The 12th Green Living Show will take place April 6 to 8 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Visitors can shop the wide variety of exhibitor booths while gathering information and inspiration from a diverse selection of demonstrations, presentations, and activities. While there, don’t miss out on your chance to pick up a free copy of Active Life magazine.
Some of the highlights include:
Taste Ontario, Taste The World
Together with over 20 chefs, breweries, cideries and wineries, this year’s Delicious Local Food & Drink Pavilion will be a celebration of the diversity and cultural traditions that make up Canada’s food landscape.
Using local and sustainably sourced Ontario ingredients, chefs from Canada and around the world will showcase old family recipes and favourite dishes that best reflect their heritage. Join in as we applaud the community, vibrancy, and diversity of our country through the many tastes and smells of its global kitchens.
Fun For Eco Kids
Explore and enjoy the interactive exhibits dedicated to educating and connecting kids to nature. Kids under 12 years of age enter the show for free.
Growing a Garden with an Insect Farm
Discover how insects are creating exciting opportunities in gardening and agriculture through “frass,” a sustainable and 100 per cent natural plant food produced by crickets. At the Midgard Insect Farm booth budding young gardeners are invited to transplant the seedling of their choice and take it home to watch it grow. Kids of all ages welcome. Must be willing to get your hands dirty.
Sweat Equity Yoga & Fitness Pavilion
An active lifestyle is integral to a healthier you. Find out how by taking a workshop, chatting with a guest lecturer or participating in a free yoga class. Learn all about the health benefits of being active. Beginners, give yoga a try. Even yoga gurus will learn something new. Stretch your horizons and meet new people who share similar active interests.
Eco Traveller Pavilion
Access the world’s most unique holiday destinations, take advantage of special holiday packages, enjoy tasting international cuisine and soak in the varied cultural heritage of many exciting countries.
Visit pavilions and booths from over 60 countries that will provide you with all the information you need to book your next memorable holiday. There will be an eclectic mix of ecotourism pavilions offering special holiday packages. Explore the possibilities of travelling to the worlds’ most exclusive Earth-friendly beach destinations, historical cities, eco-lodges and more. Travellers can choose from gastronomy hotspots, nature retreats, luxury camping, agritourism, health tourism and spas, as well as many other opportunities and tips to plan an eco-holiday to remember.
Health & Wellness
From advice on nutrition and ideas on how to get more active, to tips on incorporating mindfulness into daily life, there’s something for everyone looking to lead a more balanced lifestyle.
Interested in the environmental influences on hormones or the most effective tips to get the most out your diet? Check out the speaker list and plan your visit.
Shop: Whether you are looking for the latest matcha tea flavour or the largest selection in nutrition supplements, the exhibitors have everything you need to achieve optimal health.
Try a free fitness class: An active lifestyle is key to healthy living. Check out the free programming on the Sweat Equity Yoga & Fitness stage and find the class that’s best for you.
Fashion & Beauty
In 2018, we are more conscious than ever about the impact of our choices on the environment and our bodies. Browse high-performance, earth-friendly clothing, skincare and cosmetics. Shop and learn from leading experts on how to look and feel your best, naturally.
The Cannaspace Exhibit
Are you looking for alternative therapies to complement your current health regime, curious about your options, or looking to understand the latest conversations about the upcoming change in medical cannabis legislation?
The Cannaspace Exhibit, in partnership with Aurora Cannabis, will feature doctors, licensed medical producers and leading experts who will be providing credible and valuable information that can help consumers make well-informed decisions about treatment options for conditions that could be supported by the benefits of medical cannabis.
New this year, experience the Aurora Cannabis educational feature exhibit as well as a dedicated Cannaspace stage, bringing you three days of discussion covering everything from cannabis and anxiety, integrating cannabis into your wellness regime, exploring methods of consumption, upcoming changes in regulations and much more.
Explore an Urban Forest
It is estimated that roughly seven billion trees are growing in Canadian cities, and this figure is growing. But what happens when these trees fall? Don’t miss this dedicated, interactive exhibit space exploring why our forests matter, how trees help fight climate change and more. Discover what happens when trees mature in urban settings and how fallen wood can be artfully repurposed using portable sawmills and made into valuable, long-lasting wood products.
Did you know that responsibly diverting wood waste has a direct effect on climate change?
Sawmill Sid, a local eco-hero, will showcase stunning displays of the process of repurposing fallen trees and how carbon is captured in the process and thus prevents harmful carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
Canadian Green Car Award
The Canadian Green Car Award recognizes vehicles that offer impressive green attributes combined with strong mass-market appeal, based on the understanding that any product can have a significant environmental impact only if it sells in large numbers. To achieve this result, the assessments combines objective criteria — such as fuel economy, emissions and price — along with the judges’ evaluations of performance, driving experience, value, features and green qualities.
Ontario Wood Artisans
There are a lot of options when considering building materials, furniture, finishing pieces, or artisan products — and a lot of choices to make.
Ontario Wood is the natural choice in balancing price, function, beauty, versatility and performance. Whether your choice is made based on quality and price, whether it’s about supporting local producers and local communities, whether it’s about what’s best for the environment, or whether it’s simply because you love the natural beauty of wood products, Ontario Wood can meet your needs.
Discover 2,000 square feet of exhibits and meet 14 Ontario wood artisans and explore a gallery of locally hand-carved products.
Green Living Show
April 6 to 8 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto.