Restaurants Near the MTCC Foodies Will Love


Our centre is truly in the heart of downtown Toronto, located steps away from many of the best restaurants in Canada. For those looking for an unparalleled culinary experience or classic cocktails post-conference, the choices are endless. To narrow down the field, we asked our favourite in-house foodie, MTCC’s Vice President of Food and Beverage Richard Willett, to share some of his top restaurant picks in our neighbourhood. Richard is recognized as a culinary thought … Continue reading

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The MTCC Difference: 3 key facts that set apart our food and beverage program


Last year, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre welcomed 1.5 million attendees from around the world. Here, things are done on a massive scale, including world-class food and beverage service. At capacity, the MTCC will serve anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 meals in one evening. The MTCC is one of a select few convention centres that produce almost every food element in-house and this reflects our facility’s commitment to creating culinary experiences comparable to a restaurant … Continue reading

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Meeting Planners: Coffee May Help Brew a Better Meeting


Last year, we estimate that 1.4 million cups of coffee were served at meetings and events taking place in our facility. This figure does not include coffee consumed by our staff, who certainly enjoy a good cup of java. Coffee is a beloved staple in the meetings industry, and a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology may persuade meeting planners to increase its presence at every meeting. Could coffee contribute to leaving a … Continue reading

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Recipe: The Kalamansi Tart


Our pastry team, led by Executive Pastry Chef Mia De Ala, consists of a group of talented individuals with a passion for making world-class desserts. Together, they continue to impress attendees by creating the most delicious and unique desserts in-house for a variety of events, from major convention to gala dinner. Just in time for the summer heat, we are thrilled to share the pastry team’s recipe to the MTCC’s Kalamansi Tart, a current favourite … Continue reading

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Expert Tips on Navigating Retail Food Options (RFO)


This blog post was written by Duane Davis, the RFO Manager at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Today’s trade and public show attendees have high expectations regarding food, and the retail food options (RFO) conversation has steered to a place unimaginable just five short years ago. Food in 2017 has become much more of an experience than an exercise in survival, and event attendees now consider themselves foodies thanks to the growing popularity of celebrity … Continue reading

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