Upcycle Challenge

Emerging decor & DIY experts have been invited to participate in the Toronto Fall Home Show 7th Annual Upcycle Challenge.

The 2018 challenge is entryway solutions. While supporting Habitat For Humanity GTA, and with a $500 Visa card as well as bragging rights on the line, who wouldn’t want to participate? All entries will be on display at the 2018 Toronto Fall Home Show between Sept. 28-30, at the Enercare Centre in Exhibition Place. The winner will be selected by YOU via an online voting contest. Once you vote, you will be entered to win one of three $25 gift cards for your local ReStore. The completed projects will be on sale at the show with proceeds supporting Habitat for Humanity GTA.

Cait Geddes! Congratulations Cait!
A big THANK YOU to all of this year’s participants! Thank you for your time and effort and supporting Habitat GTA and GTA ReStore.

You can show your support too by bidding on your favourite piece. Come down to the show to check out the pieces and place your bid. Bidding closes at 6pm Sept. 30, 2018. All proceeds go to Habitat GTA and GTA ReStore.

Meet This Year’s Participants

Searching For That Special Piece
Designer and DIY guy Nicholas Rosaci is helping you create an entryway worthy of being envious over while supporting a worthy cause – Habitat for Humanity GTA. It’s all part of the 2018 Toronto Fall Home Show Entryway Envy Challenge where pieces from local Habitat GTA ReStore locations will be given loving makeovers and incorporated into an entryway.
We found Nicholas checking out one Habitat GTA ReStore in search of that perfect piece.

The Perfect Piece
You never know what treasures you will find at your local Habitat GTA ReStore. We found 2018 Toronto Fall Home Show Upcycle Challenge participant Jennylyn Pringle looking for that special item for her Entryway Envy piece.
Take a look to see what she came across.

Upcycle Challenge Surprise
Tension is running high as participants in this year’s Toronto Fall Home Show Upcycle Challenge is well underway. The theme-Entryway Envy. We caught up with participant David White at a local GTA ReStore searching for his piece he believes will surely surprise you.

A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That
A mirror, hooks and some wood trim. Doesn’t sound like much but according to 2018 Upcycle Challenge participant Mariola Izydor-Fik, they are perfect for her submission in the Entryway Challenge this year. See what else she found at a local GTA ReStore.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (Habitat GTA) is a nonprofit housing organization that mobilizes communities to help working, lower-income families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. In support of our homebuilding, Habitat GTA operates retail home improvement stores called Habitat ReStore. Our 12 locations across the GTA sell new and used donated home furnishings, appliances and renovation materials to the public at a fraction of the original price. Habitat ReStore collects donations from the community, and proceeds from sales help cover the cost to build homes for families. Since 1988, Habitat for Humanity GTA has built more than 360 homes for families, including over 1,300 children, in need of safe, decent and affordable housing. For more information, please visit www.habitatgta.ca.

Habitat GTA operates 12 Habitat ReStore retail home improvement stores across the GTA, which sell donated, new and gently-used home furnishing and renovation materials at a fraction of the original price. ReStore proceeds covers the vast majority of Habitat GTA’s administration costs, enabling financial donations to go directly toward building decent, affordable Habitat homes.

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