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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Get to Know Dela Kumapley, Event Manager for Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo


Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo is Canada’s largest cannabis expo. The successful show has grown tremendously over the years, and since the legalization of cannabis in October 2018, it addresses the hottest topic in the country. Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo returns June 6-9, 2019  and features an industry day, exhibitors from across North America and Europe, live cooking demos and a cannabis career fair. We asked Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo Event Manager Dela … Continue reading

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After the Congress: Ambassador Dr. Katerina Pavenski Highlights the 35th International Conference of the ISBT


By Kathy Nicolay, Leaders Circle Manager Dr. Katerina Pavenski is the Head of Transfusion Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She was the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 35th International Congress of the ISBT – International Society of Blood Transfusion, which took place at our Centre June 2-6, 2018. Experts who help bring international medical conventions to Toronto, like Dr. Pavenski, help sustain Toronto’s reputation as a world-class hub for medical … Continue reading

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Leaving a Legacy: #ASAE17 Gives Back to Canadian Veterans with Meaningful Initiatives


What makes a conference stand out above the rest? Beyond economic impact and number of attendees, leaving an enduring legacy for host cities has become a hot topic within the meetings industry. But how can conferences leave an impactful legacy? The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting and Exposition will generate an impressive $16 million in direct economic impact for the city of Toronto between August 12-15, but perhaps equally impressive are the … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Facts About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Meeting Planners


  1. We are the only venue in the world to ever host a G7 (1988) and G20 Summit (2010). Room 204 is commonly referred to as the Summit Room in honour of the G7 meetings that took place within it. 2. 2017 will be a record year! We will host 16 major conventions in 2017, this is more than we have ever hosted before in one fiscal year. Convention topics will range from midwifery … Continue reading

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