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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

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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

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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

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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

Opinion

Don Appetit! Nirvana's Indian Flavours Rock

August 3, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I’m always drawn back to Nirvana Indian restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., to revisit some fave dishes and explore new areas of the menu. True to form, the kitchen doesn’t disappoint, and continues to turn out some of the most deftly

Opinion

Don Appetit! Sea Witch’s Fab Fry-Up

July 28, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In the short time it’s been open (it’ll be a year in August), Sea Witch has gained a large and loyal following for its fish and chips. Credit the husband and wife team of Kevin Kowalczyk and Jacki Strahl, who

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Cantrav Comes to Toronto

July 21, 2015 by Lori Smith
Debbie Cotton-Burinski, Cantrav Services

Destination management company Cantrav Services Inc. has opened an office in Toronto. The Vancouver-based company currently has a presence in Banff, Whistler and Alaska. “Toronto is a logical step for the organization,” says Cantrav’s new Ontario regional director, Debbie Cotton-Burinski. “This is

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Tourism London Opens Ottawa Office

July 21, 2015 by Lori Smith

Tourism London and the London Convention Centre have opened an office in Ottawa and appointed Marc Forgette to the position of business development manager based in the nation’s capital. Forgette will support Tourism London’s director of conventions, Lynne Gale, CMM, in

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Direct Energy Centre Hosting Pan Am Media and Sports

July 13, 2015 by Lori Smith

Direct Energy Centre, Canada’s largest convention and exhibition centre, has been converted into CIBC Pan Am Park (PAP) and is currently playing host to the majority of sports as well as the International Broadcast Centre and Main Media Centre, for the Toronto

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Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York Unveils New Look

July 13, 2015 by Lori Smith
Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York, July 2015

The multi-million dollar renovation of Vrancor Group’s Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York Hotel is now complete. The 163-room property is the second largest Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Ontario and fifth largest in Canada  by number of rooms. “Holiday Inn Express hotels are

Opinion

Don Appetit! Wahlburgers’ Star Power

July 7, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Last November, Wahlburgers Toronto opened to great fanfare, understandable given the Hollywood star power behind the restaurant: actor Mark Wahlberg; his brother Donnie (actor and founder of boy band New Kids on the Block); and another brother, Paul, executive chef

Opinion

Don Appetit! Far Niente’s Downtown Elegance

July 5, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I’ve been going to Far Niente, in downtown Toronto’s banking district, for many years, but hadn’t been in some time, so wanted to see what the kitchen brigade was up to these days. Located on the street level of the