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DESTINATION: TORONTO: Canada Lives Here W 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 downtown Toronto. * 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 moves everyone. * 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. CANADIAN ICONS * 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 of Fame. * Some of Canada's most famous brands can be found in Toronto, including Hudson Bay Company, Roots and Holt Renfrew. FOOD * 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 world-famous Icewine. HERITAGE * Canadian history can be seen and felt at Fort York, site of the Battle of York during the War 12 * MEETING | JULY/AUGUST 2016 | LINKEDIN: MPI TORONTO CHAPTER 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. SEASONS * 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 Centre!

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - July/August 2016

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Welcome, New Members!
Upcoming Events
Boutique Experiences & Emerging Incentive Destinations
How You Can Benefit from the MPI Foundation
Cruising to Event Success
Destination: Toronto
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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Advertiser Index

Meeting MPI Toronto - July/August 2016