Lynne Gale, CMM, Director of Conventions – GTA Office
Karen Dowhan, Business Development Manager – GTA Office
Yes! London. A vibrant compact city centre, lush parklands and the Thames River gently flowing through the centre of town framed by beautiful bike-pathways and parks. It’s a striking green-nature contrast to the economic and intellectual powerhouse of London, situated in the prosperous agricultural heartland of southwestern Ontario.
A hidden gem for meeting and event planners, London—known as the Forest City—offers big city sophistication without the traffic chaos. Blend in historic architecture, thriving businesses in the technology sector, insurance and medical research fields, hip restaurants and a wide variety of event space for a destination that can satisfy any planner’s checklist.
Ideally situated just two hours from Toronto, it’s even closer by air. Fly direct from Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto or take VIA Rail to downtown London.
Conventions hosted in London regularly have record-breaking attendance.
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London’s new look! With a $70 million makeover to the London Convention Centre and London’s major hotels, you and your delegates will enjoy the fresh, sophisticated styling. There’s no better time to take advantage of competitive F&B and guestroom rates.
Ideal Conference size: 300-1000
Largest group the destination can accommodate: 10,000
Convention Centre: Yes
Distance from Airport: 10 km
Total square footage: 70,000 sq.ft.
Largest single room: 33,000 sq.ft.
Number of rooms: 20
Popular Offsite venues:
*Banting House – home of Dr. Banting, inventor of Insulin
*Covent Garden Market since 1835
*East Park – London’s place to play
*Museum London – enjoy the Paul Peel collection
*The Grand Theatre – 115 years and a resident ghost
*Western Fair – slots & live racing
Largest Conference Hotels: Doubletree by Hilton
30,000 sq.ft of meeting space
Delta London Armouries Hotel
9,500 sq.ft of meeting space
Four Points by Sheraton London
15,000 sq.ft of meeting space
Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
20,000 sq.ft of meeting space