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  • Venues Host What Could be Most Important Event of 21st Century

    Hard-hit by COVID-19, convention centres are once again seeing lines of people eagerly waiting to gain entry. But unlike in ‘normal’ times, they’re not there to attend a ‘typical’ event. Rather, thousands are flocking to these facilities to take a jab in the arm to protect themselves from the potentially deadly virus. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is among several events venues across the country that have pivoted for the public good. Canada’s largest convention and meeting facility opened…

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  • MTCC Recognized for Sustainability by Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is the recipient of this year’s Award of Excellence for Sustainable Tourism, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). “We are very pleased to be recognized for operating a world-class facility that is committed to sustainability,” says MTCC president and CEO, Lorenz Hassenstein. Every year, MTCC redirects 90 per cent of event waste from landfill by recycling and donating food and materials to local charities. The centre’s charity partners, including Scott Mission,…

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  • MTCC celebrates 35 years of contributing to Toronto’s success

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) celebrates 35 years of making key social and economic contributions to Toronto and Ontario on October 2, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the MTCC on October 2, 1984. Since then, the facility has been an important economic driver, a strong supporter of local business, and a place where global experts gather to share ideas, advance their field and make the world a better place. In 35 years, the MTCC has welcomed over 65…

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  • The Metro Toronto Convention Centre appoints Ron Pellerine as GM

    Press Release The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Pellerine to the position of General Manager. Pellerine will join the MTCC team on September 16, 2019 after serving as General Manager at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Pellerine has worked internationally in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and brings extensive experience in all aspects of facility operations. Prior to the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, he…

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  • 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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  • 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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