The AllstreamCentre is the latest conference facility to generate buzz and excitement in the city of Toronto.
Since its grand opening in October, the new 160,000 square foot AllstreamCentre conveniently located inside Exhibition Place boasts itself as Canada‘s newest and greenest convention center. Originally built in 1929 as an art deco phoenix known as the AutomotiveBuilding, this spectacular conference center is a reincarnation of its previous edifice after 18 months and $44 million dollars of renovation.
With the remains of the art deco from its previous structure, its sprawling limestone fortresses has reborn the facility into a classy convention centre that has established itself as an attractive spot for special events. What makes this center a hugely popular location for attendees is that it boasts the largest ballroom in the entire city (43,900 square foot), which allows up to 3,000 guests to be comfortably seated. Its 20 meeting rooms can also change into multiple configurations and comfortably accommodate any sized meeting from 50 to 750 people.
Adjacent to the Direct Energy Centre, both buildings together can offer over one million square feet of space if Toronto event planners require more meeting space. The AllstreamCentre by itself also possesses a waterfront view and lays claim to being the first and only conference facility in Canada built to LEED’s environmental silver rating standards. Its environmental features include a white reflective roof, low VOC paints and carpets, and a rainwater system to eliminate city-water to flush toilets. Technology wise, the location uses state of the art LCD touch pads in every conference room, CO and CO2 sensors to regulate air circulation, and iPod docking stations in every conference room.
Above all, the new Allstream Centre now places Toronto in the same class as Chicago and Las Vegas in terms of convention spaces. Not only does this make it a true world class city, but it also sets new standards for others to follow suit.