The Green Living Show 2017 returns to Toronto’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre from April 7-9, 2017. The show is a great opportunity to learn how to live more in tune with the earth. You will find out about and can purchase natural beauty products and fashions, organic foods, organic gardening and urban farming tools, alternative therapy services and sustainable home improvement services among others from Green Living Show 2017 vendors. There will also be many speakers on the Main Stage providing information about ecofriendly living. (Our giveaway has closed.)
Speakers on the Main Stage
Rachel Bies, CP, Whole Foods Chef and Holistic Nutritionist, will be the emcee for speakers appearing on the Main Stage including:
Friday: Lara Kelly of Holly Ray Farms, Brandon Heber of Ripple Farms, Josh Lyon of Tokyo Smoke, Rhonda Teitel of Toronto Urban Growers, Shega Youngson of Tweed and others.
Saturday: Adria Vasil, Marni Wasserman and Jesse Chappus, Alex and Tyler Mifflin a.k.a. The Water Brothers, Joel MacCharles of Well Preserved, Anne O’Byrne of SuperLeaf, Dr. Joan Quinn of Apollo Marijuana Clinic and others.
Sunday: Johnathan Frank of CoPower, Ljubica Kostovic of GrowWise Health, Sheena Sharp of Coolearth Architecture, Kim D’Eon, TV personality and Holistic Nutritionist, Bob Atkinson of MPOWER Energy Solutions and others.
Making Our Trees Count
One of the exhibits I’m most interested in is Making Our Trees Count, which is presented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation and Forests Ontario. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn about Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge to plant three million trees across Ontario, and Toronto’s Every Tree Counts campaign to grow the city’s tree cover to 40%. If you live in Toronto, you can sign up to receive a free native tree at a Tree For Me event this spring. You will also learn how to choose the best tree for your yard and receive tips for proper tree planting and tree care from local experts.
Walk through 1,400 square feet of Ontario Wood exhibits to meet the artisans who create beautiful, local wood products.
Green Living Test Drive
If you are curious about hybrid and electric vehicles, you will have the opportunity to test drive these fuel-efficient vehicles at the show.
Learn to Fish and Learn to Camp
Kids can learn how to create a fishing lure, as well as explore a campsite at the Ontario Parks Learn to Camp and Learn to Fish exhibit at the show.
Taste Ontario, Taste the World – Diversity Grows in Ontario
Take a break and visit the Delicious Local Food & Drink Pavilion for some tasty dishes reflecting Canada’s diversity. Over 20 Canadian and international chefs, as well as breweries, cideries and wineries will use local and sustainable ingredients to prepare unique recipes. On a side note, chefs will use 300 lbs of donated misshaped organic veggies from Pfenning’s Farms that didn’t make it to the grocery store.
Purchase food tickets at the Green Living Show Box Office on the main floor and upstairs in the Delicious Local Food & Drink Pavilion. Dishes are $4 and under.
Tickets for the Green Living Show 2017 are General Admission $12 ($15 at the door), Seniors (65+) $10, Students (with valid photo ID) $10, Children 12 and under Free.
School Group Rate is $8 for 10+ persons.
Friday evening after 4 p.m. $10.
Free entry: Show your PRESTO card or April METROPASS or show the Live Green app on your phone for free entry to the show.
The Green Living Show 2017 takes place from April 7-9, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West.
Enter our giveaway to win products from and tickets to the Green Living Show 2017, value over $200. Open to Canadians only, 18+.
Winner must pick up prize at the Green Living Show on Friday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bag contains the following:
- Green Beaver Gift Pack: shampoo, conditioner, all purpose soap and facewash
- Triple Goodness Chocolate
- Temple Life Coconut Water and Coconut Chips
- Crazy D Labs All Natural Soda
- Abokichi Prize Pack
- One Propeller Coffee package
- Wellington Made Sauces
- BioVert cleaning products: dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, window cleaner
- 4 tickets to the Green Living Show tickets for winner and family/friends
This contest appears on Contest Canada