October 22, 2009
Allstream Meeting Room
With a nod to its past life as the Art deco inspired Automotive Building, the completely refurbished and renamed Allstream Centre in Toronto opened its doors to the meeting planning industry today.
Among the highlights of the 160,000-sq.-ft. meeting and conference venue are the spacious ballroom and 20 second floor meeting rooms that can accommodate between 50 and 750 delegates. The rooms can be changed into multiple configurations; planners can control the state-of-the-art audio visual panels in each room and an added bonus is the natural light that floods the adjacent corridors. The views of the city and the waterfront aren’t bad either. An underground walkway links this Toronto venue to underground parking and the Direct Energy Centre.
At the core of the building is the largest column-free ballroom in Toronto (43,900 sq. ft.), which can be divided into two smaller rooms in either a 50/50 or 60/40 split. The ballroom can accommodate up to 3,000-seated guests. The space is surrounded on three sides by spacious pre-function lounges and lobbies. An 8,000-sq.-ft. kitchen, overseen by Cerise Catering, is adjacent to the ballroom.
Targeting to be the first LEED silver certified conference building in Canada, the Allstream Centre has committed to 100 per cent green power policies. Reinforcing that dedication to “green meetings” are the innovative white reflective roof, improved indoor air quality through CO2 sensors and the use of low VOC paints, carpets and adhesives.
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