US Event Planners


U.S. Event Planners

Book your next event or meeting at The International Centre!

Hosting your event in Canada has never been easier, and there isn't a better venue choice than The International Centre.
Our easily accessed location is perfect for U.S. visitors arriving by plane or car, and our customs brokerage service provider
will guarantee that there are no delays at the border with your shipments.  We offer plenty of free parking 24 hours a day,
including for those who are arriving by bus or motor coach.

The International Centre is located 3 minutes from Canada's busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International (YYZ).
A network of freeways and public transit all provide fast access to downtown Toronto which is less than 16 miles away.
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Call us today: 1.800.567.1199

Why Choose Toronto For Your Next Event ?

  • With a population of 5.5 million, Toronto is Canada's largest city
    and is the 4th-largest city in North America
  • More than 60% of the population of the United States is within a 90-minute flight
  • As the capital of Ontario, Toronto is the seat of government for Canada’s most populous province and is the industrial and business centre for the country
  • The most popular choice for U.S. sponsored association meetings outside the U.S.
  • Top Canadian domestic business travel destination
  • The largest convention centres in Canada ranking among the top ten largest
    continuous-space facilities in North America

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  • Accommodations

    The airport area is home to over 40 different international hotels with over 10,000 available bedrooms; plenty of choices to make your stay more comfortable.  The International Centre has partnered with the top hotels in the vicinity to offer planners the most competitive rates and services available today.


  • Currency & Taxes

    For up-to-date exchange rate information, please visit the Bank of Canada's online Currency Converter.

    U.S. event planners may be able to claim a tax rebate if the attendance at the event is at least 75% non-Canadian.
    For additional information regarding taxes and rebates, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

  • Customs Made Easy

    To assist with the process of planning trade shows for U.S. clients, The International Centre has partnered with Mendelssohm Commerce, a dedicated and competent team of professionals offering complete customs brokerage services as well as a full range of transportation options over air, land and sea.

    Visitors entering Canada must clear Canada Border Services Agency security upon entry.  Canada has one of the most advanced customs processes in the world, providing visitors with peace of mind and ease of travel.  Visitors from the U.S. must have valid travel documents to enter Canada, in accordance with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, 
which varies by mode of transportation and age of traveler.

  • Travel Time

    60% of the U.S. population is less than 90 minutes away from Toronto by plane, and within 500 miles by car.  This includes major cities, such as:

    • Boston, MA
    • Buffalo, NY
    • Chicago, IL
    • Cincinnati, OH
    • Cleveland, OH
    • Detroit, MI
    • New York, NY
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Washington, DC

The International Centre is located at the crossroads of seven major Ontario freeways, providing lots of flexibility in travel routes.  There are also more than 70 different airlines flying into Toronto's Pearson International Airport just minutes away from The International Centre, making The International Centre one of Toronto's top event destinations for U.S planners and visitors.