A home should always be evolving—it's not something you buy then neglect for the duration of your home ownership. It's a continual investment of time, love and care. As soon as you purchased your Toronto home, you might already have had home project ideas running through your mind about things you'd like to work on in the foreseeable future, be it sprucing up your home with proper interior design, converting garages into workshops or basements into family entertainment centres (or secret man caves), gardening or landscaping work, DIY renovations or maintenance repairs, and so on.
With the success of the four-day Toronto Fall Home Show held last month at the Exhibition Place, it goes to show how Toronto is a hub for home-related trade shows and expos, which are a great opportunity for Toronto property owners to become knowledgeable about all the wonderful things that go with owning a home. If you missed this year's Fall Home Show, be sure to mark your calendars for some of these other home and garden conventions in the coming winter and spring months:
HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo
Running next month from December 2-4 at the Metro Toronto Convetion Centre, the 18th annual HomeBuilder & Renovator Exposition will host a mix of exhibits and informative seminars. This is a large networking event with more than 1,600 national and international exhibitors expected to attend, introducing new products and innovative new technologie—take this as a chance to learn about best practices when it comes to the construction and design of your Toronto home!
Interior Design Show
Bear witness to the latest, most creative innovations from the world of design at the Interior Design Show, to be held next year from January 21-24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. With great numbers of rising international and Canadian design talent invited to the event, it's a fantastic opportunity to learn a thing or two about trends in urban spaces and home design, giving your own Toronto home that little bit of flair it might need. Be sure to keep an eye out for features on Canadian-made products!
Whether your home is old or brand new, think of it as a blank canvas where you can engage in countless fun home improvement projects from start to finish. Learn a few tips and tricks from home trade shows around Toronto!
National Home Show
This is the big one—the National Home Show, one of Toronto's largest trade shows will take place on March 11-20 at the Enercare Centre. Sponsored by RE/MAX, 94% of of atendees are homeowners from all over the Greater Toronto Area coming by to see new products, learn about home decor and furnishings, kitchen and bathroom renovations, door, window and flooring intsallations, gardening and landscaping, energy efficiency and other green measures, and other fun projects for their homes.
Green Living Show
The Green Living Show is a great example of Toronto residents' initiatives to move toward green and sustainable lifestyles while at home. Current homeowners and future homebuyers can learn about all the things they can incorporate into home living, from switching to energy-efficient home fixtures and eco-friendly products to tips on living a greener lifestyle, starting with the healthy things that belong on the dinner table. Catch this event on April 15-17 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
"Be sure to also stop by the GTA Home & Reno Show on February 12-15 at the International Centre in Mississauga!"