Writing in the dark: Confessions of a Sustainability Officer


I’m writing this blog post while sitting in the dark in the middle of an empty building, and I love it! Before you think I’ve totally lost my marbles, let me explain. As the Sustainability Officer at the MTCC, I am tasked with reducing the environmental footprint of the facility. One of the biggest areas of focus is energy conservation; we can consume up to 2,000,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) in a given month, the same … Continue reading

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Our top blog posts of 2015


2015 was an eventful year for us at the Centre. Among the hundreds of events that came in and out of our building, last year also brought with it the exciting launch of this blog. From event planning to recipes to green initiatives, we worked to cover a range of topics for you, our readers. Join us as we look back at 10 of our top stories of the year…   The most memorable events … Continue reading

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Keeping the spirit of giving year-round


There is one thing about this time of year that I think universally unites us, and no, it’s not shopping. It seems that most people are just nicer this time of year. More generous. ‘Tis the season of giving after all, and whether it’s canned goods or monetary donations, the holidays are the one time of year where everyone seems to dig a little deeper into their pockets and cupboards to contribute to a greater … Continue reading

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How to Plan the Perfect Wine and Cheese Party


Guest post written by Richard Willett, Vice President of Food and Beverage at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.   The calendar might indicate that it’s December but these warmer than normal temperatures are a welcome relief from the past few nasty winters. As we migrate indoors, we spend more time hosting close friends and family, and if you’re like me, you’re searching for simple entertaining ideas. How about throwing a wine and cheese party? It’s … Continue reading

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A/V tech trends: What will 2016 bring the meetings industry?


With the New Year around the corner, I can’t think of a better time to look forward at which exciting A/V technologies will be embraced by the meetings industry. Technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate, and it’s rapidly changing the attendee experience. So, what can be expected in 2016? I caught up with Freeman Audio Visual Canada’s Andrew De La Cour, National Director of Technical Inventory, to find out.   Big Data moves into … Continue reading

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