Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

November 2012

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

By Jennifer N. Dienst, Contributing Editor

First-class meeting space in a first-class setting.

A thriving multicultural mosaic, Toronto tends to sweep up the accolades as one of Canada’s top convention cities. The city is the country’s largest, with more than five million people, and is home to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre - the No. 1 convention and trade-show facility in Canada, with more than 600 events meeting there annually. And with new meeting spaces that showcase its stunning downtown location, the convention center gives groups the chance to meet in surroundings that are as stylish as they are stimulating.

In the convention center’s South Building, two new meeting spaces offer groups floor-to-ceiling views and flexible layouts for contemporary workspaces that are anything but boring. The Terrace View’s ensuite restrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, dedicated prefunction space, and private, open-air terrace are sure to please, while the Park View can be divided into two smaller rooms and also includes floor-to-ceiling windows, prefunction space, and restrooms. Together, the two new spaces add 10,000 square feet to the convention center’s current 110,400 square feet of meeting space.

The new meeting rooms aren't the only unique, amenity-rich spaces. Two multipurpose ballrooms - totaling 78,000 square feet - provide elegant backdrops for blacktie functions and galas, while the excellent acoustics and audiovisual capabilities of the 1,330-seat John Bassett Theatre suit business presentations and corporate events of any kind. Cap it off with the superior destination services of Tourism Toronto, and the “Creative City” is the smart, one-stop choice for successful meetings and events.

At a Glance

Convention facilities
  • The Metro Toronto Convention Centre offers 460,000 square feet of exhibit space, 66 meeting rooms, the 1,330-seat John Bassett Theatre, and two ballrooms.
Hotel rooms
  • 10,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the center
  • 34,000 total hotel rooms in the Greater Toronto area 
Nearby attractions
  • More than 7,000 restaurants, the Rogers Centre (home of the Toronto Blue Jays), and the world’s largest underground shopping complex, with 1,300 stores
For more information: Metro Toronto Convention Centre - (416) 585-8120; mtccc.com Tourism Toronto - (800) 363-1990 or (416) 203-2600; toronto@torcvb.comseetorontonow.com

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