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DISCOVERING TORONTO'S BEST KEPT SECRETS - T A VENUE GUIDE By Carly Ekstein, Managing Matters Inc. oronto is said to be one of the most culturally Artscape Wychwood Barns - Believe it or not, this space diverse cities in the world. This is great news used to be a transit facility. However, it has been transformed for the meetings and events industry because into a versatile and multipurpose venue nestled in the we have venue spaces that are as diverse as the Wychwood Park neighbourhood (home to one of the city's only city's population. As event professionals, we are always private streets). With five different spaces (a mixture of indoor trying to stay on top of the latest trends, new technology and outdoor) to choose from, this venue is perfect for festivals, releases and, of course, venues. With a primary goal of receptions, keynote presentations and community gatherings. "WOWing" our clients, we always want to propose new Noteworthy detail: This venue was one of the first heritage and outside-the-box spaces for them to host their intimate buildings in Canada to be certified LEED Gold. dinners, gala ceremonies, one-/multi-day conferences, social events, board meetings, etc. Below are some venues that might be considered Daniels Spectrum - Located in the East End in the Regent Park Neighbourhood, sits a fully equipped 6,000-square-foot event space with custom-built technical "hidden gems" in the Toronto area that you might want systems, a 300-seat retractable bleacher system, and to visit the next time you are looking for that special place to 4,000-square-feet of outdoor space. This space has been hold your event. designed to LEED Silver standards and is perfect for larger social events, but it can also be partitioned into distinct ARTSCAPE EVENT VENUES Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development smaller spaces for those more intimate affairs. Artscape Gibraltar Point - This venue is unique in so many organization, whose work involves uniting creative people ways. Just a 10-minute ferry ride away from the downtown in real estate projects that serve the needs of the arts core, along Lake Ontario, this venue is perched on the Gibraltar and cultural community throughout the city. With four Point Beach. With two cozy and intimate indoor spaces different properties - Artscape Wychwood Barns, available, this venue would be perfectly suited to those groups Daniels Spectrum, Artscape Gibraltar Point and Artscape looking for a place for team building or networking events, Youngplace - scattered throughout the city, these venues should not be overlooked. Plus, revenue from along with a breath of fresh air. Artscape Youngplace - Located in the West Queen West renting these great venues supports the buildings cultural area, this former school was recently transformed into a programming and services, so by holding your event at one production studio/rehearsal/exhibition space and can also be of Artscape's properties, you are helping keep these great rented for meetings and events. It is versatile to say the least! cultural landmarks open and accessible to the community. This venue would be suitable for a small conference, social or | MEETING * 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - January/February 2015

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Welcome, New Members!
Upcoming Events
Discovering Toronto’s Best Kept Secrets – A Venue Guide
Entertainment Trend Forecast 2015
Inside the Chapter: MPI Toronto’s Hidden Gems
Canada’s Hidden Gems: Ready to Welcome and Delight Groups of All Sizes
Hiding in Plain Sight: The New Niagara
Secrets for Effective Negotiation and Getting What You Want
Chapter Speaks
Attendee Engagement – Try Something New!
The Rise of Restaurant-Inspired Events
Destination Winnipeg
Advertisers’ Index &

Meeting MPI Toronto - January/February 2015