Exhibition Place has reopened for the first time, since the start of the pandemic, with two events: the One of a Kind Show and the Polar Winter Festival, which debuts for the first time at the Toronto venue.
“Exhibition Place is set to safely welcome back events that help drive tourism and economic impact into the community and City’s economy, from conferences, conventions, consumer and tradeshows, serving as a gathering place for all to enjoy,” said Exhibition Place general manager, Laura Purdy.
Polar Winter Festival debuts at Exhibition Place as the city’s biggest walk-through holiday market from November 25 to December 26 at Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place. The One of a Kind Show ran from November 25 to December 5.
“These are the first of many more events to come, as Exhibition Place is back to business and better than ever as Toronto’s year-round activities hub contributing to economic prosperity while enhancing community well-being for all,” said CEO Don Boyle.
Over the last 18 months, Exhibition Place has implemented new platforms and technologies, received the GBAC Star, completed the Sky Bridge connection to the onsite hotel, upgraded our WiFi technology, and implemented a DEI strategy. The convention centre offers free high-speed WiFi internet throughout Enercare Centre and Beanfield Centre for clients, exhibitors, and attendees.
Exhibition Place is the first Canadian venue to receive the GBAC Star Facility Accreditation. Designed to assist venues of all sizes in developing a comprehensive cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention system, GBAC STAR helps facilities better prepare for, respond to, and recover from biohazard situations like the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Exhibition Place received the Safe Travels Stamp designation from the World Travel and Tourism Council and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario. The stamp allows travellers to recognize governments and companies worldwide that have adopted standardized health and global hygiene protocols to ensure consumers experience ‘Safe Travels.’
In 2022 and 2023, many exciting events are lining up, featuring the Toronto International Boat Show, Canadian National Exhibition, Honda Indy, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Collision Conference, among others, now scheduled to return to Exhibition Place.