TORONTO, March 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's largest and longest running consumer show has grown even larger. Co-locating to create North America's single largest home and garden experience, the National Home Show presented by RE/MAX and Canada Blooms - the flower and garden festival - will be presented side by side for 10 days.
Starting Friday, an expected 200,000 guests will experience these two powerhouse events, bringing home and garden specialists onto one main stage for the first time ever.
2012 Stage Highlights Include:
|Friday, March 16||Attendees heading to the show for Family Day presented by Rogers on Opening Day will have the chance to meet wrestling legend Bret "The Hitman" Hart, get their photo taken with Bob the Builder, as well as get up close and personal with YTV's W.O.W.! Patrol.|
|Saturday, March 17||Hear do-it-yourself guru Bryan Baeumler offer the dos and don'ts of DIY. And, adding some finishing touches, interior design authority Glen Peloso teaches how to "Live Large in Your Small Space."|
|Sunday, March 18||Set to explore the world of "Decorating 101," Jackie Morra, will hit the stage with design tips for even the most novice do-it-yourselfer.|
|Monday, March 19||Come see this year's Dream Home R-House, designed and built by PROBUILT by Michael Upshall. This 3,600-square-foot fully sustainable home is packed with green-friendly décor ideas.|
|Tuesday, March 20||Don't miss Catherine + Davis explore "A Designer Guide to Yardsale-ing." Also making a live appearance, Jane Lockhart will be highlighting some of the best "Inspired Spaces."|
|Wednesday, March 21||Come listen to 20-years of master contractor expertise as Host of HGTV's Builder Boss, Jim Caruk, offers up his design know how.|
|Thursday, March 22||Discover what the professionals are talking about. Learn the latest "Trends for 2012" with CityLine expert Mary Dobson.|
|Friday, March 23||Allow Vicky Sanderson to show you "Fun and Affordable Ways to Create a Space that Reflects Your Personal Style."|
|Saturday, March 24||Let Marilyn Dennis Show Lifestyle Experts, Wendy Russell, Charles MacPherson, Michelle Mawby and Ramsin Khachi shed light on the latest trends and design innovations. Don't forget to bring photos of your current space for a little design guidance.|
|Sunday, March 25||"It's Not Easy Being Green and Cozy," according to Jackie Glass. Don't miss the chance to learn about incorporating green trends into your lifestyle. In addition, Janette Ewen will teach guests how to "Go Ahead, Show it Off! Tips for Styling Your Home."|
Show Dates and Hours:
March 16 - 25, 2012
Weekdays & Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 18: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 25: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Show Venue and Location:
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto)
About the National Home Show
The National Home Show, presented by RE/MAX, is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012. Produced by Marketplace Events (marketplaceevents.com) in partnership with the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and garden trends. Marketplace Events produce 31 home shows in 21 markets that collectively attract 1 million attendees and another 1 million unique web visitors annually.
For further information:
416-360-6522 ex. 237