Top 10 Reasons to Meet in Toronto

There are many reasons to hold your meeting, conference or team-building sessions in Toronto—one of the largest cities in North America and arguably the most multicultural city in the world. Here are 10 of them. 

1. A Spirit of Creativity & Innovation

Toronto is a place where thinkers, creators, doers, and everyone in between belong. A place where ways of thinking are remixed — creating new ideas, and new inspiration from a mosaic of voices. The city boasts second-largest tech industry in North America and the fastest-growing tech market. We’ve been recognized as one of the smartest cities in the world, a top metropolis for working women and repeatedly ranked as the most multicultural city in the world.

2. A Vibrant Hub for Businesses

Toronto is a thriving business hub for technology, life sciences, finance, advanced manufacturing, food and beverage and has an engaged local business community. Toronto’s convention centres—within walking distance of numerous hotels—offer flexible meeting and event spaces. The city also encompasses strong university and entrepreneurial programs, such as downtown’s MaRS Discovery District.

3. Convenience & Accessibility

Toronto has two international airports that serve 200 global destinations in 55 countries; over 135 million people live within a 90-minute flight from Toronto. Once you arrive, public transportation, ride-share companies, and bike shares make it easy to get around.

4. Unique Event Venues

Stand out from the crowd by hosting your business events at iconic Canadian venues: the top of the 553-metre CN Tower, among the sea creatures at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, or within the striking architecture of the Art Gallery of Ontario. There is no shortage of places to impress your guests, whether you’re looking for an outdoor venue, a hybrid meeting site, or a unique off-site location—like a historic castle—for a change of scenery.  

5. Globally Inspired Food & Nightlife

Toronto is home to around 7,500 restaurants, which means you won’t have trouble finding something the whole team will enjoy. Global flavours can be found all around the city, a true testament to the city’s incredible diversity. Toronto was the first in Canada with MICHELIN Guide–recognized restaurants. And its neighbourhoods are rich with welcoming cafes, craft breweries, dynamic bars, and lively clubs

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6. Big Ticket Entertainment

As Canada’s most-visited destination, Toronto delivers on the fun. It’s home to the country’s only NBA and MLB teams and the Hockey Hall of Fame, the annual Toronto International Film Festival (held in September), and world-class arts and theatre venues, including the many stages that comprise the Entertainment District


7. Ample Accommodations

Whether you're planning a self-contained meeting based out of one hotel or a citywide event across multiple facilities, Toronto offers an abundance of hotels, from luxury downtown stays to spots closer to the airport.


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8. A Connected Community

Toronto’s hospitality, business, and government partners share an understanding and appreciation of the value of the events industry. Here, you’ll find an impressive breadth of experts, venues, vendors and services to support and exceed your meeting and conference goals. And we will work together seamlessly to ensure your time here exceeds your expectations. 

9. Gateway to Canada

No trip to Canada is complete without seeing its largest city, but Toronto also serves as the front door to the rest of the country. From here, take a day trip to Niagara Falls, the wine regions of Prince Edward or Norfolk counties, or Muskoka.

The hornblower cruise seen near the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls

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10. Team Toronto

Team Toronto is a group of passionate and knowledgeable ambassadors who are ready to partner and deliver Toronto conventions, conferences, meetings, and events that raise standards and drive attendance. Leverage Destination Toronto’s 6ix Stack Attendance Marketing Program—including digital marketing assets and content ideas—to boost your presence and grow excitement for your business event.


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