Toronto is a place where inspiring ideas converge and where original thought and innovation are celebrated. A centrally located North American city of rare openness, energy and style, it’s the natural venue for conferences such as the ICS/IUGA Joint Meeting. Inspiring spaces and scenes unfold around every corner. Every square foot of meeting space offers limitless possibilities. No service request is too big or too small. And with an established track record of hosting extraordinary meetings and conventions - and a top-ranked, service-focused convention bureau, Toronto will exceed your expectations in ways you may never have imagined. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the fifth largest city in North America. A thriving multicultural metropolis, home to nearly 2.5 million people (five million in the Greater Toronto Region), Toronto boasts one of the most vibrant cultural scenes in North America. With more than 100 languages spoken in Toronto’s diverse neighborhoods, your international delegates will never feel far from home. Toronto celebrates the power of the collective - a coming together of great minds, a sharing of diverse ideas - to create something better as a whole than as parts. What better place is there then to find inspiration? In Toronto, it’s everywhere - in the different cultural influences and languages, in poetry, in song, in sidewalk art, in restaurant menus, in architectural blueprints, in scientific discoveries - even in legislation. In short, Toronto will create a unique and memorable experience for your attendees.
The Toronto Experience:
- Toronto is a first-class meeting destination with an amazing diversity of cultures and experiences
- We offer spectacular venues, hotels, dining, shopping, theatre, culture and attractions, all in a safe and secure international destination
- There is so much to see and do, always something new and exciting happening, always different
- In Toronto humanity is celebrated with over 1000 festivals every year
- We are a city ahead of its time: Creating energy from our lake and powering buildings with solar and wind power. In fact, our mayor drives around in a hybrid electric Toyota Prius!
- Easy access, convenient, excellent logistics and planning
Summer In Toronto:
Summers in Toronto can be quite warm with temperatures ranging from 61-81 °F /16-27 °C, with quite a few days in the 90s °F /32-35 °C. As a result, the beaches, parks and patios are bustling all summer long.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is the host venue.
The annual meeting opens on August 23rd 2010 and will run until August 27th 2010. The first two days (23rd and 24th August) will see educational workshops and courses taking place. The main scientific meeting will begin on Wednesday 25th and run until Friday 27th August.