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Niagara Brewing Company Opens

June 24, 2015 by Lori Smith
Niagara Brewery Company, Niagara Falls

Falls Avenue Resort has welcomed Niagara Falls’ newest event space and attraction, Niagara Brewing Company, to its 20-acre hotel and conference resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Located just steps from the Falls at the base of Clifton Hill, this new craft beer


Vrancor Bringing Hilton to Sarnia

June 3, 2015 by Lori Smith

Hamilton, Ontario-based Vrancor Group, owner and operator of 14 branded and independent hotels throughout Ontario, has started construction on a 92-room Hampton Inn by Hilton in Sarnia, Ontario. The property is expected to open in Winter 2015 and will feature


Timmins Gets New Hotel & Meeting Space

April 29, 2015 by Lori Smith

Hospitality and development company Vrancor Group has opened its newest hotel, the six-storey, 115-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Timmins, Ontario. The property is located on Riverside Drive, the city’s main east-west route. Its amenities include free WiFi, a 24-hour business


Hilton Reopens Mississauga Hotel and Conference Centre

March 19, 2015 by Lori Smith

The former Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre® in Mississauga, Ontario has been reflagged and reopened as the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale. The hotel was recently acquired by a private Canadian real estate investment group with the sale brokered by the Toronto


Wyndham Acquires Dolce

February 4, 2015 by Lori Smith

Wyndham Hotel Group, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide, has acquired Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a leading provider and manager of group accommodations, for $57 million in cash. Dolce has a portfolio of 24 properties and over 5,500 guestrooms across seven


WestJet Increasing Service in East

January 22, 2015 by Lori Smith

WestJet has announced its largest increase in service to and from Halifax, Nova Scotia since it started landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in 2003. “Halifax is at the core of our service increase across Atlantic Canada, now marking WestJet


Direct Energy Centre Gets LEED® Gold

December 2, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has awarded LEED® Gold Certification for Existing Buildings (Operations and Maintenance) to the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, making it among the first convention centres in Canada to receive the distinction. Leadership in Energy


International Centre Completes Phase 1 of Renewal

September 24, 2014 by Lori Smith
New Hall 1 Lobby, The International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario

The first phase of The International Centre’s seven million dollar renewal plan is now complete. The one million-square-foot Mississauga facility now has a new Hall 1 lobby and new multifunctional Connector Building between Hall 5 and the remainder of the


Uptown Waterloo Gets First Four-Star Hotel

September 17, 2014 by Lori Smith

Delta Hotels and Resorts® officially opened the new Delta Waterloo this week. The 194-room property is part of the city’s 14-acre Barrelyards community. “With its growing community of celebrated institutions and environment of innovation, Waterloo is the perfect location for


Howes Group Adds to Sales Team

September 2, 2014 by Lori Smith
Desmond Lomas, Senior Manager, Global Accounts, The Howes Group

Veteran hotelier Desmond Lomas has joined The Howes Group. He will serve as senior manager, Global Accounts for the Ottawa, Ontario-based site selection company. Lomas has worked in the hotel industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining The


Stratford Hotel Receives Four Diamonds

August 8, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Bruce Hotel and The Restaurant at The Bruce in Stratford, Ontario has received the Canadian Automobile Association’s (CAA) four diamond designation, just 10 weeks after its official opening. “It [the designation] stands as a testament to the exceptional work


Toronto Gets Cool New Venue

July 30, 2014 by Lori Smith
Chill Ice House, Toronto, Ontario

Chill Ice House, Toronto’s first ice bar and lounge, is now open and available for group buyouts. Located at 82 Bathurst Street, adjacent to the city’s Entertainment District and close to downtown hotels, this cool new venue is owned and