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  • Toor

    First TOOR Hotel in Toronto Announced

      The first TOOR Hotel, a distinct lifestyle hotel and residences, will open this summer in downtown Toronto. It will be the first of four boutique TOOR Hotel Collection properties scheduled to open in downtown Toronto locations over the next five years. This boutique property will offer 232 guest rooms and suites, as well as 181 premium residential rental units. The project will feature a modern French-inspired bistro and bar set over two floors, valet parking, a 1,500 square foot fitness centre…

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  • Meetings and Events Drive TO Visitors in 2023

      Visitor spending reached a record $7 billion in 2023 but the number of visitors in Toronto remains below pre-pandemic levels, according to the year-end Toronto’s Visitor Economy: 2023 Market Performance Highlights report published today by Destination Toronto. While visitor spending surpassed pre-pandemic levels for the first time, the city is still at 93 per cent of pre-pandemic arrivals, welcoming 8.95 million visitors in 2023. Before the pandemic, Toronto welcomed 9.56 million visitors in 2019 with $6.7 billion in visitor spending and…

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  • Porter Starts New Florida Routes

      Porter Airlines is taking to the skies for two new routes to Orlando International Airport (MCO). The start of service to Orlando from Toronto and Ottawa marks the third new Florida destination that Porter has touched down since the start of November, following Tampa and Fort Myers. “Canadians are the most frequent international visitors to Florida, and Porter is proud to take off on two more routes into the Sunshine State,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief operating…

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    Sibos 2023 Returns to Toronto

      Sibos, the annual conference, exhibition, and networking event organized by Swift for the financial industry, returns to Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) for the third time from September 18-21, 2023. This highly anticipated citywide convention will connect more than 8,000 financial industry thought leaders, decision-makers, and experts to address critical issues challenging the global financial ecosystem. Themed “Collaborative Finance in a Fragmented World”, key topics at Sibos 2023 will include ESG, cross-border payments, post-trade data, digital…

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  • Manon Dicaire Recognized as Top Leader

      Manon Dicaire, Creative Group senior vice president, business development Canada was awarded The Top 50 Women Leaders of Toronto for 2023 by Women We Admire. The women who are selected hold great power in shaping their organizations. Their contributions are pivotal in promoting teamwork and long-lasting growth and development within their teams. “We are thrilled that Manon was chosen as the recipient of this esteemed award,” said Glenn Darlington, EVP, business development, at Creative Group. “Manon has been a guiding light in our Toronto office,…

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  • Illuminarium

    Illuminarium Opening in Canada

      Illuminarium will open its first Canadian location in The Distillery Historic District in Toronto on August 25, 2023. Illuminarium, a breakthrough global experiential entertainment company, will be located in the former Fermenting Cellar, an expansive 13,500 square-foot complex at 28 Distillery Lane. Illuminarium is partnering with Toronto-based Secret Location to combine cutting-edge technology with immersive storytelling to create incredibly digital projection mapped experiences. Both companies’ innovative work in immersive entertainment and collaboration with artists and the entertainment industry will highlight Canada’s incredible digital talent through experiences which…

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  • Porter Airlines Adds More Routes

      Porter Airlines announced two new route additions to its network. Flights are now available between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Victoria International Airport (YYJ) as well as Toronto and St John’s Airport (YYT). Victoria is the second city in British Columbia that Porter serves with the new 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The E195-E2 has the lowest fuel consumption per seat and per trip among its class, and is the quietest single-aisle jet flying today. The two-by-two configuration means no middle…

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    Strong Summer of Conventions at MTCC

      The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) will host a series of six citywide conventions this summer that will gather more than 27,000 national and international visitors. These large conventions will create a significant boost for the region’s economy and local businesses. In its 2023/24 fiscal year, the MTCC will host 22 citywide conventions set to generate over $246 million in economic impact. Global leaders and scientists will gather at the MTCC this summer to innovate and exchange knowledge on…

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  • Yellowknife

    Air Canada Adds Toronto to Yellowknife

      Air Canada has announced it will begin non-stop, year-round service between Toronto and Yellowknife in December. The new, three-times weekly service will provide convenient connections between eastern Canada and the capital of the Northwest Territories. Customers will also be able to seamlessly connect onward from Yellowknife on Air Canada’s interline partner, Canadian North. “The North has a magical attraction and Air Canada is pleased to make it easier for customers to visit Yellowknife and beyond, beginning at a time…

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  • Taste of Place Summit

    Toronto Hosts Taste of Place Summit

      The Culinary Tourism Alliance and George Brown College will host the inaugural Taste of Place Summit in Toronto on June 27 and 28. More than 300 tourism and hospitality professionals will gather at the George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. The global event combines experiential learning along with engaging sessions to inspire destination and economic developers, thought leaders, marketers and tourism operators to build their tastes of place and put food tourism front-and-centre for their destinations.…

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