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BILD ACQUIRES FULL OWNERSHIP STAKE IN TORONTO HOME SHOWS B ILD AND MARKETPLACE Events have reached an agree- With the full support of the membership, BILD welcomes the ment that would see BILD acquire 100-per-cent ownership opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to ensure the National of the National Home Show, the Toronto Fall Home Show Home Show, the Toronto Fall Home Show and the GTA Home Show and the GTA Home Show. are celebrated events on the GTA calendar. Since 2008, BILD and Marketplace Events (MPE) have successfully We look forward to welcoming into the BILD family the 12 know- co-owned both the Toronto Fall Home Show and the National Home ledgeable show professionals who work tirelessly to bring an exceptional Show, which is Canada's largest and longest-running consumer show. show experience to all. Both BILD and MPE anticipated the day would arrive when a single Our partnership has yielded incredible growth and now we will be ownership structure would be in the best interest of the home shows, in a position to continue to thrive and attract the hundreds of thousands and that time has come. of showgoers who come to the annual shows seeking new trends and As of May 30, BILD has been the sole owner/operator of all three home shows. MPE will help with the transition process until the end of the year. This is a strategic acquisition for BILD and a bold step for the future vitality of our Association. This decision is a testament to the strength of our Association and the key role we believe the home shows represent as a bridge between our industry and the public. home remodelling ideas from the GTA's best experts. Given our long-standing partnership with MPE and its employees, we are certain that this transition plan will unfold as expected. While this announcement is exciting news, it is also a part of a long-term strategy to better position BILD in the marketplace and to continue finding creative ways to engage the public. Moving forward, BILD will continue to make decisions that strengthen the position of our Association and its members. We welcome The acquisition process has clearly proven that BILD has the leader- your support and look forward to making sure that you, our members, ship, passion and commitment to take on the added responsibility and play a key role in strengthening and broadening the long-term vision continue the tradition of producing some of the world's best home shows. of our Association. We now have the great privilege to expand BILD's operations and build on our 93-year legacy. Additional information can be found on the Members' section of the BILD website by visiting A Toronto Builder * Summer 2014 * 33

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Toronto Builder - Summer 2014

Chair’s Message
President’s Message
Building Industry Celebrates Quality and Excellence at Annual Awards Presentation
Lifetime Achievement Awards
34th Annual BILD Awards
BILD Acquires Full Ownership Stake in Toronto Home Shows
RealNet GTA Market Update
2014 Calendar of Events
Marketing Partners and Corporate Sponsors
New Members
Suppliers Guide
Index to Advertisers

Toronto Builder - Summer 2014