Anyone planning a meeting, conference, presentation, awards ceremony, or other similar gathering in the Ontario, Canada area would be well advised to consider Ryerson University. Located in the very heart of Toronto, this eclectic metropolitan campus, bathed in the synergistic energy of the city, offers an unusual venue full of opportunities to electrify your event.
Ecologically concerned? Ryerson University has gained Three Green Key rating, the only university in Canada to do so. With easy access to Toronto Pearson International Airport just half an hour away, it becomes an ideal and central fly-in venue for both Canada and the United States.
Available to host from May to August, Ryerson provides two distinct sets of accommodations. The first is the International Living Centre, which offers up to 263 modern hotel-style rooms. Then there's Pittman Hall, a modern dorm-style facility for up to 555 people. Of course, guests are also welcome to stay at nearby hotels if they prefer or if more than 807 guests need lodgings. Up to 1250 can be seated in a theatre-style presentation room, up to 165 in a classroom environment. There are some 50 meeting and event rooms in all, meaning that Ryerson can easily accommodate most meeting space requirements. Most classrooms have Internet connections, and both teleconferencing and videoconferencing facilities are available for as many as 340 people! Very well qualified technicians are on-site to support the use of the facilities. There's also a business center for hard-copy needs.
Banquet and catering services are available throughout the campus, including coordinated catering services for the various meeting spaces. The menu is diverse, and service is provided by a staff of friendly professionals. Group rates can be arranged, and students may also be provided with a discount.
You know what they say about all work and no play. Ryerson's guests are encouraged to visit the many nearby attractions. CN Tower, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, and Toronto Island are all popular destinations. Step out and see the city; Enjoy all the live music, culture, shopping and nightlife that Toronto has to offer.
Toronto is a thriving metropolis full of creative and academic energy. Tap into this wellspring. Let it energize your meetings! Contact Ryerson University, and arrange to have your next gathering at this outstanding and unique Canadian venue! Both you and your guests will be glad you did!
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