Toronto is a major sports town. After all, it’s home to seven professional sports teams and two of “Canada’s teams” (the Toronto Blue Jays and Raptors proudly represent all of Canada in the MLB and NBA, respectively). If you’re hosting an event in Toronto and can’t get tickets to a game, we’ve got the next best thing. Shelley Crawford is an Account Director on our Sports Events team, so she knows her away around this scene. Check out her favourite sports bar below or see our list of Toronto’s top sports bars.
My Favourite Sports Bar: Real Sports Bar & Grill
15 York Street Real Sports Bar & Grill website
If you’re taking in the Leafs, Raptors, or Rock games or just excited about sports, The Real Sports Bar & Grill at Maple Leaf Square is perfect for a pre-game drink or meal. Great place to socialize with lots of energy. Book ahead, especially for larger groups and on game nights, as it fills up quickly.
By Shelley Crawford, Account Director, Sport, Tourism Toronto
If you’re hosting an event in Toronto in 2017, you’re in for an extra special treat. You’ll be in the perfect place to enjoy all things Canada, as the country celebrates the 150th year of Canadian Confederation.
From iconic Canadian fixtures like maple syrup and mounties, to lesser known exports like Hollywood’s funniest comedians (like Mike Myers), discover 150 of the best Canadian people, places and things in our latest mini-magazine. It’s all Canadian and can be found right here in Toronto – Canada’s Downtown.
Toronto’s Casa Loma was named Best Venue for Weddings and Events at the BizBash Event Style Awards on November 15, 2016. The BizBash Style Awards honour the event and meeting industry’s best across North America, with over 1,000 submissions received this year. Casa Loma was the only Canadian finalist included in their category.
Completed in 1914, this historical landmark is one of North America’s only castles, making it a top tourist attraction and event venue in Toronto. It welcomes more than 350,000 visitors and plays host to more than 250 events annually.
The venue offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop for any event, featuring 60ft-high oak beamed ceilings in the Great Hall and several other unique event spaces on the main floor, all decorated in traditional early 1900’s elegance, rich wood finishes and marble flooring.
An outdoor terrace offers a magnificent view of the five-acre estate gardens below and the city skyline. The estate also features sparkling fountains, unique sculptures and an expansive collection of rare florals.
For more information on venue rentals and events, visit the Casa Loma website.
Congratulations, you’ve selected Toronto, Canada’s largest city, as the host destination for your next meeting or event! We are committed to helping make this your best event yet so you’ll find plenty of useful resources on the Business Events Toronto site. From our meeting planner tool, to up-to-date travel information and a calendar of events, you’ll find everything you need to make your event a smashing success.
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Toronto is the ideal city getaway. It offers an exciting urban experience; it’s where big-ticket events happen, where you’ll find the largest festivals and attractions, it’s the cultural centre of the country and the hub for global business and entertainment. Naturally, it would be the perfect destination to host a memorable meeting or event.
It’s also the gateway to Ontario (Canada’s most populous province) and the rest of Canada. Toronto is centrally located between New York City, Chicago and Montreal, making it accessible by a 90-minute flight for over half of the U.S. and Canadian population. Yet another reason Toronto is an ideal place for your next meeting or event.
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Albert Lai, the hometown tech hero, explains why Toronto is the perfect city for tech start-ups…and business events!
ALBERT LAI Co-founder, Big Viking Games Serial entrepreneur
Before starting Big Viking, I travelled to Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Singapore, India and Berlin—all these up-and-coming new Silicon Valleys outside the U.S.—and none had the potent mixture of strong creative and technical talent that Toronto has.
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Meet Trevor Lui, Director of Operations & Sustainability at The International Centre. From the dish lines of a tiny restaurant to producing some of the largest and most prestigious events in Canada, he’s always focused on thinking outside conventional trends and is a strong advocate for change. His mission is to take his nearly 20 years of experience and change how people think before they plan to meet, eat and socialize. As a life-long foodie, Trevor is also a co-creator and owner behind two of Toronto’s foremost food experiences, La Brea Food and Kanpai Snack Bar.
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