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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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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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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Expert Tips on Navigating Retail Food Options (RFO)


This blog post was written by Duane Davis, the RFO Manager at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Today’s trade and public show attendees have high expectations regarding food, and the retail food options (RFO) conversation has steered to a place unimaginable just five short years ago. Food in 2017 has become much more of an experience than an exercise in survival, and event attendees now consider themselves foodies thanks to the growing popularity of celebrity … Continue reading

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The Art of Bringing International Meetings to Toronto: Q&A with Leaders Circle Manager Kathy Nicolay


In 2018, Toronto will host the 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions, the world’s largest interfaith event. The 2018 Parliament will bring more that 10,000 people from around the world to Toronto for seven days, generate economic benefit for the city, and offer more than 500 programs, workshops and events presented by the world’s religious communities and institutions. Have you ever wondered what it takes to bring an international conference like the 7th Parliament of … Continue reading

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