August 26, 2013, Ottawa – Function meets the latest in style this fall when The Home & Design Show returns for its fifth season of expertise and shopping at Ottawa’s EY Centre, from September 27 through 29, 2013. Headlining this year’s Home & Design Show will be celebrity designer Tommy Smythe, known for his unique design style and quick-witted persona on HGTV’s hit shows Sarah 101 and Sarah’s House. Smythe will be joined on the stage by a host of experts including Candice Batista, eco-expert on The Marilyn Dennis Show, Marlene MacPherson, television host and cookbook author, and Mark Atiyolil, editor-in-chief at Canadian Home Trends Magazine. The Ottawa Home & Design Show is the capital’s premier fall home improvement event showcasing more than 175 exhibitors offering design and décor advice, new home products, inspiration, and the latest innovations in home technology. “This season, The Home & Design Show has raised the bar even higher than previous years and we’re thrilled to have become the city’s go-to source for all its home interior needs,” said Ian Forsyth, Managing Partner at Caneast Shows. “With help from the show’s new presenting buy 40mg cialis sponsor, Ottawa General Contractors, visitors will find a huge variety of new and returning local suppliers and experts, and speak with some of the industry’s top talent to help bring their own home visions to life.” New to the show floor this year will be a fabulous designer room feature. With the help of celebrity designers Joe Ruggiero, Yanic Simard, and Glen Peloso, three expertly designed rooms will be on display to inspire and motivate attendees Returning show highlights will include The Greater Ottawa Home Builder Association’s annual design award nominations and La-Z-Boy’s popular design contest, where attendees are invited to guess which of two designed rooms is the most expensive. The winner will receive a $10,000 gift certificate from La-Z-Boy. For more information, to arrange interviews, or for high resolution images please contact Pamela Steeves at, or Jo Riding.