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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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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Top Planner Q&A: Best Practices, Challenges and New Trends


Within the meetings industry, Jean Pickering is known as a seasoned planner. As Director of Real Estate Conference Management at Informa, she creates 18 successful real estate forums and conferences across Canada. This includes The Real Estate Forum, Canada’s largest annual national conference on real estate investment and management issues. The Real Estate Forum attracts more than 2,500 executives and was sold out in 2018 for the 12th consecutive year. We asked Jean about best … 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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