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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Improving your space at home or that lakeside retreat: Topics for the home and cottage shows



   One-Tank Trip for Sept. 26/15


   (c) By Jim Fox

   Learn how to improve your space – whether it’s a downtown condo or a place by the lake – at two of the season’s biggest consumer shows.
   A little inspiration is offered at the Toronto Fall Home Show at the Better Living Centre, (195 Princes Blvd.) Exhibition Place, from October 1 to 4 and the Fall Cottage Life Show at the International Centre in Mississauga, Oct. 23 to 25.
Learn all about downtown condominium living at the Toronto Fall Home Show. (Light Monkey Photography)
   “Become inspired and informed with helpful advice, thousands of ideas and the hottest new products,” said Tina Holmes, show manager.
    “Whether they are big or small, a house or a condo, each space is unique,” she added.
   One of those at-home spaces often in need of attention is the garage.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Marianas Trench announced for Eastlink Concert Series at the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show

 (News Release)

Simcoe, Ontario - the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show presented by Scotiabank is thrilled to announce the Friday night concert performance for the Grandstand at this year’s fair.
On Friday, October 9th at 8:00 p.m., the Eastlink Concert Series presents Platinum selling Canadian pop rock band Marianas Trench.  Having released their album with the chart slamming Pop 101 last year, the band followed up with “Here’s to the Zeros”, an anthem to the uncool to huge success.

Unparalleled multiple award winning videos that include “Stutter” and “Haven’t Had Enough” have secured millions of YouTube viewers and dedicated fans that are flooding their current sold-out tour in the USA. 

“These guys are the hardest working band in Canada” said Fair General Manager George Araujo, “There songs reflect what’s happening right now and their show is even more fun than their videos.”

The Culture Days weekend launches September 25-27 with a focus on craft as a key contributor to Canadian culture





TORONTO – This year, the sixth annual Culture Days weekend coincides with Craft Year 2015, a year-long, nation-wide festival promoting craft as a key player on the Canadian cultural landscape.

To mark the occasion, Ontario Culture Days has teamed up with Craft Ontario to encourage craft makers to offer free hands-on craft activities to the public during the Culture Days weekend that launches on September 25-27th. More than 150 free craft activities are offered across the province.



According to Citizens of Craft, craft products contributed $2.8 billion to the national economy last year. Not only are craft-makers a vibrant part of our economy, they add vitality to our local cultures and communities. These sophisticated creative entrepreneurs are feeding the general public’s insatiable appetite for unique handmade products.

With a growing consumer consciousness and appreciation for how and where our food, fashion, furnishings and other products are made, there has never been a better time for craft-makers to share their creations.

Experience four-season cottaging at the Fall Cottage Life Show






Toronto:  September 14, 2015.  Whether you visit your cottage year round, or only get there during the warmer months, now is the time to start planning next year’s big projects for your retreat.

The Fall Cottage Life Show, featuring more than 200 exhibitors, happens October 23-25, 2015, at The International Centre. If you want to be ready for next spring, now is the time to start researching your new deck, ordering a new dock, planning a renovation, finalizing the budget, or doing a teardown and starting from scratch.

The show is dedicated to cottage and country home renovations, construction, building products, design, and architectural services along with the fun stuff like boats, docks, water toys, arts and decor, food and drink, furnishings for indoors and out, and finding those holiday or special gifts. Anyone who owns or dreams of owning a cottage, camp, chalet, country home, or rural retreat, or those who just like to relax in their own backyard, are welcome to come and spend some time at our cottage at the Fall Cottage Life Show.