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Vrancor Acquires GTA Properties

October 1, 2015 by Lori Smith
Novotel Toronto-North York, Vrancor Group

Vrancor Group, the Hamilton, ON-based owner and operator of 15 branded and independent hotels in Ontario, has acquired the 260-room Novotel Toronto-North York and the 325-room Novotel Toronto-Mississauga Centre hotels. “We are excited to welcome two award-winning hotels to Vrancor


EMA Marketing Adds to Portfolio

September 30, 2015 by Lori Smith

Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina in Saint Lucia, Rawley Resort Spa & Marina in Port Severn, Ontario and The Bruce Hotel in Stratford, Ontario are the newest additions to EMA Marketing’s roster of prestigious resorts. Capella Marigot Bay Resort


Don Appetit! Luci’s Italian-Accented Delights

September 19, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Four years ago, Luci opened on The Queensway, in west-end Toronto, dishing up an Italian-focused menu. A bar bisects the white-tablecloth room decked out with banquettes underneath walls sporting a palette of understated, contemporary grey accented by artfully aligned mirrors.


Sheraton Hamilton Celebrating 30th Anniversary

September 19, 2015 by Lori Smith
Lobby, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

Steeltown’s leading hotel, the Sheraton Hamilton, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. The property, which is owned and operated by Vrancor Group, opened in 1985. A downtown landmark and fixture in the local community, is has welcomed more than

News Reports Secondary Cities More Popular

September 15, 2015 by Lori Smith

Secondary cities have experienced the greatest growth in popularity with domestic and international travellers, reports The one exception is Winnipeg, which climbed two spots, breaking into the top ten. According to the accommodation booking website’s latest Hotel Price Index™, Mont


Don Appetit! Piatto’s Continental Flair

September 14, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For almost three decades, Piatto has been dishing up higher-end fare, with decidedly continental flair, in Mississauga, Ont. I hadn’t dined there in more than 10 years, so it was high time for a revisit. Executive chef Abramo Tonelli has


Don Appetit! Lion City’s Exotic Singaporean Flavours

September 12, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled in a strip mall in Mississauga, Ont., Lion City is the Greater Toronto Area’s only restaurant specializing in authentic Singaporean nonya cuisine, and it’s a gem. Let me introduce you to Lilian Ow, Lion City’s charming and friendly co-owner,


Don Appetit! Nami's Dependable Japanese Plates

September 1, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For more than three decades, Nami has been turning out dependable Japanese fare on downtown Toronto’s east side, and judging by a recent visit, the kitchen hasn’t lost a step. Sushi and sashimi are as pleasing as ever. Sashimi includes


Chelsea Hotel Completes $12M Guestroom Reno

August 20, 2015 by Lori Smith

A C$12 million dollar guestroom refurbishment at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is now complete. The transformation coincides with the hotel’s 40th anniversary. “This renovation is another very exciting phase in the life of the Chelsea and it couldn’t come at a better


Tourism Toronto Appoints Bélanger President and CEO

August 13, 2015 by Lori Smith
Johanne Bélanger becomes new President and CEO of Tourism Toronto effective September 1, 2015..

Tourism Toronto announced today that Johanne Bélanger has been appointed president and CEO, effective September 1, 2015. Bélanger was president of Freeman Audio Visual Canada for the past 10 years and, throughout her career, has been a globally-recognized leader in


Sheraton Centre Gets Nod for Conservation Efforts

August 11, 2015 by Lori Smith
Sheraton Toronto Centre Receives Conservation Honour

On August 8th, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel received Toronto Hydro’s new Customer for Conservation designation for its on-going proactive energy management and conservation efforts. The 1,377-room property implemented variable frequency drives on its cold water booster pumps and upgraded lighting with high


Direct Energy Centre Re-Named Enercare Centre

August 11, 2015 by Lori Smith
Enercare Centre, Exhibiton Place, Toronto

Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre is now named “Enercare Centre” (formerly Direct Energy Centre). Following the acquisition of Direct Energy’s Ontario Home Services business by Enercare Inc., The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place successfully concluded a multi-year naming