Media Alert - How's that "Little" Project Coming Along?

    Exciting design features, celebrity guests and experts guide show-goers
    from start to finish on all their "little" projects

    TORONTO, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - Kick start your design inspiration at North
America's largest Home Show opening its doors today to help you get going on
that "little" project even sooner this year. Beginning February 20 and running
for ten days at the Direct Energy Centre, the National Home Show, presented by
RE/MAX, is your all-access pass to more than 700 home and garden specialists
offering all the expert advice, solutions and inspiration for decorating,
renovating and landscaping your home.

                 -  The 2009 Dream Home
                 -  Dream Gardens
                 -  tySTYLE - inspired by Extreme Makeover:Home Edition's Ty
                 -  Meet and greet the best and brightest style, entertaining
                    and design experts at the "Little" Project Stage
                    presented by HGTV
                 -  More than 700 exhibitors
                 -  Neighbourhood Marketplace and Warehouse Sale
                 -  Destination Renovation presented by the Building Industry
                    and Land Development Association (BILD)

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


              Media Preview

              Media are invited to an exclusive sneak peek of the Dream Home,
              Dream Gardens and tySTYLE feature as well as personalized tours
              of the Show floor and exhibitor booths on Friday, February 20,
              2009 at 10:00 a.m.

              Housewarming Party

              The National Home Show is hosting its first-ever Housewarming
              Party the evening of February 20, presented by CityLine. Set
              against a 1930's Hollywood Film Noir motif, the evening will
              feature fabulous food, wine and entertainment. The party will
              be hosted by CityLine's Tracy Moore and special guests Colin
              McAllister & Justin Ryan from HGTV's Home Heist.

              Tickets can be purchased in advance online at
     for $30.00 and at the door for $40.00.
              A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to the
              Children's Miracle Network.

    WHEN:     Friday, February 20 to Sunday, March 1, 2009
              Mon-Fri  11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
              Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
              Sunday   10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
              100 Princes' Boulevard


    The National 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 are: RBC, Rogers, Toyota, Trinity, Enbridge, Toshiba,
Pioneer, Intelligent Interiors, Pizza Pizza, Yellow Pages, and HGTV.
    Marketplace Events, formerly a dmg world media company, produces 32
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 National Home Show in Toronto is one of 10 shows
produced by Marketplace Events in cities across Canada including Calgary,
Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver.

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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