Meeting Planning in Toronto, ON
Enercare Centre & Beanfield Centre
Located in Exhibition Place just west of downtown Toronto, the Enercare Centre is Canada's largest trade and consumer show facility and ranked within the top 10 largest continuous-space facilities in North America. With over one million square feet of exhibition space, this Toronto meeting facility is host to over 5.3 million visitors each year. Some of Canada's most prestigious events take place annually at Enercare Centre, including the Toronto International Boat Show and the National Home Show. From multiple simultaneous events to large-scale consumer shows, the centre offers extraordinary flexibility, with exhibit space that can be subdivided into up to nine different halls, 23 well-appointed meeting rooms, a 100-seat presentation theater and a 10,000-seat arena.
As an industry leader in energy conservation and ecotourism, Enercare Centre lives up to its name. It has undertaken several initiatives to reduce emissions and waste, such as its prominent 30-story wind turbine. The first of its kind in North America, it produces one million kilowatt hours of energy per year helping to displace harmful chemicals that are responsible for smog and acid rain. The success of its green initiatives allows The Centre to distinguish itself from many other Toronto meeting facilities.
From a high-tech public address system with superior sound quality to wireless Ethernet-based internet access, Enercare Centre is well-equipped to meet the technological demands of the most complex meetings and events. The centre also offers its own in-house catering service with a 10,000-square-foot kitchen and creative menus to meet the needs of groups ranging from 10 to 10,000 people. Additional amenities include numerous loading and unloading facilities; floorports for electrical, water, drainage, compressed air and natural gas outlets; as well as 6,100 on-site parking spaces. The centre is conveniently located approximately 14 miles from Pearson International Airport and within close proximity of 120 hotels and public transit.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's premier tradeshow and convention facility, as well as a renowned Toronto meeting facility, having been host to such prominent events as the G20 and the G7.
With over 600,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space along with a central location, superior catering, and high-tech facilities, it boasts all the key features for optimal events.
Equipped to meet the needs of gatherings of all sizes, Metro Toronto Convention Centre's modern facility can accommodate groups ranging in size from 40 to 40,000 people, and its 460,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space can accommodate a wide range of floor plan configurations. In addition, the Centre boasts 66 furnished meeting rooms encompassing 110,400 square feet; and two multi-purpose carpeted ballrooms that cover 78,000 square feet and include high ceilings, upgraded features with flexible lighting. The Centre is also home to the 1,232-seat John W.H. Bassett Theatre, ideal for corporate events, award ceremonies and business presentations.
Amenities abound at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where superior service is a key component of every event. As one of Toronto's major gala spaces, the Centre's exceptional culinary staff consistently prepares sumptuous meals, whether it be for a small meeting of 10 people or a sit-down dinner for 10,000. Exhibit Halls come equipped with electrical, telecommunications, wired Internet and Wi-Fi, and gas and water. In addition, the Centre has 1,700 indoor parking spaces and 10,000 more within walking distance.
Situated in the heart of lively downtown Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Centre is conveniently located within walking distance to over 11,000 hotel rooms, as well as a myriad of shops and restaurants. Easily accessible, the Centre is only 25 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport via the new Union Pearson Express Train and a block away from Union Station, Toronto's main rail station.