4 Steps to Host an International Meeting in Toronto


By Kathy Nicolay There is no question that international meetings enhance Toronto’s global reputation, help build the local economy and create lasting economic and social legacies. So, what does it take for international events to take place in our city? It starts with the Leaders Circle, Toronto’s conference ambassador program. The Leaders Circle, a partnership between Destination Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, is the only program of its kind in Toronto that offers … Continue reading

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Food Donation Update


According to the Daily Bread Food Bank, Torontonians who depend on the services of organizations who collect and provide food basics to those in need has increased by 200% during the pandemic. The same study also revealed that 1 in 3 children in Toronto now suffer from food insecurity. Our Centre’s successful food donation program helps ensure that unused food items are donated to organizations that help fight hunger in our community. On an organizational level, … Continue reading

Charity Partner Spotlight – Supporting the TDSB Student Nutrition Program


Unfortunately, food insecurity has been on the rise in Canada during the pandemic, and food donation programs have become more important than ever. According to a recent report released by the non-profit Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC), food insecurity now affects 1 in 7 Canadians. At the MTCC, we recognize that being a good neighbour and helping others, especially during this challenging time, is very important. We are navigating the pandemic alongside our city, and … Continue reading

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Chef Duff’s Recipe: Creamy Tuscan Inspired Chicken


  With more than 20 years of experience, MTCC’s Executive Chef Duff Lampard is highly respected in the culinary world.  With his passion for global cuisine, local ingredients and classic cooking methods, he has created impeccable restaurant-quality menus not typical of the North American convention scene at the MTCC. While we all navigate our new normal and spend more time at home, Chef Duff is happy to share his delicious one pot recipe for Creamy … Continue reading

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Recipe: Green Onion, Bacon and Corn Scones


Our pastry team, led by Executive Pastry Chef Mia De Ala, consistently impress event and meeting attendees by creating the most delicious and unique desserts in-house. While we all navigate our new normal at home, Mia recently shared her easy yet delicious recipe for green onion, bacon and corn scones. They are perfectly easy to make with many of the ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. An instructional video can be found on our … Continue reading

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