HeartHat Entertainment and HGTV
GREAT CANADIAN HOMES
Hosted by Tommy Smythe
One-Hour Special Documentary Reveals Canada’s Most Iconic Private Residences
11 p.m. ET/PT
TORONTO – HeartHat Entertainment and HGTV Canada offer up a new documentary that shines a spotlight on remarkable Canadian design and architecture. GREAT CANADIAN HOMES premieres Sunday, June 18 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada, and offers an exclusive access to some of the most iconic private homes in Canada.
The Canadian original documentary, produced by HeartHat Entertainment, opens 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 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.
Great Canadian Homes is created and produced by HeartHat Entertainment in association HGTV Canada.
About HeartHat Entertainment
HeartHat was founded by Carolyn Meland, its President and Executive Producer. – a lifelong TV addict with a sixth-sense for formats that work – has an impressive track record of internationally successful shows. Among them: Style By Jury, Brides of Beverly Hills, Arresting Design, Chef Off and Totally Tracked Down. HeartHat is a boutique production company specializing in the creation of compelling series and formats in the lifestyle and factual genre. They are passionate storytellers with an eye for casting authentic and entertaining characters, who construct content with universal appeal, that speaks to both the head and the heart.
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.