Speakers Lounge presented by Homeful
Grab a coffee (or an adult bevvie of choice!) and take a seat in our Speakers Lounge, presented by Homeful. This is where you’ll find celebrity guests and experts offering advice and inspiration for your decor and renovation projects, both indoors and out. Whether you are a new homeowner, a condo dweller, or about to build your dream home, this is where you’ll find all the experts, and it’s all included with your show ticket.
Mike Holmes headlines Opening Day on Friday, March 10 at 12:00 p.m. Mike will take to the Speakers Lounge, presented by Homeful, to share his insights into the do’s and don’ts of home renovation. Considered one of North America’s most trusted contractors, Mike’s no-nonsense approach has made him a TV household name for over 20 years. To make Mike Holmes feel right at home, we are inviting visitors to come on Opening Day dressed in his classic signature overalls for a chance to get in for FREE.
Canada’s garden expert and TV personality, Frankie Flowers, shows you how to grow your own food and reduce your grocery bill. He will also demonstrate unique ways to make vegetable gardening fashionable and functional. He’s on stage Saturday, March 11 at 1:00pm.
Megan Golightly from Simplified is known to her fans across the country for her ability to motivate, inspire and uncover the psychology of organizing on her Instagram site @gosimplified. Come hear her tips, tricks, how-tos, and see before and afters and more! Megan has done organizing collaborations with Jillian Harris, Sarah Landry @thebirdspapaya and Jann Arden. Megan will be at the show on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11.
Michael Holmes and Sherry Holmes will both appear on Saturday, March 18 in the Speakers Lounge, presented by Homeful>. Sherry will celebrate women in construction, sharing her experiences, knowledge and resources on how to break into the trades. Michael Holmes will demonstrate “Renovating it Right” and offer his top reno tips for all residential builds, including sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. They will be on-site for meet-and-greets and photos with fans.
Other speakers and topics will include colour trends, home reno survival strategies, landscaping tips, renovations to retire and grow older at home, plus a full day of laneway and garden suites building info.
The full Speakers Lounge schedule will be posted several weeks prior to showtime.
Themed days include:
Wednesday, March 15 – Accessibility & Aging In Place – hear about the latest products and tips to make your home safe, healthy, and suitable for years to come. This day of education is curated by Linda Kafka of My LivABLE Home.
Thursday, March 16 – Laneways Suites, Garden Suites and Accessory Dwelling Units – a series of presentations relating to adding more value to your property, while adding more housing stock to the City.