As one of Canada’s premier fenestration-related events, WinDoor meshes business with exhibition, also folding in cultural experience through its Main Event and other sponsored gatherings. While the show has seen its share of regrowth and improvement in recent years, officials say for the most part they’re sticking with the established format, including alternating locations—this year landing back in Toronto. Located at the International Centre and with the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites just a stone’s throw from Pearson International, the event makes access a cinch for those traveling.

In addition to a modestly-sized trade show, the event also hosts educational sessions, starting Wednesday (November 20) at 10 a.m., spanning into Thursday. Session topics are broken into two streams: business and technical. Business topics range from finances and insurance to employment and labor shortages. On the technical side, topics include an update on Canada’s Energy Star Fenestration Program and code updates, as well as info on digital factories and code logic.

Those planning to register onsite can do so starting at 9 a.m., Wednesday, with the trade show and educational sessions beginning just an hour later at 10 a.m. Scheduled midway through the show’s lineup is Win-Door’s Main Event, a signature gathering that’s typically stocked with food, refreshments and entertainment – this time with face paint and a rock and roll flare. Following are just a few of the companies and products that will be on display. For more products click here for Door and Window Market [DWM] magazine’s November-December 2019 issue and an expanded preview.

Among the trends that [DWM]‘s editors spotted ahead of the show are:

Hardware to Match Big Doors

[Booth 145 – Roto North America]

To match the trend for tall, wide and heavy casement windows, Roto has introduced the X-Drive Heavy Duty Casement Hardware System. A new operator, operator track and hinges all are designed and tested to support a maximum sash size of 40- by 90-inches of up to 200 lbs.

Easier, More Modern-Styled and Snap-In Frames

[Booth 109 – ODL Canada]

ODL Canada is debuting its new simple design frame: Zeel. The product is designed to be stained or painted to blend in with entry doors, in order to emphasize door glass. The low-profile look offers an alternative to flush glazed doors while providing the benefits of a snap-in frame system.

[Booth 372 – TrimLite]

Officials for TrimLite say the Solution Series features a simple, clean style that’s designed to blend into the background, letting the glass and door be the main attraction. The frame technology uses a compression seal and interlocking joints to adhere to doors, with no need for screw holes or plugs. The textured frame is built to resist warping and melting in high heat areas, comes in two colors and is available in ten sizes. It is also available in three- and six-lite configurations.

Automated Equipment

[Booth 252 – KEAR Fabrication]

KEAR will display its K-41DFL Flipping Table—a unit that’s designed to relieve the inefficiencies of manually maneuvering doors and windows. The structure is reinforced and can carry a variety of doors and windows.


(They might not be the sexiest products, but they’re definitely among the most important.)

[Booth 263 – NovaGard]

In addition to NovaFlex products, NovaGard offers a single-component glazing known as Ultra-Low Migration Glazing Sealant—including a high-impact version that’s Miami Dade approved. These non-corrosive, single-component silicones cure upon exposure to atmospheric moisture, thus forming a tough silicone seal for window fenestration, according to company information.

New Technologies

[Booth 225 – Veka Inc.]

Entering the digital solutions arena for the door and window industry, Veka will showcase WIN, a patent-pending product that offer solutions to the fabricator extending beyond the production facility. The system makes product specifications, tracking, logistics, warranty claims and other information easily accessible, by facilitating communications among fabricators, installers and homeowners, making data available on everything from desktop systems to mobile devices.

[Booth 148 – Paradigm]

Paradigm looks to show off its technology solutions for simplifying the processes of configuring, quoting and manufacturing complex and configurable building products. Two technologies will be featured, including Paradigm View, a new visualization technology that identifies existing fenestration in homes automatically.

If you’re at the show, stop by to see [DWM]’s editors in booth 377. If you can’t make it, watch for our video coverage via [DWM]’s newsletter and social media channels.


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