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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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  • Toronto hosts four-day “live audition” for future meetings and conventions

    More than 4,500 executives to attend the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting From August 12 to 15, Toronto is hosting a major international conference that is a four-day “live audition” to host future conferences and events when the ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition descends upon the city. The annual event, billed as the “Super Bowl of Conventions,” is attended by more than 4,500 association executives and industry partners – many who lead organizations that also…

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  • The Metro Toronto Convention Centre generates over $500M in economic benefit, anticipates record-breaking summer

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is celebrating a very successful 2016/17 fiscal year by confirming that it hosted 569 events and generated over $500 million for the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario in total direct spending economic impact from April 2016 to April 2017. Based on the Ontario Tourism Regional Economic Impact Model (TREIM), the Metro Toronto Convention Centre also sustained 5,749 jobs in the city and generated $163 million in taxes. As well, the Centre confirmed a total of 13 citywide conventions for future years last fiscal…

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  • The Metro Toronto Convention Centre wins two prestigious building operations awards

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is proud to announce that it has been honoured with the 2017 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award and the Certificate of Building Excellence in the public assembly category by the Building Owner’s and Management Association of Toronto (BOMA). The TOBY Award and the Certificate of Building Excellence are prestigious recognitions awarded to facilities with the highest levels of quality in many categories of building operations including energy conservation, building performance, security standards and community…

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  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre president and CEO honoured with PCMA Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) congratulates Barry Smith, President and CEO, on being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation at the 2017 Visionary Awards in Washington, D.C. Smith is one of the first Canadians to ever receive this prestigious award, which recognizes inspirational leaders for their extraordinary contributions to the business events industry. The award acknowledges Barry as an industry pioneer who has earned a strong reputation for successfully attracting international business…

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  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre introduces app to transform exhibitor experience

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre has partnered with the mobile app Voyage Control to enhance the move-in experience for exhibitors, marking the first North American convention centre to offer this innovative solution. Voyage Control allows exhibitors to easily pre-reserve a time on their mobile device for unloading exhibitor/booth materials directly at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre instead of being redirected to the marshalling yard, resulting in a time savings of approximately 20 minutes per exhibitor. This “fast track” smart software…

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