May 25 - 27 | 2018
The International Centre | Toronto

2016 Show

The Canadian Furniture Show offered great activities that supplemented the business transactions.


Different networking events improved visitor experience such as industry party, gala, and Town Hall meeting completed the business opportunities! And let’s not forget David Chilton’s presentation!


As for great exhibitor products, the Show featured them through the Great Finds...

Great Finds  

The Canadian Furniture Show featured Great Finds, which are great products that exhibitors presented at the 2016 Show. All the Great Finds have been posted in the social media and featured here, on our website. 


Turquoise Palace






Peterson Housewares Canada Inc.






Kalora Interiors






Exomotion LLC bda Thomashilfen North America



Dundalk Leisure Craft



Domus Vita Design






C.J. Marketing












Collection Tuff Avenue



Furnishings' Mate






Pink & Brown



Meubles Belisle



ESF Trading



Stylus made to order sofas









CDI Furniture









Streamline Art & Frame



LH Imports









Sleep In Mattress






Reemka Imports



Nicer Interior



Modern Life Home



Chili Technology



E9 Luxury Living



G Romano



Worldwide Homefurnishings

Show Specials  

One of the great incentives of coming to a trade show is to take advantage of Show Specials, or rebates offered during the Show and promoted beforehand.


New in 2016, the Canadian Furniture Show gave you a foretaste of some of the specials our exhibitors planned for you, through e-flyers!


Chili Technology


Crinar Sleepking


Domus Vita Design Atelier Lux Design


Reemka Imports Galaxy Home Furnishing


Luce Lumen Dynamic Furniture


Nouveau Concept Furniture Springwater Woodcraft


Mega Furniture Imports ESF Wholesale Furniture


Magniflex Protect-A-Bed


Theater One Seating



Richwheel Arts R&T Furniture


Steven Sabados: a special design presentation



The Canadian Furniture Show was proud to welcome for a special design presentation, media personality and highly acclaimed designer of the S&C brand, Steven Sabados. On Saturday, May 28, Steven shared not only the latest S&C furniture design but also what’s evolving in the world of interiors - what’s hot, what’s not and what’s timeless!


“I’m so excited to be returning to the Canadian Furniture Show to not only showcase the latest S&C furniture but also share what’s new in colour, fabric and profile,” remarked Steven Sabados.


The S&C furniture brand was founded by partners Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman and was launched by their manufacturing partner Décor-Rest to rave reviews in 2007. Sadly, in the summer of 2015 the world lost Christopher Hyndman. As a tribute to Christopher and his passion for design, a dynamic new product team was created. Under Steven’s never-ending creative leadership as an artist, photographer and designer, the team continues to uphold the S&C philosophy of keeping design "timeless, fresh & fabulous". The S&C new collections include furniture, case goods, lighting, decorative accents, and area rugs.



David Chilton: an informative and inspiring talk



Visitors and exhibitors to the 2016 Canadian Furniture Show were treated to a rare opportunity to attend a live presentation by David Chilton, well-known as a former “Dragon” on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den and best-selling author of The Wealthy Barber. This highly anticipated appearance was presented on Sunday, May 29, at 9 a.m., just before the opening of the Show. 


Whether it’s helping millions of Canadians achieve personal financial success or investing in low-fat cookbooks, David Chilton has always had a knack for recognizing great ventures. Called “charming, unpretentious, and funny,” by The Chicago Sun-Times, David puts his business expertise and life experience to work in his informative and inspiring talks.


David began his career by self-publishing his book The Wealthy Barber in 1989. It was written in 26 months, and was specifically targeted toward those with little investment experience, in order to help them develop positive personal-finance habits. The book has become one of the most popular Canadian books of all time, selling over two million copies since its release.

His second book, also self-published, is The Wealthy Barber Returns, and is yet another runaway Canadian bestseller. David is also the publisher of the bestselling cookbooks Looneyspoons, Crazy Plates, and Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! (working with authors Janet and Greta Podleski).

David is an economics graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he won the award for the highest mark in the country on the Canadian Securities Course. He is a frequent guest on national television and radio shows.

One hundred participants attended this inspiring conference and received a free autographed copy of his latest book.

Industry Bash  


Saturday, May 28, 2016


To wrap up the opening day of the Show, all Show participants were invited to party! On the menu: finger food, drinks, a live band, and networking!


Some pictures...






CHFA's Gala & Golf  


Canadian Home Furnishings Awards Gala

2016 marked the 15th anniversary of the Canadian Home Furnishings Awards. The event was held on Friday, May 27: the day before the opening of the Canadian Furniture Show which was running from Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30.


The Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance (CHFA) honoured Angelo Gallo, President of Statum Designs Inc. with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. The CHFA established this Award to recognize those individuals who over their lifetime have made exemplary and sustained contributions to the Canadian home furnishings industry and their communities.

The Retailer of the year Award is dedicated to recognizing exemplary models of excellence and community service by Canadian furniture businesses. The first recipient of the 2016 Retailer of the Year Award from Eastern Canada was JC Perreault. The second recipient of the 2016 Retailer of the Year Award from Western Canada is Nordic Holdings Ltd.: Konto Furniture and Sofa Land.

The CHFA Board of Directors and the Events Committee congratulated the three Award recipients.


For 15 years the CHFA has been honouring our industry's most impressive individuals and organizations. The Canadian furniture industry has so many remarkable people and organizations within it and their success deserves to be celebrated. The awards not only spotlight individual talent but they also serve to enhance the industry and raise its profile.



CHFA Golf Classic Tournament 

On August 16, industry professionals were invited to tee off at the Caledon Woods Golf Club for the CHFA Classic Golf Tournament. An invigorating day on the greens was followed by cocktails and dinner.



Town Hall Meeting  

Monday, May 30, 2016

The third Town Hall has again brought industry participants together to discuss various issues. 



Best Booth Awards  

The Canadian Furniture Show Best Booth Awards, launched in 2015, were back in 2016, in collaboration with SOFA. The awards aim at rewarding exhibitors who have gone above and beyond in creating a truly outstanding booth!


Several awards were presented to recognize excellence in exhibit design. Booths were evaluated based on the same three criteria used in 2015:

  • Creativity, imagination and originality
  • Use of your product, images and visuals in the booth design
  • Overall appearance and visitor experience



Here are the winners of the 2016 awards in each of the following categories:


Best NEW Booth Award - exclusive to first-time exhibitors: Empreinte Québécoise, booth 5447



Booths 999 sq. ft. and under
Gold - Textiles Gauvin, booth 2297



Silver - Comerco Services Inc., booth 1835



Booths between 1,000 and 2,499 sq. ft.
Gold – Handstone, booth 5125



Silver - Dutailier, booth 1266



Booths 2,500 sq. ft. and over
Gold – Zedbed, booth 2253



Silver - Tuff Avenue, Collection, booth 1024



New! Best SOFA Showroom Award - Van Gogh, showroom 211



Honourable mention - Style in Form, booth 2643



Special Award: Best Chair - Atelier St-Jean Inc. in the Empreinte québécoise booth, 5447


The 2016 judges were:

Susan Jones

Associate Publisher, Furniture Today


Corrie-Ann Knell 

Director of Sales and Marketing,


Marisa Lupo and Luisa Maringola
Design Professionals and Principal of Lumar Interiors


Martin Slofstra
Editor, New Homes and Condos, Toronto Sun


Fay Spelt
Associate Publisher and Editor, Ontario Design, Homes Publishing Group


Laura Stein
Principal, Laura Stein Interiors


Great Features on the Show Floor  

The Spa 

Show participants enjoyed a unique and relaxing spa experience in a dry water-jet massage bed, or a beauty break including a manicure or a shoeshine!








Business Lounge 
The 2016 Show floor included a new Business Lounge with multiple private meeting rooms. 




The Pub 

The Pub with a Spanish twist was great to take a well-deserved pit stop and taste tapas, Barcelona Estrella Beers, Sangrias and other delights, in an inviting space!




Lundi 30 mai 2016


New in 2016, FABX is Canada’s first exclusive fabric, wallcovering and window treatment showcase for the trade, presented by SOFA: Source of Furniture + Accessories, in partnership with IDRC, Interior Decor Resources Canada and supported by the International Textile Market Association.


Highlighting industry trends and featuring new product introductions from over 30 leading industry suppliers, this inspiring event was held the last day of the Show on the SOFA mezzanine. As an added feature, there was also a FABX2016 booth display during the entire Show!

Inspirational Design: L'Empreinte Québécoise  


Inspirational Design


This new space introduced avant-garde and ecofriendly products, which valued Quebec materials and were co-created by designers from 7 different companies. 


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