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Home Show Chock-Full Of Reno Ideas

Questions about home renovations, both big and small, will be answered this weekend at the Western Fair District.

The Home and Outdoor Show comes to the Metroland Media Agriplex Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. More than 270 exhibitors and industry experts in home, outdoor, décor, interiors, and exteriors will be offering ideas and inspiration to those contemplating a renovation or update.

“Regardless of what your space may look like, interior, exterior, renter or owner there are definitely people here that you’re going to want to talk to help you work on any kind of renovation or interior or exterior design change you want to make,” said Rob Lumsden, show manager. “There truly is a little something for everyone at this show.”

Readily available at the show will be advice on landscaping, pools and decks, renovations to kitchens, bathrooms, and upgrades to windows, doors.

Each day of the three-day event will showcase a celebrity on the main stage with home staging and decorating professional Jillian Summers of Upstaging Homes appearing on the main stage Friday and Saturday, Mike Holmes Jr. on Saturday, and décor and renovation expert Tommy Smythe on Sunday.

“Jillian has an interactive display and presentation where she works with audience members who bring in pictures and give her ideas of changes they want to make in their home. She will bring up some great display items and really show people what those changes could look like,” said Lumsden. “Mike is going to talk about the challenges and tribulations and successes that he had when he decided to put a second floor renovation on his own personal space.”

Horticulturist Will Heeman of Heeman’s will host a gardening workshop, touching on garden trends and best practices for vegetable growing.

“He’s really going to be talking about how to take that outdoor space and really make it sparkle,” said Lumsden. “As well, Will will have some tips in the red and white vein to give your garden a little bit of a Canada 150 touch.”

Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a silent auction through the show to support its affordable home project in Manor Park. Roughly 200 high-end and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces will also be sold to benefit the organization in a live auction on Sunday.

Tickets for the show can be purchases online at or at the gate. Children 11 and under get in free.