The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is a crown corporation of the Province of Ontario, Federal Government of Canada, and Municipal of Metropolitan Toronto with the aim to increase tourism revenues for the city and provincially. The staff and team are experienced professionals such as the culinary staff and dedicated Event Manager that is paired with you is there to ensure your event runs smoothly and successfully. The customer events team is focused on professionalism, dedication, and responsive values. While the event space is aimed to provide a premium experience for everyone, with high-quality service The Metro Convention Centre earns the reputation of being North America’s leading Convention Centre. The Metro Convention Centre is also Canada’s largest convention facility covering over 2 million square feet.
The Metro Convention Centre is located nearby to restaurants, office buildings, and tourist attractions. So, if you are staying nearby the downtown area, you are sure to get a glimpse of the Toronto nightlife and enjoy what the city has to offer.
Local restaurants to visit include 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, Kost, Scaddabush Italian Kitchen and Front Street, Earl’s Kitchen and Bar, Ted’s Gourmet, and the Loose Moose.
Local office buildings include PwC, Toronto Dominion Centre, Royal Bank Plaza, South core Financial Centre, CBC Welcome Centre, and Pinnacle Centre. If you are planning on attending any upcoming corporate-related events near or at the Metro Convention Centre, consider staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville.
Local attractions include the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Toronto Harbour Front, the Rec room, and the Toronto Islands.
Corporate Social Responsibility
The Metro Convention Centre is committed to giving back and making a positive impact on the community of Toronto by giving back through local charities, businesses, and academic institutions. Throughout the current pandemic, the center acknowledges the hardships and food shortages and even works with the Daily Bread Food Bank to donate food surplus to local shelters and charitable organizations. The Metro Convention Centre is focused on three distinct pillars of sustainability, philanthropy, responsible business practices, sustainable meeting solutions, awards, and green power calculations.
The Metro Convention Center hosts a wide range of events each year with different spaces to fit each event need for guests in attendance and size. Some of their events include conventions, meetings, trade shows, public shows, galas, theater events, and sustainable events. For event planners, the Metro Convention Centre also offers exhibitor services making it a priority to assist event planners in running a successful and positive event.
On a regular basis, the Metro Convention Centre hosts numerous programming events including Canada’s Bridal Show, Ontario University Fair, National Conference for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Meetings and Events Expo, Canadian Diabetes Association, Ontario Non-Profit Network Conference, and more. Currently, the Metro Convention center is being used as a Toronto public health public immunization clinic against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Room and Spaces
The Metro Convention Centre is sure to have a meeting space or room no matter what your size and need is for your event, conference, or show. They offer flexible accommodations for events from a large conference to small meetings with 7 exhibit halls, 77 meeting rooms, 2 ballrooms, and the John W.H. Theater fit for 1,200 guests. More information on the rooms and spaces include floorplans and spec, and pre-functions spaces.
Event planners and guest attends can also access the Metro Convention Center’s floorplan showcasing both the North and South Building, as well as services offered by each space like brochure, frequently asked questions, event calendar, tech guidelines, 360-degree views, a photo gallery, as views of each exhibit hall and ballroom.
Transportation & Accessibility
The Metro Convention is strategically located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is within walking distance of some of the city’s most popular restaurants, attractions, and nightlife. With several hotels, public transportation nearby, and parking spaces, the Metro Convention Centre is sure to draw in lots of tourists, and guests to the facility.
If you are driving and looking for a parking spot or garage for your vehicle downtown, Toronto, that is a difficult task. At the Metro Convention Center, they offer an indoor convenient parking garage with flexible rates, for parking at different times of the day and week, special events, and monthly rates. The parking garage also accepts credit, debit, or cash.
The Metro Convention Centre is also committed to providing a fully accessible environment for pole with disabilities ranging from parking, elevator, to custom phones and washrooms.
Avalon Suites Yorkville
If you are headed to the Metro Convention Centre for an event, meeting, show, or conference, look to the book to stay with Avalon Suites. Here at Avalon Suites, you are in the heart of the Bloor Cultural Corridor intersecting Yorkville and Avenue. With suites filled with 2x more space and amenities such as a full-furnished kitchen and an in-suite washer and dryer, you are sure to feel as comfortable as staying at home.
Avalon Suites Yorkville offers a range of rooms from economy for one to a presidential suite for five, there is suite one that best suits your needs. Each suite also offers free wi-fi connection, smart tv with cable, access to the building’s gym, fitness center, conference room, and concierge service.
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