New Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place sets a new standard for meetings. June 21, 2010
Meetings & Incentive Travel Advertising Feature
Since opening its doors along the Lake Ontario shoreline in October, 2009, Allstream Centre, at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, has been making waves in the Canadian meetings industry. The new facility embodies the state-of-the-art, with sleek design features, integrated technologies and environmentally advanced systems that provide a glimpse into the future of conference centres.
With more than 160,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, the facility offers meeting planners a stunning new venue for environmentallyfriendly Toronto meetings for between 25 and 3,000 delegates. Allstream Centre also offers an underground pedestrian link to the Direct Energy Centre, providing seamless access to Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre, with more than 1-million sq. ft. of exhibition space.
Allstream Centre is Canada’s first conference facility to pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification, designating it as the country’s greenest meeting and conference facility.
Allstream Centre provides environmentally conscious planners with a host of turnkey solutions in a building designed for environmental stability, from its 100-per-cent green-powered HVAC system, to the use of low-VOC paints and carpets. All meeting spaces are electronically monitored throughout the day for air-quality, ensuring that ample levels of fresh air are infused into individual meeting rooms.
At the heart of Allstream Centre, Canada’s largest column-free ballroom offers 44,250 sq. ft. of divisible space, with 30-ft. ceilings and a capacity to accommodate 3,000 for dinner. The ballroom is complemented by four pre-function spaces featuring abundant natural lighting and offering spectacular views of Lake Ontario. All catered events at Allstream Centre offer the acclaimed culinary creations of Cerise Fine Catering.
On the second level, the Allstream Centre houses 20 elegant meeting rooms, each featuring built-in AV technologies and GREENGUARD certified flex-back chairs with comfortable padding. Meeting rooms also feature client-controlled touch-screen panels for easy manipulation of lighting, overhead projection and much more. All meeting spaces are equipped with the latest in conference facility technologies, including WiFi, videoconferencing and state-of-the-art digital and analog telephony.
Allstream Centre connects delegates with the vibe of Toronto city life, from harbour views of Toronto Island Airport, to major arteries and a downtown core of hotels, restaurants and attractions.