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6 Reasons to Check Out the Toronto Home + Reno Show This Weekend

6 Reasons to Check Out the Toronto Home + Reno Show This Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Preferably something indoors, where you can warm up from all of this snowy and wet January weather? Well, look no further because the Toronto Home + Reno Show is back with a three-day event packed with all kinds of vendors, presenters, and experts. No matter how big or small your project is, this event is here to help.

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This year the show runs from Feb. 3 to 5 at the International Centre in Mississauga. Whether you’re looking for some simple home inspiration, have questions about a potential project, or want access to some bona fide pros, there’s tons to check out. In fact, as one of this year’s proud partners, we’ve got six good reasons why you’ll want to grab tickets and head on over this weekend.

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Be Inspired By All The Vendors

This year’s Toronto Home + Reno Show features more than 200 vendors and experts that can help you achieve the home of your dreams, no matter how big or small they are. Condo dwellers, those with homes needing repairs, or people looking for an entire overhaul can visit booths with all areas of expertise.

Interested in a jacuzzi or need a new roof? Want to grab some new tools or decor? Interested in learning which demos you can do safely at home and which ones are better off left to the pros? Get access to it all this weekend.

Access Free Expert Advice

Industry experts are travelling to the show this weekend to share all kinds of advice and inspiration, so why not take advantage? This year you can get free renovation and design consultations with professionals on-site. These pros have done everything from making homes more energy-efficient to helping older family members age in place. Now, they’re here to answer any and all questions you may have about your own unique situation. Have a chat and be better prepared for the renovation or design journey ahead.

Learn New Skills

If you’re interested in crafting, this year’s Home + Reno Show features a make-and-take crafting activity that you can customize with your own design and thread colour. Or, if you’ve been thinking about picking up some new DIY skills, this show is also the place to do it. Head to the DIY Centre, where you can learn simple home tasks, painting tips, or how to work with power tools.

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Got kids? No worries—there are woodworking activities geared towards younger DIYers as well to check out.

Get Expert Advice From Scott McGillivray

Know who else is headed to the Home + Reno Show this weekend? HGTV Canada’s own Scott McGillivray. He’s joining the scheduled lineup of expert speakers to discuss the art of the DIY. When should you tackle a project yourself, and when should you call on the pros for help? Scott is there to break it all down and to help you make sense of your project.

Stock Up On Hand-Crafted Décor and Snacks

One of the best parts of any renovation is picking out all of the swanky and thoughtful things you’re going to decorate your new space with. If that sounds like you, be sure to hit up the artisanal market at this year’s show. There, you can browse all kinds of handmade décor and gifts from makers and local artisans. Think pillows, textiles, plants, artwork, and even gorgeous charcuterie boards.

Speaking of, if all that expert advice, booth-visiting, and skill learning leaves you a bit peckish, there are plenty of delicious food vendors to check out — many of which specialize in tasty, handcrafted snacks and treats.

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Grab Early Backyard Inspiration  

Another great feature of this year’s show is that it’s actually two shows in one. Joining the Home + Reno Show is the Backyard Living Expo, where you can start dreaming about the warmer weather and envisioning your ultimate outdoor oasis. No matter whether that means gardening, outdoor entertaining, or putting the final finishes on your balcony or porch, head on over to start planning this weekend.

The Home + Reno Show runs Feb. 3 to 5 at the International Centre in Mississauga. To get your early discounted tickets, visit the official site

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