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  • BMO Centre

    BMO Centre is Ready For June Opening

      The $500-million BMO Centre expansion has reached substantial completion, moving the project into its final stages of operational readiness ahead of its grand opening in June. “As development manager for this transformative project, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation is proud to have delivered the BMO Centre expansion on schedule and on budget,” said Kate Thompson, CMLC’s president and CEO. “This is a major accomplishment for CMLC and our partners, and a huge step toward achieving our vision for a vibrant…

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  • Saskatoon

    Saskatoon Planning a New Downtown Event Centre

      The City of Saskatoon has released the concept design and master plan to revitalize its downtown core. The Downtown Event & Entertainment District (DEED) is re-envisioning Saskatoon’s core as a centre of commerce, tourism, services, and entertainment. The project, led by Stantec, features a new event centre/arena, convention centre, renovated theatre, and public realm design. The team for Stantec’s Urban Places created the concept design and master plan for the DEED, which included a transportation plan, mobility plan, landscape design,…

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  • Calgary’s BMO Centre Set For Debut

      Calgary’s BMO Centre will welcome visitors to the new building in 2024 with the project on time and on budget. The $500-million expansion will add 500,000 sq. ft. of convention space to the BMO Centre, making it the largest convention centre in Western Canada, with more than one-million square feet. The new space will feature three floors of tradeshow and convention space, with a more than 100,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall, 38 additional meeting rooms, and two new ballrooms…

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  • MTCC Sets New Records for Events

      The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) announced that it set new facility records for securing major conventions in 2022 and in fiscal year 2023/24. The MTCC will host 21 citywide conventions in fiscal year 2023/24, the highest yearly total in the facility’s 38-year history. The 21 citywide conventions will generate an estimated $246 million in direct spending economic impact for the region and bring over 100,000 attendees to the heart of Toronto. Economic impact is incredibly valuable for the…

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  • Moon

    Moon Themed Resort Concept Proposed

      Canadian architects Michael R. Henderson and Sandra G. Matthews, owners of Moon World Resorts Inc. (MWR), a Canadian-based architectural design and intellectual property licensor, have pitched an out of this world destination resort concept. The resort will feature a first-of-its-kind, spherical, moon-shaped hospitality venue, which promises guests a trip to the moon, without the need to venture into outer space. MWR is based in Toronto, Ont., and Vancouver, B.C. The company is licensing four MOON Destination Resorts around the…

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  • Sheraton Laval

    Sheraton Laval Renovation Unveiled

      After a two year major $20 million renovation, Groupe Hôtelier Grand Château has revealed the brand new Sheraton Laval and a completely redesigned convention centre. From the hotel exterior and convention centre to the restaurant and common areas, everything has been revamped to meet the needs of today’s business and tourist clienteles. As the first Marriott in the Laval region, the Sheraton is positioning itself as a leader in hotel trends. Home to one of the largest convention centres…

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  • Niagara inclusive

    Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Renamed

      Niagara Falls Canada’s landmark event, meeting and convention venue kicks off 2022 under the new name of Niagara Falls Convention Centre (NFCC). The new name honours its iconic destination and Niagara Falls’ coveted reputation as one of Canada’s top international meeting and convention destinations. The naming rights expired in 2021 for the venue which was formerly referred to as the Scotiabank Convention Centre.  “The Niagara Falls Convention Centre name celebrates our iconic location in the world. This rightfully positions…

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  • Ottawa Convention Centre Receives Cash Injection

    Ottawa’s Shaw Centre will receive up to $2 million this year to support its continued operation and maintenance. The funding injection is part of $8 million in newly announced tourism support from the Ontario government. “This funding will enable the Shaw Centre to continue to adapt and respond to the new realities facing tourism businesses — ensuring that, when it is safe to do so, they are prepared for a renewed travel interest in Canada’s capital,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister…

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  • BMO centre

    Calgary Convention Centre Expansion Project Construction Now Underway

    Crews have broken ground on the $500 million BMO Centre expansion at Calgary’s Stampede Park in the city’s developing culture and entertainment district. “We are thrilled to see this project move into the construction phase on schedule,” said Kate Thompson, president and CEO of the Calgary Municipal Land Corp. (CMLC). “I believe it’s just the beginning of big, positive change for this district and downtown Calgary as a whole — something that’s going to be galvanizing for our city, which, as…

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  • B.C. Convention Centre Re-envisions Space for Safe Return of Events

    In anticipation of the return of in-person events, the Vancouver Convention Centre has put together a ‘safe events’ plan. Called ReDesign, the convention centre worked with industry partners to create a live demonstration space that highlights how event aspects could evolve amid the changing industry landscape. “We took a proactive step to explore what events will look like and how they can function so our clients are able to host meaningful experiences with the assurance that decisions are informed by…

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