Citytv Encourages Canadians to Build Extreme Dream Homes

Citytv is issuing a design challenge to Canadian families from coast-to-coast. With the addition of the popular Extreme Makeover: Home Edition program to its new fall line-up, Citytv is launching an online contest to encourage Canadian families to spend time together by building a smaller-scale version of their own Extreme Dream Home.  Photos of the constructed designs can be uploaded to Citytv’s website at starting today until October 29th, 2009.  One lucky entrant will win a Gourmet Inclusive one week family trip for four to Azul Beach Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico courtesy of itravel2000.

Canadians must flex their creative muscles to design and build their Extreme Dream Home entries using whatever materials they choose (popsicle sticks, building blocks, cardboard, pop cans etc) .Top Canadian designers, Ramsin Khachi and Janette Ewen from CityLine, along with Samantha Sannella from Design Exchange helped kick-off the contest by creating their very own Extreme Dream Homes which will be on display at Citytv Toronto’s new home located at 33 Dundas Street starting Monday, September 28, 2009.   All three design experts will judge the top ten entries as selected by Citytv and the winning entry will be announced on on November 12, 2009.

“In the same spirit of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, this contest creates a sense of community”, says Koreen Ott, Director of Marketing and PR for Citytv.  “Not only does it encourage families to come together to build their own Extreme Dream Home, this contest reaches out to Canadians on a national scale to come together to share their photos and stories of inspiration with one another.”

Photo submissions along with a brief description of the design and its inspiration can be entered on the Citytv Extreme Dream Home Build contest page at   The winner will enjoy a luxurious one week Gourmet Inclusive family trip for four to Azul Beach Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico courtesy of itravel2000.  A full list of contest rules and regulations are available at

Tune in to Citytv and watch the two hour season premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on Sunday, September 27th at 7:00PM ET/PT (6PM CT, 8PM MT).  Extreme Makeover: Home Edition moves to its regular time slot starting Sunday, October 4 at 8PM ET/PT (7PM CT, 9PM MT).  In the premiere episode, the team led by Ty Pennington, travels to South Range, Wis., to build a new home for a decorated firefighter and his wife; actress Patricia Heaton volunteers to help.

For more information about the Extreme Dream Home Build contest and to find out more about the new Citytv fall program line-up and local airtimes, visit

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