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IncentiveWorks Names New Show Manager, Expands Team

March 24, 2017 by Lori Smith

Melissa Arnott has been appointed manager of IncentiveWorks, Canada’s leading conference and show for business event professionals. In addition, the IncentiveWorks team welcomes Heather Donnelly in the role of North American Business Development Manager, and Catherine Luzena-Hall as the show’s

Opinion

Don Appetit! Matisse’s sleek reinvention

March 22, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

About a year ago, Matisse restaurant, in the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville, unveiled a renovation that has transformed it and the adjacent lobby bar into a snazzy, modern space. The airy room is contemporary, warm and inviting all at once,

Opinion

The Supply Side: Independent Options

March 22, 2017 by ALLAN LYNCH
Allan Lynch

To celebrate the sesquicentennial, it’s worth noting that Canada’s history of hospitality began in the winter of 1605, when Samuel de Champlain launched a dining club, The Order of Good Cheer. Champlain used f&b as a way to raise the

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Business Event Bookings Up in Ottawa

March 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

Ottawa Tourism reports that as of January, 45 large-scale events (500+ delegates) had booked their 2017 congresses in the city, which is the epicenter of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The number represents a 220 percent increase over large-scale events booked in 2015.

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Former PM to Speak at GBTA Conference

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien as a featured speaker on Centre Stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto, May 23 – 25. Mr.

Opinion

Don Appetit! Super seafood at lbs

March 15, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

About seven months ago, lbs restaurant opened in Toronto’s financial district serving a menu primarily focused on seafood. Decked out in hard surfaces (rough concrete, plenty of tile), a palette of neutral earth tones and a high ceiling, lbs (pronounced

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MPI Toronto Awards Gala 2017

March 9, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Toronto WHAT: 2017 Awards Gala honouring outstanding members. Theme: Alice in Wonderland WHERE: Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, ON WHEN: Thursday, March 9, 2017 WINNERS: Congratulations to Marisa Goncalves, Recruiter of the Year; Zaman Ishaad, Norm

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Nobu Development Coming to Toronto

March 9, 2017 by Lori Smith

Madison Group, Westdale Properties and Nobu Hospitality have joined forces to develop the first Nobu-branded high-rise residences and Canada’s first Nobu Hotel and Nobu Restaurant. Located on Mercer Street in Toronto’s Entertainment District, the development will feature two 49-storey towers, ground

Opinion

Don Appetit! Anchor Bar Spreads its Wings

March 8, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Buffalo, New York’s Anchor Bar lays claim to having invented the Buffalo-style chicken wing, way back in 1964. Since then, the famed wing emporium has opened three Canadian locations: in Hamilton and Burlington, Ont., and, last autumn, in Toronto. Located

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SilverBirch Properties Receive Booking.com Awards

March 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Nine SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts’ properties have received the Award of Excellence from Booking.com Guest Reviews for 2016. Based on more than 110 million reviews, the awards recognize hotel and other rental properties with the highest guest review scores. Ranked

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byPeterandPauls Providing F&B at Hotel X

March 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Entertainment and hospitality group byPeterandPauls.com will be operating two restaurants, all event catering, room service and the Peregrine SkyBar at the 404-room Hotel X Toronto, which is scheduled to open this year on the Exhibition Place grounds. According to Hotel X

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Exhibition Place's Conference Centre New Name in Effect

March 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Effective today March 1, 2017, the LEED Silver conference centre at Exhibition Place is now named “Beanfield Centre” (formerly Allstream Centre). The ten-year agreement with Beanfield Metroconnect for the naming of “Beanfield Centre” includes title sponsorship of the centre, creation