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Interior Design Show 2018

During one four-day weekend each January, the Interior Design Show shapes the industry for the year to come – in North America and beyond.

IDS Toronto celebrates and promotes design in Canada and across the world. Experiential and transformative, we bring together compelling concepts, innovative products, upcoming talent and key experts in the industry so that you can be inspired by the best of the future.

Meet the leading designers, thinkers, makers, changers, shapers and dreamers like you who are coming together to change the world for the better.

New this year!

IDS Contract – a hyper curated B2B trade-only exposition focused on the most innovative products and services that will focus on all verticals of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government.

IDS Conference – a comprehensive 2-day symposium with a focus on 4 specific verticals Future Cities, Experience, Technology and Diversity & Talent.


Studio North & Prototype
Great Lakes Cabin
Ontario Wood

Professional Trade Day: Thursday, January 17, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Opening Night Party: Thursday, January 17, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Professional Trade Day: Friday, January 18, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Globe and Mail Saturday: Saturday, January 19, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

House & Home Sunday: Sunday, January 20, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


222 Bremner Blvd



Professional Trade Day:

$15.00 before Dec 1, 2018, online
$25.00 Dec 2 – Jan 18, 2018, online
$30.00 at the door
$35.00 Trade Day and weekend, online
$50.00 Trade Day and weekend, at the door
$15.00 students at the door (cash only)
Opening Night Party:

$60.00 online
$65.00 at the door
$91.00 opening Night and weekend, online
$96.00 opening Night and weekend, at the door
Professional Trade Day:

$15.00 before Dec 1, 2018, online
$25.00 Dec 2 – Jan 18, 2018, online
$30.00 at the door
$35.00 Trade Day and weekend, online
$50.00 Trade Day and weekend, at the door
$15.00 students at the door (cash only)
The Globe and Mail Saturday:

$19.00 online
$22.00 at the door
$17.00 group (10+)
House & Home Sunday:

$19.00 online
$22.00 at the door
$17.00 group (10+)

More information here




Understanding the new media

Understanding the new media

The smartphone has won the battle of most customer’s attention.  Recent studies show that the public is holding on to their phones for tasks that we formerly did on our desktops. Our e-mail, our google search, and far too many apps to keep us off of a TV show and/or a good read of the paper.  

If the “smartphone has won the battle” in order to promote an event we need to be all over the phone. 

Smartphone users dial up Google to find anything from an event to a cheese sandwich. Google represents 93% of the searches. So getting your event on the top of Google would do the trick. Bloor News is run by a site that features getting found on top of Google. So if you know SEO (search engine optimization) then you can out race or out place the local papers.  So with a good picture, knowledge of SEO, one guy with a camera can place an event on the first page of Google. Same picture can be found with hashtags on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Because, the second most popular place to find that event is Facebook.  So using the same knowledge of SEO we can place an event on all social media.

The next factor that controls success is the number of times an event or website is listed on Google. Google lists the mentions on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and web sites. So would you rather be list on 40 websites or 4 million. The more hits, the better chance of your info getting into the customers phone.


THE NUMBER OF FANS I HAVE IS UNIMPORTANT–  hashtags correctly with a “HOT PIC”  then it is
retweeted and or re-posted by a user with more fans. Because what they want is “media”. Give me a pic of Brad Pitt with correct hashtags and i will reach millions. And if i have 10,000 followers and your media is an old dead dog — your response rate will be lower


Let’s look at some samples of poor use of social media

torontojazz.com – About 55,500 results (0.46 seconds)  

cmw.net (Music Week) About 448,000 results (0.45 seconds)

Would you hire the promo rep who got only “55,000”  or would you rather have “448,000” Both events have been around for the same time period. 


Number of time on Twitter #CMW is listed = About 7,390 results (0.56 seconds)
Number of time on Twitter #TorontoJazzFest is listed =About 3,030 results (0.56 seconds)

TorontoJazzFest is 50% LESS than CMW
7,3 to 3,0


TorontoJazzFest site:facebook.com About 1,010 results (0.58 seconds) 

CMW site:facebook.com About 48,000 results (0.81 seconds) 

TorontoJazzFest is 500% LESS than CMW
48,000 to 1,010


TorontoJazzFest site:instagram.com About 344 results (0.70 seconds) 

CMW Music site:instagram.com About 1,190 results (0.47 seconds) 

TorontoJazzFest is 400% LESS than CMW
1,190 to 344


This new media is not a secret . NY Times published a report ( Everybody’s a Critic. And That’s How It Should Be.) by their critic  A. O. SCOTT on JAN. 30, 2016 claiming that any person with an iphone can be a powerful as the NY TIMES. 


Back in the 1980’s all you needed was the local paper to review and/or promote your event. The promo person job was to get the press out to your event because the paper had the power to pack your event.  Guess what the power is with GOOGLE and it can be done with a good picture and knowledge of SEO

16th Annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy

More Exciting New and Returning Acts Announced for
16th Annual Toronto InternationalBuskerFest for Epilepsy
presented by Scotiabank
August 27-30, 2015 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood
New acts include
magician Steven Brundage, Mirror Family, Mr. B’s Joybox ExpressZap Circus

Toronto, ON (July 23, 2015) – Toronto’s Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood will welcome some awesome entertainers asEpilepsy Toronto, in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, announces more new and returning acts at its signature fundraising event, Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy, presented by Scotiabank.The 16th edition of the festival – the largest of its kind in North America and the world’s biggest epilepsy fundraising event – runs Thursday, August 27 to Sunday, August 30, throughout the Yonge Street corridor, from Queen to College Street (which will be closed to traffic) and surrounding areas (including Yonge-Dundas Square).With more entertainers than ever before, this year’s BuskerFest – the last major festival of the summer season – promises to be the biggest and best yet. There are over 170 world-class performers in more than 70 acts from across Canada and around the globe.Last year, well over 1.5 million spectators enjoyed daredevil stunts, fire manipulations, acrobatics, aerial acts, music, magic, comedy, contortion, dance, balloon creations, mime and some acts that defied description. New this year is the Family Fun Zone with great activities for the younger kids and performances by some of the festival’s silliest buskers!Guests are asked to donate at the gate to Epilepsy Toronto. Buskers retain proceeds from “the hat” passed after their performances except for shows on the Scotiabank Stage in Yonge-Dundas Square, where each act will do a benefit performance with all proceeds going to Epilepsy Toronto. In 2014, BuskerFest raised $250,000, and Epilepsy Toronto is hoping donations exceed that this year.Among the terrific

newly announced acts coming for their first time ever to BuskerFest are:

Steven Brundage (U.S.) – This hilarious and family-friendly magician has been featured on “Good Morning America” and just over two weeks ago “fooled” Penn and Teller with his incredible Rubik’s Cube act on their hit show “Fool Us.” 

Catwall Acrobats’ Trampo Wall (Quebec) – An international troupe based in La Belle Province featuring some of the best trampoline-wall performers in the world. Trampoline-wall is a new extreme sport where acrobats jump on their backs on a trampoline and seemingly defy gravity by walking up a vertical wall over 2 storeys high.

Mirror Family (Austria/Slovakia) – Their entire bodies are covered head to toe with hundreds of mirrors, reflecting the light of the world right back upon their viewers.

Mr. B’s Joybox Express (U.S.) – A 385-lb. piano on a bicycle led by renowned blues and boogie-woogie pianist Mr. B. Powered by three riders, in 2014, Joybox completed a 1,840-mile ride along the entire length of the Mississippi River.

Zap Circus (Australia) – This internationally awarded, high-energy circus and fire duo have wowed audiences across the globe. Tarrabelle and Rusty lead audiences on a hilariously death-defying adventure, culminating in an unbelievable finale of Acrobatics, Fire and Stupidity!

Jack Miron (Toronto) – A talented young performer who juggles balls, fire, cupcakes and more while unicycling and tumbling. Catch him performing in the Family Fun Zone.

Steve Stergiadis (GTA) – This international circus artist performs a high-energy comedy show that mixes clowning, hat juggling and unicycle.

The LOL Brothers (Quebec/Peru) – Taking audiences on a tour of the history of rock ‘n’ roll music that is both graceful and unusual, brothers Acee and DeeCee perform electrifying circus numbers mixing risk and humour.

And some of the fabulous newly announced returning acts include:

Billions Cobra (Toronto) – Awash with flames, the Billions Cobra show features amazing acts of body contortion and precision whip cracking, punctuated with some creative dance moves.
Kromatik (Quebec) – Performing for over 20 years throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Kromatik has earned a reputation as one of the most sought-after body artists in the world.
Oparty (Toronto) – The ultimate party superhero, Oparty is the defender of good times and destroyer of the bad, performing fun party stunts. Guaranteed to entertain!
Pyromancer (Netherlands) – An incredible fire-breather performs an unusual fire show that mixes good laughs with spectacular flames.
USA Break Dancers – A high-energy interactive show created by former Cirque du Soleil member Julio “Klown” Santiago. Winners of 7 People’s Choice Awards at fests around the world.
Wacky Chad (U.S.) – Laugh until it hurts as stunt comedian Wacky Chad rides another person on his tiny bicycle and handstands on a skateboard.


Donate at the gate to Epilepsy Toronto, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping more than 40,000 Torontonians with epilepsy and their families through counselling, employment support, advocacy and education.“Every year BuskerFest gets bigger and better. Thanks to the generosity of visitors who donate at the gate to Epilepsy Toronto, we are able to provide much needed support to the 1-in-100 people in Toronto living with epilepsy,” says Geoff Bobb, Executive Director of Epilepsy Toronto. “This is one of the most amazing festivals in Canada. We are incredibly excited about all of the international and Canadian performers who make this festival come alive and who share their talents to support Epilepsy Toronto by performing at the benefit shows on the Scotiabank Stage at Yonge-Dundas Square.”Stay tuned for an announcement about the fantastic musical acts that will be featured at this year’s festival!Below find the previously announced acts.Previously announced first-time acts from Canada and around the world are:

o       Bex In Motion (Toronto) – With fire, swirls and hoops, Bex takes audiences on a journey through motion using acrobatic tricks, fire poi, double staff and multiple fire hoops.

o       Catana’s Colorful Chalk Art (U.S.) – Catana has spent the last 10 years creating artwork on paper and the last two years creating colourful artwork on pavement.

o       Funnykito Show (Brazil) – In his North American debut, Dan Marques’ award-winning performance is a captivating and enchanting comedy magic and illusion show that has made audiences cry with laughter in over 30 countries.

o       Lords of Strut (Ireland) – Winner of the 2013 Street Performers World Championship, this high energy acrobatic show, with break dancing, contortion, acrobatic ladder, acrobalance and very original comedy, is a parody of celebrity culture. Sometimes subtle, sometimes brash, but always bright, tight and incredibly funny!

o       Lulu’s World (Italy) – Appearing for the first time in North America, Lulu is a street artist who can’t be contained in any gallery. Enter her world of make believe, where magic happens right in front of you with scenes pouring from Lulu’s pen onto paper, turning the 2D world of sketching into a 3D experience for the child in all of us.

o       Jenny Jupiter (Toronto) – Jenny performs her living statue act combining mime and movement technique, unique and spectacular costumes, music and a dash of clowning.

o       Mighty Mike (Toronto) – The Strongman Juggler with fantastic feats to flabbergast you and daring displays of dexterity to dazzle you. Watch as he hammers a nail in a board with his bare hand!

o       Mute (Thailand) – Making their North American debut, this “Romantic Comedy Clown-Mime” duo tell fun and easy-to-understand stories for all ages and nationalities – sure to touch hearts.

o       Ola Muchin (Poland) – World-renowned magician and felt puppet, Osvaldo Drevno, surprises with his outlandish and incredible illusions


Joining these outstanding performers are previously announced returning acts:

o       Alakazam (Australia) – The “Human Knot” returns to comically contort his body and perform sky-high feats of danger and cheeky comedy.

o       Bence Sarkadi (Hungary) – This grand puppeteer’s “The Budapest Marionettes” show features a range of uniquely different marionettes in a cycle of short stories accompanied by music.

o       Chalk Chick (Toronto) – Brings the streets of Toronto colourful sidewalks, love and joy.

o       Dream State Circus (Australia) – This Aussie/English couple perform acrobalance, juggling and dynamic high skill fire manipulations; a fiery act with fiery chemistry!

o       Fireguy (Toronto) – Ever-popular entertainer who mixes skateboard tricks and fire stunts.

o       Hercinia Arts Collective (GTA) – With two performances: Gargoyles, part guerilla aerial, part human statue and part theatrical character, and their new aerial show, The Flying Machine, the story of a quirky inventor who is constantly creating new machines to propel movement in all directions.

o       Isabella Hoops (Toronto) – A circus performer whose charm, flirtatious energy and unique humour are unforgettable.

o       Kate Mior (Toronto) – Internationally acclaimed living statue with a stunning array of characters and personalities.

o       Lacey Lucidity (Toronto) – Leaves audiences mesmerized by the beauty of crystal balls as she tosses them gracefully and rolls them magically along her body.

o       MaracaTall (Toronto) – A high energy, high impact troupe of stilt drummers with choreographed moves and colourful costumes.

o       Max T. Oz (GTA) – Sleight-of-hand magic favourite.

o       Mental Floss Side Show (Toronto) – A vaudevillian duo with exhibits from the five corners of the globe.

o       Mr. Twister (Toronto) – A young man who delights thousands with amazing balloon creations.

o       Nathanial Rankin (Toronto) – International award-winning circus artist who combines state-of-the-art modern magic, juggling, mind reading, comedy, audience participation, dangerous stunts and a sharp wit.

o       Natural Wings (Australia) – Natural Wings mesmerizes as this female acrobatic trio goes high in the sky to perform a variety of aerial dances, filled with high skills, strength and grace.

o       Silver Elvis (Toronto) – Veteran festival busker, a mechanical metal man who moves for money, honey – “Thank you, thank you very much.”

o       The Giant Seagulls (Australia) – With working beaks, these pesky but lovable birds will be rummaging in bags and pockets, stealing food from plates and picnic baskets, causing chaos as usual.

o       The Sauruses (Netherlands) – All the way from the Cretaceous Period by way of modern-day Holland, these beautiful, larger-than-life dinosaurs return to fascinate and awe with their absolutely thrilling performance, just watch out for snapping dino jaws!

o       The Silent Violinist (GTA) – Combines balloons and mime, dressed in her visually stunning balloon dress with a gigantic wingspread.

o       The Twisted Ones (GTA) – Led by three-time World Champion Balloon Twister Debbie Stevens, this incredible family creates awesome balloon creations, from the tiniest ladybug to a giant gorilla.

o       Witty Look (Japan) – DAIKI, the former unicycle world champion, and his partner, the acrobat clown CHEEKY, pair up to create a comic act that is a fusion of the cartoon world and high-level unicycle skills.

o       Yo-K (Toronto) – Kohel Mintz, the yo-tastic teenager who amazes people with his mind-boggling yo-yo skills.

o       YoYo People (U.S.) – Holders of four Guinness World Records and a World Yo-Yo Champion title, this comedy duo specializing in yo-yos, hula hoops and unicycles have performed in 26 countries and have appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Schools facing possible closure: Brock, Dovercourt and Kent: An Update

Update: Here’s what TDSB has said on their website:

Kent Sr. PS,  ALPHA II Alternative School, Dovercourt Jr. PS, Pauline Jr. PS, and Brock Jr. PS

  • Brock Jr. PS and Dovercourt Jr. PS will convert to JK to Gr.8 with phased in implementation beginning in September 2011.
  • The location of ALPHA II Alternative will be referred to staff for recommendation to the Board within in 6 months.
  • Following the relocation of regular day school students from Kent Sr. PS and Alpha II Alternative School, the Kent/Alpha II school building located at 980 Dufferin Street will be closed.

Shutting Some Door Opens Others

Brock Jr. P.S, Dovercourt Jr. P.S and Kent Sr. P.S. are just a few Toronto schools facing possible closure in coming years.

The TCDSB states on its website that “…reviews [of] ten areas [including Dovercourt],. ..prioritized.. .based on input from Superintendents of Education, Trustees,…. [factoring in] the programs delivered by schools; the use of school buildings; current and projected enrolments; grade ranges; and the distribution of… sites.”

According to Etobicoke trustee John Campbell, 92 of 533 Toronto public schools have enrollments of less than 60%. The board has approved a plan setting a target size of 450 students in consolidated elementary schools, 1,200 at the high school level, and a phasing out of middle schools. The TDSB loses approximately 4,000 students every year.

“What parents have to understand is that… we’re trying to.. enable schools that have larger student populations and more programming options,… cut[ting] down on costs,… reinvest[ing] in better schools,… new libraries,… gymnasiums and additions,” Mr. Campbell said in an interview. “The under enrolled secondary schools… can hardly offer a variety of programs,… many don’t have basketball teams,… music… or Latin.”

Small town or big city, there will forever be two “schools of thought” when it comes to shutting down schools. My daughter is in JK this year. I can walk her to school in less than twenty minutes, and can get home in less than ten with my grown-up legs. Her neighbor is in the class right next door to hers. I admit I wouldn’t be happy if the walk was much longer at her age. A neighborhood school is a special part of the community, and is filled with cherished history and memories for thousands of people. Splitting up groups of friends and uprooting established students is quite the adjustment for young people who are already facing a big, scary world. But my daughter is lucky; she has a music teacher, a gym teacher, access to team sports, and class trips. If the fun stuff that keeps kids IN SCHOOL is in jeopardy, a school a little further away would be a small price to pay for a well-rounded education.