Open The Door To Great Canadian Homes And Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary With HGTV Canada
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June 6, 2017
OPEN THE DOOR TO GREAT CANADIAN HOMES AND CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY WITH HGTV CANADA
One-Hour Documentary, Great Canadian Homes, Reveals Canada’s Most Iconic Private Residences on June 18 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Launch of GreatCanadianHomes.ca Celebrates Canada’s Sesquicentennial with Uniquely Canadian Content and a Chance to Win $10,000
TORONTO, Canada – HGTV Canada celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary with a captivating new documentary and robust microsite that shines a spotlight on remarkable Canadian design and architecture. Premiering Sunday, June 18 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada, the one-hour documentary Great Canadian Homes offers exclusive access to some of the most iconic private homes in Canada.
Beginning today, Canadians can visit the companion microsite GreatCanadianHomes.ca, to explore brand new content, including home tours, videos, photo galleries, and editorial that highlights the best in Canadian design. Also featured on GreatCanadianHomes.ca is the ‘HGTV 150 Contest– a digital contest that gives users the chance to win a $10,000 grand prize. Great Canadian Homes and GreatCanadianHomes.ca are part of Corus Entertainment’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary this year.
The Canadian original documentary celebrates the nation’s sesquicentennial birthday by opening the doors of 13 iconic and historical private residences from across the country, chosen for their unique design, décor, and architecture. Viewers are led through Canada’s architectural and design timeline, from the year of Confederation to present day, exploring everything from grand and elaborate estates, to quirky and eclectic conversions. Hosted by much-loved interior designer and HGTV Canada personality, Tommy Smythe, and with the help of local historians and the homeowners, viewers are left with a deeper appreciation for Canada’s rich history, incredible architecture and amazing landscapes. The featured homes include the Alexander Graham Bell House also known as Beinn Bhreagh Hall (Baddeck, NS), Zeidler House (Kitchener, ON), and the Hugo and Brigitte Eppich House (Vancouver BC).
Offering a complementary experience to the documentary is the microsite GreatCanadianHomes.ca, where users can celebrate and discover Canadian design trends, inspiration, talent, and news, in addition to the great features available on HGTV.ca. With new content added regularly, GreatCanadianHomes.ca offers must-click material year-round. Users can visit the site now for advanced clips and a trailer of Great Canadian Homes, while the full documentary will be available following the June 18 premiere.
Also available on GreatCanadianHomes.ca is the ‘HGTV 150 Contest’, where great Canadian design, fun, and prizes are waiting to be discovered behind 150 Canadian doors. Visitors have the opportunity to click on each digital door to reveal new content, including design tips, exclusive video clips and stunning images, plus the chance to win great prizes including a grand prize of $10,000.
Great Canadian Homes is created and produced by HeartHat Entertainment in association with HGTV Canada.
Corus Entertainment celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 with a variety of inspired content across its platforms. The wealth of multiplatform content ranges from: new series and specials featuring iconic Canadian stories, inventions, foods and architecture; historical documentaries; special news and radio coverage; user generated digital initiatives; and engaging kids content including a new picture book to educate young Canadians about our country. More information on Corus’ Canada’s 150th anniversary-inspired content to come.
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HGTV Canada is a Corus Entertainment Network.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
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