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  • May 26, 2016
    Toronto, ON – 25 May 2016 – Exhibition Place is pleased to announce two new members of the professional management team. Gilles Bouchard has been appointed Director, Event Management Services and Tony Porter joins as Director, Parking and Security Services.
  • May 16, 2016
    Largest-ever Travel Incentive group to visit Toronto Toronto, ON – 16 May 2016 – Exhibition Place and Enercare Centre played host to delegates from Perfect (China) on Sunday, for the organization’s highly-coveted annual world-wide incentive event.
  • September 17, 2015
    New Naming Rights Agreement For Canada’s Largest Exhibition and Convention Facility For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON August 11, 2015 Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre is now named “Enercare Centre” (formerly Direct Energy Centre).
  • August 04, 2015
    Tuesday August 4, 2015 For Immediate Release Statement from Councillor Mark Grimes, Chair of Exhibition Place Board of Governors on shooting at Muzik Clubs
  • October 31, 2014
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, October 31, 2014 –The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) recently announced Exhibition Place CEO, Dianne Young has been elected to the UFI Board Directors. The term will commence immediately after the UFI General Assembly in Bogota, Colombia that took place on October 30, 2014 and run for a 3 year mandate.
  • November 25, 2013
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, November 25, 2013 – Exhibition Place is proud to announce the promotion of Stephanie Lander, CMP from Senior Account Executive, Association Market to Sales Manager reporting directly to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Stephanie’s new role involves the GTA Association Market as well as managing the Corporate team.
  • October 31, 2014
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, October 31, 2014 - The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) awarded Exhibition Place the 3RCertified Platinum Level Status, which recognizes organizations taking a leadership position in waste reduction and diversion. Certification is awarded on the basis of an onsite evaluation and is valid for 3 years with successful annual assessments.
  • August 18, 2014
    For Immediate Release…. August 18, 2014. The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place approved a proposal from MLSE to construct a new High Performance Basketball Development & Training Facility at Exhibition Place. Located at the west end of Exhibition Place in parking lot 6; the parcel of land is identified as a development parcel in the Exhibition Place Strategic Plan.
  • July 30, 2014
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, July 30, 2014 –The Records and Archives Unit of Exhibition Place was recently invited to mount an exhibit as part of the Ontario Legislative Assembly’s Community Exhibits Program.
  • July 30, 2014
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, July 30, 2014 – Exhibition Place is proud to appoint Francesca Colussi, CD RPA FMA to the position of Director, Security & Parking reporting directly to the General Manager, Sales & Events.
  • March 07, 2014
    For Immediate release….Toronto – March 7, 2014 – At today’s board meeting, The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place voted unanimously in favour of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) expanding the seat capacity at BMO Field.
  • February 14, 2014
    For Immediate release….Toronto – February 14, 2014 – At today’s board meeting, The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place approved a new strategic plan that builds on the successes of the previous 2009-2012 plan and positions Exhibition Place for the next three years. The 2014 – 2016 Plan provides direction to guide the Board of Governors and staff in their actions and decisions having considered the input received from many stakeholders including; The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, tenants, clients, community, general public and employees.
  • September 03, 2013
    September 3, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Focused on fresh, high-end cuisine to satisfy any palate, Ovations Food Services selected Dilup A. Attygalla as the new Executive Chef at the Direct Energy Centre, Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre. Ovations Food Services, a nationally ranked specialist in food and beverage catering and concessions for public assembly facilities, began operations at the Direct Energy Centre in mid-July.
  • August 15, 2013
    For Immediate release….Toronto – August 15, 2013 - After a successful 2012 year-end audit for Exhibition Place, a profit in excess of $4.6 Million was reported. Exhibition Place’s 2012 success was built upon a combination of strategic planning & execution in the solicitation of new meeting, conventions & exhibitions, a successful Canadian National Exhibition and responsible operating expense management.
  • July 26, 2013
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, July 26, 2013 – As of July 2013 Exhibition Place proudly launched a new GREENSmart promotion showcasing 12 Energy Efficient Initiatives across the 192‐acre site. The promotional campaign includes informational posters placed on outdoor waste diversion receptacles for visitors and participants of the Environmental Walking Tour
  • July 17, 2013
    For Immediate release….Toronto – July 17, 2013 – The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place has announced Direct Energy Centre and Exhibition Place will enter into an exclusive food & beverage services agreement with Ovations Food Services, LP (Ovations), a division of Comcast-Spectator for an 11 year agreement.
  • July 17, 2013
    For Immediate release….Toronto – July 17, 2013 – Accompanied by beautiful weather, and a passionate team of staff and volunteers, the 2013 Honda Indy Toronto, located at Exhibition Place, delivered riveting races with the first-ever standing start for the IZOD IndyCar Series. Proving to be more than just a race, the diverse entertainment lineup of festivals attracted families, children and friends to Exhibition Place.
  • March 08, 2013
    2013 MPI Toronto Chapter Awards Gala For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, March 8, 2013 – Geoff Mak, CEM CMP Account Executive at Exhibition Place was presented the “Supplier of the Year Award” by MPI Toronto for his ongoing commitment and service to the industry. This prestigious award was announced and presented, last night at the MPI Toronto Chapter Awards Gala ceremony held at the Toronto Hilton on March 7, 2013.
  • February 26, 2013
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, February 26, 2013 -Exhibition Place has launched a mobile-friendly website for Smartphone users on Blackberry, iPhone, and Android platforms. The website provides easy to access information on parking, directions, transportation methods and a complete list of events taking place across the grounds – Direct Energy Centre, Allstream Centre, Better Living Centre and Queen Elizabeth Building.
  • January 31, 2013
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, Jan 31, 2013 –Exhibition Place is proud to announce that The Green Building Institute (GBCI) has issued Mark Goss, General Manager of Operations a LEED Green Associate Certificate. Exhibition Place includes the award winning LEED Silver Allstream Centre and Direct Energy Centre exhibition and convention centre complex.
  • November 15, 2012
    For Immediate Release....Toronto, ON November 15, 2012 ‐ The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) has honoured the Coliseum Complex at Exhibition Place with the 2012 Award of Merit for Preservation of a Heritage Building or Complex. The CAHP awards program recognizes and celebrates excellence in the work of CAHP members and promotes understanding and appreciation of our cultural heritage.
  • July 26, 2012
    For Immediate release….Toronto – July 26, 2012 - Responding to the announcement made today by John Tory regarding the final report of the Minister’s Advisory Panel on the Ontario Place Revitalization
  • May 25, 2012
    For Immediate release….Toronto – May 25, 2012 - After a successful 2011 year-end audit for Exhibition Place, a favourable variance of $3,096,380 was reported. Exhibition Place’s 2011 success was built upon a combination of strategic planning & execution in the solicitation of new meeting, conventions & tradeshows, a successful Canadian National Exhibition and responsible operating expense management.
  • May 10, 2012
    Iconic Show Returns Home to Direct Energy Centre February 7-10, 2013 For Immediate release….Toronto – May 10, 2012 – Following a positive vote by Toronto City Council, Chair of the Board of Governors, Mark Grimes is pleased to announce the return of the Canadian National Sportsman's Show to Exhibition Place. The show that for 65 years has celebrated the Great Outdoors, will now, once again take place at its long-time location, February 7-10, 2013.
  • February 01, 2012
    For Immediate Release………………………………………………………….February 1, 2012 TORONTO. Responding to the announcement made today by Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan to close Ontario Place, Chair of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, City Councillor Mark Grimes stated, “We are pleased that the Province is taking the steps to revitalize Ontario Place to make it a must-visit destination. We hope that the revitalization will dovetail with Exhibition Place’s own development plans; which include a 400-room hotel to open in 2015 to better service the vibrant convention, exhibition and meetings clients utilizing Allstream Centre and Direct Energy Centre. Our lines of communication remain open and we look forward to having a dialogue with Mr. John Tory and his panel over the coming weeks.”
  • January 27, 2012
    For Immediate Release………………………………………………………. January 27, 2012 Toronto – At meetings today and yesterday, the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place and the Board of Directors of the Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) approved the terms of a Master Agreement for a new relationship in which the CNEA will become independent from both the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place and the City of Toronto in 2013. Toronto City Council will be asked for approval of this new agreement at their March 5-6, 2012 meeting
  • October 25, 2011
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, October 25, 2011 - The Recycling Council of Ontario awarded Exhibition Place the Silver Facility Management Award, which recognizes buildings that showcase an internal waste minimization program. Exhibition Place is honoured to receive RCO’s Silver award for outstanding achievement through its GREENSmart program.
  • March 25, 2011
    For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, March 25, 2011-Exhibition Place in the City of Toronto will join over 4000 cities worldwide on March 26, and turn out the lights between 8:30pm and 9:30pm for Earth HourTM 2011.
  • February 09, 2011
    At the end of 2010, Exhibition Place proudly reports a waste diversion rate of 85.06% which surpasses the original goal of 80% set in 2004. In addition Exhibition Place has reduced its use of grid electricity by 65.52% as of December 31, 2010. These achieved rates represent the diversion of 4,676,292 kg of waste from the waste stream and from landfills and the reduction of 15,424,941 kWh.
  • January 07, 2011
    On Thursday January 6, 2011, Exhibition Place Board of Governors held their first Board meeting of the year and unanimously appointed Councillor Mark Grimes as the new Chair of the Board. The meeting took place on the grounds of Exhibition Place at the Queen Elizabeth Building.
  • October 27, 2010
    2010 Recycling Council of Ontario Awards For Immediate Release…Toronto, ON, October 27, 2010 - The Recycling Council of Ontario awarded Exhibition Place the Platinum Facility Management Award, which recognizes buildings that showcase an internal waste minimization program.
  • September 30, 2010
    Dianne Young, CEO of Exhibition Place was awarded the “Inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award” by Sustainable Buildings Canada for her ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability at Exhibition Place. This prestigious award was announced and presented, as part of the Annual Green Building Festival in Direct Energy Centre on September 22, 2010.
  • December 04, 2009
    The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place today approved the construction of additional seating at the north end of the stadium by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd (MLSEL).
  • October 09, 2009
    At its meeting yesterday, The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place unanimously approved an agreement with HK Hotels for a 320 room, 26 storey glass tower hotel located south of Direct Energy Centre and adjacent to the new Allstream Centre.
  • December 02, 2009
    Toronto City Council voted 36-4, approving the hotel development with HKHotels on the grounds of Exhibition Place. Scheduled to go under construction in 2011 and open in 2013, the approved “Hotel in the Garden” will be located south of Direct Energy Centre and adjacent to the new Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place.
  • September 23, 2009
    Exhibition Place reduced its electricity demand by 1.6 MW for four hours as a participant in the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Demand Response 3 (DR3) program. Working with Direct Energy Business, Exhibition Place stands to earn in excess of $150,000 for annual participation in the program and an additional $1,000 for each event called during 2009.
  • September 11, 2009
    At its meeting today, The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place approved a proposal that would see Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. investing $5.5 million in public soccer facilities across the City.
  • April 09, 2009
    Direct Energy Centre, Canada's largest Exhibition and Convention Centre has just closed a successful first quarter. With popular shows experiencing increased attendance and exhibitors selling more on tradeshow floors, the first quarter at Direct Energy Centre has been positive during a tough economic climate.
  • September 09, 2009
    “Just-in-time” delivery is key to servicing the foodservice industry
  • July 06, 2009
    The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) honoured City of Toronto’s Exhibition Place with a Pollution Prevention Honourable Mention in the Greenhouse Gases Reduction category.
  • September 01, 2008
    Convention centers and destinations are going green at a far faster rate than the events they host. Often, this is due to green policies mandated by their city or state. For example, Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Austin are all within the EPS'a "Top 10 local government green power purchasers." But the rise in green facilities also gives rise to green facility claims. At times, it's like the Wild West out there, with green press releases and announcements made daily. Without industry standards, however, who's to say what constitutes "green"?
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    October 27, 2008
    The Recycling Council of Ontario held the 2008 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards, and honoured City of Toronto’s Exhibition Place with a Platinum Facility Management Award, which recognizes buildings that showcase an internal waste minimization program.
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    July 15, 2008
    Globe and Mail: Report on Business by Angela Kryhull When the doors opened to the first “Motor Show” in Toronto’s Automotive Building in 1929, patrons were enthralled by the likes of the new Cord, Stutz, Duesenberg and Hudson, among many other vehicles, bathed in amber-tinted light streaming in through skylights. The skylights are gone – and now so are the cars. After eight decades and countless trade shows and other exhibits, the Automotive Building is getting a $46.88-million makeover that will see it outfitted with ballrooms and meeting rooms, and the exterior restored to the integrity of architect Douglas Kertland’s original design.
  • June 24, 2008
    Council of the City of Toronto has approved a multi-year sponsorship agreement between Exhibition Place and MTS Allstream Inc., which sells enterprise communications services across Canada under its Allstream brand.
  • June 24, 2008
    Council of the City of Toronto has approved a multi-year sponsorship agreement between Exhibition Place and MTS Allstream Inc., which sells enterprise communications services across Canada under its Allstream brand. The new conference centre being built within the heritage façade of the former Automotive Building will be named Allstream Centre - A Conference & Convention Centre at Exhibition Place.
  • April 23, 2008
    TORONTO. Today, His Worship Mayor Miller, and Deputy Mayor & Chair of Exhibition Place Joe Pantalone officially broke ground to celebrate the start of construction of Toronto’s newest Conference Centre redevelopment.
  • April 01, 2008
    Prestigious membership recognizes beyond-compliance environmental standards
  • December 11, 2007
    Dramatic Redevelopment of Automotive Building Incorporates Environmental Design