Resource Sites: Debbie's Picks

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Founded in 1922, Canadian Tire Corporation is a growing network of interrelated businesses with more than 1,100 general merchandise and apparel retail stores and gas stations in addition to a major financial services provider and a federally chartered bank. Debbie has a great relationship with Canadian Tire as the exclusive name of style and design for the paint and décor in the store. 

“I love to take my British relatives around a CT when they are visiting as they are always amazing at the enormous variety of goods under one roof, we just don’t have anything like it in England.”

At Bouclair Home, we are focused on three things: Home, Fashion and Value. Our people are constantly traveling the globe in order to make sure we have exciting new products for you every single week. We work hard to ensure that we can offer you the best price. Simply put, we believe that something can look nice without costing a lot of money.

“Never boring, there is always new and exciting products for the home that are so affordable”

Located across the street from AMC Oakville Entertainment Centrum, the Country Inn Oakville, ON provides a convenient location where guests can enjoy a variety of value-added amenities and services.

Inside our spacious accommodations, you'll enjoy an on-site Fitness Centre, Business Centre, complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access, 1,600 sq. ft. of meeting space and a daily complimentary breakfast buffet.


 Designer Fabrics is located in the heart of Parkdale. You'll know us by our black and orange sign!  Toronto’s largest selection of in-stock designer fabrics.

This hip Oakville eatery offers a unique upscale dining experience at comfortable prices, along with Oliver & Bonacini’s trademark quality, service and style. Designed by Anacleto Design, this location features an expansive dining room, gleaming open kitchen, buzzing lounge and bar and a chic, exclusive private dining room. Large graphic wall panels brilliantly reflect the restaurant’s commitment to local, seasonal ingredients. In summer, also enjoy a stylish outdoor patio.

At Sleep-O-Pedic quality service is our top priority. We are fully prepared to supply our furniture to customers across North America in a professional and friendly fashion.
The quality, value, stylish design and great prices are the real reasons you should choose our mattress!


World-class cuisine, innovative presentation and first-rate professionalism have made Treeline Events Catering the preferred caterer to Toronto & Southern Ontario’s most discerning clientele. Treeline Events Catering in Toronto provide Southern Ontario with the most choices in services and the highest quality team of Chefs, Servers, Event Coordinators & On-Site management available. We will make your next event an unforgettable pleasure of culinary delights and stellar service.


BuildDirect is the world’s leading online manufacturer-wholesaler of building materials. Since their launch in 1999, savvy businesses and consumers alike have been able to secure for themselves the highest quality building materials at the lowest price.

“I love the concept behind Builddirect.  They make it easy to buy and easy to install and such an amazing variety of product from all over the world that you would never find in a store”

Whirlpool Canada is the number one supplier of major home appliances with revenues of more than $700 million. They are wholly owned by Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. The company's aim is to build strong demand and unmatched loyalty for the brand by giving consumers what they need and want.

“It is always exciting to see the volunteers faces when the gorgeous Whirlpool appliances arrive at the homes. There are always lots of oohs and ahhs at the latest products.”

With well over 28 years of experience in the world of lighting, today BAZZ is the leader the market in recessed lighting all across Canada. In its mission of Designing and Manufacturing lights, the company develops different types of lamps, not only recessed but also pendant and wall lamps, ceiling fixtures, tracks and spots.

Montreal’s premiere Italian grocery store with the widest variety of European delicacies.

“I have been shopping at Milano since I moved to Montréal and it is not only the best for Italian food, it is always an experience when you visit the store”

Philips has been inventing and marketing innovative products for over a hundred years, and has been a leading brand in Canada since 1934. Throughout Canada and globally, Philips stands for innovative ideas, quality manufacturing and an ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction.

"There is nothing like a sleek, gorgeous flat screen and Philips has the best."

Portes, Fenêtres et Cuisines Verdun offers you a wide variety of products for your home including doors, windows, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and counters, banisters, balconies, columns and floors. You can make your choices in a catalog or ask for custom design. They offer a free estimate and home financing plans are also available.

“Wow what a showroom these kitchen manufactures have, its like walking into a candy store filled with the latest cabinetry, countertops and fittings.”

Structube is a specialty retailer of contemporary and modern home furnishings and accessories, offering exclusive designs at affordable prices. Since the day it first opened as a family business, Structube has wanted to provide its customers with an exceptional shopping experience. Customers are greeted in beautifully merchandised stores that carry a unique line of quality products.

“Structube is like an Aladdin’s cave of fabulous furnishings that are both stylish and affordable”

Richellieu is an importer and distributor of specialty hardware and complementary products with over 65,000 products and over 40,000 customers in North America.

”I have worked with Richelieu for years and they always come out tops for the best styles and prices for all their hardware”

CIL, Canada’s favourite brand of decorative paints, has been sold by leading Canadian Retailers and Dealers for over 75 years. CIL Paints are synonymous with innovative paint technology and are a proud AkzoNobel brand. Originally CIL stood for Canadian Industries Limited. Today, CIL stands for quality and innovation.

“It is so important to use good quality paint when you are decorating.  Choose colours that you love, the right finish and the best quality and you will always have a successful space”

Central is a wholly privately owned company that is truly Nova Scotia born & bred! Today Central operates five main stores located in Antigonish, Sydney, Windsor, New Glasgow & Port Hawkesbury with two smaller "satellite" stores located in Inverness & Guysborough.

Each store has a fully-stocked yard filled with premium quality Nova Scotia grown, milled and trucked lumber, housed in autostacks to protect it from the elements.


“These guys are amazing and have a fantastic selection”

Eastern Canada's largest fabric and drapery retailer is part of an enormous coast to coast chain. Boasting over 170 stores, Fabricville has been in business since 1970 and continues to expand its store base, as well as enlarge and beautify existing locations to serve you better.

Paderno started in Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1979 with a vision of making cookware so good it would outlast anything in the kitchen. Since those early beginnings, our Pots for Eternity have become famous across Canada and into the United States. Now, as we celebrate our 31st anniversary in business, not only has that vision of excellent performance and outstanding durability been the guiding light in making us Canada's only cookware manufacturer, it has helped us develop an ever widening range of kitchen products that continue to meet that standard.

Wicker Emporium are focused on bringing value and style to our customers. For 35 years we have been traveling the world to find the most unique and beautiful products for the home. Our goal is to enable our customers to decorate their homes to help them feel at home. We are a privately owned company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada with 20 stores spread across Atlantic Canada and Ontario.

Nova Scotia's toughest landscaping and excavation team! Axeman Property Management has grown a lot in the last six years. Axeman’s landscaping & excavation projects can be seen throughout Annapolis Valley, HRM and the South Shore.

A million thanks to these wonderful guys for all their help with the project.

Baldwin’s Nurseries is located in Upper Falmouth near Windsor NS. Growing over 5 acres of potted trees, shrubs and Perennials, we specialize in growing and propagating a majority of our plants at this location since 1995. Two heated propagation greenhouses and six over wintering houses allow us to produce local hardy plant material for our unpredictable maritime climate.

Fabulous nursery with an amazing selection and these guys were incredible volunteers for the Jack Kelly project.

Modern Karibou is a Canadian online shop that features a beautiful selection of unique, modern furniture and home accessories.  They highlight the creations of celebrated designers from around the world while championing the innovations of home-grown talent.  From big cities to small towns, Modern Karibou believes all Canadians should have access to exceptional design.


Time after time, Napoleon® has led the way with new and innovative, patented technology. We are proud to say that our products continuously surpass industry standards and our inspiration is you! More than anything we want you to feel confident in choosing Napoleon® for your home. Our products are designed to provide that confidence and ensure that every Napoleon® is beyond compare!

Over the past 30 years, Peter Kohler has grown into a company we can all be proud of. Our commitment to the highest standards of quality, unrelenting pursuit of product innovation and continued passion for what we do has positioned us as the industry leader.


Twist specializes in the design and manufacturing of innovative and attractive rotomoulded products. Their team of passionate designers and qualified experts works at offering durable products and new shapes that blend harmoniously in the landscape.

Alpine Environmental Disposal is a family owned business since 2002. Our Mission is to be a local leader in the residential, commercial, and General Contractor disposal industry.
We provide excellent customer service, on time deliveries and pick ups, as well as affordable rates in the Ancaster, Beamsville, Burlington, Caledonia, Carlisle, Copetown, Dundas, Flamborough, Grimsby, Hamilton, Lynden, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Stoney Creek, Waterdown.


Celebrating thirty years of experience in conceptualizing, coordinating, and successfully executing numerous special events of various magnitudes, Forget Me Not Flowers’ owner, Frank Rea, has established himself as one of the industry’s foremost Event Designers.
Pulling from his 20,000 square foot Design Studio and Décor Warehouse, Frank is renowned for his award-winning innovation, creative floral designs and vast collection of top-quality rental items.


 Chestnut Lane Kitchen and Bath is a leader in functional, practical design, manufacturing and distribution of custom cabinetry and fitted furniture for your home, not only kitchens and baths but closets, laundry rooms, mud rooms, home theatre and libraries.

For over 25 years Randy Pearce's work has included beautiful homes and developments in Toronto and Muskoka.

What a beautiful kitchen company! Sincerest thanks to all their volunteers for their help with the project.

Welcome to York Fabrica, the residential specialist. Building on York Marble's 60 years of experience we provide our customers the benefits of old world craftsmanship with the latest in technology. We deliver the counter top of your dreams with courteous and professional service.


 The Bow Valley Waste Management Commission's mission is to promote and provide responsible recycling, composting and waste management programs in Canmore, Alberta. They consider waste to be a valuable resource and encourage a ‘Zero Waste’ philosophy. They think globally and act locally advocating responsibility for waste resources within the Region.

Timeless designs. Styles unlike anything else. Faucets and fixtures that are livable and enduring. These are just some of the reasons that Moen® is the number one faucet brand in Canada. But, Moen does more than make faucets. It's also a major supplier of innovative bath accessories.

Moen is part of Fortune Brands' Home and Hardware group – a forward-thinking consumer brands company that includes leading cabinetry, door and lock manufacturers.


The volunteers from Rockscape were amazing and created the most magical garden.

Since 1873, Kohler Co. has been improving the lives of its customers with exceptional products and services.

Our diversity of products and powerful portfolio of brands lead the way in design, craftsmanship and innovation.

We offer a breadth of products and services, including plumbing fixtures, furniture, tile and stone, and primary and backup power systems, as well as award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

Debbie Travis' Facelift offers innovative solutions for the decorating doldrums-and a fresh, simple approach to revitalizing any room of your home. Transforming a dark basement into a lively entertainment centre or a restful retreat is a snap when you have the reigning queen of renovations guiding you. Click the link for more information and resources from each episode.

"My series of surprise "Facelifts" is packed with cool projects and ideas for your home."
Doors and Windows


Since it opened its doors several years ago, Portes et Fenêtres Ontario has experienced impressive growth - word of mouth has served us well.


At Portes et Fenêtres Ontario, our mission is to assist each client in realizing their home renovation dream. Our quality, energy efficient, certified products, our competitive prices and unparalleled service make us stand out from the rest. Our professional installations meet the CSA standards and come with a seven year warranty.

Come by and experience the difference, experience quality at the best price, guaranteed!



 Have been satisfying customers with excellence in re-upholstery for years! Fast and reliable service is guaranteed!

 Revolve Furnishings has some of the most exciting and up-to-the-minute modern design furniture at absolutely unbeatable prices! Their showroom is a feast of fabulous furniture - a must see!


 The time and care we invest in selecting each and every quality fixture is jus the beginning of what makes the Starlight experience unique.

This personal attention to detail consinuts beyond the initial sale and through a relationship that will grow for years to come. Starlight offers local support for every light we carry. From the big things like on-time site delivery to the little things like stocking the light bulbs for the first time you turn them on.

Our partnership with an expert lighting consultant provides and invaluable service as we work with you to creatively light and highlight your dream home.


C&M Textiles has long been Montreal's premier textile shopping destination. Catering to the public as well as North America’s most eminent interior designers, architects and builders for well over half a century.

C&M Textiles invites you to shop our unique and distinctive inventory of fine home décor fabrics and home decorating accessories. Discover elegance for virtually every room of your home or office. Let us help you bring your creative vision to life.

Here at Pinecrest, we apply our unique knowledge and expertise for every project, building on 10 years of experience and research to make your image more attractive, durable and effective. We understand that your graphic image is the face that you show to the rest of the world. We will review for you the founding principles and priorities that drives your business and we will work with you to be able to execute your project properly, on time and in the limits of your budget.

A lot of businesses count on us for their signage needs. We use modern systems and the most recent techniques to create a sign that creates a big impact, for a good price, that will bring you results. On top of it all, we make the process simple for you. From start to finish, you can count on Pinecrest.

 Richmar are the go-to guys for counters working with marble, granite and composites.

 Grafica Inc. is an online Canadian business that delivers promotional products to the Canadian market since 2004 with thousands of satisfied clients in all provinces and territories.

For rush production from A+ rated suppliers, such as Leeds and Norwood, please visit Rush Items page for more than 1000 items that can be decorated and shipped in 24 Hrs.

We represent hundreds of manufacturing companies and suppliers in North America. Therefore you are guaranteed to get the best quality at lower prices.

We operate 3 warehouse style stores in Calgary and one each in Edmonton and Canmore. Our distribution centre is located in Calgary. We have gainfully employed people in Alberta since 1981, and thanks to focused and skilled employees, we are one of the few retail companies that remains closed on Sundays and statutory holidays.

Our customer base includes home builders, industrial shops, general contractors, renovators and retail walk-ins. Each of our stores employs a carpenter with a fully equipped Cut Shop room for pre-hanging doors and other mill work.

 Two Wolves Trading Company is locally owned and operated in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. You'll find unique items to suit all of your home decor and gift giving needs.

Most items are Canadian-made with local artists and artisans featured. We specialize in handmade giftware, home decor items and local artwork.

Valley Building Materials Ltd., located in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, was incorporated October 1, 1988. Owner/Operator Dale Wojtowicz has been involved in the building industry since 1970. Experienced, reliable and courteous staff are ready to help you with any size of project you are looking to build.

Our customers consist of Contractors, Homebuilders, Commercial, Landscapers and Retail.

No project is too big or too small!


Repair, Retail

 We have been serving the Bow Valley for over 10 years, and are continuing to grow to meet the needs of everyone we serve.

Starting as a small repair shop, our business has grown and diversified to include both sales and rentals, as demand has increased. We carry a wide selection of product, including STIHL, the number one chainsaw in the world. We choose our product carefully, giving you the best quality and value for your dollar.

Our rental fleet continues to grow quickly, offering rental rates that are competitive with anyone, even the big box stores in the city.

Cabinets, Doors and Windows, Flooring, Furniture, Retail, Stairs

 Historic Lumber is a family owned business with over 30 years experience. Since we recover all our material by hand, we know the history of our lumber. Our wood tells a story which we pass on to you, our client.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website to view the wide variety of the products and services we offer.

Flooring, Retail, Tiling

 With offices and showrooms around the world, Granite Transformations offers new and exciting alternatives to traditional countertops, backsplashes, floors and more. The first Granite Transformations franchise opened in 1996 in Perth, Australia. Consumer response to our revolutionary resurfacing process was overwhelming, and we’ve grown across Australia and New Zealand, and then into the United States in 2001. Now, Granite Transformations has nearly 100 showrooms across the US, and we’re adding more showrooms every year. In 2004, the company began UK operations and is planning to grow throughout Europe.

Our unique product lines of beautiful Trend Stone, Trend Glass and Trend Mosaics are manufactured from the finest natural materials from the best quarries throughout the world. With new products and ideas being introduced throughout the year, Granite Transformations is used by homeowners, commercial and domestic interior designers, architects, builders and developers worldwide.

Fireplaces, Outdoor, Retail, Tiling

 For 25 years Italbec International has been supplying both commercial and residential customers with ceramics, granite and all natural stone for all their needs. Come and visit their vast warehouse to see all the products, styles they carry!