The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) was recently honoured for its environmental sustainability practices by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Toronto with two awards.
MTCC was honoured with the Outstanding Building of The Year and was awarded a Certificate of Building Excellence in the public assembly category, according to an announcement. Both awards are given in recognition of facilities which demonstrate high levels of quality in the areas of building operations, energy conservation, building performance, security standards and impact on the community.
MTCC was specifically recognized as the first in the country to offer clean renewable power, reducing its environmental footprint by diverting waste from landfills and working to reduce energy and water consumption.
“We are thrilled to be receiving this industry recognition, which reflects our team’s effort and dedication to environmental sustainability,” Vince Quattrociocchi, MTTC’s vice president of operations, said in the announcement. “This award also recognizes the Centre’s enduring commitment to operating a first-class facility for our customers and their guests while also giving back to our community.”
MTCC has hosted over 18,000 events and more than 55 million guests over the past 30 years while adding $5.1 billion in direct spending to the local area, according to the announcement.