June 8, 2010
A $1.9-million indoor pavilion planned for the media centre at the G20 summit in Toronto will feature a lake and dock, complete with Muskoka chairs and the sounds of calling loons.
The pavilion is intended to give visiting journalists a taste of Canadian cottage country.
“We’re trying to make a memorable impression,” said Michael Lawley, of Muskoka Tourism, quoted in The Globe and Mail. “Is it expensive? Well, that’s the cost of doing business.”
According to The Globe article, the $1.9-million cost is divided between the federal and provincial governments.
Dubbed the Canadian Corridor, the 20,000-sq.-ft. exhibit will be built in the Direct Energy Centre at the Canadian National Exhibition before the G8 meeting in Huntsville on June 25 and 26, and the G20 in Toronto on June 26 and 27.
The venue is a favourite of meeting and event planners organizing conferences.
To read the rest of the article, visit The Globe and Mail’s website
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