Canadian retailer JC Perreault offers a grilling workshop to help attendees hone their outdoor-barbecuing prowess. On hand are grease-free, smoke-free and easy-to-clean grills; brick and stainless-steel outdoor islands; and outdoor refrigerators, patio heaters and furniture.
The space comes with some good taste, too, as visiting chefs cook up some tasty treats on-site. Guest chef Joel You offers a Cajun-inspired tasting menu.
Swimming-pool retailer Trevi will also offer the latest design trends in leader pools, which are entirely built from concrete, as well as cabana spaces.
Moving indoors, the home show features L’Espace BMR, which is “entirely dedicated to renovation and home decorating,” Cote said.
This year, L’Espace BMR showcases 10 complete, staged living spaces — 12,000 square feet in all — as well as workshops devoted to current trends, paint, moldings, wall coverings and garage storage. While workshops are held in French, many bilingual experts are available to answer one-on-one questions in English as well.
And from the large to the small, the event also allows attendees to explore a 400-square-foot complete micro-condo unit. In addition, the National Home Show offers a new product showcase featuring the latest home innovations.
— Steven Howell is the author of Montreal
IF YOU GO
WHAT: The Montreal National Home Show.
WHEN: Presented Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 17. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.
WHERE: Place Bonaventure is located at 800 rue de la Gauchetiere W. (Metro station Bonaventure), Montreal.
ADMISSION: $16 for adults, $13 for seniors (60 and older) and students, and $6 for children 6 to 12. Save $3 off admission price by purchasing tickets online. The show celebrates International Women's Day on March 8 with free admission to the first 5,000 women.
NOTE: The National Home Show devotes a specially designated day for industry professionals, including contractors and designers; this year, it is on Wednesday, March 13. The show is open to the general public as well that day, but professionals will have to register on the Home Show's website.
CONTACT: For more information, visit www.salonnationalhabitation.com or call Place Bonaventure at (514) 397-2222.