Metro Toronto Convention Centre: Three-Time Building Owners and Managers Association Award Winner

    TORONTO, May 7 /CNW/ - In recognition of their high standard of
excellence in building management, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
- has been presented with three prestigious awards from the Building Owners
and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto): 2009
Building of the Year - Public Assembly Facility Category, 2009 Certificate of
Building Excellence and 2009 Certificate of Management Excellence.
    BOMA Canada is the voice of the Canadian commercial real estate industry,
addressing nation-wide issues and promoting industry excellence through
information, education advocacy and recognition. To evaluate facilities for
the awards, BOMA Toronto used a number of criteria including management
operations, environmental, energy and emergency management, design, tenant and
community relations, tenant satisfaction, and personnel training.
    The MTCC previously received BOMA Canada's highly coveted Go Green
designation in 2006. A national leader in environmental stewardship, MTCC
offers clients a roster of green meeting options including Zero Waste Events
and clean, renewable energy, made possible through a special partnership with
Bullfrog Power. The MTCC currently diverts 77% of all waste generated, and
donates more than 2,000 lbs of food leftovers annually to local food banks.
    "Our highly qualified team continuously strives to deliver a quality
experience which satisfies our customers while benefitting the local
community," said Barry Smith, President & CEO of the MTCC. "Having previously
been recognized by BOMA for our commitment to the environment, it's very
rewarding to receive these additional designations from such a respected
association, representing our peers in the industry."

    About the MTCC

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's No.1 convention and trade
show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted approximately
12,000 events and entertained nearly 40 million guests. For further
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For further information:

For further information: Christine Chiu, Metro Toronto Convention
Centre, (416) 585-8106,

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