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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Delicious delicacies for every palate of 2016


One amazing part of my role as Social Community Specialist is that I quite often get to be the bearer of great news. It’s not uncommon to discover complimentary posts following one of our gala events, or meetings with a large food and beverage component, particularly when it comes to the dessert front. I delight in seeing a stream of beautiful food photos accompanied by captions like, “What a way to end the night!” and … Continue reading

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Our top blog posts of 2015


2015 was an eventful year for us at the Centre. Among the hundreds of events that came in and out of our building, last year also brought with it the exciting launch of this blog. From event planning to recipes to green initiatives, we worked to cover a range of topics for you, our readers. Join us as we look back at 10 of our top stories of the year…   The most memorable events … 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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Recipe: Sizzling BBQ AAA flank steak tacos


I don’t know about you, but here at the Centre we don’t want to say goodbye to sizzling barbecued dishes just yet. And personally speaking, fall is my favourite time to barbecue. The cooler weather makes standing over a hot grill less intense, and the smell of whatever is cooking brings nostalgia for family barbecues of summers past. So today our culinary team is sharing with you their recipe for BBQ Ontario AAA flank steak … Continue reading

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