TORONTO — The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is celebrating 35 years in business this month.
According to the MTCC, it 35 years, it has welcomed over 65 million people from around the world, hosted more than 21,000 events and generated an estimated $7.8 billion in direct spending economic impact for Toronto and Ontario.
“We offer the world in one province and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is vital to Ontario’s success in attracting business leaders and welcoming visitors to the City of Toronto,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “I commend the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for their continued commitment to the promotion of our region as a business and tourism destination, and for their significant economic impact to the province of Ontario.”
Over the course of its 35 years, the MTCC was the first convention centre in Canada to offer clean, renewable power; it was the first convention centre in the world to host a G7 and G20 summit; and it was the first convention centre in North America to reduce the C02 emissions during the delivery move-in for trade and public shows.
Lorenz Hassenstein, president and CEO at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre said: “Over 35 years, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre has played an integral role in elevating Toronto’s global reputation and attracting world-class international meetings to the city –in many cases to Canada for the first time. We are very proud of our record of success in terms of economic and social contributions and we look forward to building on our success for many years to come with the help of our industry partners and exceptional team.”
You can watch the video MTCC put together to honor its anniversary, here.