Leading the Leaders Circle: Meet Kathy Nicolay


Did you know Toronto had the highest number of international meeting attendees in North America in 2014? Toronto was also ranked second in North America for number of international meetings held that year. These numbers tell a fantastic story about Toronto’s position as a top meetings and events destination. And this status has immense implications for the city. When international meetings are hosted here, they bring with them a legacy of social and economic benefits … Continue reading

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How to plan your next meeting menu


True or false? The food is just as important as the content of a meeting. A resounding “yes” is what you’ll get if you ask MTCC Catering Manager Bruce Kellogg, who says this statement very much rings true. “The food and beverage items on a meeting menu are what keep attendees fuelled, liven up the conversation, and, in many cases, could even help set the tone of the event.” If the culinary component to your … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spice up your fall menu with this gourmet salmon appetizer


The flavours of fall are no doubt the reasons why this season is beloved by so many, and here at the Centre, we’re not about to pass up an opportunity to infuse those flavours into our dishes. While we wouldn’t turn our noses up to classic comfort foods, there is something to be said for spicing up the usual menu. This month, our culinary team embraced the savoury flavours of fall and shared their recipe … Continue reading

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How to engage and retain amazing event volunteers


It’s fall in the bustling metropolis of Toronto and for us here at the Centre, we’re in the thick of a busy event season. As the seasons change, I can’t help but reflect on the past summer. I had the privilege to be one of 20,000-something volunteers helping to make the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games a reality. For 16 days in July, I donated my time to the Games, something I … Continue reading

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6 ways you must use social media for your event


In my line of work, I do a lot of creeping researching. When you’re the Social Community Specialist for a venue as large and as busy as the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, you know your role will require you to stay abreast of what’s happening at all times. That said, my attention is always split among the various events we have in the building and the many more we have coming up. Following each event’s … Continue reading

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