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yvonne williams

Inspired by owning her first home, Yvonne wanted to learn to do the fix’er up jobs around the house.

Excited to get started but lacking the knowledge she came across the women in Skilled Trades course offered at the Centre …

Yvonne Williams

Ted Reader is an award-winning chef and food entertainer, who’s parlayed his passion for food into a culinary tour de force that includes more than a dozen cookbooks, shelves of food products, live culinary performances, TV and radio cooking shows …

Ted Reader

Tawfik Shehata was born in Egypt and raised in Canada, and his interest in a culinary career began with his mother’s passion for food. He began his education at the Cordon Bleu in Ottawa and then undertook an apprenticeship at …

Tawfik Shehata


Samantha Kemp-Jackson is a Parenting writer, blogger, senior public relations advisor and mother of four including identical twin boys. As a cathartic outlet after she had her twins, she began putting her prose to digital paper and her blog – …

Samantha Kemp-Jackson


Improving the way Canada lives through diet, nutrition, and lifestyle
Rose Reisman has enlightened, entertained and uplifted Canadians for over two decades. While best known for her many popular cookbooks, she has also written extensively on topics, which include fitness, …

Rose Reisman

Louise Fox recognized as Canada’s Etiquette Expert is the owner and expert host of the newly launched an online video etiquette training website. She is also the owner of The Etiquette Ladies, Louise Fox Protocol Solutions and Etiquette Leader, …

Louise Fox


Kelly A Blair is a fashion stylist and image consultant. In addition to her own line, Style by KAB, Kelly developed, launched and grew Address Apparel – a new women’s ready-to-wear brand. Aside from working with different clothing and …

Kelly A Blair


Jim Connelly and Peter de Sousa are well known on TV as the Dynamic decorative Paint experts.  They have showcased their talents on HGTV Debbie Travis Facelift, Designer Guys, Cityline and many other TV shows.

Jim is from Scotland and …

Jim Connelly and Peter de Sousa

Jim Connelly is recognized as one of Canada’s top decorative paint finishing experts, and provided Debbie Travis with expert advice and the odd cheeky joke, for five seasons on Debbie Travis’ Facelift TV show. His positive and fun personality has …

Jim Connelly

Hellen Buttigieg is Internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of professional organization, Hellen is also a dedicated Life Coach and Founder of We Organize U. For over 10 years, she has been helping busy families, professionals, and small …

Hellen Buttigieg

Dvira Ovadia began working in the industry for a handful of world renown design firms in New York and Toronto.  In 2006, Dvira participated in a design-based reality show called ‘From the Ground Up’, Season 2 with Debbie Travis.

After …

Dvira Ovadia


Derek Tymchuk is a Strength Coach and the owner of The War Room Strength Crew. He has been in and around the fitness industry since 1996 and has been involved in athletics for more then 30 years.

In the summer …

Derek Tymchuk

Dale Hodder

Dale began his career in fashion retail where he discovered his unique ability to successfully match clients to individual style and creating outfits that inspire.  Whether it’s shopping off the peg or working side by side with designers, his end …

Dale Hodder


A Toronto-based Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant with a talent for teaching and motivating others, Clare Kumar founded Streamlife® in 2005.

Passionate about helping people reduce mess and stress to get more out of life, Clare marries a love of …

Clare Kumar

bruce turner

With over 10 years of prime time experience under his belt, Bruce is a true pro when it comes to understanding what it takes to deliver. His charming quick wit is a hit with all audiences. Bruce recently wrapped Season …

Bruce Turner

Afiya Francisco

Afiya Francisco is a go-to style expert for fashion advice that applies to the real world. After years as an editor at publications such as Canadian House & Home and LOULOU she now appears regularly on various national talk &

Afiya Francisco



Carly Thomas is a second year journalism student at Ryerson University in Toronto, with  a focus on broadcast and writing for television. She has an interest in the lifestyle beat and contributes to Downright Domestic as a Production Assistant

Carly Thomas


Downright Domestic is a half-hour ‘lifestyle list’ show that provides information and ideas to improve your domestic life.

Each episode presents a list of 10 things that focus on a specific topic, ranging from‘cooking and cleaning’ to ‘fashion and relationships.’…

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