The Home & Outdoor Show Is Exactly What We Need After This Cold Winter


It has been a long, cold winter. It felt like springtime was never going to get here. But when spring knocks on the door, the Home and Outdoor Show answers and brings with it an incredible event for homeowners, renters, DIYers, and people who love to be inspired by decor. The show has over 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services in 125,000 plus square feet of space. The exhibitors are experts in home, outdoor, gardening, decor, interiors, DIY, furniture, exteriors, and so much more.

No matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s inside the home or outside the home, this show has inspiration for you. You’ll get to see flooring, countertops, tiling, windows, landscaping, backyard oasis pieces, pools, decks, and garden fixes all under one roof. This is the place to learn from experts, find professionals for your next project, be inspired, and buy that perfect piece you’ve been looking for for your living room. For those looking to purchase, you’ll be in the perfect place to find competitive pricing and take advantage of incredible show-specific deals that exhibitors will have running. The Home and Outdoor Show is your go-to one-stop shop for everything your home needs.

We’re calling all DIYers, home owners, renters, builders, and people in need of inspiration to spend a beautiful spring weekend learning from experts, enjoying the entertainment, and even finding delicious treats at the Home and Outdoor Show.

At A Glance

Friday, April 12th
Saturday, April 13th
Sunday, April 14th

Friday: 12PM – 7PM
Saturday: 10AM-6PM
Sunday: 11AM-5PM

Western Fair District Agriplex
845 Florence Street, London, ON
N5W 6G6

Ticket Price
Advanced: $10.00
At the Door: $12.00
Senior (at the door only): $9.00 Students (ages 13-17): $5 Children (12 & Under): FREE

You can get tickets here.

Who Should Go?


Whether you own or rent, we all have the desire to live in a space that showcases our personalities and brings us joy. The Home and Outdoor Show brings the excitement of spring into one building and showcases endless possibilities for your home. It’s the perfect place for both DIYers and those who prefer to hire professionals to find exactly what they need for future projects. This event has inspiration for both inside the home and outside the home. Whether you’re looking to create an outdoor oasis, or want to give the exterior of your home a makeover, or are looking to upgrade your flooring, there is something in this show for you. If you want some gardening inspiration, are looking to re-do a room or two in your home, or are looking for beautiful pieces of furniture or decor to add to your home, there is something for you in this show.

It’s the perfect place to talk to industry insiders who are in the know and have the answers to any and every question you have about how to make your home look and feel amazing. You can find professionals for that project you’ve been wanting to do inside your home for so long. You can attend any of the workshops or talks and learn straight from professionals.

This event is also a great place for those with an eye for design. If you enjoy breathing in inspiration and letting that inform your decor choices later on down the road, then this show is a great one to attend. The exhibitors will have beautiful booths on display to showcase their best work and to help fill your head with ideas for design.

The Home and Outdoor Show is a great place to bring the family, too! They have a workshop just for kids, and kids 12 & under have free entrance into the event! You can walk around and get some treats with the little one and let the displays inspire their imagination and curiosity.

It’s also the perfect place for bargain hunters to take advantage of great deals and competitive pricing. There will be multiple exhibitors present for every category imaginable, so you’ll be able to find the products at the right price for your home.

Who Will Be There

Walking through the Home and Outdoor Show you’ll get to experience hundreds of amazing exhibitors that will inspire your next home projects, both indoor and outdoor. People visiting the Home and Outdoor Show will see booths on flooring, custom cabinetry, luxury hot tubs, pools, gardening, gazebos, concrete designs, doors and windows, bath remodeling, granite and quartz accessories, custom wood products, landscape lighting, swim spas, landscaping, patio covers, roofing, interior decorating, mennonite furniture, fences, security, and more.

Experience incredible displays of products and services. You’ll get the chance to talk to the experts at their booths and ask any questions you might have. There will also be food exhibitors throughout the event to tantalize your taste buds.

You can check out the full list of exhibitors here.

The Entertainment



On top of checking out all of the incredible exhibitors and getting inspired, show attendees can learn from industry pros and get all of the insider tips and tricks for transforming your home, both inside and out.

Take a look at the event schedule before you head to the event to make sure that you don’t miss out on the shows you want to participate in.

BX93 Backyard Bar & Lounge 

BX93 is hosting an indoor backyard Bar & Lounge with delicious BBQ food, drinks and backyard games!

The Performers
Lliam Buckley: Friday 1PM and 2PM & Saturday 11AM, 12PM, and 1PM
Sarina Haggarty: Friday 3PM, 4PM and 5PM & Sunday 12PM and 1PM
Justin Plet: Saturday 2PM, 3PM, and 4PM & Sunday 2PM and 3PM

Sign Party with Invited by Dani

Sunday, April 14th at 1PM
ONLY 20 spots available
Register by April 4th
Cost: $60 Register ​here

You know those paint nights where you choose a design, paint it during the night while you enjoy socializing and the general fun atmosphere, and then you take your design home? Well, this is basically that, but instead of making a painting, you’re making a sign. Those who sign up will get a wooden board, the stencils, the paint, and the wood finish waiting for them there. Dani will be there too, instructing everyone on how to create their perfect, modern, stylish sign. You can take a look at all kinds of stencils for inspiration here.

About Invited by Dani
Dani takes her degree in Graphic Design and her incredible taste and eye for design and creates beautiful and elegant custom invitations and stationary. She also hosts Wooden Sign Paint Nights. With Invited by Dani you get completely custom designs that are stunning, high quality and do not include all the extra fluff and pomp that many other Wedding day invitations come with. Check out her site.

Love Where You Live With Sabrina Smelko

This is a free event
Saturday, April 13th @ 12PM and 3PM

Sabrina Smelko is an HGTV personality, an award-winning illustrator, a blogger, and a designer. In this event, she shares her secrets and tips on how to improve the rooms in your home for cheap! She believes that everyone should be able to love where they live without needing to break the bank.

Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

This is a totally free workshop for kids that attend the Home and Outdoor Garden Show. There will be materials and tools as well as step by step instructions for kids to make either a bunny Easter basket or an airplane.

The Schedule

Here are all of the amazing workshops and presentations from industry experts that you can expect to see at the Home and Outdoor Garden Show.

Friday, April 12th
2:00PM: Safe At Home is an interactive workshop about Smart Home Products by the Home Depot
3:00PM: Just in Time Solutions: “Is it Hoarding or is it Clutter” hosted by Pauline Hoffman
4:00PM: Safe At Home is an interactive workshop about Smart Home Products by the Home Depot

Saturday, April 13th
11:00AM: Safe At Home is an interactive workshop about Smart Home Products by the Home Depot
12:00PM: Love Where You Live: Sabrina Smelko shares tips on how to improve your home on the cheap.
1:00PM: Just in Time Solutions: “Is it Hoarding or is it Clutter” hosted by Pauline Hoffman 2:00PM Learn about Upstaging Homes with Jillian Summers
3:00PM: Love Where You Live: Sabrina Smelko shares tips on how to improve your home on the cheap.
4:00PM: An interactive workshop to go through flooring products with the Home Depot

Sunday, April 14th
12:00PM: Safe At Home is an interactive workshop about Smart Home Products by the Home Depot
1:00PM: Just in Time Solutions: “Is it Hoarding or is it Clutter” hosted by Pauline Hoffman
3:00PM: An interactive workshop to go through flooring products with the Home Depot

Giveaways and Raffles


The Home and Show has prizes, draws, and raffles and supports great charities with its proceeds.

She Shed He Shed Raffle

This fundraising event is to raise money for Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario. Two local designers are going to take on the shed challenge. One of the designers will decorate a shed for “him” and the other designer will deck out a shed for “her”. As part of the challenge is that they each have to use items from the Habitat ReStore. The finished sheds wil be on display during the Home and Outdoor Garden Show. People can purchase raffle tickets before and during the event. Corus Media will be broadcasting the raffle and the event. 100% of the raffle ticket sales will go towards building homes within the community. Lucky winners will get to take home a one-of-a-kind shed.

The Home Depot Grand Prize
People at the show can enter the giveaway draw for a chance to win an incredible giveaway prize from The Home Depot.

More prizes and giveaways are in the works!


The Home and Outdoor Show is the best part of spring. It brings inspiration, informative industry experts, and so many great options for your home all under one roof. It’s great place for families to spend some time on the weekends enjoying the booths on display, listening to incredible music, watching the sessions and participating in workshops, and finding delicious treats to eat. Grab your tickets hereand enjoy everything this show has to offer.

Blood Sweat and Spin

Did you know that hematology (blood) cancer is on the rise within Canada? That’s a scary thought. From 2014 to 2016, the number of Canadians that are either living with, or are in remission from blood cancer
increasedby 25%. In fact, in Canada, it’s the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer.

Most blood cancers arenot genetic or inherited, but rather are an obtained mutation to the DNA of blood-forming cells. Those cells multiply quicker than healthy cells and are much less likely to naturally die. People who are diagnosed with blood cancer need treatment. Stats show that the number of people who live five or more years after they’ve been diagnosed with most types of cancer has increased over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, most often, people are not expecting to get cancer. It’s not something that you plan for. It’s something that happens and completely changes your world. Cancer treatment often comes with expenses that you’re just not expecting or able to pay for. In some cases, the burden of these expenses are just too much and people may not be able to receive their recommended treatments simply because of the cost.

When we hear about stuff like this, we have a natural desire to want to help, and while the vast majority of us are ill equipped to help with finding the cure for cancers, we still want to be able to do something.

Blood, Sweat & Spin is an event that is looking to raise money for blood cancer initiatives and the Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund. This event is raising money to be able to help blood cancer patients in very real and very tangible ways. Here is everything that you need to know about the event, including how to donate, how to participate, and what exactly this event is.

Information At A Glance

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 8:30am and 1:00pm (these are two different start times)
Location: The Factory, 100 Kellogg Lane

Register here.
Back a cyclist
here(scroll to the bottom of the page).

What exactly is it?

Blood, Sweat & Spin is a “Spin-athon”. Basically, people sign up and raise funding to participate in this event. The event takes place with two different sessions on March 30th. The first session starts at 8:30am and the afternoon session starts at 1:00pm. Each session lasts for three hours. Participants will pedal on spin bikes for three 50 minute intervals with 10 minute breaks in between. While participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace, there will cyclist leaders there encouraging the riders!

If the idea of 3 hours of a spin bike sounds daunting, don’t panic! Participants can either sign up as individuals, or they can register in groups of 2 or 3. Groups will be able to split up who is riding each 50 minute interval. So if you sign up as a group of three, you’d only need to ride for 50 minutes.

Since this is a “spin-athon”, riders will have to raise the appropriate amount of funding. Individuals need to raise a minimum of $250 and teams need to raise a minimum of $350, but of course everyone is encouraged to raise as much money as possible.

Their ultimate goal is to raise $25,000 towards blood cancer initiatives, the LRCP Patient Assistance Program and the Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund. Blood, Sweat & Spin is happening on behalf of London Health Sciences Foundation.

What Can Participants Expect?

Participants can expect high-energy. The music will be pumping and the vibes will be all good. There will be cyclist leaders there encouraging you to push your limits and really relish in the “sweat and spin” part of the event name. Plus, there are many helping run this event or even signing up to participate in this event who have been directly affected by Blood Cancer, so spirits will be soaring as everyone comes together to raise this money and fund such an amazing cause.


Anyone participating can also expect to get incredible gear that is Blood, Sweat & Spin branded. That way the reminder to donate towards blood cancer initiatives will continue on even after the event as participants wear their cool gear around town and people ask what it’s all about.

Of course those who are sweating and spinning will need to have their strength replenished. Delicious food and beverages have been donated by sponsors, so all participants can expect delicious eats at the event. In fact, Power House Brewing Co, which is the craft brewery that is actually right in The Factory, will be offering cyclists a delicious beer sample after their ride.

There will also be prizes given out! There will be prizes awarded for the top fundraisers, and there will also be prizes awarded for the absolute best team costumes. While the full list of prizes is being kept a surprise, we’ll tell you about one so that you know what kind of awesome

prizes you can expect. If you’ve got a sweet team costume or you’re one of the top fundraisers, you could be walking away with an incredibly stylish Illbury and Goose toque/slouchy beanie.

An official after party will take place inside The Factory at the Powerhouse Brewing Co Brewery! Not only that, but anyone who participated in the event will receive 15% off their purchases at Powerhouse bar and shop. So participants and volunteers alike can get together after the event and celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the day.

How Can I Participate?

If you’ve read enough and know that you want to participate somehow, then there are four ways that you can do that.

Sweat and Spin

One of the ways that you can participate is signing up to be a cyclist at the event and commit to raising the funds needed to participate. Register hereas an individual or as a team. If you don’t have anyone willing to join as a team with you, but the idea of doing all 3 hours on your own sounds way too daunting, you can opt to join a team that has already been started head. Don’t worry about not knowing who your teammates will be, everyone at the event has a common goal and will be friendly and invigorated at the idea of raising money for a great cause. If you want to join another team, head over here, scroll down to the register button, and then click that you want to join a team.


Another way that you can participate is simply by donating! The factsare harsh: treating blood cancer costs twice the amount that it costs to treat any other kind of cancer. It takes longer hospital stays and the treatment is way more complex than with other kinds of cancer. Donating to this event will help them to reach their goal of raising $25,000 for blood cancer initiatives and patient assistance programs. You can donate here. You have the option of a one time only donation or a monthly donation amount. You can donate right up to (and including) the event day, March 30th!

Back a Cyclist

Imagine taking a three hour spin class. What a feat! You would be sweating buckets and really working your body. The cyclists participating in this event are going to be working hard for every dollar they raise. If you can’t participate in the event but want to support someone who is, then you can totally do that! To help an individual or team reach their fundraising goals, you can click here​, scroll to the bottom of the page. They’ve listed all of individuals and all of the teams that have registered so far. There are a lot of people signed up to sweat and spin that could use your financial support!

Spread the Word

One of the biggest obstacles for events like these is getting the word out there. People are inclined to give and to want to help when it comes to causes like this, but many people simply just don’t know that events like these exist. So try sharing an article, or talking to your friends about it. Spread the word so that more people have the opportunity to give.

Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund

We live in Canada, which means that many of our healthcare costs are covered by OHIP. While that may be the case, there are a number of expenses that come with cancer treatment that are not covered by OHIP that patients must pay for out of pocket. Those expenses are often unexpected and become too much of a burden to bare. Some of those expenses includemedications, wigs, mastectomy bras, equipment rentals, transportation, Lymphedema supplies, nutritional beverages, accomodations, parking, child care, and so much more. The LRCP Patient Assistance Program seeks to help patients who cannot afford this and might otherwise not be able to receive treatment because of this. Patients that are experiencing financial burden because of their cancer and their treatment can apply for assistance with the LRCP. Similarly, they can also apply for assistance with the Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund. The Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund program was created by Susan Goodreau to honor her husband who died because of cancer and works in a similar way to the LRCP Patient Assistance Program.

Blood cancer is a scary reality for so many Canadians. In fact, every 25 minutes a new Canadian is diagnosed with blood cancer and almost 20 Canadians per day die from blood cancer. Blood cancer isn’t something that you expect to happen. For Jocelyn, a 21 year old woman in her 4th year at UWO, two weeks of a sore throat that she couldn’t shake led to her doctor taking some tests. From those test they found out that she had Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia. You can learn about her story here. For 29 year old Cristian, the news of his diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphona came as an unbelievable and devastating surprise as he was a young, healthy, and active individual. Cristian will be participating at the Blood Sweat & Spin event. You can hear about his story here.

Blood cancer is something that affects the lives of so many Canadians out there. It’s a scary situation to find yourself in. But we can come together as a community and spread awareness for events like Blood, Sweat & Spin, and we can together raise money for the initiatives and programs that help to change people’s lives and give them a chance to be a story of hope. So spread the word, donate, back a cyclist, or register to sweat and spin the day of. Do what you can to raise money and awareness for this incredible cause.

Wolf Performance Hall

The Wolf Performance Hall is London’s most impressive spot to present virtually anything you want, to have meetings, or to gather to view a performance. Located in the Central branch of the London Public Library, the Wolf Performance Hall does a brisk business as the place where London goes to take in an eclectic variety of performances, lectures, and other art forms. Regardless of the season, Wolf Performance Hall offers a lineup that is sure to please Londoners of all interests and walks of life.


The performance space that is now Wolf Performance Hall is also a part of the story of the changing face of how Londoners shop and interact with one another. The story of how the performance center came about stems from the efforts to revitalize the neighbourhood of Downtown London. After the optimism of the 1960s, the 1970s had been a rude awakening. Rapidly rising energy costs and expanding global markets meant that competition for jobs had become stiff. People were not just competing with their neighbours in the economy, they were competing with people on the other side of the world who could do their jobs faster and cheaper. The slow loss of manufacturing jobs and related forms of employment meant a reduced tax base, and a reduced tax base meant less money to maintain and improve vital sections of the city of London, including the downtown. As a result, urban decay began to set in, with abandoned storefronts, broken windows, and grime popping up here and there throughout the neighbourhood.

By the mid-1980s, though, the situation stabilized and the city was ready to give the downtown a makeover. Part of this revitalization was the growth of downtown shopping. Since 1960, the Wellington Square had occupied a prime location in the heart of downtown London, with 400,000 square feet of space and a pair of then-big name anchor stores: Eaton’s and Woolworth’s. By the time London needed to revitalize the downtown, Woolworth’s was gone; however, the Campeau company in 1986 announced that they were expanding the Wellington Square into the Galleria Mall, a new, flashy mall space in downtown London that would occupy over a million square feet of space, attract 75,000 customers per day in foot traffic, and feature big retail names like Eddie Bauer, Harry Rosen, and the Gap. It was a big dream and it proved to be quite controversial at the time. Downtown merchants accused the Campeau group of trying to undercut their business by taking foot traffic away from the streets of downtown London into the central space that would be the Galleria Mall. At the same time, it was uncertain whether or not downtown London could support such a gigantic retail space – the largest in the entire region of southwestern Ontario – given the existence of both Masonville and White Oaks Malls, as well as the several neighbourhood malls that London supported at the time.

These concerns proved to be quite true. The Galleria Mall opened in 1989 and immediately was put up as collateral by a suddenly bankrupt Campeau group. The foot traffic failed to materialize; profits remained stubbornly low, or non-existent, for the retailers who had opened up spaces in the revitalized mall. Less than a year after it opened, the brutal global recession of the early 1990s began and decimated retail shopping both in London and elsewhere. The transition from the Wellington Square space into the Galleria Mall had cost $175 million; when the Galleria was finally sold in 1996 it went for a relatively miniscule $51 million. That price tag reflected the circumstances the mall found itself in. It was 35% vacant, and its anchors were on their last legs. Eaton’s closed in 1999, finally deciding that accepting $35 per square foot in retail sales was completely pointless. The Bay followed suit in 2000, relocating to a pair of smaller locations at both Masonville and White Oaks. By the time the 21stCentury got underway there were only 20 stores still operating at the Galleria.

Dead malls have become something of a morbid fascination in recent years – check out Dan Bell’s Dead Malls series on YouTube if you’re interested in how malls across North America have been coping with the decline of shopping malls as a place where we come together to shop. The question always comes down to what you do with a shopping mall when the shopping goes away. How do you deal with a massive, mostly-empty space that costs a lot to maintain but isn’t going to be attracting any new retail business, thanks to suburban supercentres like Wal Mart and the Real Canadian Superstore, as well as the sharp rise in online shopping through sites like Amazon? You can’t very well just waltz in and tear the whole thing down; it would leave an ugly scar on the face of the downtown and would cost far more than it’s really worth. Leaving it empty is just as ugly, though, and attracts unsavoury elements to the area.

Moving The Library

One of the ways that cities have been able to deal with the dead mall problem has been to repurpose them for use by non-retail organizations. The Arcade Providence in Rhode Island repurposed their empty space into micro-apartments for young singles moving to the city to pursue work and education. Closer to home, Westmount Mall has partially solved the problem of declining retail spaces by leasing out their top floor to a collection of medical specialists who operate their practices out of former storefronts. The Galleria went down this path as well. The space that was Eaton’s has since become a call centre. Western University leased a large space in the mall for some of it’s continuing education programs. The Odeon Cineplex that had been one of the centrepieces of the Galleria in it’s mostly-imagined heyday was purchased by Rainbow Cinema (now Imagine Cinema), who moved their operations from their former location at Smuggler’s Alley (the long-since demolished London Mews mall downtown) to the Galleria. Fanshawe College opened up an expansion of the Theatre Arts program in the Galleria in 2004, and Citi Cards Canada– the consumer credit division of banking conglomerate Citi Group – opened 114,000 square feet of office space in the Galleria in 2006. Twenty years after it opened, the Galleria changed it’s name to Citi Plaza, to better reflect it’s new purpose as a vital downtown center of business, with a little commerce thrown in.

One of the key factors in this transformation was the transfer of the London Public Library’s Central Branch to the space that used to be The Bay. Opening the Central Branch at the Galleria required a great deal of exterior work to ensure that the proper architecture was in place. I once overheard someone referring to the original design of the Galleria Mall as “like a fortress” and this was quite an apt description. The architects went with a design that eschewed windows in favour of monolithic concrete. There were no exterior windows or street-facing shops at the Galleria Mall, which was fine for cutting-edge mall design in 1989. For the new, prestigious Central Branch of the city’s library system, however, it would not do. To this end, renovations included cutting actual windows into the building, as well as installing huge clerestories (those big windows that are set closer to the ceiling in buildings that direct light and air into the building and then down, flooding the place with natural light). The end result was an expansive and spacious feeling befitting the city’s main library.

The Wolf Performance Hall

The construction of the Wolf Performance Hall was one of the key features of the new Central Branch. Libraries are more than just a place to check out some books, after all. They are centers of research outside of universities, and they are also places for groups of all sizes to come together to meet and discuss. To this end, Wolf Performance Hall was designed to be the central meeting place, the biggest and best of all of the meeting places in all of the libraries in the City of London. The idea behind Wolf Performance Hall is that a stage is more than just a stage – more than just a plank of wood that you trot out on to do whatever it is you came to do. Fundamentally, a stage is about ideas, and more to the point, about bringing those ideas to life in front of other people. To this end, Wolf Performance Hall is built to accommodate just about any meeting idea that you can think of, including public lectures, trade conferences, group meetings, theatrical and musical performances, film festivals, single film screenings, fundraisers, dance recitals, and even weddings.

            Wolf Performance Hall features 370 seats, each of them fully accessible. Each seat has an attached lecture desk that swings out from under the seat, which makes taking notes during lectures or performances quick and easy. The stage features two separate screens, one upstage and one downstage (the downstage screen being slightly larger); the projection system for these screens is a state-of-the-art laser projection system. The lighting system is also on the cutting edge, with the lights being LED, powered by remote smart technology, and capable of a full range of motion. The digital sound system is a tasty surround sound system, but the Wolf Performance Hall also features a full Grand Piano for those who want to put on an epic acoustic performance as well. The stage floor uses an integrated spring system, allowing for a wide variety of dance and other physical performances to take place on it without having to worry about injuries to performers.

The Wolf Performance Hall is one of the busiest spaces in the entire city of London when it comes to lectures, debates, and performances. Past performances have included the Forest City Film Festival, a film festival dedicated to showcasing the best local and regional films from southwestern Ontario and beyond; films shown at the Wolf Performance hall for the festival have included local filmmaker Andrew Kooman’sShe Has A Nameas well as The Drawer Boyand On Her Shoulders. Children’s creative performances have always been a big draw, with the Little Theatre Company and Original Kids both displaying their skills and wonder on the stage at the Wolf Performance Hall. Comedy is another favourite; DeAnne Smith, a Montreal comic who scored a huge viral video with “Straight Men, Step Up Your Game”, put on a big performance at the hall in 2018. CBC London has also gotten into the habit of hosting performances. One of the biggest events of the year is CBC London’s Sounds Of The Season fundraiser, which aims to bring in donations for the London food bank. 2018’s lineup included jazz singers, chefs, choir music, and the delightful taste of free samples from London’s premier coffee company, Fire Roasted Coffee.

How To Get There

So, if the idea of having a place to see TED-style talks, debates, comics, singers, musical performers, dance troupes, films, and theatrical performances sounds like a good idea to you, the next question will inevitably be “how do I get there and, more importantly, where can I park?” The Wolf Performance Hall is located in the Central Branch of the London Public Library, in the Citi Plaza at 251 Dundas Street. This is the heart of downton London and it’s easy enough to get to by car or public transportation. It’s also within quick walking distance of London’s VIA Rail station. For those driving, parking is available directly at Citi Plaza; with approximately 1,500 parking spaces, you’re likely to find a spot. However, alternate parking is available in lots to the north and south of the London Convention Centre, which is located across the street from Citi Plaza.

If you’re on the other side of the spectrum, and you want to host an event at the Wolf Performance Hall, the Library makes this easy as well. The Hall uses the Eventbrite system to easily set up requests to host performances of any nature; simply fill out the form and wait for approval by the administration of the Hall.

The Cocktail Show


Looking for fun things to do on the weekend while we wait for winter to end and the good weather to get here? Well, there’s an event coming to London that will help you forget all about the cold weather. The Cocktail Show is coming to London for the second year in a row. This event is all about the art of mixology and learning what exactly goes into making a delicious drink that you’ll want to be sipping on all night. It features cocktails from all over the world with the finest spirits and liquors. You’ll get to enjoy delicious tapas and incredible entertainment throughout the night and learn from experts. Take a look at everything that The Cocktail Show has in store for you and plan to attend this incredible event.

Info at a Glance

Here is all of the need-to-know for you to mark down in your calendar.

Date: March 23rd, 2019
Time: 3PM – 11PM
Place: Budweiser Gardens
Address: 99 Dundas St, London, ON

You can get your tickets here.


How it Works

Because The Cocktail Show is all about delicious cocktails, this is a 19+ only event. That way you can enjoy the night without worrying about needing to show your ID for each drink you get. But make sure that you bring your ID to the event to get in at the door.

Advanced tickets to the event are $15, but if you wait and buy your tickets at the door the day of the event (if available), the ticket price increases to $20. If you go with some friends or as a double date, a squad pack of four tickets is $50. You can buy your tickets here. Keep in mind that space is limited, so there is only a limited number of tickets available.

Food and beverage tokens can be purchased here. Each drink or food token is $2.50. Drinks and tapas cost anywhere from one to four tokens.

There will be a coat check available at the event.

If you’re planning on enjoying this event to the fullest extent without having to worry about how you’re getting home, there are a number of London Transit routes that are close by to the Budweiser Gardens: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 102, 104, 106, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 26. Calling a cab or taking an Uber is always a great choice as well. There is always the option to call designated driverservices to safely get you and your car home.