Metro Toronto Convention Centre to Host Largest Green Building Conference in Canada

TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) National Conference & Expo will be coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) from June 11-13. This year's event will attract a diverse group of participants working to significantly reduce the environmental impact that buildings have on Canada's landscape.

The theme of this year's CaGBC National Conference & Expo, the largest green building event in Canada, is Beyond Buildings: The Green City. At the event, architects, engineers, designers, developers, real estate professionals, students and decision-makers will discuss how to make The Green City a reality, and the educational content will feature six streams:

  • The Greenest Cities: Planning, Policies and Implementation
  • Beyond Zero: Next Generation Buildings and Communities
  • Revitalizing Existing Neighbourhoods: Buildings and Infrastructure
  • Advances in Building Performance Management
  • Innovation in Greening Homes and Affordable Housing
  • The Green Building Industry: Markets, Technologies/Products, Jobs and Trade

"Toronto as a host city is a natural fit for our conference," said Sarah Burns, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the CaGBC. "It is a vibrant, bustling city with numerous innovative green projects and buildings that provide some inspiring examples for our delegates."

"At the MTCC, we are constantly working to minimize the environmental impact of our operations. We also offer a number of green meeting solutions to event organizers, such as 100% Bullfrog-powered events, which the CaGBC has implemented for Beyond Buildings," said Barry Smith, President & CEO of the MTCC. "As a recognized industry leader in environmental sustainability, we are the ideal venue in which to host a green event."

About the MTCC

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's #1 convention and trade show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted approximately 15,000 events and entertained over 40 million guests. For further information, please visit

About CaGBC

CaGBC ( is the leading national industry organization advancing green building and sustainable community development practices. It represents a cross section of organizations involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings and homes. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through education/training, building certification, performance benchmarking and reporting, advocacy and information sharing. The CaGBC is the license holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada. CaGBC also delivers the GREEN UP Building Performance Program and supports the Living Building Challenge in Canada. 

SOURCE Metro Toronto Convention Centre

For further information:

Jennifer Hollingsworth
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
(416) 585-8106 

Renée Rietveld
Canada Green Building Council
(613) 288-8075


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