Tips for Attendees

Registration Fees

SAVE $25 Register in Advance!

Onsite admission to the exhibits is $25 without a free pass.

Educational Seminar & Conference Program

Most seminars 1- 1 1/2 hours in length are $30 ($35 onsite); half-day super sessions are $60 ($70 onsite); and professional development workshops are $85 ($95 onsite).

There are a number of association functions and sessions held during the Show. These sessions are noted in the conference and seminar information online and in the print brochure. Please register directly with the sponsoring organization.

If You Pre-Registered

If you received your badge, DO NOT go to the registration desks. Simply pick up a badge holder in any one of the bins on Level 600 and enjoy the Shows.

If you pre-registered and have not received your badge, go to the Pre-Registered desk on Level 600.

If you received your badge and want to purchase a ticket to a seminar at the Show, go to the Onsite Registration desk on Level 600.

If you received your badge and have not received your seminar tickets you purchased online, bring your email confirmation to the Pre-Registered desk on Level 600.

Onsite Registration

Onsite Trade Show and Seminars Registration stations will be located on Level 600 of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building. Admission to the exhibits without a free pass is $25.  Onsite payment options include AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, or Interact.

For faster service, we would recommend using cash. Receipts will be provided upon request. Registration opens at 7:45 a.m. on November 28 - 30.

International Guest Registration and International Business Centre

International guests can register onsite for the International Business Program on Level 600 for $100 CND.

The International Business Centre is located on Level 700. This lounge is an ideal meeting place for International visitors to gather information, and take advantage of staff resources and a comfortable space for informal business meetings.  The centre will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27 to Thursday, November 29 and on Friday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on the 700 Level of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building. 

Location of Show Activities

Level 500 - Ceremonial Level

  • MTCC Entrance - 222 Bremner Blvd. level entrance
  • Information desk
  • Access to Escalators to Skywalk for public transit - Go Train and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

Level 600

  • All registration desks
  • Free Parking Voucher desk
  • Cloakroom
  • Access to indoor parking garage
  • Public WiFi access

Level 700

  • Conference rooms
  • International Business Centre
  • Architectural boards
  • Information desks
  • Food & beverage services

Level 800

  • Exhibit halls
  • Toronto Real Estate Forum
  • Food & beverage services
  • Conference rooms
  • First Aid Office

Show Office and Information

The Show Office will be at the top (north end) of aisle 1000 on the show floor.

Show Guide will contain information for all Shows, Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, Concrete Canada, and the DesignTrends Pavillon.

The Show Guide can be picked up in the registration area and at the two entrances to the Exhibit Hall. A consolidated floorplan of the exhibit area is available with an alphabetical exhibit list, as well as a breakdown by product and service categories.

Some Key Rules: Out of Respect for Our Exhibitors

Persons under the age of 18 (including infants in strollers) and persons with backpacks will not be permitted on the exhibit floor. No solicitation of exhibitors by visitors will be permitted under any circumstances. Violators will be asked to leave the Show.

Manufacturers and suppliers who are not exhibiting will not be admitted into the Show unless approved by Show Management.

Be Part of Unique Zero Waste Event!

In conjunction with the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Construct Canada / PM Expo / HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo / DesignTrends / Concrete Canada were the first major trade shows in Canada to be a zero waste event.

With the joint cooperation of attendees, exhibitors and Convention Centre staff, a 95% diversion rate was achieved for all waste associated with the Show. By recycling 11.89 MT of paper fibres alone, we were able to save 238 trees, 29.24 cubic yards of landfill space, 4280 gallons of water, 1189 gallons of gasoline, 713 lbs of air pollutants, and 123668 kwts. of electricity.

We will, once again, dramatically reduce the amount of recyclable materials that enters our landfill sites.

Be sure to use all recycling bins (paper, bottles, plastic & cans, and food waste) throughout the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Your assistance will help us collectively achieve our goal!

Subway or GO-Train: Great Convenience! Save Time!
Help the Environment!

Whether you are coming from work or home, take advantage of the convenience of public transit.

Use the Subway or the GO-Transit to Union Station and take the SkyWalk right into the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building. If you're driving into Toronto, park along the Subway line and try the "Better Way" or hop on a GO-Train from one of its stations. Exit at Union Station and use the Skywalk to walk indoors into the South Building (8 minute walk).

From the Airport

Use the airport bus service which stops at the InterContinental Toronto Centre every 20 minutes. The bus fare is $21.95 plus applicable taxes/person one way. Click here for more information.

Taxi and limousine rates from the airport to 222 Bremner Blvd. (front door of the South Building) are approximately $50 one way.

By Car

South on University Avenue and continue on to York Street. Turn right on Bremner Blvd. and proceed one short block.

Coming from the east on the 401 or from the north on the 404 or 400:
Take the Don Valley Parkway to the Gardiner Expressway and exit at Yonge/Bay/York Streets. Follow the signs to the Convention Centre South Building (turn right onto Lower Simcoe Street).

Coming from the west from the 401:
Take 427 south to the Gardiner Expressway and exit at Bay/York. Stay on York Street and turn left onto Bremner Blvd. (1st lights after Lakeshore Blvd.).

Coming from the Q.E.W.:
Follow the Gardiner Expressway to York Street and turn left onto Bremner Blvd. (1st lights after Lakeshore Blvd.).

Free Parking for Attendees! New Locations!

There is a wide range of parking available at various rates within the vicinity of the Convention Centre. All the locations are noted on the map on the back of your attendee badge, and on our Show websites in the "Directions & Parking" section.

A limited amount of free parking will be available in the Harbourfront area.

This will include a surface lot on the north side of Queen's Quay West just west of Rees Street, and underground parking at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Admiral on the south side of Queen's Quay West east of Rees Street.

A free shuttle bus service will be available every 10 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: A parking voucher is required when exiting the lot. Vouchers can be picked up at the parking kiosk on level 600.

Hotel Information: Special Show Rates

Book your hotel room at the best possible rate through Destination Toronto, the official housing bureau for the Show.

Click here for more information on the special hotel rates and availability.

Destination Toronto will provide you with:

  • special reduced rates at a number of Toronto's most popular hotels within the immediate proximity of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre including the Fairmont Royal York, Renaissance Toronto Downtown, Radisson Hotel Admiral, Toronto Hilton, and Strathcona Hotel

  • a one-stop professional reservation service that is available to accept reservations and changes and includes a team of experts to answer your questions and offer advice. Make your reservation on-line on any of our Show websites in the Hotel Special Rates section or contact Destination Toronto at: (416) 962-2727 or 1 (800) 514-9614 or send an email to: info@destinationtoronto.ca .

Restaurants, Theatre & Tour Reservations

Info T.O. is a special service at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to help you enjoy your stay in Toronto.

Call in advance to receive information on restaurants, sporting events, theatre shows, tours, and shopping. They will also make reservations and bookings for you free of charge! Call Info T.O. (416) 599-1548. Open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).

Cloak Room & Backpacks

Located on Level 600. Check room charge is $2.00. Due to security reasons, backpacks will not be permitted on the show floor. Please check them at the cloak room.

Food Services at the Show

A cash concession serving beverages, muffins and sandwiches will be open from 7:30 a.m. on November 28 to 30 on Level 700 opposite the International Business Centre. A similar concession will be on Level 800, outside the Exhibit Hall.

A broad range of food and beverage services will be offered this year with some being located on the exposition floor itself. While a full luncheon service will be provided in the Level 800 foyer, be sure to check the exhibit hall floorplan for the location of the hot dog and bagel bar, hot smoked meat and gourmet sandwiches, pizza outlet, cappuccino bar, and other food and beverage services. Concessions will also be open on the 700 level and 800 level from 7:30 a.m. until show closing.

 

Co-Located Events:

Construct Canada
HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo
PM Expo
DesignTrends
Concrete Canada
National GreenBuilding Conference

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Dates & Hours:

November 28 - 29, 2012
Conference & Seminars: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Exhibition Floor: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

November 30, 2012
Exhibition Floor: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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