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Metro Toronto Convention Centre Reports Strong 2023 for Citywide Conventions

(Toronto, ON): In recognition of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is pleased to share that it is set to host more citywide conventions in 2023 than in most pre-pandemic years (19). MTCC’s strong booking calendar in 2023 signals the potential for a positive recovery for the business events industry in Ontario.

The success of the meetings and events industry is vital for economic recovery. The 19 citywide conventions that are set to take place at the MTCC in 2023 will generate an estimated $219 million in direct spending economic impact for the regional economy and will provide key support for local restaurants, hotels, attractions, tourism operators and more. In a typical year, the MTCC generates approximately half a billion in economic impact for the region and sustains over 5,900 hospitality jobs.

GMID highlights that meetings, trade shows, and other business events bring important social benefits to people, businesses, and communities. Together, the 2023 citywide conventions are set to gather approximately 98,000 experts and leaders from a variety of fields, including anthropology, financial telecommunications, and a variety of topics in health sciences. The transfer of knowledge from experts attending citywide conventions will leave an important legacy of ideas, research and innovation in Toronto.

Nine of the citywides are from the U.S, and six are from international associations, while four are from Canada. Notably, six US-based organizations are set to bring a citywide convention to Canada for the first time in 2023.

“Our industry, our team, and our partners have worked tirelessly over the past two years to recover and move forward successfully,” said Lorenz Hassenstein, President & CEO at the MTCC. ”We are very pleased to report that our 2023 booking calendar signals the potential for a strong recovery and bright future for the business events industry and our facility.”


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The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada’s number one convention and trade show facility. Over the past 37 years, the Centre has hosted over 21,000 events and has added $8.2 billion in direct spending economic impact to the community. For further information, please visit


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