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Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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Metro Toronto Convention Centre, late 2004
Address 255 Front Street West
Coordinates 43°38′39″N 79°23′12″W / 43.64417°N 79.38667°W / 43.64417; -79.38667
Opened October 1984
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Theatre seating 1330 seats
Enclosed space
 Total space over 600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2)
 Exhibit hall floor over 460,000 sq ft (43,000 m2)
 Breakout/meeting 64 rooms
 Ballroom 2 ballrooms
75,000 sq ft (7,000 m2) total

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario at 255 Front Street West, has 600,000 square feet (56,000 m2) of space. The convention centre was completed in October 1984 and is home to the 1330-seat John Bassett Theatre, currently used for Canadian Idol. Large convention gatherings will sometimes also make use of the nearby Rogers Centre as a venue. To the east end of the complex was the former Canadian National Railway's L'Hotel CN (Toronto) hotel, now the 586-room InterContinental Toronto Centre. Across the street is the CBC's Canadian Broadcasting Centre. The centre is connected to Union Station through a footbridge.

A new largely underground addition, designed by Bregman + Hamann Architects, was added to the south side next to the CN Tower in 1997 to expand convention space.

The centre has hosted many large scale events over the years, the most famous of which was the G7 conference in 1988 as well as the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. It also hosted the XVI International AIDS Conference in 2006. As well, it has played host to Toronto auditions for So You Think You Can Dance Canada and Canadian Idol. It has also been the site of numerous political conventions, and is the annual home of the NHL Awards. The Fan Expo is held here as well as the Canadian International Auto Show.

See also

Other convention venues in the Greater Toronto Area:

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