Tourism Toronto is now Destination Toronto!
Tourism Toronto announced at their virtual AGM on June 11th that they have a new name- Destination Toronto – to reflect the evolution of Toronto over recent years. While our community and the visitor economy is currently facing challenges, we know the future is bright for the city we love to share with the world.
This shift towards a new name is about amplifying the many voices within our organization and industry into one compelling narrative. The project began months ago – well before the global pandemic – and now seems more relevant than ever.
Toronto’s visitor economy finished 2019 with tremendous momentum. That momentum, especially now, is best maximized when multiple voices come together to share one message. We’re thrilled that that message is now encompassed under this new name. One Vision.
One Destination. Endless Stories. Destination Toronto.
Please visit Destination Toronto’s Virtual SITE visit, here, featuring Exhibition Place! [LINK HERE]
Toronto Raptor’s Parade – One Year Anniversary
This past June 13th marked the one-year anniversary of the Raptors beating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to clinch the first championship in franchise history. Four days later, on June 17th, ExPlace hosted the launch of the championship parade! To honour that day, the Princes’ Gates were lit red; a happy reminder of one of Toronto’s proudest days in sports history.
Danny Green looks out at the crowd during the Raptors' championship parade.
(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)
Source - CBC News
Collison From Home – June 23 to 25, 2020
While it’s not possible to host Collision at ExPlace this June due to COVID-19, it’s still happening, virtually! Join 30,000 attendees for 100 hours of content and thousands of valuable connections. Collison has an unrivaled track record for organizing (in the works of the Financial Times) “the world’s largest tech conference” and (in the words of Politico) “The Olympics of tech’. Collision From Home features incredible speakers, valuable networking and proprietary software. Join tech’s leading lights for one incredible online event!
|Make valuable connections, and meet peers and mentors in your industry and in all others touched by tech. Inc. said it best: “Collision does a superb job of building community through networking.”||Find the people and businesses relevant to you, and generate the leads that will bring value to your organisation. HuffPost said: “The event is a global gathering of provocative ideas, brilliance, and investment dollars.”||Collision from Home features more than 100 hours of premium content, expert-led workshops, and roundtables. In the words of Entrepreneur Magazine, “every visitor is guaranteed to learn something both new and exciting – regardless of what industry they’re a part of”.|
Visit Collisions’ web site for more info and to book tickets; https://collisionconf.com/
Ontario allows expanded social bubbles. Here's how to create your circle
TORONTO -- The government of Ontario is now allowing people to create social circles and has provided guidelines on how to properly expand your bubble as restrictions surrounding interacting with a larger group are eased. The province's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said Friday he is now allowing people to create social circles of up to 10 people, who can interact without physical distancing. Until today, Williams recommended Ontarians should physically distance from anyone outside of their household.
This is a very, very important step forward," Premier Doug Ford said Friday. "This means finally hugging your grandparent or sharing a meal with your parents or closest friends but as we reopen and as we reunite we must continue to remain on guard." The updated advice comes with a list of rules that the province says will help keep people safe.
The government said that restricting close contact to family or social circle helps keep the number of contacts low in the event a member of the circle becomes infected with COVID-19. The government said that while physical distancing does not need to be practiced between members of the same circle, other public health advice like frequent hand washing should be followed.
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