CASTING HOMEOWNERS WITH BACKYARD MAKEOVER PLANS!
RECEIVE $10,000 TOWARDS YOUR DREAM PROJECT AND APPEAR ON HGTV CANADA'S BACKYARD BUILDS!

HGTV Canada’s hit show Backyard Builds is looking for homeowners in the Greater Toronto Area. Does your backyard need a makeover? Have you neglected your outdoor space to the point where you have no idea where to start?

When indoor space isn’t enough, HGTV Canada building and design duo Brian and Sarah are ready to show you the endless opportunities outdoor areas can provide by maximizing your backyard’s potential with tailored, one-of-a-kind solutions. Shipping container, yoga studios, adult tree houses, kids’ sleepover suite, garden igloo, workshop, accessibility options -- we want to help you create interesting structures that expand and beautify your living space!

TO BE ELIGIBLE YOU MUST:
OWN YOUR OWN HOME AND LIVE WITHIN 30-45 MINS. OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO
HAVE A MINIMUM OF $45,000 TO CONTRIBUTE TO A REDEVELOPMENT OF YOUR BACKYARD
HAVE PLANS TO COMPLETE YOUR BACKYARD MAKEOVER
BE AVAILABLE BETWEEN APRIL TO NOVEMBER, TO APPEAR AND BE INTERVIEWED ON-CAMERA FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 NON-CONSECUTIVE WEEKDAYS
BE OUTGOING AND ENTHUSIASTIC AND READY TO REALIZE YOUR BACKYARD DREAMS!
PLEASE APPLY ON THIS FORM ASAP

IF SELECTED, $10,000 WILL GO TOWARDS LABOUR AND MATERIALS. DEPENDING ON THE PROJECT, CERTAIN ITEMS MAY BE INCLUDED OR OFFERED AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE.

Once you have submitted your application, a new window will confirm your entry has been received. We regret that we cannot respond to each application and will only contact projects that meet all requirements and are suitable for the show.
Are you eligible? *
Please note that if you're selected, $10,000 will go towards labour and materials. Depending on the project, certain items may be included or offered at a discounted price.
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I have $45K or more to invest in my backyard?
I own my own home
I live in the GTA (within 30-45mins of Toronto)
I have plans to complete my backyard make over
I am available between April and November to appear and be interviewed on camera for a minimum of 2 non-consecutive weekdays
I'm outgoing, enthusiastic, and ready to realize my backyard dreams!
What's your name? *
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What's your home address? *
If you would prefer not to provide your home address at this time, please still include the city or town that you live in.
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What's your project budget? *
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What dreams do you have your outdoor space? *
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Tell us about your family! *
Please list the name, relationship and age (in brackets) of each member of your household.
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What kind of job do you do? *
What is your occupation and that of your partner/spouse (if applicable)?
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Why is this project important to you and your family? *
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What architectural components are involved in your plans? *
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Will you need any permits to build your dream backyard? *
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Have you ever been on an unscripted TV show before? *
If so, which one(s)?
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Have you ever been in a TV commercial? *
If so, for what brand?
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Have you or your partner ever been convicted of a criminal offence *
What's your e-mail address? *
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What's your telephone number? *
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Where did you see/hear about this casting call? *
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Send us some pictures! *
Please e-mail us a family photo (with your name and the names of the people in it) and at least two pictures of your backyard or outdoor space to us at casting@backyardbuilds.ca. Please ensure to take the pictures of your backyard horizontally (landscape) and as wide as possible. One picture should be taken from the deepest corner of the yard facing the house and another with the opposite view from the edge of the house facing the back of the yard. Applications without corresponding photos will not be considered. PLEASE SEND ALL PHOTOS IN A SINGLE E-MAIL.
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Want to send a video?
We'd love to see a video of you too! In 1-2 minutes, introduce yourselves and tell us what extraordinary plans you have for your backyard. Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo. Make your video Public or Unlisted and put the URL to the video in the field below. Please be sure to film horizontally (landscape)! Adding a video is optional but will help your submission. Bonus points if you shoot it in your backyard!
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Please accept our terms and conditions *
I have voluntarily agreed to participate in a casting call to be potentially considered to participate in Backyard Builds Season 2. I consent to the recording, use and reuse by the producers of the program and anyone they designate in connection with the program (including their licensees, assigns, parents, subsidiaries, affiliated entities and all of their employees, agents, officers and directors) (the “Releasees”) of my voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance and biographical material (the “Materials”) in all media, worldwide and in perpetuity. I acknowledge I have no rights in the specific Materials created by the Releasees and the Releasees shall own all of the Materials they create in the casting call. I expressly understand that the Releasees are under no obligation whatsoever to select me for participation in the program or otherwise use any of the Materials, and I grant the rights in this document whether or not I am so selected. I acknowledge that this document binds me and any of my heirs and/or successors. I acknowledge that the Releasees may assign this agreement, but I may not. I fully understand this document and have sought legal advice before accepting it. By participating in the casting call, I acknowledge my acceptance of these terms.
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