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The Allstream Centre is the perfect place to host meetings, conventions, or conferences. (Supplied)

The Allstream Centre is the perfect place to host meetings, conventions, or conferences.

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Located in the old Automotive Building at the Exhibition Place in Toronto, The Allstream Centre brings a twist of history and environmental consciousness to its conference space. The first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver certified conference centre in Canada, this 160,000 sq. ft. complex runs 100% on green power from renewable sources. It recently secured a 100% green power purchase agreement through Direct Energy Business for the next two years and will provide an environmental impact equivalent to removing 168 cars from the road per year and offsets the same amount of carbon dioxide as 422 planted trees annually. And with 20 meeting rooms and the largest divisible, column-free ballroom in Toronto, the venue can accommodate anywhere between 50-3000 delegates. However, if more space is needed, The Allstream Centre can be used in combination with the adjacent 1 million sq. ft. Direct Energy Centre complex. Along with its soothing panoramic views of Lake Ontario and convenient locality to the Toronto City Centre Airport (only three minutes away), The Allstream Centre is the perfect place to host meetings, conventions, or conferences.

The International Centre which sits just around the corner from Toronto Pearson International Airport, is a busy place hosting over 450 shows and events each year. But that’s not an issue for this facility with its 548,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and parking room for over 5000 vehicles. It has venues to accommodate the smallest groups, like its 530 sq. ft. Aquarius room, to the largest groups, like its 125,500 sq. ft. Hall 2. And with its 48,000 sq. ft. conference centre, including state of the industry audio-visual and communications equipment, as well as free wireless internet located throughout the entire building, it can handle any size of conference or meeting. Interestingly, the International Centre is built on the same site that was used to develop the AVRO Arrow, a piece of Canadian aviation history. And it has continued with these themes of modernity and development throughout its facilities.

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is only a short walk away from almost all of the city's major attractions, hotels and its business district. With 460,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, including 66 furnished meeting rooms, two multi-purpose ballrooms, and the chic, 1332 seat John W.H. Bassett Theatre, MTCC is prepared to cater to all conference needs, including some global events - it is the only facility to have hosted both the G20 and G7 summits. The complex is divided into two buildings, the North building, which includes 32 meeting rooms, Exhibit halls A, B, and C, as well as the 28,000sq. ft. Constitution Hall Grand Ballroom, and the John W.H. Bassett Theatre. The South Building includes 34 meeting rooms, exhibit halls D and E, and Ballrooms F and G. First class accommodation is also conveniently located next door in the Intercontinental Toronto Centre. Besides being a self-sustaining complex, The Metro Toronto Convention Centre has also helped the city to grow and has generated nearly $5 billion in economic spinoffs for the city since its opening in 1984. The MTCC continues to raise the bar and has recently finished a three year, $29 million modernization program which included changes in the North Building to the lobby, meeting rooms, digital room posting screens and new lighting and carpeting.   

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