News & Articles - Metro Toronto Convention Centre

  • Global Conference of Event Professionals lands in Toronto

    Press Release Toronto is set to showcase itself as a destination for future events when the city hosts Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (MPI WEC) beginning this weekend. This signature event auditions Toronto to meeting professionals from around the globe at a time when Toronto is capturing the world’s attention thanks to the energy and excitement surrounding the Toronto Raptors and the NBA finals. MPI WEC is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from June 15-18. “MPI’s…

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  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre generates half a billion in economic impact

    Press Release The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) announced today that it generated $556 million in economic impact for Toronto and the Province of Ontario during its 2018/19 fiscal year. Aside from the centre’s key contribution to the economy, the end of year results also highlight how the MTCC supports local businesses, helps fight hunger in the community and continues to lead by example in terms of sustainability. How the MTCC helped boost the economy in fiscal year 2018/19 $556…

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  • MTCC Appoints GES Canada as its Official General Service Provider

    GES, a global, full-service provider for live events and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Canada’s leading convention and trade show facility, announced the appointment of GES as the MTCC’s Official General Service Provider. The new five-year agreement builds on the organizations’ long and successful partnership. “GES has a proven track record for exceeding customer expectations and we are pleased to continue to build on our established partnership,” said Lorenz Hassenstein, president and CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. “It is…

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  • Unconventional: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre does local, and they do it big

    Last year, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre saw 1.5 million conference goers, event planners, salespeople, presenters, exhibitors, speakers, tech workers and myriad other people and professions stroll through its massive atrium in downtown Toronto. Week to week the MTCC shifts from the centre of one professional universe to another, enabling thousands of people at a time to gather, network and transact. It amounts to a lot of commerce for the out-of-towners and Toronto both. Last year, the MTCC reported that…

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  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre boosts Toronto’s economy in record year

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre announced yesterday that it gave Toronto’s economy a boost by generating a record-breaking $594 million in direct spending economic impact during its 2017/18 fiscal year. This is the biggest contribution to Toronto in the facility’s history. Direct spending economic impact is created when conference, trade and public show attendees spend on dining, hotel nights, shopping, transportation and more in Toronto. Based on the Ontario Tourism Regional Economic Impact Model, the MTCC also sustained a record-breaking 7,622 jobs in the community and generated $155…

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  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre food donation program fights hunger in Toronto

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has contributed over 90,000 kg of food to organizations in Toronto that support individuals struggling with hunger in its 2017/18 fiscal year. The MTCC’s successful food donation program partners with events and conferences to reduce food waste and ensure that extra food items are donated to organizations in Toronto that help fight hunger in the community. These organizations include Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, TDSB’s Student Nutrition Program and Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services. The most…

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  • InterContinental Toronto Centre relaunches Club InterContinental

    Newly renovated guest rooms and lounge offer a sophisticated hotel within a hotel Press release The InterContinental Toronto Centre has launched the newly renovated Club InterContinental. As the only hotel in Toronto attached to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the InterContinental Toronto Centre’s Club InterContinental serves as a sophisticated “hotel within a hotel” for business and leisure travellers alike. “The renovation of Club InterContinental has been a very special project for the hotel,” says General Manager, Alexi Hakim. “It was important to provide…

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  • The Metro Toronto Convention Centre appoints Lorenz Hassenstein as general manager

      The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lorenz Hassenstein to the position of General Manager. Hassenstein joins the MTCC team after serving as General Manager for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Recognized as a dedicated leader, Hassenstein brings over 23 years of experience and an impressive record of accomplishment in general management, trade/consumer event management and strategic business development to his new role. Prior to his most recent position as General Manager at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, he held various…

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  • Walter Oster honoured with the Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) congratulates Walter Oster, former Chairman of our Board of Directors, on being honoured with the Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) in Ottawa, Ontario. This prestigious award recognizes industry pioneers who have made significant contributions to the growth of tourism in Canada, while demonstrating impeccable leadership, vision, values and business strategy. Oster, who served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the MTCC from 1998 to 2017, remained dedicated to public…

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  • Multi-million dollar renovation unveils new Toronto Marriott City Centre

    A new chapter begins with a top-to-bottom transformation of this iconic downtown Toronto hotel Toronto’s most highly-regarded hotel brand embarks on its most exciting chapter yet, with the unveiling of the new Toronto Marriott City Centre—formally known as Renaissance Toronto Downtown. Situated just steps away from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and attached to the Rogers Centre, this latest location makes a brilliant starting base for discovering all the best downtown Toronto has to offer. As a part of the…

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