The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is located at the heart of Downtown Toronto over at Front Street West. It is within walking distance from the waterfront. It is Canada’s foremost trade show and convention facility. It was built and completed in 1984 and has over 600,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space. An underground addition was designed by Bregman +Hamann Architects to the south side to expand its convention space in 1997 to be what it is now.
Today the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is home to the world class, John Basset Theater that can seat 1330 guests at one time and is located at the North Building. It is a self-contained area that has its own separate comfortable lobby and entrance located at the Front Street. It also has adjacent rooms that offer convenience for pre and post performance receptions. The John Basset Theater also has Showtech Productions under its wing to assist clients with their staging needs.
The North Building also has a 14,000 square foot registration area with a Guest Services Desk and a pre-function space worth 85,000 square feet and has electrical and telecommunication services fully available. The South Building on the other hand offers a 42,500 square foot registration space complete with fully electrical and telecommunication services and a Guest Services Desk as well. Its pre-function space is worth 82,000 square feet worth of carpeted area and is also fully electrical with telecommunication services ready to serve its guests. The Metro Toronto has 64 fully carpeted meeting rooms that cover a total area of 104,000 square feet of space. The two large ballrooms, which are the Constitution Hall at the North Exhibit Hall and Halls F and G of the South Exhibit Halls, are meant for bigger meetings and conventions that make up 78,000 square feet of space combined. It is the yearly home of the NHL awards and the Fan Expo.
The MTCC also has 1,700 indoor parking slots available and over 10,000 more parking spaces within about a kilometer away from the venue operated by different parking companies.