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Fifth Element Names New Creative Director

January 16, 2017 by douloff
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TORONTO — Live event company Fifth Element Group has named Tanya Scagnol its new creative director, it was announced last month. Based out of Fifth Element’s head offices in Toronto, Scagnol has designed and produced for some top Toronto companies.

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Two Canadians Among 37 CMM Recipients

January 13, 2017 by douloff

DALLAS and ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Two Canadians, Chantal Montpetit, CMP, Canadian Construction Association, Ottawa, and Sarah Watson, Canadian Mathematical Society, also from Ottawa, were among the 37 meeting and travel professionals who recently received the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)

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Allstream Centre Rebranding as Beanfield Centre

January 11, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO — Toronto City Council has approved a multi-year sponsorship agreement between Exhibition Place and Beanfield Metroconnect for the title sponsorship of the conference venue, to be called Beanfield Centre (formerly Allstream Centre), it was announced Jan. 10. Taking effect

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FMAV to Offer Event Smartphone Charging Stations

January 5, 2017 by douloff
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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — FMAV has been named an authorized partner for Brightbox, offering secure mobile device charging stations available for rental across Canada, it was announced Jan. 3. “Brightbox provides a best-in-class secure mobile device charging solution that truly engages

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Lavelle’s Breakfast of Champions

January 4, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Soon after it opened last year, on downtown Toronto’s King Street West, Lavelle became the It Spot, and its rooftop restaurant and swimming pool/deck were jammed day and night with a trendy and beautiful crowd. During the film festival, the

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Air Canada Launches Toronto-Trinidad Flights

January 4, 2017 by douloff
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MONTREAL — Air Canada has introduced twice weekly, non-stop year-round service between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and Port of Spain’s Piarco International Airport, it was announced last month. Flights will operate with a 280-seat Boeing 767-300ER. Tuesdays and Thursdays, flights

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Elora Mill Hotel Breaks Ground, Plans 2018 Launch

December 28, 2016 by douloff

ELORA, Ont. – Residents, business owners, government officials and media gathered at Elora’s historic grist mill for the groundbreaking of a two-phase project that will include the Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, it was announced Dec. 2. Comprising the first

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Event Pros Donate to Daily Bread Food Bank

December 22, 2016 by Lori Smith
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Event industry professionals representing some of Canada’s biggest expositions, trade shows and suppliers united to raise more than 31,000 pounds of non-perishable food donations for Daily Bread Food Bank and its network of 129 member agencies. This massive food donation

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Azure’s Assured Plates

December 15, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I hadn’t dined at Azure, the soaring restaurant located off the InterContinental Toronto Centre’s lobby, in some years, so I dropped by, to see what the kitchen is up to. As this visit demonstrated, the kitchen has never been better.

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SITE Canada Holiday Social 2016

December 15, 2016 by Lori Smith
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WHO: Canada Chapter, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) WHAT: Annual holiday social for incentive travel planners and suppliers WHERE: Azure, InterContinental Toronto Centre, Toronto, ON WHEN: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Wins Accessibility Award

December 15, 2016 by douloff
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TORONTO – The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has been awarded the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario’s Accessible Tourism Award, it was announced last month. Adopted by The Chelsea, the Closing the GAP (Guest Accessibility Package) program provides guests with amenities and

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Freeman Appoints New Production Manager

December 12, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Mark Heubner has been named production manager at Freeman Audio Visual Canada’s Toronto office, it was announced Dec. 5 by Sam Ferranti, manager of event production for Southwestern region. “Mark has worked in the live events industry for