Updates from DDA's local Chapters

In this brief: National Capital Region, GTA West and Toronto


National Capital Region

We are excited to be preparing for several fall events with our Affiliate members. We’ll report more next month but hope members are planning to attend the Ceragres Design Fair and our CEU session at Marchand Electric on shading and controls.

Watch also for more information on our Professional Development Day in November and if you would like to get more involved with the planning of our chapter program please get in touch through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GTA West

  1. GTA West Board positions update:

    Special Events – Kristina Bhavsar, new graduate
    Affiliate Director – Snehal Dalvi, new graduate
    Communications – Sandra Simpson not returning to this role, however, Yushi Zheng has volunteered.
    Kaitlyn is stepping down from her shared role with Nina as Co-Program Director
    Treasurer/Secretary – Vacant
  1. Upcoming Events Scheduled:

    September 12 – AGM for GTA West moved from January due to driving conditions to the September date. To be held at Lowville Bistro – 12pm

    October 8 – Litemode CEU event / Phil Todoroff – Phil is a professor at Humber. Presentation is on TM-30, which is new & improved method for characterizing colour rendering abilities and has become important in lighting.

    November 7 – Hallmark Kitchens/ Sherwin Williams CEU

    December Event – Looking at attending the TA event at TIDC

    January 2020 – No event due to driving conditions

    February 2020, Granite Works in Guelph, TBA

    Joint PD Day with Toronto Chapter
  1. August CEU on decorating with electric fireplaces held at Caesarstone and presented by Stylish Fireplaces, had a good turn out and included a product knowledge presentation by Caesarstone.

    Stylish Fireplaces had draw for a Napoleon wall-mount electric Fireplace.
  1. Next meeting is the GTA West Chapter AGM at Lowville Bistro.


We hope you all had a wonderful summer.  Our Toronto Chapter is now back if full swing with many events for the Fall Season.

On September 12th we had a wonderful information evening at Grafus Studio, hosted by Glen Peloso.  We mixed and mingled in their beautiful showroom on King St E. and networked over delicious nibbles.  Glen explained how his showroom worked and how they can be of service when purchasing from the USA. Please reach out to Grafus Studio and their amazing staff for any information you need on importing.


We have our final two CEU’s for the year coming up.  The first is September 24th with Marble Trend and Stylish Fireplace.  Learning everything you need to know to confidently recommend and sell electric fireplaces to your clients. Find out about installation requirements and design options, how to successfully sell electric when your clients ask for gas and discover the most popular product lines for fireplaces.

The final one is with Flooring+Home on October 23rd with time to TBD. Stay tuned!

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