Why we’re buzzing with excitement over urban beekeeping


It’s with great pleasure that we introduce you all to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s newest residents: honey bees! Our four hives were installed in June and the bees will be hard at work all summer long pollinating nearby flowers and making delicious honey for our culinary team’s use. Plus, you can watch them as they busily buzz around at a close (and safe!) distance. The hives are located on the top of the South … 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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Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate Jam Cookies


As the Centre’s (unofficial and self-appointed) taste-tester for gluten free menu items, I can say with confidence that our team’s g-free game is on point. Exhibit A: our Gluten Free Chocolate Jam Cookies. I have a love-hate relationship with gluten free cookies. When I see one, I think, awesome – I can eat this. Unfortunately, and more often than not, this is followed up with, good lord – do I have to eat this? Let’s … Continue reading

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Navigating through a post-con evaluation


In the lead-up to any event, it’s easy to get consumed by the immense planning effort, and by the time it has (successfully) come to a close, many want to do what needs to be done to move onto the next project. Personally, I call this the Post-event Purge; the brain dumps information that is no longer relevant so that it can make room for pertinent information for the here and now. I believe this … Continue reading

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