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hile Toronto has emerged
as a leading global city,
it remains very much a
Canadian city; home to some of
Canada's most famous icons and a
spectacular range of cultures.
ARTS AND CULTURE
* The most extensive collections of
Canadian art featuring the famous
Group of Seven painters can be
found at the Art Gallery of Ontario in
* The Museum of Inuit Art on
Toronto's waterfront showcases
art from Canada's northern
communities, including a wide range
of paintings and sculptures.
* The Toronto Symphony Orchestra
(TSO) is one of Canada's longest
standing symphonic ensembles
established in 1922. With a large
roster of musicians, many of whom
are acclaimed artists, the music
* The Canadian Opera Company has
a reputation for artistic excellence
and creativity, warming hearts with
its musical performances.
* Few things run deeper in Canadian
culture than hockey. The history of
hockey in Canada and around the
world - including the Stanley Cup
itself - can be found in the Hockey
Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto.
* The CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Casa
Loma and even Degrassi Street,
which inspired the global television
show, are all Canadian landmarks
and all in Toronto.
* Recognized Canadians are
forever remembered for their
accomplishments on Canada's Walk
* Some of Canada's most famous
brands can be found in Toronto,
including Hudson Bay Company,
Roots and Holt Renfrew.
* Although infused with worldly
flavours, some of Toronto's
finest restaurants highlight local
ingredients and traditional Canadian
dishes. Maple syrup, peameal
bacon and poutine are among the
best-known examples, but many top
chefs at restaurants such as Canoe
and Bannock bring a contemporary
feel to these traditional items.
* Local farms supply Toronto with
seasonal ingredients. Visit farms
such as Whittamore's Farm and
Riverdale Farm and pick apples,
pumpkins and strawberries yourself.
* Ontario wines are among the best
in the world, particularly Riesling,
Chardonnay, Cabernet and Baco
Noir varietals, along with Ontario's
* Canadian history can be seen
and felt at Fort York, site of the
Battle of York during the War
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of 1812; St. Lawrence Hall, the
legendary meeting place of the
emancipation movement leaders
and the Underground Railroad;
Black Creek Pioneer Village, which
demonstrates the challenges of
settler life in the region; Royal
Ontario Museum's collection of
Canadian First Nations artifacts.
* Four very different seasons change
Canada's landscape. Toronto is no
different: Summer brings outdoor
festivals closing down the streets;
Fall colours are displayed in the
parks and surrounding farms; Winter
skating, skiing, and snuggling-up
with hot chocolate never gets old;
Spring breathes new life into the city
with arts and cultural happenings.
* Worth knowing: Well-known
author and contemporary artist
Douglas Coupland's "Red Canoe"
is a snapshot of Canadiana and
also represents iconic artist, Tom
Thomson who canoed and painted
in Algonquin Park.
Save the Date! #WEC19
MPI has announced that
Toronto will be the host city for the
2019 World Education
Congress, June 15-19 at the
Metro Toronto Convention
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - July/August 2016
Welcome, New Members!
Boutique Experiences & Emerging Incentive Destinations
How You Can Benefit from the MPI Foundation
Cruising to Event Success
Chapter Speaks: What Are You Reading or Listening to This Summer?
Community Volunteerism: How to Incorporate a Hands-On Charity Component at Your Event
Taming the Beast: Planning Outdoor Events
Building Custom Experiences
Maximizing Your Downtime: Reflect, Revise, Plan
Activate Your Event with Experiential Marketing
Beyond the Annual Barbecue – Incorporating Family at Events
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