Special seasonal features include: interactive festive tablescape demonstrations, a special on-site ghost walk and talk with Glenn Laycock to determine if your home is haunted or in need of a renovation, a free pumpkin painting workshop, and much more
The Fall Home Show returns September 29th-October 1st to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
Pictured: Fall Home Show’s free “Paint Your Own Pumpkin” workshop returns to the Enercare Center, Exhibition Place, from September 29th – October 1st. fallhomeshow.com
TORONTO, ON – September 11th, 2023 – The 2023 Fall Home Show returns to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto from September 29th – October 1st, offering visitors access to over 250 exhibitors and lifestyle vendors, alongside Canada’s top renovation, design and DIY experts. Featuring live and interactive tablescape demonstrations, a pop-up plant sale, free hands-on pumpkin painting workshops, ghost walks, and stage presentations from Scott McGillivray alongside other notable industry experts, the Fall Home Show helps visitors update and upgrade their home. Tickets to the Fall Home Show are available now at fallhomeshow.com.
“With colder fall temperatures top of mind, we’ve curated a lineup of fun and festive stage presentations, interactive demonstrations and free DIY workshops to get visitors excited about wanting to spend more time indoors,” says Sharon Donaldson, Show Director, Toronto Home Shows. “Our Speakers Lounge spotlights a variety of home-related topics, including seasonal home trends, indoor plant care, organizational solutions and home renovation vs. DIY projects, so whether you own or rent in the GTA, visitors will be able to find the inspiration and resources they need to plan their next functional or visual upgrade.”
Speakers Lounge Highlights:
Scott McGillivray, HGTV, Real Estate and Renovation Expert
“When to DIY & When to Call in the Pros”
Date/Time: Saturday, September 30th at 11:00 a.m.
The TV professionals make it look easy, but it’s important to know when to attempt a DIY project and when to call in the experts. Tackling projects that should be left to the professionals could end up in disaster and cost homeowners more money and grief in the long run. Scott assesses the risks to help homeowners make informed decisions.
Christina Da Costa and Maria Perketa, Aspire Design Group
Date/Time: Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 1st at 12:00 p.m.
“Lights, Camera, Basement! Unveiling the Spectacular Secrets of Basement Renovations!”
In this high-energy presentation, Christina and Maria unveil the extraordinary secrets of transforming a dark and dreary basement into a mesmerizing space that will leave guests in awe. From concept to execution, the duo will show attendees how lighting, acoustics, and immersive audiovisual systems can create a cinematic oasis for movie lovers. They will also show how to create the ultimate basement and wine cellar to entertain guests and clever storage solutions that will help maximize every inch of your basement.
Erin Klassen, co-owner of Urban Gardener
“Becoming a Plant Parent: Indoor Plants That Will Thrive With You”
Date/Time: Friday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, October 1st at 3:15 p.m.
As Ontarians head indoors, Erin Klassen from the Urban Gardener, a Toronto-based boutique plant store, shares her proven tips for plant care, selection, and how to bring a healthy dose of green vibes into your home. Visitors are also invited to bring a photo of their sick houseplant and ask the Urban Gardener team how to make it feel better.
Effy Terry, Organize That
“Fall in Love With Your Space: Declutter, Organize, Cozy Up!”
Date/Time: Friday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m.
Fall cleaning is just as important as spring cleaning. Effy delves into the importance of re-evaluating what has a purpose and is functional vs. what is clutter and how to tackle it. By streamlining and organizing your home, Effy shows how this will help pave the way towards a tranquil environment.
New Show Features:
Interactive Experience: Ghostly EX-plorations, Sponsored by T+E (now in free preview)
Date/Time: Friday, Sept. 29th and Saturday, Sept. 30th at 6:00 p.m.
Fall Home Show attendees are invited to join Glenn Laycock, Team Captain of the Canadian Paranormal Investigations, Friday and Saturday evening as he hosts a ghost walk around the famously haunted Exhibition grounds. Glenn will appear in the Speakers Lounge at 6 p.m. offering attendees tips and advice on how they can determine if their house is haunted or in need of a home reno.
Ghost tours to follow each stage talk. Ghostly EX-plorations are free for all Fall Home Show attendees
Interactive Experience: Tablescapes With Designer Nicholas Rosaci, Presented by Chair-Man Mills
Hosted daily by style influencer and designer Nicholas Rosaci, come see themed tablescapes, including Thanksgiving and Halloween tables, come to life before your very eyes. Nicholas will also talk about how renting furnishings and decor for a party is an effective way to host a fresh look each year, and avoid the cost of owning and storing at home. Expect fun and festive table napkin and centerpiece demonstrations happening right on the Main Aisle. Nicolas will also be hosting daily stage presentations about table stylings and rentals in the Speakers Lounge.
Interactive Experience: Airways Creative Painted Finishes
DeAnne of AirWays Creative Painted Finishes shows visitors how to transform an old drab wall into a luxurious focal point on a budget. Whether visitors are homeowners, or live in a condo or rental unit, DeAnne demonstrates how to create a faux marble effect and tile effect, or alternatively, create a show-stopping mural. It’s an ideal way for renters to make an impact without making a permanent change to their space.
Pop-Up Plant Sale
Drop by the Pop-Up Plant Sale and meet with experts from Toronto’s leading plant retailers, Promise Planet and Urban Gardener. Get inspired and educated on the importance of plants in your homes, especially during the colder months. Whether visitors own or rent their space, plants are an affordable, high-impact way to boost your mood, improve air quality, and add colour and vibrancy to their home.
DIY Centre, Sponsored by DAP Canada
Toronto Home Show’s resident design and renovation ambassadors, Desta Ostapyk (Love It or List It, HGTV), Jordan Spear and Mark Rason return to the DIY Centre to educate visitors on the basics of using power tools. Together, they’ll show attendees small DIY projects, simple home improvements, paint tips and tool safety tips.
Ask A Professional, presented by Reno + Decor magazine and RenoMark
Showgoers can benefit from free one-on-one 15-minute consultations with Canada’s leading home designers Kate Davidson and Amanda Shields. Experts from RenoMark will also be on-hand to answer your home renovation project questions.
FREE Paint Your Own Pumpkin workshop, hosted by Crafty Creatures
Hosted by Leanne Dowall of Crafty Creatures, visitors of all-ages are invited to unleash their creativity and paint their very own gourd-eous pumpkin to take home for Thanksgiving or Halloween decor. Crafty Creatures will supply the paint and pumpkins, and visitors supply their own creativity!