We went to the Canada Blooms/National Home Show at the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto on Saturday and we had a good time. So much so we were rushing at the end as we wanted to leave before the Toronto FC game got started.
Saw a lot of neat things and purchased a couple of things. We put a deposit down on the central vac system below. It's a Beam Electrolux model # 650SB and is an all singing all dancing model. We saved $700 on the regular price and for what we got we were happy with the price.
I had never heard of Bertazonni appliances, it was the colour of the stove that caught my eye. The one below is a 30" stove and cost $4,899 CDN and you got a free hood/vent with it when you ordered it from here.
Panasonic had a range of small kitchen appliances on sale including this square kettle which was in purple; it looks blue in the photo. Personally I found it much too bulky for my hands and at $150 to pricey!
There was a lighting booth there that had some interesting ideas. The store is called Home Ideas and I included the link to their website. This one was unusual and it was either $499 or $359 and would be ideal over the dining room table. Dd didn't like this one when she saw the photo.
This one was either $400 or $359 and would be ideal in the living room......maybe?This Zipper Table was different to say the least. I don't remember who made this. I did a search online and the name of the store wasn't one that I remembered seeing, so I can't give credit to anyone, but did find this interesting. They did say they had sold a couple of them; it wasn't to me as 1. I didn't like it and 2. at around $9,000 I would want my whole house furnished!!
My biggest beef with this show was the price of food. I took a couple of granola bars with me, but we got thirsty. A bottle of water was $3.76. We got a a buttered wholewheat bagel each and a bottle of soda (which was the same price as the water) which we shared and it was over $11. Parking was $17, hours of enjoyment, priceless!!!
Tomorrow I will share photos from the Canada Blooms part of the show.