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Busy Meeting Planner? Now Reward Yourself.

July 29, 2016 by Lori Smith
C. Comeau, IHG

Booking accommodation for yourself or on behalf of someone else is a lot of work!  You are often the unsung hero – working hard behind the scenes to find the right price, coordinate schedules, and secure the right location.  In

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IW SPEAKER: Creating Revenue-Generating Events

July 26, 2016 by SHANNON DESOUZA
Shannon DeSouza

We’re living in a world where the average adult spends 11 hours a day staring at a screen. But customers want to work with someone they can relate to, not just buy from. Telling stories and building rapport actually activates

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Don Appetit! Lolita’s Full-Bodied Mediterranean Flavours

July 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For two decades, Lolita’s Lust has been dishing up spirited Mediterranean fare on Toronto’s bustling, Greek-flavoured Danforth Avenue. The long and narrow front dining room — white-tablecloth booths, porcelain chandeliers and hardwood floors — is an intimate place to dine,

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IW SPEAKER: Play Time

July 24, 2016 by ROGER HASKETT
Roger Haskett

Ask yourself: “How many times do we expect teams, meetings, conferences to work in an environment that produces dead rats?” Huh? A 2014 study conducted by a group of psychologists and neurologists found that if you take play away from

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IW SPEAKER: Thinking Outside the Box

July 24, 2016 by COURTNEY STANLEY
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When we meet, we change the world—unless we’re bored, that is. How many times have you sat in a conference session and: Texted every person from your phone in 30 minutes (yes, it is possible)? Fallen asleep (you may or

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Don Appetit! Toula — Stunning Views, Delicious Food

July 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Perched on the 38th floor of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel, on Toronto’s waterfront, white-tablecloth restaurant Toula boasts breathtaking views of the city’s skyline and islands. But Toula is no one-trick pony, since it delivers plates that are as delicious

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IW SPEAKER: It's Time to Exercise Your Right to Negotiate

July 24, 2016 by HEATHER REID
Heather Reid, Contract Expert

Venue rental contracts, in their first draft form, have been carefully crafted by the venue’s legal counsel to shift the brunt of financial and logistical risks to the event host, and maximize the venue’s revenues. Venues are rightfully protecting their

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Don Appetit! Archeo’s Upscale Comfort Food

July 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Archeo, in Toronto’s Distillery District, exudes the feel of an urban loft — high yellow-pine ceilings, concrete floors, exposed brick walls, Edison lightbulbs. Further enhancing its contemporary-style-meets-historic-tradition look are dining tables and bar fashioned from reclaimed timber, and artist Steven

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7 Great Patios for Groups

July 24, 2016 by Lori Smith
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CANADA UPDATE – EPISODE 3: JULY 2016 7 GREAT PATIOS FOR GROUPS To learn more about the venues featured in this video, visit the websites listed here. Sticky Wicket Rooftop Patio, Strathcona Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia Reflections – The Garden Terrace,

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Don Appetit! Nirvana’s Sumptuous Indian Dishes

July 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Headed back to Nirvana Indian restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., west of Toronto, to explore the menu further and see what other gastronomic treasures we could unearth. Each time I go, I have to order the menu’s two standout cauliflower dishes:

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Don Appetit! The Keg Sherway's Luscious Lobster Summer

July 17, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

The Keg restaurants, which, twice a week, is flying in the clawed, upscale shellfish from Nova Scotia. Featuring all manner of tempting dishes — tacos; lobster sirloin; bacon-wrapped lobster; and lobster tail dinner among them — Lobster Summer runs until

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Don Appetit! Luckee's Upscale Chinese Plates

June 27, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

It had been some time since I’d experienced the upscale Chinese plates at Susur Lee’s Luckee restaurant, in Toronto’s SoHo Metropolitan Hotel, so I headed back to see what the kitchen was up to. My most recent visit showed that