The Toronto Congress Centre (TCC), a division of Congress Centres Inc., hosted Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, Acklands-Grainger Inc. (AGI) within days of adding to its existing 1,000,000 sq. ft. complex, an impressive 30,000 sq. ft. pillar-free ballroom. The new ballroom hosted more than 3000 of AGI guests for their gala dinners and themed events.

The newly finished ballroom that joins The Toronto Congress Centre North Building, which opened in February of 2008, providing a perfect setting for meetings, general sessions, and exclusive galas. The modern clean design and the latest in brand lighting effects provided something very unique to its planner.

Alain Sutton, Chairman & CEO, Congress Centres Inc. was pleased that the north ballroom was completed on time as committed to AGI but also impressed them with the infrastructure and purpose of the north building. “This was a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate The Toronto Congress Centre’s exceptional levels of care and expertise, world class standards and our unprecedented sustainability program. Our dedicated team is embracing the opportunity to prove to the world why The Toronto Congress Centre has become renowned and rewarded for its ability to be Great Experience MakersTM.”

The Toronto Congress Centre ranks among the top ten largest trade and convention facilities in North America. Operating with the highest sustainability standards in the industry, which include pure and allergen free indoor air quality, energy efficient operation, green energy and water conservation — the huge 1,000,000 sq. ft. facility is at the forefront of green facility design and visitor comfort.

Since opening in 1995, The Toronto Congress Centre has hosted many of the largest and most prestigious meetings and expositions in Canada. In 2005, The Toronto Congress Centre was the first trade facility in the Americas to receive HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) accreditation and has continued to achieve the prestigious rating annually by offering the highest level of food safety practices worldwide. In addition, the influential M&IT magazine (Meetings and Incentive Travel) ranked The Toronto Congress Centre among the top three Canadian meeting sites for two years running based on its Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Toronto Congress Centre is located at 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 1J1. For more information: 416-245-5000.


For more information:
Cara Carey, Vice President
Customer Experience and Corporate Communications The Toronto Congress Centre
416-245-5000 Ext. 2227