Media Alert - Celebrate spring

    Get out of the winter funk and into hot spring home and décor trends at
    this year's Metro Home Show, April 10 - 12, 2009

    TORONTO, April 10 /CNW/ - Your all-access pass to more than 300 home and
garden specialists over the Easter long weekend, the Metro Home Show presented
by RE/MAX, offers all the expert advice and inspiration for decorating,
renovating and landscaping your home this spring.


                 -  Sony's Spaces designed by HGTV's Home Heist darling,
                    Cheryl Torrenueva
                 -  tySTYLE - inspired by Extreme Makeover:Home Edition's Ty
                 -  Meet and greet the best and brightest style, entertaining
                    and gardening experts at the Centre Stage presented by
                 -  More than 300 exhibitors
                 -  CityBLOX, a showcase of Toronto's best shopping spots
                    with top home decor, jewellery, kids' fashion and spa
                 -  Destination Renovation presented by the Building Industry
                    and Land Development Association (BILD)
                 -  What's Your Design Dilemma? by RENO & decor magazine and
                    the Association of Registered Interior Designers of
                    Ontario (ARIDO)

                 (*)Visit for a listing of celebrities
                    presenting at the Metro Home Show and stage schedule.

                 DON'T MISS!

                 Toronto Wine & Spirit Garden Lounge - Saturday, April 11
                 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                 Have all of your gardening dilemmas solved during free, one-
                 on-one consultations with the professionals. Join Garden
                 Retreats, Constance Cadotte from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to
                 discuss landscape design or Susan Potvin, Flourish Garden
                 Care from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to discuss "green"
                 gardening, natural gardens and lawn care options.

                 Girl's Night Out - Saturday, April 11 from 5:00 p.m. to
                 9:00 p.m.

                 Grab a girlfriend and get yourself prettied up to match your
                 soon to be revamped pad with beauty sampling and pampering.
                 Enjoy sampling and cocktails in the super-luxe Toronto Wine
                 and Spirit Garden lounge, shop Toronto's trendiest retailers
                 and groove with Virgin's House Party. Punctuality counts -
                 the first 250 ladies receive a free swag bag, distributed by
                 the Firefighters of York Region.

                 The STYLE Show LIVE - Saturday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m.

                 Style mavens Afiya Francisco and Janette Ewen pair the
                 latest trends in fashion and decor during an exclusive
                 Girl's Night Out stage presentation. She's Crafty host Wendy
                 Russell joins in the fun with some great DIY ideas that
                 incorporate all this season's fabulous trends.

                 Show Dates & Hours
                 Friday, April 10                   9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
                 Saturday, April 11                 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
                 Sunday, April 12                   9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


                 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
                 255 Front Street West
                 Toronto, ON


    The Metro Home Show is produced by Marketplace Events, in partnerships
with the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and
presented by RE/MAX, Canada's leading real estate organization. This year's
corporate sponsors include SONY, Trinity, HGTV, and Pizza Pizza. Marketplace
Events, formerly a dmg world media company, produces 30 consumer home shows
across North America that collectively attract 14,000 exhibitors, 1 million
attendees and nearly another 1 million unique web visitors annually. The Metro
Home Show in Toronto is one of 10 shows produced by Marketplace Events in
cities across Canada including Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa and

For further information:

For further information: Gabrielle Totesau, GCI Group, (416)
486-2563/(416) 543-0699 (cell),; Christina
Herancourt, GCI Group, (416) 489-7219/(416) 816-4826 (cell),

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