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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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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Attention all Football Fans! Celebrate the 104th Grey Cup Festival at the MTCC


This weekend from November 24-26 the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will have the honour of hosting a series of free and ticketed events for families and die-hard football fans alike during the 104th Grey Cup Festival. Some of the not-to-be-missed highlights will include a CFL megastore, team parties and a TSN SportsCentre desk that kids can experience firsthand! The festival brings with it an important economic benefit to Toronto and the province and we look … Continue reading

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Toronto wins international conference bid for IEEE ICASSP 2021


When you ask Leaders Circle Ambassador Prof. Dimitri Androutsos why Toronto is an ideal host city for the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), he laughs. “You’re asking me to list the thousand reasons?” he asks.  In April 2016, Androutsos and fellow Leaders Circle Ambassadors Prof. Kostas Plataniotis (University of Toronto) and Prof. Xiao-Ping Zhang (Ryerson University) presented the case for why ICASSP should come to Toronto in 2021. Leading the list … Continue reading

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