It’s no secret that the Canadian landscape offers some of North America’s best-known landmarks, but did you know there are also dozens of event venues in Canada?

Every town has unique attributes that could make one venue better suited than another for your next conference or tradeshow.

Here is a list of reasons why businesses have chosen these five venues across all industries as being perfect places to host their events, and you should too: 

1). Metro Toronto Convention Centre –” A Destination Venue”

Do you need an event space that can hold up to 20,000 people and offer all the amenities? The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is just what you’re looking for. The MTCC is a multipurpose exhibit space established in the early 1980s to promote Toronto’s international trade fairs and conventions. In its first year, it hosted 44 events which attracted over 350,000 visitors from around the world. Today it has more than 300 events per year, with over a million people attending.


The venue is a top-notch event space that can accommodate from 600 to over 20,000 people. It has all the amenities you’d expect–including catering and wireless Internet access. The natural light comes in three sides with glass windows, so it doesn’t get too hot during summertime events or cold at nighttime gatherings. 

Why have an event here? 

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada’s#1 convention and trade show facility. Home to a 50,000 sq. ft ballroom, two large multi-functional halls perfect for seminars or training sessions that can seat up to 4500 people each with plenty of room left over if you need it. There is ample parking and is easily accessible by TTC or GO transit with numerous restaurants and shopping nearby. 

2). Ottawa Conference & Event Centre – “A Foodie’s Venue”

The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre isn’t just one of the capital region’s most scenic venues; it also has a great deal to offer. With two onsite hotels, ample complimentary parking including over 500 indoor spots for your convenience- not to mention that this beautiful space incorporates natural light throughout, making it a warm, welcoming environment perfect for hosting a tradeshow and conference. 


If food is important to you, then this is your place. The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre offers a unique dining experience. The stellar service at all levels, including the impressive talents of the culinary team for whom customization is always on their menu. It is often cited as one of if not “the best” food venues in town.

Why have an event here? 

If you’re looking for a venue that offers the best of both worlds, look no further. The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre is a unique space to host successful events. Its centrally located location is accessible by car or public transit options such as OC Transpo and VIA Rail. Whether your event needs networking breakfasts (they happen here all the time!), convention sessions, and lectures, this venue can accommodate your needs. 

3.) The International Centre – “An Iconic Venue”

The International Centre has been one of Canada’s most iconic and successful venues for over 45 years. With 500 events held annually, there is no better place to host your next meeting or conference! Award-winning culinary excellence in food and sustainable practices make this a unique venue with an unbeatable atmosphere that you won’t want to miss out on. 


This is a place where you can host your next event with plenty of room to spare! They have six spacious Exhibit Halls that are entirely customizable based on the size and needs for any type of occasion. There is enough open space to host up to 8,000 visitors, with an additional 48,000 sq. ft—conference Centre for show-related seminars, meetings, and receptions. 

Why have an event here? 

Conveniently located in the city center of Mississauga, the International Centre is close to the shops and only a ten-minute walk to the train station. There is free onsite parking for up to 5,000 and a mere three minutes away from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

 4.) ExpoCité Convention and Exhibition Centre – “A ”French Getaway” Venue”

Québec City is a gorgeous historic city that would be perfect for hosting your next event. From its cobblestone streets to heritage venues to storied walls, Québec City is like a French getaway. With 3,000 hotel rooms and 300,00 sq. ft of exhibition space, the ExpoCité Convention and Exhibition Centre is an ideal place to hold your next tradeshow or conference.


The ExpoCité site also boasts numerous multipurpose buildings and ample space for major gatherings. Because of its versatility, the venue attracts more than two million visitors a year for concerts, consumer shows, trade fairs, sports events, and business meetings. 

Why have an event here?

Step inside this fascinating venue, and you’ll find a world of possibilities. The ground floor is the largest exhibition area in Québec City, with up to 185,000 sq. ft space! It’s able to accommodate 17,500 people for any type of event. A bistro-style restaurant La Petite Brasserie is available for receptions, lunches, and dinner.

5.) The CN Tower “A Breathtaking View Venue”

When it comes to scenic event locations, the CN Tower is at the top. With unparalleled views that are second-to-none, this iconic tower offers a selection of unique venues and spaces such as its renovated main observation deck (1,136 ft) up in the air; and 360 Restaurant, which won an award for their Canadian inspired cuisine, amongst other things! The CN Tower is the perfect location for a wide range of events for up to 1,400 guests.


The meeting space at the CN Tower is a great place to hold your next event.! With 1100 sq. ft of flexible meeting rooms featuring the latest high-tech communications, a private in-house theatre, and inspired hospitality services, this is an incredible venue for various events.

Why have an event here? 

If you want to have your event in a location attendees will never forget, this is it. This is one of the modern seven “Wonders of the World” by the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

The CN Tower is an iconic venue for events of all kinds. With the capability to host up to 2,000 people and include catering from 360 Restaurant (which emphasis local ingredients), this space can scale down depending on your event size preference.