Recipe: Smoked Duck Breast & Onion Bacon Jam Crostini with Gouda


I don’t know about you, but every now and then I find myself in a bit of a hostess rut on the appetizers front. What happens is this: I’ll try a couple new recipes, and if they’re an instant hit with my guests, I’ll make them again and again for subsequent dinner parties. Because this can get tired fast, I’ve been slowly expanding my recipe collection to include a range of contemporary appetizer dishes that … Continue reading

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Toronto wins international conference bid for IEEE ICASSP 2021


When you ask Leaders Circle Ambassador Prof. Dimitri Androutsos why Toronto is an ideal host city for the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), he laughs. “You’re asking me to list the thousand reasons?” he asks.  In April 2016, Androutsos and fellow Leaders Circle Ambassadors Prof. Kostas Plataniotis (University of Toronto) and Prof. Xiao-Ping Zhang (Ryerson University) presented the case for why ICASSP should come to Toronto in 2021. Leading the list … Continue reading

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Recipe: Smoked Chocolate Cheesecake & Potted Lemon Meringue


Today we’re going to talk food. And the dish of choice? Cheesecake. Cheesecake can be enjoyed any time of year, and it can be prepared in a myriad of ways. Well, here’s one more: Smoked Chocolate Cheesecake & Potted Lemon Meringue with Caramel Corn – a sumptuous, light dessert created by our culinary team who couldn’t resist putting a spin on the classic dish. We invite you to try it out and let us know … Continue reading

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Leaders Circle Ambassadors celebrated at first ever Recognition Gala


What a night! It was an evening of celebration for Toronto’s success in the International Business Events industry, and those key individuals who led the charge in putting the city on the world conference stage. June 16 marked the inaugural Recognition Gala of the Leaders Circle, Toronto’s official Ambassador Program supported by Tourism Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). Held at MTCC, the momentous occasion drew together members of the tourism, business, and higher … Continue reading

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App Storm: Tools to help the busy event professional


As an event planner, do you make the most of your mobile device or tablet, or are you still tethered to your desktop for all things work related? If you’re nodding your head to the latter, perhaps now is the time to consider another way to continue business conversations and transactions when you’re out of the office. But with an ever-growing list of mobile apps, where to begin? Meet Dahlia El Gazzar. With more than … Continue reading

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