Canada: Vogue says Toronto’s the coolest

Voltaire may have dismissed Canada as “a few acres of snow,” but the world’s bible of style, Vogue magazine, has proclaimed Toronto’s Queen Street West as the second coolest neighbourhood in the world.           Queen Street West is hipper and cooler than comparable neighbourhoods in Paris, New York, Milan, Miami, Los Angles, […]

MPI: Canadian Business Events Generate Billions for Economy

The Meeting Professionals International Foundation Canada announced the preliminary results of the Canadian Economic Impact Study (CEIS) 3.0 on National Meetings Industry Day. The complete study will detail the economic significance of meetings–specifically business events–held in Canada in 2012, and is a continuation of reporting published in 2008 and later updated in 2009.   Significantly, it is […]

Canada: Charlevoix, a New Meetings Destination

Cirque de Soleil co-founder Daniel Gauthier has entered the hospitality sector with a $230 million investment in Le Massif de Charlevoix, a resort area along the St. Lawrence River, north of Quebec City. Long popular with Quebecois elites, Gauthier’s vision has put Charlevoix on the group meeting map.     Gauthier purchased and expanded facilities […]

Canadian Event Planners to Connect in Toronto

In Delivering Value for Canada’s Tourism Businesses Through Innovation and Efficiency, the 2012 annual report for  the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), the pivotal role of the Canadian meetings and events industry was highlighted. Specifically, the meetings and conventions industry attracts about 2 million annual visitors to Canada generating $1.8 billion dollars.   Over the next few […]

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