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Alt Ottawa Now Open

May 3, 2016 by Lori Smith

Group Germain Hotels officially opened its first property in the nation’s capital today. Alt Hotel Ottawa is the company’s seventh hotel under the Alt banner. “Group Germain Hotels is a proud Canadian company and as such, it’s an extra-special honour

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Don Appetit! Peter Pan Soars

May 3, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In early 2015, Peter Pan Bistro, on Toronto’s Queen Street West, reopened with chef Noah Goldberg at the helm. The restaurant has a storied pedigree, having opened in the 1930s as Peter Pan Lunch, and in 2014, Goldberg bought the

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Don Appetit! Kanpai — Taipei Meets Toronto

April 25, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

About a year ago, hospitality industry veteran Trevor Lui along with some partners launched Kanpai, in Toronto’s leafy Cabbagetown neighbourhood, dishing up Taiwanese-style snacks. Early on a Thursday night, the joint is jumping, with a boisterous birthday celebration taking up

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The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Appoints New GM

April 21, 2016 by Lori Smith

Industry veteran Franck Arnold is the new general manager at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto. Franck has more than 25 years experience in both luxury brand and independent and privately owned properties throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Europe. “I am

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PHOTOS: 2016 Global Meetings Industry Day Canada from East to West

April 21, 2016 by Lori Smith
GMID BC

WHO: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Chapters in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and British Columbia along with MPI chapters worldwide. WHAT: Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2016 WHEN: April 14, 2016 WHERE: Halifax World Trade & Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia;

Opinion

Don Appetit! Entice Lounge's Seasonal, Global Plates

April 11, 2016 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Earlier this year, Entice Lounge threw open its doors on downtown Toronto’s Queen Street West, near Ossington Avenue. It’s an understated yet tastefully designed bistro space — black and grey palette, plenty of hard surfaces, clustered globe light fixtures, Edison

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IHG Opens New Property in Oshawa

April 9, 2016 by Lori Smith

The new-build, 125-room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Oshawa Downtown is now open, reports InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). The new hotel is located adjacent to the Oshawa Convention Centre. It is also near major businesses including the General Motors assembly plant and Ontario Power Generation,

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Freeman AV Wins Consumer Choice Award

April 7, 2016 by Lori Smith

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has been selected by London, Ontario consumers and the local business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the third year in a row. “This is truly

Opinion

VIDEO! 10 Great Places to Meet in Canada

April 5, 2016 by Lori Smith
Lobby Bar Event Space, Thompson Hotel Toronto

Places and spaces showcased in this video are: Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel, Montreal, Quebec Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia Rodd Miramichi River, Miramichi, New Brunswick Niagara Brewing Company, Niagara Falls, Ontario The Front Room, Lobby Bar, Thompson Toronto Hotel,

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Canada Update - 10 Great Places to Meet in Canada

April 4, 2016 by lili

Places and spaces showcased in Episode One of Canada Update are: Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel, Montreal, Quebec Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia Rodd Miramichi River, Miramichi, New Brunswick Niagara Brewing Company, Niagara Falls, Ontario The Front Room, Lobby Bar, Thompson Toronto

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Atlific Hotels Adds Algoma Property to Management Portfolio

April 1, 2016 by Lori Smith

Atlific Hotels is now managing Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites. The property is a landmark of the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario skyline. Gail Chapelsky has been appointed general manager. Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites was built in 1974 by the

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Vrancor Group Sells Toronto-North York Property

April 1, 2016 by Lori Smith

Hospitality and development company Vrancor Group has sold its Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York to a Toronto-based private investor. The property, which is located at 30 Norfinch Drive in North York, Ontario, features 160 guestrooms and two meeting spaces, each