The CN Tower stands tall in Toronto’s meetings and special events market. June 21, 2010
Meetings & Incentive Travel Advertising Feature
Rising tall above the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is far more than an architectural wonder. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Canadian landmark has earned a reputation as the consummate host for meetings, cocktail receptions and gala evenings.
In addition to hosting more than 1.5-million visitors each year, the CN Tower is the setting for more than 500 annual meetings and events for groups ranging from 20 to 2,000. The multi-dimensional structure offers planners an array of unique options from top to bottom, including state-of-the-art meeting spaces at the base of the Tower. The fully-equipped Aspen, Birch and Cedar boardrooms can accommodate up to 90, offering a combined 1,100 sq. ft. of flexible space. The adjacent 144-seat Maple Leaf Cinema is ideal for everything from guest speakers to audiovisual presentations. All meeting spaces are supported by CN Tower’s technical- services team, which can accommodate a multitude of special needs.
CN Tower events are complemented by full food and beverage services, from the base meetings level, to the skyward surroundings of Horizons and 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower. Glass-paneled elevators soar to the top, where delegates can indulge in cocktail receptions featuring breathtaking panoramic views. On the Look Out level, Horizons can seat 150 guests for post-meeting dinners, or from 250 to 600 reception style in a venue featuring a builtin stage and sound system.
The centrepiece of CN Tower special events is the revolving 360 Restaurant, located at the top of the structure. The recipient of 12 consecutive Distinguished Restaurants of North America awards for excellence in food and ambience, 360 offers a sophisticated setting for gala dinners for up to 400 or receptions for up to 600. Under the guidance of executive chef Peter George, planners can develop truly unique gastronomic experiences for their delegates and choose from a selection of 550 wines stored in the “cellar in the sky.”
The CN Tower recently achieved BOMA BESt certification in recognition of the structure’s green initiatives in the areas of energy, water, waste reduction, indoor environment and environmental-management systems.