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Toronto convention centres have grown in many ways over the years. They now offer large, eco-friendly spaces to hold your shows, meetings, conferences, special occasions, and company events. 

You can find convention centre everywhere from the centre of Toronto to the furthest outskirts of the city.

Toronto convention centres are the usually the largest kinds of conference and event facilities. The size and number of rooms available within convention centres make it a top choice when planning your event. 

Toronto convention centres are built for maximum convenience in terms of location. The main divisions of Toronto are West End, East End, North End, and Downtown Central. Each Toronto neighbourhood offers different restaurants, hotels, and attractions around them. 

If you are planning for many international clients flying in, you might want to consider getting a convention centre near one of the Toronto airports

Services available in most Toronto convention centres include many different sized rooms for galas, events, trade shows, and conferences. Many centres have adapted to sustainable and eco-friendly methods of holding events.

They also offer services (or have connections) to the appropriate conference & event planners, catering and cuisine, and music or entertainment equipment. 

Popular Toronto Convention Centres

There are a few popular Toronto convention centres that are well known for events and trade shows such as the Canadian Wedding Expo, Canada Blooms Show, and more. The top contender is the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is located in the middle of Downtown Toronto. It is close to attractions such as CN Tower, Rogers Centre, and St. Lawrence Market. The entire site is over 80,000 sq. — making it a perfect choice for large galas, events, and conferences. Find out more at www.mtccc.com.

The Direct Energy Centre is located in the West End of the city and is close to Kensington Market and the Toronto Island Airport. It is about 1,072,000 sq. of event and exhibition space — the view of the lakefront is just an added bonus. You can contact them through their main website at www.directenergycentre.com.

The Toronto Congress Centre can be found along the border of the city, in what is known as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). There are some great restaurants, as well as the Woodbine Racetrack nearby. 

Toronto Congress Centre is also right beside the largest of the Toronto airports, Pearson International. You can learn more about holding events at this venue by visiting www.torontocongresscentre.com.

The International Centre is another great monster of a convention centre. It can be found in the same region as the Toronto Congress Centre — West End Toronto. Other attractions nearby are the Wild Water Kingdom and the Centennial Park Conservatory.

Pearson Convention Centre can be found near the Pearson International Airport in West End Toronto as well. If you are having guests travel in by plane, the Pearson Convention Centre might be the best option — especially since you can find great hotels in this area.

Other Toronto convention centres include;

* Hazelton Manor

* Mississauga Convention Centre

* Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex

* Mars Collaboration Centre

* Liuna Gardens Banquet  & Convention Centre

Things to Consider

If you are planning an event at a Toronto convention centre in the West End, things you might want to consider is how much driving will be required. The further out from Toronto you get, the more likely your guests will require a car. 

If your event is being held at a convention centre in Downtown Toronto, you will have to inquire about parking — almost all Toronto convention centres in downtown have their own underground parking lots.

Toronto convention centres found in the North End, East End, and surrounding Greater Toronto Area might also require transportation assistance. 

If you wish to plan the best corporate event, meeting, conference, or trade show, the Toronto convention centres have everything you need. 

Totally Toronto can connect you with the best convention centres in the city!

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