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. wow, really looking forward to experience a new generation of home, if it’s appropriate to say it. lol

  2. Always great to see how everything in the house can be integrated ! From what we see on tv now becoming reality

  3. Looking forward to seeing the latest gadgets that will be available to purchase at Best Buy! I love going to Best Buy!

  4. Recently got a new home and you love to find new integrations for my ecobee and SmartThings from best buy. Already love the nest products and my smart tv

  5. Looking forward to seeing and touching the latest technology that Best Buy will be offering in their stores.

  6. I’m excited to learn more about smart home, how each smart device from different manufacturers integrate.

  7. I am interested in finding out about Ring, Google, Ecobee and other smart products for my new home.


  8. I think that Ecobee/Yi is definitely among the most interesting/exciting tech in 2018. It’s a device that allows you to do it all, from controlling temperature, lights, asking general queries, setting alarms, and much, much more.

  9. I think the Sobro smart coffee table is the most exciting smart home tech for 2018 available at Best Buy

  10. Most exciting things for the Smart Home are all the smart AI speakers will be integrated into everything. Google vs. Amazon will be the hard decisions. And now that Amazon bought Ring, it’s going to be very interesting.

  11. AI and how it integrates with all this smart home tech like Amazon Echo and Google Home. It would also be cool to see how companies using AI for things like smart cameras (e.g. auto-detecting things) and home appliances (e.g. auto-preparing your coffee)

  12. Google Home is the most exciting product for a Smart Home and I’m looking forward to learning more about it.

  13. Can’t wait to see innovations in home lighting tech like the Philips Hue smart lightbulb. The tech seems simple but they’re adding cool stuff like speakers and alarm clock functionality.

  14. I’m really excited about Google Home. It keeps getting new features and updates so it’ll be interesting to see what it’s capable of.

  15. I got a Google Home for Christmas and I haven’t really explored its full potential. Excited to see how I can make it work for me and the family.

  16. Amazon Echo and Google Home are great smart home technology. I am really excited about them. I have an Amazon Echo and have paired it with a lot of my equipment such as my fridge and coffee maker. It controls my lights as well and I use it as a todo list. I want to learn a lot more about it and find new commands to use with it.

  17. Really looking forward to seeing the home technology items like Nest and google home but to be honest we are just about to redo our kitchen so looking for connected appliance technologies

  18. I think that Google Home is definitely amongst the most interesting/exciting tech in 2018. It’s a device that allows you to do it all, from controlling temperature, lights, asking general queries, setting alarms, and much, much more.

  19. The coolest of all is the nest thermostat. It put comfort at your finger tip. Set it up once and never have to work about it again as it learn your routine on its own. Now that’s smart… just saying. But I also love the ability to link it to other smart devices

  20. We just started using google Home and really want to see some of the lighting and other Home uses for smart homes… Wemo and LIFX are great additions to our home as well

  21. I’m most excited about Google Home and Google Home Mini. I would love to learn more about them and how they can work for me

  22. The Google Home has really made a difference to our life style. Now have voice control over Philips Hue lights, Nest thermostat and smoke/CO detector, watching TV and listening to music/radio stations on speakers throughout the house. Did I forget to mention broadcasting? All this in an older home without rewiring anything! Really appreciate Best Buy having so much on site and looking forward to furthering the experience of becoming smarter. Now for Sonos One and a look at Meural…

  23. The NEST products are amazing starting from the thermostat to pair it all together. The fact that there all in one app on my phone is awesome.

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