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Don Appetit! White Oaks Resort’s Sophisticated Pleasures

October 19, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Over Thanksgiving weekend, we dined splendidly at upscale White Oaks Resort, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. First up was dinner at LIV, the resort’s softly lit, white-tablecloth restaurant decked out in understated greys and blacks. On the plate, executive chef Michael Price has


Air Canada Opens Lounge at Newark Airport

October 18, 2016 by douloff
Air Canada’s Newest Maple Leaf Lounge Opens at Newark Airport (PRNewsFoto/Air Canada)

MONTREAL — Air Canada has opened a Maple Leaf Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport, it was announced Oct. 14. Located past security close to Air Canada gates, the Newark lounge offers refreshments, complimentary WiFi and work facilities that include


2016 CanSPEP Day & AGM

October 17, 2016 by Lori Smith
Photo by Lori Smith/M+IT

WHO: Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) WHAT: Annual fall education day and general meeting WHERE: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, 970 Dixon Rd., Etobicoke, ON WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2016 WOW: CanSPEP members enjoyed a sold-out supplier showcase,


MPI Toronto AGM & Volunteer Recognition Dinner

October 17, 2016 by Lori Smith
Photo Meetings + Incentive Travel

WHO: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Toronto Chapter WHAT: Annual General Meeting and volunteer appreciation dinner WHERE: Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown, 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON WHEN: September 14, 2016


Don Appetit! Maple Leaf Tavern’s Delicious New Chapter

October 16, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Maple Leaf Tavern, in Toronto’s east end, has a storied history. It opened in 1910 and has operated as a tavern since the 1930’s, and in recent decades, gained a reputation as one of the city’s roughest bars. Several years


Air Canada Adding 6 International Destinations

October 15, 2016 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

MONTREAL — Air Canada announced last month the addition of six new destinations to its international network, including year-round Boeing 787-9 service between Toronto and Mumbai and between Vancouver and Taipei, along with new Montreal-Algiers flights, Toronto to Berlin, Montreal


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Face-to-face vs. Virtual

October 14, 2016 by Don Douloff

Boasting the twin advantages of convenience and cost effectiveness, virtual meetings have become an important part of the offering that planners bring to their clients. Indeed, 44 per cent of respondents surveyed in M+IT’s 2016 Meetings Market Report indicated that,


Toronto Hosting 6,000 Chinese Delegates in 2018

October 13, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Toronto has won its bid to host the largest travel delegation ever to come from China to Canada, it was announced Oct. 12. The Chinese incentive travel group, NU SKIN Greater China, will send 6,000 of its elite


Booking a Meeting at a Hotel? Here's what you need to know! [content sponsored by IHG]

October 11, 2016 by Caroline Comeau, Director of Sales - Canada, IHG
Caroline Comeau (cropped headshot)

Autumn is busy season for meetings and conferences, and before we know it, it will be 2017! With the Fall colours beginning to show, it is time to start planning for next year. One way to stay on top of


Don Appetit! Markland Wood’s Kitchen Scores Big

October 10, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For half a century, Markland Wood Golf Club, in Toronto’s leafy west end, has provided a scenic and challenging course for expert golfers and duffers alike. But less well known is the fact that that the private golf club welcomes


PCMA Canada East Launches Awards

October 7, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — PCMA Canada East has launched its own Awards for Excellence that will be presented annually to members of that chapter, it was announced last month. The awards recognize members who exemplify the PCMA shared values of being passionate,


International Centre Appoints Sustainability Officer

October 4, 2016 by douloff

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — The International Centre has appointed Arshan Hussaini sustainability officer, it was announced Sept. 28. In his most recent role as environmental energy analyst with the Town of Oakville (Ontario), Hussaini oversaw and managed multiple municipal energy sector-related