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International Centre Expands Free WiFi

August 25, 2016 by douloff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The International Centre has significantly expanded its wireless Internet program with the addition of the conference centre and Aviation ballroom as areas where WiFi is provided free of charge, it was announced Aug. 16. The new offerings


Ritz-Carlton adding Charging Stations

August 16, 2016 by douloff

CHEVY CHASE, MD — Ritz-Carlton has installed two charging stations at each property, offering guests the ability to charge up for 150 miles in two and a half hours, it was announced Aug. 9. “Commitment to the community and environment


WestJet Adding Toronto-Belize Flights

August 15, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet will begin serving Belize City, Belize, non-stop from Toronto Pearson International Airport starting Oct. 29, it was announced Aug. 8. Starting Aug. 1, WestJet also launched year-round, non-stop service between Calgary and John F. Kennedy International Airport


Canadians Want Niagara Recognized as 8th Wonder

August 12, 2016 by douloff

NIAGARA, Ont. — A recent national poll by Ipsos Reid gauged Canadians’ support for the idea of designating Niagara Canada the 8th Wonder of the World, and eight in ten (78%) Canadians across the country support the idea, it was


Canadian Businesses Value Face-to-Face: Study

August 11, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Canadian travellers believe business travel is important for company financial performance and are satisfied with their overall business travel experiences, according to the GBTA Global Business Traveller Sentiment Index, in partnership with American Express, it was announced Aug.


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August 11, 2016 by CAROLINE COMEAU
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Air Canada Only Airline in Canada's Top 50 Brands

August 9, 2016 by douloff
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MONTREAL — Air Canada’s brand value has soared 88 per cent to $1.8 billion over last year, placing it among the Top 50 most valuable Canadian brands, according to this year’s report on Canadian brands published by Brand Finance, it


Don Appetit! Real Sports Hits a Home Run

August 7, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Ensconced in bustling Maple Leaf Square, right beside Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Real Sports Bar & Grill pulses with energy. It’s a cavernous, multi-level, high-ceilinged wonderland outfitted with almost 200 HD TV screens — including a 39-ft. screen — showing


WestJet Adds Flights for 2016-17 Winter

August 4, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet announced last month that it will add dozens of new flights to its domestic and international networks as part of its 2016-2017 winter schedule. “As our network of more than 100 destinations in over 20 countries continues


Sheraton Toronto Names New Exec Sous Chef

August 2, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Sheraton Centre Toronto’s executive chef Paul Paboudjian announced on July 28 the appointment of Alex Shterenberg as executive sous chef. In this position, he will be responsible for overseeing the culinary team, including sous and banquet chefs at


Dragonfly Names New Director, Bus. Development

July 25, 2016 by douloff

THORNHILL, Ont. — Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc. has hired Bruce MacDonald as director of business development and strategic partnerships, it was announced July 18. MacDonald has over 10 years of experience working in senior positions with destination management companies such


Don Appetit! J.Red & Co.’s Lively Flavours

July 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Opened last December in Brampton, Ont., west of Toronto, J.Red & Co. is an airy, modern bistro outfitted with concrete floors, Edison bulb light fixtures and exposed ductwork. On the plate, there are intense flavours — for instance, the Nova