Meetings Canada

Destination
Ontario

Opinion

Don Appetit! Cineplex Queensway’s VIP Movie and Food Experience

May 24, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Cineplex VIP Cinemas, on the Queensway, in west-end Toronto, is moviegoing for grown-ups, a deluxe theatre experience that delivers all the comforts of home — and top-notch food, too. VIP Cinemas feature specially designed auditoriums where moviegoers can watch a

News

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Recognized as SickKids Catalyst Donor

May 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has committed to raising $500,000 over the next five years in support of SickKids VS Limits, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Canadian health care. The pledge brings the hotel’s commitment to The Hospital for

Opinion

Don Appetit! King Edward Hotel’s Reimagined Consort Bar

May 22, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For 115 years, the King Edward Hotel has been an integral part of Toronto, and a $40 million renovation, completed in 2015 by the property’s owners Skyline International and Omni Hotels, has polished this historic gem and reimagined it for

News

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West Reno Complete

May 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Renovations of the guestrooms and public spaces at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga are now complete, reports Atlific Hotels. “We are delighted with the hotel’s new look and are confident that guests will be captivated with its laid-back

Opinion

Don Appetit! Anchor Bar Toronto’s Boffo Taste of Buffalo

May 17, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In October, 2016, Buffalo, NY’s, famous Anchor Bar, pioneer of the chicken wing, launched on Toronto’s Airport Strip. By all reports, the Toronto location is flourishing, and after a recent visit, it’s easy to see why. Anchor Bar Toronto dishes

News

Two Canadians Make IAVM 2018 30 Under 30 List

May 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Mevisha Maistry from the Shaw Conference Centre and Exhibition Place’s Andrew Landrigan have been named to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) 30 Under 30 class of 2018.  The list celebrates venue professionals from around the world employed in

Opinion

Member Voices: Tips for Planning a Wellness Event

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The wellness movement is hot right now. The wellness travel market is also growing; as of 2015 it represented $563 billion (US). You can find wellness options virtually anywhere these days. According to Lucia Pintea of TravelOnly, wellness cruises are

News

IHG Cutting Third-Party Commissions

May 10, 2018 by Lori Smith

Business Travel News is reporting that InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is reducing commissions from 10 percent to seven percent for group and meeting business at its properties in the United States and Canada. The commission change will be effective January

News

CHMSE 8th Annual May Meeting Planner Matinee

May 9, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canadian Hotel Marketing & Sales Executives (CHMSE) WHAT: Annual May Meeting Planner Matinee – This year’s edition treated planners to a mini tradeshow with more than 30 exhibitors; a special keynote on how relevancy can move a meeting from

News

Record Year for MTCC Boosts Toronto's Economy

May 9, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) boosted Toronto’s economy by generating a record-breaking $594 million in direct economic impact during its 2017/2018 fiscal year—the biggest contribution to Toronto in the facility’s history. “The excellent financial results of fiscal year 2017/18

Opinion

Don Appetit! Montecito — Source Locally, Cook Splendidly

May 8, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In summer 2014, Montecito launched adjacent to Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox, with an ownership group that brings considerable star power — Ivan Reitman, Toronto-born Hollywood producer/director, whose film credits include Ghostbusters, National Lampoon’s Animal House, Stripes, Twins and Up in

Opinion

Don Appetit! Hyatt Regency Toronto’s King Street Social Scene

May 7, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled one floor beneath the Hyatt Regency Toronto’s bustling lobby sits the hotel’s dining area, King Street Social Kitchen. The low-ceilinged, softly lit, white-tablecloth space is sleek and contemporary in its gleaming hard surfaces; cream-coloured (and very comfortable) padded banquettes