Experience a smarter home

Given how hectic our everyday lives can be, we could all probably do with a few more conveniences at home. Smart home technology is doing exactly that by helping Canadians live more comfortably and with greater peace of mind. Experience the comfort and convenience for yourself inside Best Buy’s custom-built smart home at this year’s National Home Show. The event runs from March 9th to 18th at the Enercare Centre in Exhibition Place in Toronto.

Smart home technology is ready to transform your home. At the show, you will discover how smart home devices can make your life easier, simpler, and more relaxing. Come see the latest in smart lighting, appliances, thermostats, and cameras from vendors like Google, LG, Sony, and Nest. You can also check out how to seamlessly connect and control everything by simply talking to the Google Assistant on Google Home. It’s amazing how much convenience and comfort Google Home can bring to your living space.

At the Home Show, all the smart home devices will be installed in a home-like setting so you can see first-hand their innovative features in a natural setting. Who knows, you might even get inspired thinking about how these products could benefit life in your own home. For those outside the Greater Toronto Area, can you view a wide range of smart home products in Best Buy stores and online at Bestbuy.ca.

While at the show you will also find exclusive on-site only offers on Google Home Mini and Nest Smart Thermostats.

USE THIS LINK to order your tickets at a reduced rate! 

What to expect inside the Best Buy smart home 

For the second year in a row, I’ll be visiting the Best Buy smart home at this year’s National Home Show. I couldn’t be more excited to once again check out the latest smart devices integrated into a home-like setting. You can read last year’s article and see what that event was like: watch a few videos I made, and you will get a sense of what this year’s  experience will be like.

Best Buy National Home ShowAs you can see, the Best Buy smart home isn’t a typical showroom booth with shiny new products locked away behind glass displays. It’s an immersive, natural home setting where you can touch and tinker around with actual smart home products. Representatives will be available to explain the products in more details, and give you live demonstrations. You’ll get a good understanding of which smart home products could benefit you and your family the most. You’ll also learn just how simple it is to add convenience, comfort, and safety into your home life.

I’ll visit the show when it starts so that I can post photos and video here soon after. Be sure to visit the Best Buy blog during the show dates to read about my impressions, and see photos and video. I can’t wait to share my experience with all of you!

Details: Best Buy at the National home show

             When: March 9 to 18, 2018

             Where: The Enercare Centre in Exhibition Place in Toronto

National Home Show Toronto

Geek Squad smart home solutions

Many smart home products can be installed easily without tools or with simple tools like a screwdriver and pliers. However, you may still want to ask for an agent’s help. Geek Squad agents are experts at planning an overall smart home strategy, and with any installation, from the simple to the more technical.

Learn more about smart home technologies on the blog

The Best Buy Blog publishes dozens of articles about smart tech each year. Click on this link to learn more about the technology you are planning to bring to your home. There are many kinds of articles, including announcements and features, explaining the newest tech.

You will also find review articles that show you how these products work, how to set them up and install them, and how easy they are to use. These reviews are done by writers across the country who give their honest opinion about these products so you can know how they will perform when you bring these items home. These reviews even include videos created by the writers to help you learn quickly if each product is something you might want.

Here are a few examples of articles and videos recently posted on the blog about technology that will be at the Best Buy smart home:

The All-New Sobro Smart Coffee Table Now at Best Buy

Nest Cam IQ Review


Front door security is part 1 of 12 Months of smart home improvements

How to pair your Google Home with a Chromecast TV

Win tickets to the Home Show right here

Best Buy has 500 tickets to give away to the show. If you will be in the Toronto area during the event (March 9 to 18) then you should enter below for your chance to win.

How to enter

Entering is easy, but you can only enter once. In a comment below, tell us what you think is the most exciting smart home tech for 2018 available at Best Buy.

What you will win

We will select 100 winners on a “first come first serve” basis from the eligible comments we receive. Each winner will receive five (5) General Admission e-tickets to the National Home Show. For more details, please check out the Contest Rules and Regulations.

Learn about smart home products on the Best Buy blog 

On the blog, we have reviewed many of the most popular smart home products. We have created articles and videos that explain what is available, how they help make a home smarter, and how you can easily add them to your home. Read all about it!

Click here to see the complete range of products available right now that Best Buy will have on display at the home show. Which one is your favourite?


Contest Rules:

National Home Show in Toronto Contest Rules and Regulations

Paul Hunter
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I work out of Toronto, Ontario as the Editor of Gaming here on the Plug-in Blog and as Editor-in-Chief of NextGen Player. I am thankful for having a loving and patient wife who doesn’t mind my 40 hour a week obsession with gaming. See my latest gaming adventures on my Twitter channel.


  1. I’m new to Google Home and pretty excited about learning the many features! So far it’s wonderful! I just found the blog online so I’m going to explore!

  2. I still believe that Google Home is the beginning of full and complete automation for the future. Soon your car will be “plugged” to Google Home, giving you ebery bit of info for your car. Right now I am enjoying giving commands for my TV and entertainment, music, blinds, my door, thermostat, lights (indoor and outdoor) and all around information, such as news, weather, etc…. Now my wife is having fun with it. One of the best decisions I have made, along with divorcing my ex-wife, LOL.

  3. Super excited for a Google Home and a smart coffee table! I feel like it’ll make my life easier! Definitely want to try them out at the show.

  4. smart coffee table with refrigerated door looks amazing!
    would love to go to home show and see all the latest technology and products for home

  5. I recently got a google home and nest thermostat, would love to learn more about and see the nest cam iq, based on the youtube review seems pretty cool

  6. I am specially interested in the smart door bells, thermostats, and outdoor smart lightings…hope to learn more at the home show.

  7. Smart speakers are a definite must for any smart homee. They work well to help manage all your gear. Their high sale numbers reinforce why I think they’re the most exciting smart home tech for 2018 available at Best Buy.

  8. I love the Philips Hue lights – already have the starter kit but lots of interesting options available too!

  9. Want to learn more about Google Home. Had the pleasure of staying at my friend’s house that recently converted to Google Home. It was so much fun have an assistant with the simple things at home. Love u Alexa….:)

  10. This looks like it would be pretty cool! Wish I could go, but there’s no way I’ll be in the Toronto area in that timeframe.

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