasons Christmas Show require all attendees to provide proof of vaccination. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted for admittance to the show, with the exception of guests with a verified medical exemption. Children under 12 years of age will be exempted from these requirements. All exhibitors, sponsors and staff will also be required to provide documentation of full vaccination.
- COVID-19 Mandatory Health Screening & Contact Tracing
All guests, exhibitors, sponsors and staff will be asked to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire before entering the premises and provide contact details.
- Mask or Face Covering Required
It is mandatory that everyone ages 2+ wear a mask or face covering inside during our consumer show event.
- Timed-Entry Tickets
We are implementing timed-entry tickets in order to space out crowds and provide a safe and enjoyable experience. Timed-entry tickets will be available to purchase on our website. Guests who arrive without a ticket may be required to wait for the next available entry time so we encourage everyone to book online ahead of their visit.
- Enhanced Cleaning Procedures
We are increasing our cleaning schedule and will be disinfecting high-touch and high-traffic areas multiple times a day.
In addition to the measures the Fall Cottage Life Show and Seasons Christmas Show are putting in place, please find here the International Center’s COVID-19 safety plan for visitors and attendees.