The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has received two awards for building operations excellence: the 2017 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award and the Certificate of Building Excellence in the public assembly category by the Building Owner’s and Management Association of Toronto (BOMA).
The TOBY Award and the Certificate of Building Excellence are awarded to facilities with the highest levels of quality in many categories of building operations including energy conservation, building performance, security standards and community impact.
Recognized as the first convention centre in Canada to offer clean renewable power, the MTCC continues to reduce its environmental footprint every year by diverting 90 percent of event waste from landfills and implementing successful strategies to reduce energy and water consumption.
Other notable sustainable practices include the upkeep of beehives on the South Building’s roof and the recent implementation of the innovative app Voyage Control to reduce the C02 emissions during the delivery move-in process for trade and public shows.
The MTCC also partners with Red Door Family Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, and the Toronto District School Board’s Arts Junktion Program to donate various materials per year and provides approximately 19,000 kg (approximately 60,000 meals) of food to local organizations including Margaret’s Housing, Second Harvest, and the Toronto District School Board’s Nutritional program.
This latest honour follows the South Building’s recent BOMA Canada Platinum level certification, based on a 93 percent score received in categories including energy conservation, waste reduction, indoor environment, and environmental management systems.
“We are thrilled to be receiving this industry recognition, which reflects our team’s effort and dedication to environmental sustainability,” said Vince Quattrociocchi, vice-president, Operations, MTCC. “This award also recognizes the Centre’s enduring commitment to operating a first class facility for our customers and their guests while also giving back to our community.”
“As the producer of over 200 trade shows, consumer shows and conferences at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre since 1989, we are delighted that the building has received the recognition that it so rightfully deserves,” said George Przybylowski, vice-president, Construction & Real Estate at Informa Canada. “The Centre is continually being updated and revitalized to ensure that it is providing high quality space for a diverse set of clients and purposes. Congratulations on your TOBY”.