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With a full roster of speakers with expertise in renovations and DIY, you will be sure to find incredible advice, tips and inspiration on the Ottawa Home + Remodelling Show Main Stage. This year the stage headliner is HGTV’s Mike Holmes Jr., who is a celebrity contractor that stars in the newest edition of the Holmes series franchise, Holmes + Holmes. The stage will also feature numerous local experts in renovations and DIY including John Gordon, Katrina Barclay, Herb Lagois and more!


Tour the Coach House Village!

Marvel at these micro masterpieces and be amazed at just how far a few hundred square feet can go. With coach house installationcoach_house_image (2)s just recently becoming a viable option for many land owners in Ottawa, we have invited several builders to showcase their homes and teach us the benefits of micro living. Each home will be packed with style, built with functionality in mind, and surrounded by stunning landscapes created by Permacon. If you think these homes would make a great addition to your property, the City of Ottawa will also be onsite and ready to answer any questions you may have on coach house by-laws. Make sure to stop by each unit to see how small spaces can make for great places!    


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#HomeSweetOttawa Challenge

In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial this year, we’re challenging some of the city’s most notable photographers, community leaders, and influencers to capture the unique beauty of our incredible city. Participants will be asked to capture a compelling photograph of the Ottawa region, and their image will then be framed and displayed in a gallery-style format at the Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show. Love something you see? Bid on a photo during our silent auction at the show for your chance to bring it home—all proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa to help build homes for local families in need. And don’t forget to get in on the action! Join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary by snapping your very own shot of the city you love and sharing it with us using the hashtag #HomeSweetOttawa.


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If you have ever swooned over Pinterest-worthy furniture transformations but tend to pump the brakes when it comes to tackling your own projects, you won’t want to miss Try DIY – our all-new interactive feature. In partnership with Malenka Originals, Try DIY is where visitors will have an opportunity to pick up a paintbrush and test out leading industry products on furniture and décor items on display. From chalk paint to waxes, these beginner-friendly products are sure to help you transform your previously neglected and out-of-date furniture into brilliant, show-stopping pieces that dazzle.


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Winter Edition at the Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show

No matter what your personal décor style is, a one-of-a-kind piece may just be what your home has been missing. Make your way to the Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop: Winter Edition to browse the work of local artisans and spot your next statement piece. Whether you’re searching for a vintage dresser, an eye-catching coffee table, or a rustic picture frame, these refinished items are sure to add an eclectic touch to any room in your home.
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Test a Tool Area

Looking for advice on your next renovation? Seeking the perfect tool to help finish the next project? Ottawa’s top tool manufacturers will be demonstrating the latest in tools and renovation techniques at the Test a Tool area. Master your next job and improve your understanding of the tools you are working with!

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