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SHOWCASE MARKETING LIMITED
1110 Sheppard Ave. E., Ste. 410,
Toronto
Canada - M2K 2W2

ABOUT US

Since 1980, Showcase Marketing Ltd. has been producing high quality consumer shows you can depend on. Our experience includes such highly respected shows as: IIDEX, The International Interior Design Exposition, Construct Canada, Construction Trade Show, The International Home Show, The International Home & Garden Show, Your Home & Cottage Show, Innoventions World and The Successful Gardening Show.

We deliver quality events that capture the highest attendance of any 4-day consumer show in Canada!

Our Commitment to You

As a leader in event management, we strive to produce first-rate events in which our sponsors, partners and exhibitors will be proud.  

We service all your production needs including; decoration, security, registration, public relations, in-house graphics, media buying, customs, shipping, storage and delivery, signage, catering, floor-planning, and much more. Years of experience and an established track record with exhibitors allows us to provide you a high-quality audience and deliver services at customer preferred rates.

Building Your Business Is Our Business

All shows are supported by an intensive media blitz, which consists of television, radio, newspaper, magazine and outdoor advertising.  We are dedicated to attaining the highest level of pre-qualified attendance and services for our visitors while providing the best selling environment for our exhibitors.

Call our show sales consultants today at (416) 512-1305 / (888) 508-9999 to find out how you can be a part of our next show.

 

 

As Canada’s largest Fall Show for attendance, we have 20 successful Fall Shows under our belts. 

Because we know how to deliver the attendance, and bring more sales to you!

JOIN US AND BECOME PART OF OUR SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL HOME SHOW HISTORY!

 

VISITORS TO THE SHOW ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS

  • 95%    are 25 years of age and over
  • 73%    own their home, condo or townhouse
  • 86%    of last year’s visitors did not attend any other home show
  • 65%    plan to make a purchase from an exhibitor within 3 months
  • 70%    of visitors found what they were looking for at the show
  • 68%    of visitors were female
  • 71%    plan to renovate this year
  • 68%    plan to attend our next show

EXHIBITORS CAN IMPROVE SALES RESULTS BY INVITING CUSTOMERS TO THE SHOW.  

  • Exhibitor passes
  • Unlimited number of discount tickets
  • Pre-show ticket sales
  • Official Show Guide Listing
  • FREE Exhibitor and Consumer Parking
  • Launch new products, get instant feedback, meet distributors.

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!  

We do show advertising for you. We can be seen and heard on all major radio & TV stations in Southern Ontario. Take advantage of our advertising with top daily newspapers, consumer magazines, targeted direct mail, promotional opportunities, outdoor advertising and much more.  Maximize your impact with consumers by participating in our public relations campaign.

One-stop shopping means your customers have the ease of finding it all under one roof

WE MAKE MOVE-IN EASY AND YOUR EXHIBITION REWARDING

  • Simple one floor access
  • 35 accessible move-in doors
  • Non-union handling facility
  • 24-hour building security
  • Crate storage
  • Standard booth drape (upon request)
  • Aisle carpet & cleaning

 



Some 2007 Highlights !

 

Our 2007 Attractions Include:   

Tour the Amazing Model Home. Built By: 

What better way for visitors to get started on their own model home then by taking a lesson from the experts. Tour a beautifully decorated, finely crafted Model Home built by Quality Engineered Homes.  Quality Homes has been creating model homes and cottages on lots everywhere in Ontario and they are known as Canada’s leading “Precision Built” Home Builder.  If you want you can even purchase the display house on-site.  

The    SuperHouse Design Reno Theatre.  

This year’s International Home & Garden is proud to bring you a great Celebrity Line-up including: Sarah Richardson of HGTV’s popular “design inc.”; Renovation Expert John Sillaots, CFRB’s Home Improvement Specialist Frank Cohn and many more.

Sarah Richardson: Kitchen Trends & Themes/Working with Pattern.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity with Sarah as she updates you on the latest trends, design, materials, colours and themes for the most important room in your home.  Then later learn new and exciting ways to rejuvenate your home for spring with bold pattern and exciting colour.

Frank Cohn: Top Trends in Renovating/The Most Commonly Asked Renovation Questions.

Frank will be on hand to show you what is happening in the world of renovation.  Frank, host of CFRB’s Home Improvement Show, is ready to answer all your renovation questions, bring your dilemmas, pictures and samples and he will help you solve your renovation problems as easy as 1-2-3.

John Sillaots: Get a Grip on The Reno Revolution

Where is the world of home improvement headed? Get caught up in the revolution with John Sillaots and see what tomorrow promises.

Kim Stephenson: Dressing Your House For Sale.

Selling your home? Kim Stephenson knows how essential home styling can be in today’s competitive real estate market.  Let her show you how a few changes can add great value to your home.

                                                  

The Décor Design Gallery

As you strolled through the Décor Design Gallery, sponsored by Walls, Windows Furnishings Association, you will be led on a journey of style and colour.  If you are looking to update your home this is one feature you definitely don’t want to miss.

While there.......... You enjoy FREE Interior Décor Advice at the “Ask A Designer” Consultation Booth !

Members of the Walls, Windows Furnishings Association will be on hand to answer any decorating dilemmas. Homeowners bring your samples, pictures, questions and plans with you and enjoy a FREE 15 minute Consultation a qualified professional interior decorator to discuss your individual needs.  

Sponsored by:

                                              

 

Get A Healthy Home and Save Money on GREEN STREET

We are proud to announce that the International Home & Garden Shows have been recognized as the first Canadian Consumer Shows to put a concentrated emphasis on GREEN, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, ECO BUILD and ENERGY SAVING products and services.  We recognize the importance of environmental issues for our visitors and in the expanded GREEN STREET. This informative section of the show highlights the importance of ENERGY STAR products, “green build” construction, energy and money saving products.

                                                                               


The Green Living Stage

Experts in the field of Energy Management, Green Building and Renewable Energy Sources will be on hand to enlighten visitors on better ways to build and renovate a healthier home that will  help you save money and the environment.  Seminars run throughout the 4 days of the show.  Located in Hall 3  

 

William Kemp

William is the well-known author of such books as $mart Power will be on hand to inform you about the Ontario’s Energy Future and the Role Homeowner’s play in that future.  Learn how you can use energy more efficiently and reduce your costs.

 

Horace Lee: Green Roofs – Misconceptions & Benefits

Step into an era where the protection of the environment and sustainability are major focuses of our future, green roofs will become a major component of our daily lives.  Let Horace educate you on the many environmental, financial and societal benefits of green roofs. 

 

Bruce Miller: Smart Home Technology

Learn how to make your home a smart home that can increase your family’s comfort and safety, simplify and enhance you lifestyle while saving you money.  Bruce will show you how to turn an existing home into a smart home with virtually no wiring.  You won’t want to miss this exciting and informative session.

 

Bette Stock: Holistic Design & Natural Decorating

Better will introduce you to the wonderful world of holistic design and natural decorating.  Find out the design trends of the future and how you can achieve a healthy greener lifestyle.

 

Andrew Roblin: Change Your Air Filter – Change Your Life

Andrew believes that the best possible indoor air quality is a key part or any healthy lifestyle.  He will be discussing issues that concern all homeowners – eliminating toxins and chemicals from your life.  You don’t want to miss this vital presentation

 

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The International Home & Garden Show Supports: Habitat for Humanity Brampton 

You can support them by Building a Birdhouse or Signing-A-Stud. 

Habitat for Humanity Brampton is pleased to have volunteers present and a booth for the second year at the International Centre, Home and Garden Show. Habitat for Humanity will be providing temporary tattoos and balloons to children. As well, they will have a painting and decorating table for miniature birdhouses, which the children can paint right in the booth and take home. Habitat for Humanity will also provide guests with an opportunity to Sign-A-Stud for a nominal donation of a toonie. They have assembled an exterior wall from which the studs will be placed into the frame of the next home we build. This is an opportunity to provide partner families with a message of support as they begin their new life as proud homeowners.

Habitat for Humanity is a not-for-profit program with a mandate to build homes for people who otherwise could not afford them. There are opportunities to volunteer, to provide professional services, to donate goods or gifts in kind at a build or to the retail Habitat store, which is called the ReStore and located at Rutherford and Glidden Roads in Brampton.

In Brampton Habitat for Humanity has set a goal of building 10 homes by 2010 and this goal will require a community of support from individuals and corporations. Come and visit the Habitat for Humanity Brampton booth and learn more about the plans for the future and how you can be a part of an exciting volunteer organization.

Please visit their booth located in Hall 3, by the Licensed Food Lounge at Aisles H and J.


 

Kitchen & Bath Showcase

What are the latest decorating trends for the most renovated rooms of the house? The Kitchen & Bath Showcase Exhibitors will answer all those questions as they offer a mix of innovative designs, functional space saving ideas, unique products and new materials that inspire comfort, efficiency and style. Revitalize Your Home!

Lighten Up Mississauga

Mississauga residents will receive a coupon in their Enersource Hydro Mississauga billing statement for fluorescent light bulbs. Bring your coupon to the Enersource booth located on Green Street in Hall 3 and pick your bulbs up FREE. (You will be required to show proof that you live in Mississauga to validate the coupon).

Sponsored by:     

                            

A Builder’s Paradise

If you’re looking to build a second home or have a building/renovation question, we have the experience exhibitors who can answer your questions.  Renovation World, was located in Hall 2, emphasizes the most up-to-date building, renovating and home improvement products.  Then stroll over to Hall 3 and meet Canada’s Best Home Builders on Dream Builder’s Walk.

 

Enter To Win

While you were at the show, you could enter your name in the draw for a

$10,000  Home Shopping Spree.

 

  

 

 



Some of Our 2009 Highlights !

 

Tour the Amazing Model Home.


 
 
Built By:

Take a lesson from the experts! Quality Engineered Homes is Canada’s leading “Precision Built” Home Builder and they  built this Amazing Model Home right inside the show. Visitors could pick up design tips as they toured this beautifully decorated, finely crafted Home. If you wanted to,  you could even have purchased this model at the show.

  Quality Homes have been creating model homes and cottages on lots everywhere in Ontario and they are known as Canada’s leading “Precision Built” Home Builder.  

Sponsored by:



If Condo Living more your style…

Discover The    Adventure
Visitors who were interested in buying, decorating or renovating a condo enjoyed over 5,000 sq. ft. dedicated to “Everything Condo”. 

The public was invited to meet Builders, Designers, Decorators, Security Experts, Organizers, and Exhibitors. They were all featuring  multi-functional furniture, space efficient and energy saving products. They were all on site to answer any of your questions. 

Sponsored By:   

The 2009 SuperHouse Design Reno Theatre.


If you were planning any sort of renovation or decoration project,  the SuperHouse Design Reno Theatre had the experts who could make your renovations as painless as possible.  

Visitors to the show were  invited to stop by and discover tips and tricks to get them started in the right direction.  Our great Celebrity Line-up included:  CityLine’s Design Experts Lynn Spence, Vicky Sanderson, Karl Lohnes  and many more. 

 

 

Stage Decorations 

courtesy of: 

 

Sponsored by:   

 

Lynn Spence Consulting Ltd

 

 
                      


   

Lynn Spence 

Cityline’s Interior Design & Fashion Expert 

All About Style

Invest in your home, whether you're budget is tight as a drum or free and easy. Your home should reflect your personal style. Trends come and go, but classics look great when mixed with clever trends. Style expert Lynn Spence showed us how to combine great style on any budget.   

Bev Bell

Home Hardware’s Paint Expert

Dream It! Paint It! Love It!  

Bev Bell is the Creative Director for Home Hardware's Paint and Home Products Division. A decor writer for Home at Home magazine, Bev also makes frequent guest appearances on television shows such as CityLine, Canadian House and Home, Breakfast TV and on her local station, CKCO-TV. Bev is an active member of the Color Marketing Group an international organization that tracks colour and design trends, and the National Paint Designers Association, Bev is a much sought after speaker about home decor and design and decorating trends.  Fashionable, fresh trend ideas to make you fall in love with your home all over again.  

 

William MacDonald

Style Expert  

Kitchen Trends
We found out how to make our kitchens really cook with William MacDonald as he forecasted the key trends and forwarded design directions for what is considered the most popular room in the house, the kitchen! With his extensive background in interior design coupled with his witty anecdotes and images of his recent work, we had the recipe to make our kitchen taste great! 

Karl Lohnes 

CTV's Canada AM’s Home Expert 

Easy Decorating Trends
Karl showed us the latest decor trends for and how to incorporate them into your home without breaking the bank. We had all of our decorating questions answered live at the show! We were encouraged to bring our pictures to this seminar.

 

Vicky Sanderson

Toronto Star columnist & Home product expert

Cost Cutting Kitchen Gadgets

Everyone’s watching what they spend these days. But pinching pennies doesn’t have to mean short-changing the family on tasty, healthy meals. And in this time-starved world, it shouldn’t translate into more work and extra food preparation for the family chef.  Vicky demonstrated kitchen counter-top appliances and gadgets that saved time and money, without sacrificing taste. She’ll also shared tips and tricks on easy, innovate ways to cut costs in the kitchen.

 

Yvonne Williams 

Total Confidence  

Deck Rejuvenation & A Spring Facelift for Your Home!
Give your deck a facelift! Visitors at this seminar, learned the tricks of the trade to staining and sprucing up their decks and getting ready for the backyard entertaining season. Welcome Spring into and around your house- learn proper painting techniques for the interior and exterior.

 

Melissa Maker 

Clean My Space 

Environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Melissa Maker may be young, but she has mopped, scrubbed, sprayed and swept her way to success. Being an entrepreneur and seeking an opportunity to inject her brand of integrity, quality, and fun, she started Clean My Space at the young age of 24. Clean My Space has become a successful cleaning company that focuses on the urban condo market and caters to the lifestyle of professionals. Melissa found that clients requested environmentally friendly products, special cleaning solutions for unique finishes and . Melissa spends her time researching products, testing techniques, writing articles, educating clients, running her business, and of course, cleaning. Clean My Space recently won Homestars.com Best of 2008 category award for Home and Apartment Cleaning!

 

Jay Purvis & Neil Davis 

The Fix Contractors & Professional Pranksters from the HGTV hit series THE FIX 
DIY Made Easy

Jay and Neil inspired people with practical DIY solutions for their reno needs. DIY can be the only alternative for many hard working families wanting to update their space, and who better than this reno punk'd team to show people the right way and the very wrong way to do it. From practical no nonsense explanations and fun stories,  this witty daring duo showed you the proper way to update key rooms like kitchens and bathrooms without breaking the bank. Ridiculous time saving short cuts, shoddy materials & cost cutting mistakes were explored - making people aware of the pit falls and affordable alternatives to many home makeover projects. 

 

Alison Griffiths
Host of W Network’s MAXED OUT & Financial Expert 

Cleaning Your Financial Closet
Our financial lives are incredibly complex and confusing. As a result our financial closets, like our clothes closets, become cluttered with stuff we don’t understand and don’t know what to do with. A spring clean up is in order to get you on track!
Visitors found out the major mistakes they made in their financial lives and how to rectify them. Alison gave effective strategies to maximize equity in your home while at the same time tilting against common held ideas about real estate, renovations and making your house your home. 

 


Massimo Capra

Entertain Tuscan Style 
Spring entertaining with heart warming Tuscan cuisine, simple easy delicious and budget friendly. Sometimes we are so busy trying to make a living that we forget to live, to make time to cook good, fresh, local and in season food should not be a chore but a naturally occurring event in every family and it does not have to take a lot of time.

 

Jason Parsons

Wine and Food, the Joy of Life
Jason Parsons of Peller Estates and a Cityline regular,  showed us how to enjoy the best in wine and food. He demonstrated 3 dishes and what wines are best. Jason and a sommelier from Peller Estates shared  tips on buying and pairing wine with food. Cheers!

Robert Rainford

Turkey: Grilled not Baked
We watched as celebrity TV chef, Chef Robert Rainford showed us how to use a healthy turkey and include ingredients that your whole family will love.  Turkey is not only for special occasions or for your oven, but all year round and for your BBQ.

Chef Dean Michielsen  Liaison College

Winter Comfort Foods for the Everyday Gourmet
We joined Chef Dean as he whiped up his award winning recipe from the Steam Whistle Beer Recipe Contest.
Slow Food – Taste Local, Taste Fresh Chef Dean and Liaison College showed us how to be “green” in your kitchen.
Super Soups for the Seasons Liaison College cooked up ideas to keep us in season with soups and local produce.
Spring into Spring Rolls We were all  inspired with the tastiest wraps to entertain and enjoy by the chefs of Liaison College.

Tony Aspler 

Enjoying Wine

Tony shared his experience and demonstration with the audience how to taste wine like a pro. There was two demonstrations at  3pm and 6pm on Thursday. 

 

 

The 2009 Décor Design Gallery


The Décor Design Gallery, sponsored by Walls, Windows Furnishings Association, featured experts in the world of décor and design.  These professionals helped us with any decorating dilemmas. Visitors took a journey into a world of style and colour.  They discovered the newest trends and the latest styles.  If you were looking to update your home, this is one feature you just could not afford to miss.  

 

 

While there..........

 

 Visitors enjoyed FREE Interior Décor Advice at the “Ask A Designer” Consultation Booth !

Members of the Walls, Windows Furnishings Association were on hand to answer your questions and offer great advice. Homeowners could bring samples, pictures, questions and plans with them and enjoy a FREE 15 minute consultation with a qualified professional interior decorator.   

Sponsored by: 
 

Great Ideas to Live Better, Naturally in the 

GREEN STREET PAVILION

 

We were proud to announce that the International Home & Garden Show has been recognized as the first Canadian Consumer Shows to put a concentrated emphasis on GREEN, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, ECO BUILD and ENERGY SAVING products


The Green Street Pavilion sponsored by enersource, was your one-stop shopping solution for a GREEN home makeover.  If you had any questions, our knowledgeable exhibitors had all the answers in a 30,000 sq. ft. eco-marketplace.

     Sponsored by:

                                      


Escape to Patio, Pool & Spa World  

 

Featuring the Outdoor Living Pavilion

Are you ready for Summer and Backyard Entertaining? We explored Patio, Pool & Spa World, and discovered over 30,000 sq. ft. of outdoor treasures which included: pools, spas, hot tubs, fencing, decking, outdoor furniture, barbecues, leisure products and more.


Kitchen & Bath Showcase.

What are the latest decorating trends for the most renovated rooms of the house? The Kitchen & Bath Showcase Exhibitors answered all those questions as they offered a mix of innovative designs, functional space saving ideas, unique products and new materials that inspired comfort, efficiency and style. 

A Builder's Paradise 

If you’re looking to build a second home or have a building/renovation question, we had experienced exhibitors who could answer our questions.  Renovation World, located in Hall 2, emphasized the most up-to-date building, renovating and home improvement products.  Visitors strolled over to Hall 3 to meet Canada’s Best Home Builders on Dream Builder’s Walk.


2 Show Adventures 1 Show Admission !


While at the International Home & Garden Show you could visit the 17th Annual Successful Gardening Show at no extra charge,  featuring the Gardener’s Dream Marketplace, the Ontario Horticultural Association’s Floral Design & Plant Competition, the Ontario Gardener Seminar Stage, the Awesome Tropical Rainforest and much more.  Also, performance artist Daryl Maddeaux from Rock On Rock created an awe-inspiring rock mountain that defies gravity right before your eyes.

Lots of Fun Things to Do and See for the Whole Family!

 

 



 

2010 HOUSE & GARDEN SHOW

The 2010 Celebrity Superhouse Kitchen Theatre.

If you are planning any sort of renovation or decoration project,  the SuperHouse Design Reno Theatre will have the experts who can make your renovations as painless as possible.  

Visitors to the show will be invited to stop by and discover tips and tricks to get them started in the right direction.  Our great Celebrity Line-up include:  CityLine’s Design Experts Lynn Spence, Vicky Sanderson,  Bryan Baeulmer many more. 

 

 

Stage Decorations 

courtesy of: 

 

Sponsored by:   

 

Lynn Spence Consulting Ltd

 

 
                      

 


Lynn Spence

Lynn Spence really knows home décor. She is a regular style expert on CityLine’s- “ Around the House” and Fashion Friday. Through her passion and enthusiasm for style and design, she creates inspirational ideas and solutions to appeal to the viewer’s lifestyle. Lynn is a past decorating editor of Chatelaine Magazine and a story producer for Style at Home Magazine. Her expertise in the industry has made her a regular speaker at the International Home Show. 

Jay Purvis & Neil Davis – The Fix
Jay Purvis

Jay has done it all-from building homes to walking down the catwalk. This cheeky Canadian turned Brit has the good looks of Ryan Seacrest and the Cockney slang of Jamie Oliver. From working in the building trade in a family business, left to be a model in London. Came to back to Canada and started his own renovation company. Jay fell into the series KITCHEN EQUIPPED and was in instant star. Through this he met Neil Davis who along with him had a good sense of humor and fun. This was the making of THE FIX. Jay has also appeared on many other daytime shows.
  Neil Davis
Another Canadian turned Brit, Neil has been a contractor for over 20 years in his own successful renovation business. Much loved member of “Real Renos” and the go to man on that show, Neil appeared on KITCHEN EQUIPPED and devised the revolutionary concept of THE FIX. THE FIX is a witty and fun reno show that not all that it seems. Neil has appeared on HGTV’s HANDYMAN SUPERSTAR CHALLENGE as well as KITCHEN EQUIPPED.
Karl Lohnes
Karl Lohnes ’s reach has extended far beyond basic home decorating; he now reports, teaches and informs about all things new related to living well at home. The 'Dr. Phil of Decorating' speaks a language of stylish, no-nonsense decorating and entertaining ideas for homeowners. Karl Lohnes is an expert of all good things related to the home; decorating, renovation, entertaining, home keeping and shopping. He reached millions for eight years by appearing on America's This Small Space on HGTV and is one of the founding editors of Style At Home and has been the Style Editor for 15 years. He is the ‘Home Expert’ on Canada AM.
Vicky Sanderson 
As Toronto Star’s columnist on New Home Improvement Products, Hot Home Products Vicky has tried and tested just about every new home appliance and décor product .Vicky has a new décor feature called Conversation Piece in the Toronto Star’s new YourHome.ca. 
William MacDonald 
William MacDonald, contributes regularly to such publications as, Canadian House and Home, Canadian Home and Country, Style at Home and The Globe and Mail and owns his own design firm. Also, William can be seen regularly on many national television programs and at present shares his design expertise and experience on Slice Network’s, Three Takes. His design work can best be characterized as an amalgam of contemporary new world chic and traditional European styles.

Alison Griffiths
ALISON GRIFFITHS hosts W Network’s popular and critically acclaimed financial show, MAXED OUT as well as the new live financial call-in show Dollars & Sense airing on W and on VIVA. Her common sense and sympathetic advice on debt, investing and money management has won her fans around the world. She also writes Me and My Money in the Toronto Star.
Alison has won awards for television and radio documentaries as well as a screenwriting award for the hockey movie Net Work starring the late Al Waxman. With husband David Cruise she has written ten books on a range of topics from true crime to historical fiction. Alison lives on a small farm in southwestern Ontario with her husband, two dogs, one cat and three horses. She is the mother of two daughters and has a grandson.

 

Bev Bell
Bev Bell is the Creative Director for Home Hardware's Paint and Home Products Division. A decor writer for Home at Home magazine, Bev also makes frequent guest appearances on television shows such as CityLine, Canadian House and Home, Breakfast TV and on her local station, CKCO-TV. Bev is an active member of the Color Marketing Group an international organization that tracks colour and design trends, and the National Paint Designers Association, Bev is a much sought after speaker about home decor and design and decorating trends.
Yvonne Williams
Office gal turned carpenter and training pro, Yvonne Williams of Total Confidence teaches just that.  Yvonne’s company enables women to conquer their fear of power tools and complete small fixer up jobs around the house right down to laying a new tile floor in the kitchen, the women gain confidence while saving 2/3rds of the cost of a renovation . Yvonne believes that there is nothing women can’t take on!   

Melissa Maker 

Melissa Maker may be young, but she has mopped, scrubbed, sprayed and swept her way to success. Being an entrepreneur and seeking an opportunity to inject her brand of integrity, quality, and fun, she started Clean My Space at the young age of 24. Clean My Space has become a successful cleaning company that focuses on the urban condo market and caters to the lifestyle of professionals. Melissa found that clients requested environmentally friendly products, special cleaning solutions for unique finishes and . Melissa spends her time researching products, testing techniques, writing articles, educating clients, running her business, and of course, cleaning. Clean My Space recently won Homestars.com Best of 2008 category award for Home and Apartment Cleaning!



MASSIMO CAPRA

Massimo is a regular Master Chef on CityTv’s CityLine and HGTV’s Restaurant Makeover. Massimo represents all things Italian. His Italian flare and charisma has undisputedly given him a reputation as being a great Italian chef and the best in Canada. Massimo is a proponent of shopping locally in the markets and connecting with the farmers and cooking naturally. Massimo is also the author of One Pot Italian Cooking. Massimo is the inspiration for his two world class restaurants, Mistura and Sopra.

JASON PARSONS

Jason Parsons, executive chef of the Peller Estates Winery kitchen has worked at some of the world’s most renowned restaurants. More recently you may recognize Jason from television. For the past six years Jason has been a Guest Expert on CityLine. Working along side some of Canada’s top design, fashion and culinary experts to entertain and inform viewers across Canada. Now Jason is starting into his fifth year at Peller Estates and is continuing to focus on Awakening the palates of those that dine in the restaurant. “I am eager to continue our constant pursuit of excellence,” states Chef Parsons, “excited to further develop one of Canada’s most talented culinary teams and continue my passionate journey of Wine and Food, The Joy of Life.” 

ROBERT RAINFORD

Successful Food Network’s television host and author, chef instructor at famed George Brown College and motivational speaker Chef Robert L Rainford feels he is just beginning to hit his stride and is very thankful for the opportunity to share in his experiences with the mystery that is food. He has always loved food. As a child, it gave him great comfort and as an adult it fills him with great curiosity “I always thought it was a mystery how food got to taste like it did, both good and maybe not so good sometimes”. 
CHEF DEAN MICHIELSEN - Liaison College  

Chef Dean Michielsen is a local culinary ambassador in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region ". Chef Dean is the President of the local Chef’s Association in addition to being a major supporter of the local “Food Links Program” which endorses local, fresh food products and produce. Dean is a Culinary Instructor at Liaison College places emphasis on quality and in the people he works with and in the food he serves. Committed to Ontario and a menu that reflect fresh quality, Dean is still strongly committed to limit the carbon food print created by his menus. To Dean being a chef isn't just cooking, it's creating, it's art.  

 

TONY ASPLER

The Wine Guy

Tony Aspler is the original Wine Guy and has been writing about wine for over 30 years. You can hear him on 680 News on Friday, Saturday and Sunday talking about wine. He is the author of 14 books on wine and in 2008 he received the Order of Canada.

 

 



 

2011: The 19th Successful Gardening Show

     

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS AT THE

2011 HELPING YOU GROW THEATRE

Celebrity Guest Speakers will keep you up-to-date with the latest Gardening News!

Our Garden Experts are Passionate about their Lawns & Gardens.  

EXPERIENCE PERFECT

PLANTS & FLOWERS

in the Ontario Horticultural Association's Floral Design & Plant Competition Showcase!

 

WATCH KIDS GROW IN THE

  "MAKE-IT & TAKE-IT" 

in the Children's Garden.

Easy step-by-step instructions are just the beginning to planting a life-long interest in green living

 

 

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