MTCC staff accept the Ontario Sustainable Tourism Award
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre was presented with the Ontario Sustainable Tourism Award at the 2012 Ontario Tourism Summit, held in London, Ont.
The summit and ceremony were hosted in partnership by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation and the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, and included awards for excellence in advertising, marketing, culinary tourism, and sustainability.
The award was the result of a combination of the Centre’s sustainability initiatives, and the recently launched Local Food Program. The Convention Centre’s success in both of these areas has resulted in a record breaking diversion rate of 88 per cent for the past fiscal year, three times the number of green meetings, and a purchasing rate of 50 per cent locally sourced food for 2011, or $1.8 million dollars directed back into local farms and the economy.
“The McGuinty government congratulates the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on its continued record of success,” said Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “This award recognizes the Convention Centre for its strong leadership role in Toronto and Ontario tourism, and for exceeding the expectations of visitors to Toronto, stimulating economic growth and creating jobs.”
For more information, please visit the MTCC’s site.