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Celebrity Guests

Each year The Greater Hamilton Home & Garden Show brings in the very best, top notch celebrity talent from TV’s hottest home improvement shows! Filling the show with excited homeowners from the Hamilton Halton region as well as surrounding areas.


Stay tuned! 


Tommy Smythe

Come and see HGTV's Tommy Smythe at the Greater Hamilton Home & Garden Show Saturday, March 5th.

Tommy Smythe’s contagious enthusiasm and fun loving approach to renovation and decorating have made him an international design media favorite. His appearances along side Sarah Richardson on HGTV as well as his frequent guest spots on The Marilyn Denis Show have brought his singular style and wit to an ever-expanding audience across North America.

Well known for his love of design history, vintage-modern and antique furniture, his interiors have been described as ‘making each home distinct and personal – not by chasing trends but by giving fresh purpose to favorite furnishings and family heirlooms’.
Authenticity, integrity, quality and craft are the focus of his work for private clients as well as the content he delivers through popular speaking engagements in Canada and the US.

When not traveling the world in search of inspiration and knowledge to share, you’ll find Tommy volunteering his time and his voice to the causes of HIV/AIDS hospice care (Casey House), the fight to end bullying in schools and prevent teen suicide (It Get’s Better Canada) and most recently, the creation of Canada’s first LGBTQ homeless youth shelter and crisis center.


Come and see Scott Cozens & Sheldon Smithens of History Television’s “Canadian Pickers” at the Greater Hamilton Home & Garden Show Saturday, March 7th.


We are very pleased to announce our head line celebrity presenters, for the first time the hosts of History Television’s “Canadian Pickers” Scott Cozens & Sheldon Smithens will be on hand to meet and greet our attendees discussing their incredible antique picking adventures across Canada.

The Canadian Pickers are renowned experts on antiques and home nostalgia who criss -cross the country looking for that special item for celebrities, collectors and antique enthusiasts.

In addition Scott & Sheldon will be discussing their many adventures from the show chatting with attendees on some of the vintage home items on display on our main stage Saturday March 7th. Adding to the excitement they’ll give local residents the opportunity to have their antique items appraised and discuss items from area enthusiasts on our Home Reno & Décor Stage.


See Sherry Holmes & Mike Holmes Jr. from Holmes Makes It Right on HGTV. They will take the stage for two exciting and informative presentations Saturday, March 8th at 12pm and 3pm. 

Sherry Holmes
From Holmes Makes It Right on HGTV

Mike Holmes Jr.
From Holmes Makes It Right on HGTV 

Past Celebrity Guests


Scott McGillivray, real estate expert. Scott is best-known as the host of HGTV's hit series, Income Property. In each episode, he rescues cash-strapped homeowners, and teaches them how to generate income from their existing residence. The series is now in production of its fifth season.


Wendy Russell

Wendy Russell

Best known as the face of HGTV's She's Crafty, Gemini nominated TV host Wendy Russell is the Décor Producer at The Marilyn Denis Show, as well as their on-air DIY Expert. As a freelance writer, she’s written for numerous publications including Canadian Living Magazine. Wendy is schooled in interior space planning, home staging and fashion styling. Some of her other credits include props stylist, set decorator and instructor. Find out more about Wendy at wendyrussell.com

Cheryl Torrenueva 


Cheryl Torrenuvea

Interior designer Cheryl Torrenueva’s keen eye for design have made her a hot commodity in the world of television design! On a whim she entered HGTV's Superstar Challenge, made it to the finals and the rest is TV history. Cheryl has appeared on hit shows like HGTV's Home To Go, Rooms That Rock and Food Network's Restaurant Makeover. She has been a guest design contributor for SLICE's Three Takes, CITY TV's Cityline and she is Design Project Manager for HGTV's uber-successful Colin & Justin's Home Heist. cheryltorrenueva.com

Chef Gabriell Cruz

Sous Chef, Quatrefoil Restaurant
This up and coming celebrity chef will be starring on Food Network’s Top Chef Canada. See this fierce competitor live in action on the Chef Stage Saturday March 10th at 4pm.


Sarah Richardson

Host of Sarah 101 on HGTV. Sarah is not your average TV designer. Her keen understanding for the fundamentals of design compliment razor-sharp instinct in all matters of taste and style.

Outside of her TV life, Sarah runs a high-demand business, Sarah Richardson Design, and has her own paint (Sarah Richardson Designer Palette with Para Paint) and furniture lines.

Frankie Flowers

Frankie Flowers (aka Frank Ferragine) reaches over 1 million Canadians each week as the gardening expert for BT Toronto, CityLine and City TV News, and also writes a column for Canadian Living. His family business, Bradford Greenhouses, is one of Canada’s largest combined greenhouse/garden businesses.


Darryl Fletcher

Host of ChefDtv.com, an innovative online cooking show Darryl will educate and inform the audience with multiple backyard barbeque tips.  Darryl is currently the North American Corporate Chef at Aqua Star and is a graduate of the Chef De Partie program from Humber College in Toronto.  He and his recipes have been featured in Canadian Living and Foodservice and Hospitality magazine's Chef's Corner, various cook books and has been a popular guest on The Wine Ladies show.


Jim Caruk

HGTV's Real Reno's Master Contractor Jim Caruk pleased the crowds and gave the audience a true insider's look into the day-to-day goings-on at each job site.

Suzanne Schultz

Smart and full of energy, professional finance expert Suzanne Schultz has more than 15 years of experience helping individuals with their financial matters, a skill that comes in very handy as the co-host of the HGTV series House Poor.


Colin & Justin

Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan are the hosts of HGTV’s Colin & Justin’s Home Heist and the authors of Colin & Justin’s Home Heist Style Guide, published by Penguin Group (Canada).


Jane Lockhart

Interior Designer and Color Expert Jane Lockhart has long been a leader in her field.  She has worked across Canada is the host of the successful Colour Confidential on W Network.

Glen Peloso

Glen Peloso has been seen on many hit television shows, including Restaurant Makeover and Take This House and Sell It. Glen has worked on over 300 design contracts, from England to France, Italy and the USA.


Bryan Baeumler

Bryan Baeumler is host of HGTV's Disaster DIY and provides custom construction and renovation services throughout the GTA.

Hellen Buttigieg

Hellen Buttigieg is an award-winning Professional Organizer, Life Coach and TV personality. As host of the HGTV hit organizing show NEAT, she has inspired families across North America to clear their clutter.


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