Canada’s Handyman Challenge top 12 competitors announced

From a media release:


  • All-Star Judging Panel Reveals Their Top Picks in HGTV Canada’s Biggest Competition


HGTV Canada’s expert judging panel of Mike Holmes (Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection), Bryan Baeumler (Leave It To Bryan, Disaster DIY), Scott McGillivray (Income Property) and host Jillian Harris (The Bachelorette, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) have scoured the country to find Canada’s best handymen and women. After hundreds of auditions they have found the top 12 competitors who will move on to the next round of competition in next week’s episode of Canada’s Handyman Challenge, airing on Tuesday January 31 at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada.

The top 12 competitors were whittled down during auditions across Canada, wowing judges with their original plywood creations and standing out against the other hopefuls in skill-testing challenges. Click on each competitor’s name below to learn more about the country’s top 12.

  • Todd Allen, 43, Kentville NS
  • Kyle Chura, 38, Surrey BC
  • Carl Csantis, 48, Cambridge ON
  • Mark Falvai, 38, Qualicum Beach BC
  • Greg Leonard, 27, Halifax NS
  • Brad Moore, 47, Ancaster ON
  • Andrew Petheram, 19, Niagara Falls ON
  • Dana Sanson, 40, Brampton ON
  • Normand Seguin, 46, Montreal QC
  • Maggie Stewart, 27, Lower Sackville NS
  • Frank Waters, 35, Vancouver BC
  • John Wynes, 43, Chilliwack BC

The next four weeks of Canada’s Handyman Challenge will see competitors going head-to-head over challenges such as building staircases, identifying errors in poor construction, and intricate painting. There will be blood, sweat and tears – but in the end only one will be named Canada’s Best Handyman.

For more information on the top 12 competitors, full episodes after they air, and exclusive on-set interviews with Canada’s Handyman Challenge all-stars, visit