Tourism Toronto

CVB
Hotels170
Convention center65,032 sq. m
Guest Rooms36,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel1,590 guest rooms
Special event venues300
Average room rateCA$201.00
Restaurants9,000
Daily food costCA$89.00
Occupancy rate76.1%
Tax rate13%

Tourism Toronto

CVB

Canada's Downtown

As the country’s largest and most-visited destination, Toronto blends the best of modern Canadian diversity and inclusiveness with big-ticket events, top attractions, restaurants, music, architecture, culture, and festivals. Explore unique neighbourhoods that house over 140 languages and dialects from 230 nationalities – all in this exhilarating city of delicious cuisine, stellar entertainment and acclaimed exhibits. Toronto is the number one overall convention city in Canada, a top-five convention city in North America – and home to Business Events Toronto, Canada’s number one convention and visitors bureau. Toronto offers over 2.5 million square feet of exhibition halls and convention facilities, including Canada's largest convention centre. With magnificent hotel properties, exclusive clubs, glamorous lounges, rooftop patios, showcase museums, picturesque wineries and much more, Toronto offers an extraordinary selection of inspiring and stimulating venues for events. Easily touch down in one of 2 international airports with over 1,400 daily flights from 66 airlines. From Toronto Pearson International Airport take the speedy UP Express train to the city centre in just 25 minutes. Or land right where the action is at Billy Bishop International Airport – located in the downtown core.

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Distance from airport

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport

    25.75 km from city center

  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

    3.22 km from city center

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Local Attractions

MaRS Discovery District

Business district
This is the place to share ideas and celebrate. Superb, flexible, comfortable facilities in a building that mixes heritage with modern architecture. In the heart of Toronto. The MaRS Collaboration Centre houses a full-service auditorium and soaring atrium, as well as more intimate spaces. Plus, state-of-the-art technology and on-site support. Effortless communication with people in the same room or across the globe.
101 College St.
Toronto, ON, CA M5G 1L7

Casa Loma

Museum
Experience the elegance and splendor of the Edwardian era at Casa Loma, the only full sized castle in North America and Toronto’s premier historic attraction brought to you by the Liberty Entertainment Group. Explore secret passageways, elaborately decorated rooms with authentic period furnishings or take in the breathtaking view of Toronto from one of the towers. The five acres of lush flora surrounding Casa Loma showcase ornate sculptures and fountains as well as meticulously tended displays of perennials and a wooded hillside filled with wildflowers and decorative grasses. The stables and carriage house are connected to Casa Loma by an 800-ft. tunnel which runs 18ft below Austin Terrace. The tunnel features an exhibit of Toronto’s Dark Side, which tells the story in archival photographs of Toronto’s darker days such as Prohibition, The Depression, The Plague, The Great Toronto Fire, and Toronto’s first plane crash. The carriage house features an Automotive Exhibit featuring vintage automobiles from the early 1900’s
1 Austin Terrace
Toronto, ON, CA M5R 1X8

Toronto Congress Centre

Convention center
Toronto Congress Centre is one of Canada's leading trade and convention facilities and is host to some of the largest and most prestigious events in the nation. Offers 1,000,000 sq. ft. of exceptional facilities with a multitude of state-of-the-art meeting & breakout rooms. Gourmet food and banquet facilities to accommodate groups of 25 to 12,000 people and parking for over 6,000 cars. Centrally located, 3 minutes from Toronto's Pearson International Airport and adjacent to more than a dozen hotels offering over 10,000 guest rooms.
650 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON, CA M9W 1J1

CN Tower

Recreation
Defining the Toronto skyline at 553.33m (1,815ft5in) the CN Tower is Canada's most recognizable and celebrated icon. The CN Tower is an internationally renowned architectural triumph, an engineering Wonder of the Modern World, world-class entertainment and dining destination and a must see for anyone visiting Toronto. Spectacular views include floor-to-ceiling panoramic Window Walls, world-famous Glass Floor, SkyPod and glass fronted elevators with glass floor panels. Dining options include the award-winning 360 Restaurant (elevation complimentary with prix fixe). Plus EdgeWalk, the world’s highest ‘hands-free’ external walk, 356m/1168ft (116 stories) above the ground.
301 Front St. W.,
Toronto, ON, CA M5V 2T6

The Distillery Historic District

Business district
Toronto's centre for arts, culture, food and entertainment. This national historic site includes 44 heritage buildings and numerous brick-lined courtyards. Explore the district's many restaurants, art galleries, artisan boutiques, specialty retail stores and more.
9 Trinity St.
Toronto, ON, CA M5A 3C4

Ontario Science Centre

Museum
Stretch your imagination, learn about energy & electricity, and discover 150 years of Canadian innovations. With more than 400 interactive exhibits, daily programs, & films in Ontario's only IMAX Dome theatre, there's something for everyone. Your curious belongs here!
770 Don Mills Rd.
Toronto, ON, CA M3C 1T3

Aga Khan Museum

Museum
Millennia before iPhones captured history’s significant moments, artists across cultures were depicting occasions in tapestries, paintings, and sculpture. Today the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, ON, whose mandate is connecting cultures through the arts, houses more than 1,000 years of artistic accomplishments in its Permanent Collection. Visitors explore painted manuscripts, metalwork as well as scientific instruments, which showcase the breadth of Muslim civilizations from the Iberian Peninsula to China. Little wonder the Lonely Planet travel guide describes the Aga Khan Museum as the “#1 reason to visit Toronto now.” And why the Museum’s CEO Henry Kim says, “We’re a Museum like no other.” The Museum opened in 2014 and was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki. It centers around an open-air courtyard tiled with lapis and white granite. During summer months, visitors can relax in the Aga Khan Park, a landscaped site shared between the Museum and the neighboring Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Toronto’s architectural gem is a stunning space for start-ups and businesses to book ‘grown-up field trips’ in order to brainstorm. The location appeals to all ages. Armed with a free Family Exploration Kit from the Tickets Desk, parents and children launch their own exploration of the galleries. Sundays are Family Days and, from noon to 4 pm, youngsters participate in art games, solve puzzles, and more.
77 Wynford Drive
Toronto, ON, CA M3C 1K1

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada

Recreation
Invite your guests to immerse themselves in an incredible underwater experience at Toronto’s best event destination. With nine galleries to explore, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada provides a truly one-of-a-kind event experience for corporate clients, galas, celebrations, fundraisers, holiday parties, meetings and more! Immerse yourself in a world of 20,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater adventure in the heart of downtown Toronto. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities. Get up close and personal with several touch exhibits and soak in a live dive show daily. This awe-inspiring attraction consists of nine carefully curated galleries showcasing a cross section of saltwater and freshwater environments from around the world – starting with species from Toronto’s backyard, the Great Lakes basin. From the heart-pounding experience of Dangerous Lagoon, a football-field length acrylic viewing tunnel with moving glide-path sidewalk through sharks, green sea turtles, sawfish and moray eels; to the hypnotic dance of Pacific sea nettle jellyfish which are illuminated in an array of breathtaking colours from within the kreisel tank at Planet Jellies, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada will captivate Torontonians as well as guests from around the world!
288 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, ON, CA M5V 3L9

Convention Centers

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is located in the heart of vibrant downtown Toronto, a thriving multicultural mosaic.

  • Enercare Centre & Beanfield Centre an SMG Managed Facility

    Enercare Centre & Beanfield Centre an SMG Managed Facility offers 1,072,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit and event space, divisible into nine halls. Beanfield Centre joined Enercare Centre in October 2009 and offers a 43,900sf pillar free room.

  • The International Centre

    For over 45 years The International Centre is home to many of Canada’s largest & most popular trade & consumer shows, as well as meetings, galas, concerts, weddings and cultural events. Guests will enjoy easy access to all the nearby area amenities.

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Business Events Toronto was voted the number one convention bureau in Canada by Cvent in 2018. Through Business Events Toronto’s network of 1,100 members and industry partners, you will be connected to a wide variety of inspiring venues, spaces, places and people ideally suited to your event needs. Professionals will assist with great ideas and resources to host your best events ever. Our community works together like no other to make every event successful. We are committed to a solid program of partnership development and attendance building that helps make conferences and meetings in Toronto unprecedented successes for our clients. From year-prior support, logistics, a complimentary attendance building toolkit, assistance with site selection and visits, customized microsites for each conference or event, to the assignment of a client services manager who will assist you every step of the way, Tourism Toronto stands out by offering you unparalleled service and hospitality. Hotel and venue sourcing - RFP Distribution Site visit support and organization Destination availability insight Bid Production Support Year Prior Support Customized Microsites Quarterly updates on new destination product Offsite venue sourcing and sites Supplier connections for printers, promo gift companies, registration staff Promotional Material Airline partner connections for convention discount programs Promotional video VIP Amenities for major conventions Airport transfers for major conventions Pop up banners use for major conventions Attendance Marketing Toolkit:  Digital Production

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